City of Angels

Pace School of Performing Arts
December 2018

About the Production

Yoni served as Assistant Musical Director to Randi Ellen Rudolph (Broadway: Angels in America, Regional: NewsiesCaroline or Change) for Pace University’s City of Angels, directed by Sara Brians (Broadway: The Terms of My SurrenderMatilda, Billy Elliot, White Christmas), which was presented from December 2–10, 2017, at the Schaberle Studios, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, New York.

City of Angels is the rarest of musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom but also filled with sidesplitting comedy. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40’s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler. Every movie scene that Stine writes is acted out onstage by a group of characters whose costumes are limited to various shades of black and white. The same is true of the sets in which they appear and the props that they use. With music scored in the genre, we are, in fact, treated to a live version of a 1940’s private eye film. It is a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femmes fatale.

Featuring Eric SchellZack Zaromatidis (Regional: NewsiesRing of Fire), Jake Vielbig (National Tour: A Chorus Line), Rebecca Murillo (Regional: West Side Story), Bethany Tesarck (Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie, MUNY: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway), Kelsey Fowler (Broadway: Grey GardensSunday in the Park with GeorgeBonnie & Clyde), Kayla SaundersJamie MurrayEmma LordCatherine ArialeTim Webb (Broadway: Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway), Ryan HotesAri RaskinJoey LedonioMichael ShofiMax Chlumecky, and Alisa Melendez (Broadway: Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway).