11th Hour Theatre Company Kicks off Summer and Closes Season with City of Angels featuring The Summer Club’s Big Band June 7-8

Concert Performance for three performances only June 7-8

11th Hour Theatre Company heats up the city with a three-show concert performance of City of Angels. This TONY Award winning musical will feature a cast of musical theatre stars and the 17-piece Big Band from The Summer Club. City of Angels has a book by Larry Gelbart, Music by Cy Coleman, and Lyrics by David Zippel. It is directed by 11th Hour Resident Director Megan Nicole O’Brien with Music Direction by Dan Kazemi. Larry Lees is conducting the Big Band.  The concert will be Friday, June 7(8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 8 (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Tickets cost $19-$39. They are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone at 267-987-9865.

A special collaboration with The Summer Club, 11th Hour brings the 1990 Tony Award winning “best musical” to Philadelphia for an epic concert event featuring a 17-piece band. This thrilling musical weaves together two plots, the “real” world of Stine, a celebrated author writing his first screenplay, and his steamy, mysterious, fictional detective, Stone. With a dazzling jazz score and scintillating harmonies, this 1940’s, film noir musical depicts the allure of fame and fortune and cost it takes to get there.

“It is very exciting and nothing 11th Hour has ever done before. The Summer Club band is epic, and Larry Lees is amazing. I’m really looking forward to the collaboration between Larry and Dan Kazemi because they’re both incredible musicians and theatre artists, so having them both on one project is extremely exciting,” said O’Brien.

The cast includes 11th Hour co-founder and Associate Artistic Director Steve Pacek who plays Stine. Jake Blouch plays Stone. The rest of the cast includes Kathleen Borrelli (Oolie/Donna),  David Bardeen (Buddy/Irving S Irving), Rachel Brennan (Bobbi/Gabby), Paul Caliendo (Luther/Werner), Xhenet Capani (Mallory/Avril), Will  Stephan Connell (Jimmy Powers), Matt Donzella (Peter/Gerald), Tyler Tejada (Munoz/Pancho), Candace Thomas (Alaura/Carla), and Rob Tucker (Mandrill/Big Six/Ensemble).

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