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Catholic University of America: City of Angels

  • Hartke Theater, Catholic University of America 3801 Harewood Road Northeast Washington, DC, 20064 United States (map)

Directed & choreographed by Pauline Grossman

Musical Direction by N. Thomas Pedersen

When Hollywood offers New York novelist Stine the opportunity to adapt his books into a film for the silver screen, he packs up and moves to the home of perennial sunshine, palm trees, and stars. City of Angels moves between the beautiful Technicolor world of Hollywood and Stine’s glamorous film noir-in-progress of the same title. While Stine’s movie plays out in black and white, Stine finds the dangerous temptations of the world of Los Angeles – the distraction of women, the lure of fame, and the artistic compromises being made right and left – all too colorful.  Witty and glamorous, City of Angels features a sensational jazz score from the brilliant Cy Coleman, ingenious lyrics by David Zippel, and a multilayered story by Larry Gelbart.

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