CITY OF ANGELS
Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel
Book by Larry Gelbart
Directed by Bill English
Music Direction by Dave Dobrusky
“City of Angels works on every level” – San Francisco Examiner
“SF Playhouse’s musicals just get stronger and stronger” – Theaterdogs
“City of Angels is a game-changer” – Bay Area Reporter
It’s the 1940s in Los Angeles. Stine, a struggling screenwriter, attempts to pen his film noir masterpiece under the pressure of an oppressive producer and a failing marriage. Meanwhile, his on-page creations start to take on a life of their own, and the hard-boiled world of murder, private detectives, and femme fatales becomes a reality. Stine must walk the tightrope between the real world and the silver screen to see if this story can have a happy ending.
San Francisco Playhouse’s production of City of Angels is made possible by Executive Producer Robert Hulteng, Producers Bill & Marsha Adler, Geoff Jue, and Associate Producers Bruce Colman, Craig & Lorraine Mautner, Larry Russo. With additional Artistic Underwriting by Geoffrey Jue and Larry Russo.
Private investigator Stone (Brandon Dahlquist*) contemplates taking on his next tough case.
Stine (Jeffrey Brian Adams*) drafts a scene of his detective drama ‘City of Angels’ for the silver screen.
Stine (Jeffrey Brian Adams*) tries to convince his wife (Caitlan Taylor*) to stay with him in Hollywood.
Buddy (Ryan Drummond*) gets a shave from his barber (Ken Brill) while making movie deals.
Stone (Brandon Dahlquist*) discusses a case with his former partner Munoz (Rudy Guerrero*).
Bobbi (Caitlan Taylor*) sings at a nightclub hoping to get “discovered”.
Donna (Monique Hafen*) gives Stine (Jeffrey Brian Adams*) some pointers on his script.
Alaura (Nanci Zoppi*) and Peter (John Paul Gonzalez) hatch a scheme.
Stone (Brandon Dahlquist*, center) gets accosted by two women (Caitlan Taylor* and Monique Hafen*) while searching for a missing girl
Stone (Brandon Dahlquist*) is surprised by Mallory (Samantha Rose) in his bed.
*Member of AEA. Photos by Jessica Palopoli
- Dave Dobrusky
- Sylvia Chen, Tania Johnson
- Ian Early, Max Judelson
- Geneva Harrison, Andrew Maguire, Matt Schory
- Nick DiScala, Audrey Jackson
- Justin Smith
- Maggie Koch
- Production Manager
- Keili Elliott, Angela Knutson, Sarah Selig
- Production Assistants
- Georgi Hughes
- Stage Management Intern