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City of Angels

May 11, 12, 13, 2023

City of Angels

Book by Larry Gelbart
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel

The show won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and played for 879 performances.

In the late 1940s, Stine, a bookish writer of detective stories, struggles to adapt his crime novel into a workable screenplay. As Stine tries to maintain some integrity in the backstabbing world of Hollywood, his protagonist, a hardboiled private eye named Stone, fights for survival in a city full of criminals and opportunists. In a clever design choice, the stories are told on a split stage: Stine’s world is in full color, while Stone’s appears in black and white. With wit, humor, and a fantastic Cy Coleman score, City of Angels captures the snappy dialogue of a Raymond Chandler novel and the glitzy showmanship of classic Hollywood; the result is a crowd-pleasing musical unlike any other.

City of Angels opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre on December 11, 1989, starring Gregg Edelman, James Naughton, Kay McClelland and Randy Graff. The show won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and played for 879 performances.

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Cast of Characters for Clue.

Hollywood Cast
Stine -
Gabby -
Donna -
Buddy Fidler -
Carla Haywood -
Avril Raines -
Jimmy Powers -
Werner Kriegler -
Gerald Pierce -
Pancho Vargas -
Gene -
Stand-in -
Gilbert -
Studio Cop -
Studio Cop -
Del Dacosta -
Cinematographer (Jack) -
Shoeshine -
Hairdresser/Anna -

Movie Cast
Stone -
Bobbi -
Oolie -
Irwin S. Irving -
Alaura Kingsley -
Mallory Kingsley -
Jimmy Powers -
Luther Kingsley -
Peter Kingsley -
Lieutenant Munoz -
Officer Pasco -
Margaret -
Dr. Mandril -
Big Six -
Sonny -
Mahoney -
Harlan Yamato -
Commissioner Gaines -
Margie -

Angel City Four -
Additional Characters -

Producer Director

Producer - Bruce Bitter
Director - Phillip Jindra
Choral Director - Phillip Jindra
Choreographer - Katie Jo Shimulunas
Orchestra Conductor - Andrea Allington
Stage Manager - Kevin Sievert
Assistant Stage Manager - Hannah Otto
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder -

Set Decorator - Lisa Heili
Props Master - Ash Stokes
Costume Design - Claran LaViolette
Makeup Design - Patrick Schamburek
Hair Design - Tessa Komoroski
Lighting Design - Pat Smith
Lighting Operator - Lisa Heili
Sound Design - Michael Sheeks
Sound Technician -

Crew members include -

Open Auditions for City of Angels

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company are excited to announce open auditions for the final production of its 92nd season, the Tony Award winning best Broadway musical City of Angels.

We are seeking a diverse, color-conscious cast of actors for parts ranging from ensemble to leads, with a wide range of parts available, including speaking-only and dance-only roles. Auditions are open to adults ages 18+.

Set in the late 1940s, this film noir style production brings us back to old Hollywood, the world of movies, private eyes, glamour and of course Jazz! With wit, humor, and a fantastic Cy Coleman score, City of Angels captures the snappy dialogue of a Raymond Chandler novel and the glitzy showmanship of classic Hollywood; the result is a crowd-pleasing musical unlike any other. Many actors double as “full color” characters in the Hollywood world and mirrored “grayscale” characters in the movie world.

Pre-registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Auditions will be held at The Masquers Coach House 616 North 8th Street, Manitowoc on Sunday, February 5th at 1 p.m. and Monday, February 6th at 6 p.m. Video auditions (in advance) are welcome in lieu of schedule conflicts. Use the buttons below to access the online Audition Registration Form, character descriptions, detailed audition information, and the Quartet audition music. Once registered, watch for an email from info@themasquers.org for an audition confirmation.

Rehearsals will begin mid-March and will run Monday through Thursday (2-4 rehearsals per week depending on role and days left until production) until performances. City of Angels will be performed May 11, 12, & 13, 2023 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI. Please direct any questions to Director Phillip Jindra through The Masquers, Inc. e-mail by following this link info@themasquers.org

These links will get you more information on the auditions, monologues, character descriptions, and quartet audition music for those auditioning for the jazz quartet. We strongly suggest that you look at all of the documents before registering for the auditions.

Audition Information Character Descriptions Monologues Quartet Auditon Music

Use the button below to register online for a spot in the auditions on either one of the scheduled dates.

Audition Registration

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