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City of Angels

Sep 23 – Nov 27, 2011 / The Goodspeed - 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423 view map

A Jazzy Hollywood Musical

Swinging, sexy, smart, and funny! An ingenious spoof of 1940s Hollywood and whodunit films with side-by-side stories about the "real" world of a detective fiction writer and the "reel" world of a detective fiction writer and the "reel" world of his fictional gumshoe hero. One blances romance and rewrites, while the other slinks through a film noir netherworld of thugs and femmes fatales. Winner of tons of Tony Awards, it's a witty detective thriller with a jazzy score that really kills.

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "This Job Is Not to Be Believed!" Behind the Scenes at Goodspeed's City of Angels

Book by

Larry Gelbart

Music by

Cy Coleman

Lyrics by

David Zippel

Vocal Arrangements by

Cy Coleman and Yaron Gershovsky

Scenic Design by

David P. Gordon

Costume Design by

Tracy Christensen

Lighting Design by

John Lasiter

Projection Design by

Shawn Boyle

Sound Design by

Jay Hilton

Hair and Wig Design by

David H. Lawrence

Fight Director

Ron Piretti

Music direction by

Michael O'Flaherty

Choreographed by

Jennifer Paulson Lee

Directed by

Darko Tresnjak


Sep 23 – Nov 27, 2011


The Goodspeed


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