Oct. 19, 2016

From Real to Reel: Catholic University Presents City of Angels

The Musical Theatre Division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music kicks off its 30th anniversary this year with its fall musical, City of Angels , to be performed at The Catholic University of America's Hartke Theatre Oct. 28 through 30.

City of Angels , which premiered on Broadway in 1989 with a book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by David Zippel, tells the story of a New York novelist who is offered the opportunity to adapt his books into a film. After packing up and moving to 1940s Hollywood - the land of perennial sunshine, palm trees, and stars - the young writer finds the dangerous temptations of Los Angeles all too colorful.

Moving between the Technicolor world of Hollywood and Stine's glamorous film noir-in-progress, this show showcases the outstanding vocal talent of its student cast. The show will be accompanied by members of the CUA Symphony Orchestra performing the musical score, which merges pop and jazz styles.

Performances of City of Angels will take place Oct. 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., at the University's Hartke Theater, 3801 Harewood Road. Tickets are $40 for premium seating; $25 for general admission; $15 for seniors, military, and Catholic University alumni/faculty/staff; and $5 for students and those under 18. Tickets can be purchased online at music.cua.edu.

MEDIA: To schedule an interview or attend a performance, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at cua-public-affairs@cua.edu or 202-319-5600.