2016-2017 Musical Theatre Season
Book by Larry Gelbart, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel
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.
Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, the musical focuses on the four March sisters--brassy Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, kind-hearted Beth--and their beloved Marmee at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army Chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with vignettes in which their lives unfold are severl recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio. At its core, it is a story about family and the love that binds them together against all odds.