In my last post I talked about finishing my first ever Fringe show, “Hugh and I” on a Sunday night after receiving Patron’s Pick and starting a brand new show on Monday morning. Well, that show ladies and gents is “CITY OF ANGELS”– a fantastic and rarely performed musical being done with Theatre by the Bay at the Mady Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Here is the blurb about it from the website:
A Tony Award winning musical about a disillusioned crime novelist (Stine) who adapts his latest novel into a screenplay as his marriage falls apart. At the same time, we see the adventures of his detective (Stone), presented as if in a black-and-white film. The detective has a way with women but is forever haunted by the one who got away in this musical spoof of film noir crime movies and Hollywood’s treatment of writers.
City of Angels is two shows in one. It is the interweaving of two plots, one dealing with the writing of a screenplay in the legendary Hollywood of the ’40′s; the other, the enactment of that screenplay. This double feature quality leads to many other unique production values, the most notable being the fact that City of Angels is perhaps the only “color coded” shows any theatre audience is likely to see. A murder mystery/comedy not to be missed.
I play both Oolie and Donna, the secretaries in both the black and white and colour world– the “girl friday” if you will. The music is pretty phenomenal and once again (I am spoiled) the cast is out of this world talented. All of the info can be found at www.theatrebythebay.com
Come on out to Barrie and check out this fantastic show!