City of Angels

  • Dates: August 3, 2022 - August 14, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Theatre Raleigh
  • Location: North Raleigh
  • Address: 6638 Old Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616
  • Times: See website
  • Admission: See website for tickets

About

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.