City of Angels, while musically sensual and verbally sharp, requires so much from the cast and the artistic team that it is rarely produced. In differentiating from the color of real life and the black/white scheme of the film, all aspects of the technical elements must work in perfect synchronicity. The cast must balance dual roles as almost every character in Stine’s screenplay is based on someone in his personal life. While larger theatres have shied away from this production, NextStop rises to the challenge with pitch perfect aplomb.
City of Angels is the perfect homage to the time of the crooner, the gumshoe, and the femme fatale. You may not be able to meet them at Hollywood and Vine, but you certainly will find them in Herndon.
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