Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hear the City Angels Sing at HSU

From October 22 to November 1, the HSU Music Department joins the Theatre, Film & Dance Department in presenting the musical comedy City of Angels on the Van Duzer Theatre stage. Known for its wit and stage sparkle, this satirical clash of Hollywood romance and reality depends at least as much on its sophisticated music. You don’t win the Tony for Best Musical without quality music, and City of Angels is particularly innovative.

The show’s composer, the legendary Cy Coleman, won the Tony for Best Score. With his background in classical and jazz, and a number of pop standards to his credit (including “Hey, Look Me Over” and “Witchcraft”), Coleman wrote what some believe is the first jazz score for a Broadway show: City of Angels.

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