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 Film Noir Musical

There are two shows in one in this stylish musical throwback to the golden age of Hollywood. Just try not to be swayed by 1940s film noir vixens, the entrancing musical score, or the allure of the life of a private eye hero. Come see how we present the movie within the musical in black and white, live on stage!

City of Angels contains mature content and themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

The WOW Factor:

City of Angels won six Tony Awards in 1990, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

City of Angels Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and Yaron Gershovsky. Produced by special arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.


Copy of BobbyLibby-headshotBobby Libby (Stine) is thrilled to return to NextStop after appearing in Kiss Me Kate and The Secret Garden. He was most recently seen in Adventure Theatre-MTC’s Caps for Sale (u/s, performed) both at New York City’s New Victory Theatre and in Glen Echo. Previous Credits include The Addams Family, Spring Awakening, Parade, Ragtime (KAT); Sweeney Todd: Prog Metal Version (Landless); Sweeney Todd, Hair, The Bubbly Black Girl… (Stillpointe). Bobby also directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for KAT and the Chicago premiere of Kyle Jarrow’s Armless for Lights Out Theatre Company. Love and thanks to Abbie and his family and friends.


Ryan BurkeRyan Burke (Stone) is thrilled to make his return to NextStop for such an incredible production! Recent credits include: Freedom’s Song (Fords Theatre), Gutenberg the Musical (NextStop), To Kill A Mockingbird (Okoboji Theatre). He can be seen next in Ford’s Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. Thanks to the cast and crew, and his friends and family.




katieheadshot8x10Katie Keyser (Gabbi/Bobbi) is glad to be back in Herndon! NextStop: The Secret Garden (Lily)Signature: The Haunted Hotel, Gigi, The Happy Time, Ace, Witches of Eastwick. Kennedy Center: Camelot in Concert. Toby’sInto the Woods, It’s a Wonderful Life, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Christmas Carol. Compass Rose: The Sound of Music (Maria). International Tour:  Fame! Regional: WBT: Jekyll and Hyde. Cruise: Disney Cruise Lines. Upcoming –  Constellation: Urinetown. Thanks to Evan, Elisa, and cast and crew of Angels!



rsz_katie_mcmanusKatie McManus (Donna/Oolie) NEXTSTOP: Seussical, Into the Woods, The Divine Miss McM, Side Show. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: The Fix, Chess, Sweeney Todd, The Break, The Happy Time; Shakespeare Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: a Rock Opera; Studio Theatre: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. DC AREA: Keegan Theatre:RENT, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Man of No Importance, Man of La Mancha; Creative Cauldron:World Goes ‘Round, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well…; . OTHER: Library of Congress: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert; Kennedy Center: Songs of My Family (Guest Soloist).

rsz_teresa_print-1_2Teresa Danskey (Alaura/Carla) is honored to be making her NextStop debut in City of Angels. Favorite roles include: Nellie in South Pacific (Toby’s Dinner Theater), Florence in Chess (Kensington Arts Theater), and Cleo in Most Happy Fella (The Arlington Players). She is currently pursuing her Masters in International Education at George Washington University.




John LoughneyJohn Loughney (Buddy/Irwin) NEXTSTOP: The Secret Garden, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Into the Woods, Tick Tick Boom!, Falsettos. DC AREA: The Full Monty (Helen Hayes Nomination, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), RENT, Working, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, National Pastime (Keegan Theatre); Silence! The Musical (The Studio Theatre); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Creative Cauldron); The Last Five Years, (1st Stage & Limelight Theatre); The Rocky Horror Show (Savoyards); Celebrate Broadway (The Kennedy Center). EDUCATION: BA Theater Arts, Dickinson College. 


brick wall verticalMark Hidalgo (Munoz/Vargas) DC AREA: The Washington Savoyards: Iolanthe; Reston Community Players: The Drowsy Chaperone, Urinetown, Guys & Dolls, Sunset Boulevard (director); Rockville Musical Theatre: Annie, West Side Story; The Arlington Players: 9 to 5, The Producers, Sweet Smell of Success, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Kensington Arts Theatre:Chicago, The Great American Trailer Park Musical; McLean Community Players: La Cage aux Folles; Elden Street Players: Side Show. OTHER: Library of Congress: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert.



Scott Harrison Headshot JG copyScott Harrison (Jimmy Powers) NEXTSTOP: Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island (Turtle/Spiderskoonk). DC AREA: Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel- Arena Stage), Girlstar (U/S Uncle Derek – Signature Theatre), 1776Into the Woods (Toby’s Dinner Theatre), Madeleine and the Gypsies (Creative Cauldron), Les Miserables (Reston Community Players), A Little Night Music, Cabaret (The Arlington Players), Title of Show (Little Theatre of Alexandria), Merrily We Roll AlongUrinetown (Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society). REGIONAL: Saturday Night Fever (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre). EDUCATION: University of Virginia, Georgetown University Law Center.


HeadshotMackenzie Newbury (Mallory/Avril/Sonny) is thrilled to be making her NextStop debut in City of Angels! Recent DMV credits include South Pacific (Toby’s Dinner Theatre) and Dream Clarice in Silence the Musical (Studio Theatre). Regional Credits include Oklahoma! and 42nd Street. Mackenzie is a recent graduate of the Catholic University of America, earning a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre, where she was seen as Cleo in The Most Happy Fella. Thanks to the cast, crew and NextStop staff. Love, as always, to parents, sisters, extended family, friends and the SSCF!



rsz_grant_saundersGrant Saunders (Big Six/Luther) graduated this past fall from American University with a BA in Musical Theatre and most recently performed in Red Branch Theatre Co’s Sweeney Todd. Other credits include: KAT: Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate); DC’s 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival; SDT: Les Miserables (Thenardier), American University: Spring Awakening (Adult Man), The Rez Sisters (Nanabush/Bingo Master), The Alchemist (Lovewit) and Cabaret (Cliff).



CarolynBurkeCarolyn Burke (Angel City 4) is excited to make her NextStop debut with City of Angels! Creative Cauldron: And the World Goes ‘Round. Mike Thornton: Swing Time the Musical. Capital Fringe: A Family Reunion. Ivoryton Playhouse, CT: The Seven Year Itch. Connecticut Repertory Theater: HairThreepenny OperaCabaret. Playhouse on Park, CT: Brighton Beach MemoirsChicagoDreamhouse (World Premiere), stop/time dance theatre. Philipstown Depot Theatre, NY: Heartbreak Like Hemingway (World Premiere). Training: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY, University of Connecticut, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. @CarolynBurke21


Zac Brightbill's HeadshotZac Brightbill (Angel City 4) is a graduate from University of Maryland College Park with a dual degree in theatre performance and communications. Zac is thrilled to be performing for the first time with NextStop! Recent productions include Ragtime (Younger Brother), Legally Blonde (Emmett), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Avenue Q (Princeton), Hairspray (Link), [Title of Show] (Jeff). Part of UMD’s improv troupe, Erasable Inc.




Ward Ferguson headshotWard Ferguson (Angel City 4). Ward has worked as an actor/singer/musical director/pianist at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, and venues across the US and overseas. Selected theatre credits: DMV – George Banks in Mary Poppins, Javert in Les Miserables (RCP); Anatoly in Chess (KAT) (WATCH Award); Orlando – Kodaly in She Loves Me (Mad Cow Theatre); Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Impact Theatricals); Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre Downtown); NYC – James, Give and Take (premiere) at Lincoln Center. Love to Katie & the pups. EDUCATION: Auburn University.


Shaina MurphyShaina L. Murphy (Angel City 4) is thrilled to be back at NEXTSTOP as part of this amazing production. Shaina was seen most recently as the title role in RCP’s production of Mary Poppins. Other area credits include: NEXTSTOP/ESP: Kiss Me, Kate (Ensemble); America’s Composers: An Evening with Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin; Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Gingy’s Mother, Holly, Lynn, Eve, and Lisa); Caroline, or Change (Rose Stopnick Gelman). This July she will be part of the NEXTSTOP Summer Cabaret series performing her show, The Many Faces of Love.





Elisa Rosman Piano/Conductor
Glenn Scimonelli, Alex Aucoin* Drums
Randy Dahlberg Bass
Mitch Bassman, Dana Gardner, Gwyn Jones* Reeds
Paul Weiss Trumpet
Bill Wright, Scott Fridy* Trombone

*=subbing for certain performances

Production Team

Evan Hoffmann (Director/Co-Scenic Designer) NEXTSTOP/ESP: Deathtrap, The Secret Garden, Gutenberg! The Musical, Miss Electricity, Into the Woods, The 39 Steps, Caroline, or Change, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Metamorphoses (Director); The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Green Henchman #3), The Who’s TOMMY (Ensemble), Henry V (Henry). DC AREA: 1776 (Ford’s); My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Saving Aimee, See What I Want to See (Signature); Anything Goes (Olney). TOURING: Henry V, Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew (American Shakespeare Center). INTERNATIONAL: Discovering Self (Shakespeare’s Globe, London). Proud graduate of Herndon High School and the College of William and Mary.

Elisa Rosman (Music Director) is thrilled to be back at NextStop. Previous music directing credits at NextStop/Elden Street Players: Into the Woods, Caroline, or Change, Passion, Falsettos, Side Show, Suburb. Additional music directing credits: Visible Language (WSC Avant Bard), Shrek, Sunset Boulevard, Next to Normal, The 25th Annual…, I Love You Because, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Urinetown, Honk! , Mame, …Forum, and Merrily We Roll Along (Reston Community Players), Broadway Christmas Carol (MetroStage), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Keegan Theatre), and Sweeney Todd  (Little Theater of Alexandria). Elisa frequently accompanies classes, camps and cabarets around town. Upcoming: NextStop’s productions of Catch Me If You Can and Urinetown.

Alisa Claire (Choreographer) a resident of NYC, is happy to return to her hometown, Herndon, VA. She is the Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer for NYC’s LMproject, a dance/theatre company touring the U.S., and the resident choreographer for The American Globe Theatre. Choreography credits include: A Chorus Line (Seacoast Repertory); La Cage Aux Folles (Mac-Haydn Theatre); Mary Poppins (Merry Go Round Theatre); Big Fish and Legally Blonde (Madison, WI); Brother John (NYC Choreographers Canvas 2015). She has performed with Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, Frank Augustyn, and David Parsons, among others.


Jack Golden (Co-Scenic Designer) is a young theatre artist who has designed, painted, and built scenery at venues all over the country. He has designed scenery for Annapolis Shakespeare Company (DMV), Thelma Theatre (DC), Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (MA), Thunder Bay Theatre (MI), Theatre B (ND), and Dakota Stage (ND). Jack held other scenic production positions with American Players Theatre (WI), Greenbrier Valley Theatre (WV), Ozark Actors Theatre (MO), and The Fargo/Moorhead Opera (ND). He holds a BFA in Theatre Arts (Design/Tech Emphasis) from North Dakota State University and would like to thank mentors Dean Bellin and Tiffany Fier. 

Molly Hicks Larson (Hair & Makeup Designer) most recently designed hair for RCP’s Master Class and Sunset Boulevard, and she has been honored with WATCH Nominations for her hair design for NextStop/ESP’s Caroline, or Change and TFT’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Also a performer, Molly appeared in ESP’s Boston Marriage (WATCH Award) and Rocky Horror (WATCH nom.) Credits elsewhere include Paulette Buonafonte in Legally Blonde, (RCP, WATCH nom.) and Eva Peron in Evita (VTC, WATCH and ACT Awards). Molly is thankful for the opportunity to work with NextStop. Catch her weekly musical theater podcast at Love to Friends onstage, Jeff, The Kids, and Family.

Kristina Martin (Costume Designer) NEXTSTOP: City of Angels; Snow WhiteCrimes of the Heart; Middletown; Seussical The Musical; Deathtrap; No Spring Chicken; Aladdin; Kiss Me Kate; A Man For All Seasons; The Secret Garden; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Gutenberg!; Charlie Brown Christmas; Sylvia; Miss Electricity (Costume Designer). DC/MD: Elixir of Love (Costume Designer); Baby! The Musical; Ring of Fire (Wardrobe Supervisor); Venus in Fur; 33 Variations (Costume Designer); Passion Play (Costume Design Assistant); Chimerica (Dresser). REGIONAL: Kiss Me Kate; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dunsinane; As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company). WILLIAMSBURG AREA: Cosi fan tutti; Lucia (Stage Manager, Costume Designer, Props Master); Illyria and Julius Caesar (Wardrobe Head, Costume Intern); Don Pasquale (Assistant Director, Costume Designer); Clybourne Park; The Coast of Utopia; La Cage Aux Folles; Evening of Dance; Dancing at Lughnasa; Merry Wives of Windsor (Wardrobe Head).

AnnMarie Castrigno (Lighting Designer) AnnMarie has received multiple awards and nominations over the years for Outstanding Lighting Design from WATCH, ACT, and LTA, including Rent (WATCH award, 2010) and The Weir (WATCH nomination, 2005), both for ESP/NextStop. Other NextStop shows include Deathtrap; No Spring Chicken; A Man for All Seasons; Love, Loss and What I WoreGutenberg!; Sylvia; Go, Dog, Go!; Gideon’s Knot (co-produced with Forum Theatre Company); The 39 Steps. Ballet NoVA credits include The Nutcracker and spring productions. AnnMarie has also been the Master Electrician at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia and Baltimore, MD, since 2001.

Nicholas Upchurch (Sound Designer) No Spring ChickenSummer Cabaret Series 2014/2015, and Miss Electricity (NextStop); High Fidelity, Evil Dead, Walmartopia, Diamond Dead (Landless Theatre Co); Zanna Don’t!, A New Brain, Little Shop of Horrors (Kensington Arts Theatre); The Pajama Game (Rockville Community Players). DC Fringe: Diamond Dead (Landless Theatre Co.); Super Claudio Bros (New Musical Foundation). NYC Fringe: Diamond Dead (Landless Theatre Co.)

Amanda Srok (Props Designer) is a recent addition to the DC theatre scene. Originally from Wisconsin, she has worked in the world of props for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Skylight Music Theatre. She is excited to join NextStop for this production.

Laura Moody (Production Stage Manager) Stage Management credits include NEXTSTOP/ESP: Crimes of the Heart, Deathtrap; The 39 Steps, Jacob Marley’s Christmas CarolRichard III (ASM), Into The Woods (ASM), The Summer Cabaret Series, Gidion’s Knot (ASM), Miss Electricity, Sylvia (ASM), Gutenberg! The Musical, The Secret Garden, Kiss Me Kate, Frozen, Caroline, or Change (ASM), Tomfoolery (ASM), Metamorphoses (Hunger/Midas’s Daughter/Lucina/Q). DC AREA: Play It AgainSam (Little Theatre of Alexandria), House Of Blue Leaves (Dominion Stage), The Foreigner and Glengarry Glen Ross (Taking Flight Theatre Company), Medea (Port City Players). DC AREA IMPROV: Last Ham Standing.