Harrison and Plumley to star in City of Angels, Melbourne

Cy Coleman’s Tony Award winning musical City of Angels is coming to Melbourne for four shows only!

Chelsea Plumley and Amanda Harrison will star in City of Angels. Image by Colin Page Photography
Chelsea Plumley and Amanda Harrison will star in City of Angels. Image by Colin Page Photography

Playing at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne from November 5 to November 8, the show will star Amanda Harrison, Chelsea Plumley, Kane Alexander and Anton Berezin.

Presented by Life Like Company, this new Australian production of City of Angels will be directed by Martin Croft with musical direction by Kellie Dickerson and choreography by Kelly Aykers.

A wickedly funny celebration of the 1940s film noir genre and dark detective fiction which takes place in two worlds, City of Angels follows Stine, the ambitious writer of a Hollywood screenplay (Anton Berezin) and his struggle to negotiate his demanding studio boss (Troy Sussman), his relationship with wife Gabby (Chelsea Plumley) and his fictional alter-ego in the “reel” world, private eye “Stone” (Kane Alexander).

The production also features Rohan Browne and Anne Wood alongside a wonderful supporting cast including Hannah Fredericksen, Andrew Kroenert, Melissa Langton and Jennifer Peers, with Adam Fiorentino as Lieutenant Munoz.

On its Broadway debut, City Of Angels won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. The wonderful jazz score by Cy Coleman, sizzling lyrics from David Zippel and book by acclaimed comic screenwriter Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie) includes popular songs, ‘You Can Always Count on Me’ and ‘I’m Nothing Without You’.

Tickets on sale Friday August 7 from Ticketmaster and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Life Like Company comes from a creative partnership that has been built over the course of 20 years. The company continues to grow a unique, independent arts organisation that entertains millions of people each year all over the world, with their productions touring the USA, Middle East, Asia and Europe. Following on from their successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion, at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2014, Life Like Company is dedicated to utilising the outstanding talent in Australia aiming to continue to develop and present compelling and rare theatre that will challenge and create discussion, ultimately engaging and moving the audience.


Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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