- Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:36
- Written by Judy Jacksina
RE: THE CITY CLUB
Orginal Blues & Jazz Musical About the Indisputable Intoxication of Music
OPENING: MONDAY, APRIL 23
PREVIEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 3 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22
THEATRE: MINETTA LANE THEATRE
18 Minetta Lane
(one block South of West 3rd Street between MacDougal Street and Sixth Avenue)
By Bus: Take the M3, M5 or M10.
By Subway: Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or V train to West 4th Street
or the 1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square.
The Minetta Garage is located just around the corner from the theatre,
one block north on West 3rd Street between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street.
PRODUCED BY: THE CITY CLUB, LP
DIRECTOR: Mitchell Maxwell
BOOK BY: Glenn M Stewart
MUSIC & LYRICS BY: James Compton, Tony Demeur & Tim Brown
CHOREOGRAPHER: Lorin Latarro
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Jonathan Lynch
FEATURING: KRISTEN MARTIN as Crystal Labelle
SCENIC DESIGN: Rob Bissinger
COSTUME DESIGN: David C Woolard
LIGHTING DESIGN: David F Segal
SOUND DESIGN: Carl Casella
GENERAL MANAGER: Carol Castelli
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Jason A Quinn
TICKETS: $55 - $90
$25 RUSH: (Day Of - Box Office Only Sales – With Valid Student ID)
SPECIAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCE TICKETS
All Preview Days: All seats $39.50; rush will be available during previews as well for $25 (Day Of - Box Office Only Sales – With Valid Student ID)
RESERVATIONS: www.ticketmaster.com 1-877-250-2929
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
ABOUT “THE CITY CLUB”
“THE CITY CLUB” is a twisting noir morality tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sex supported by one of the most seductive blues and jazz scores written for the stage in decades. It is the story of CHARLES “CHAZ” DAVENPORT, a young privileged scion of a spectacularly corrupt family whose vice-like grip on their city is as tight as it is inescapable. The sins of the father have conferred unimaginable wealth on the son. Obsessed with music and the people who write it, play it, sing it and worship it; Chaz has opened The City Club, an oasis of pure and unbridled musical genius, opportunity and escape. The club’s instant success attracts his father’s enemies who bring with them extremely creative and very effective revenge tactics. The universe inside the club spirals as low as the city outside. Absinthe becomes the drink of choice, heroin the desired high and women the most valuable form of currency. What we have here is the forces of good and evil battling it out to a great score.
The city’s name has been withheld to protect the indicted.
ABOUT THE SETTING
It’s 1934. The Twenty-First Amendment just ended Prohibition; tuition to Harvard University is $410.00 per year; the FBI has recently ended the careers of John Dillinger, Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson; the drought problems in the Midwest have utterly destroyed over 35 million acres of farmland with another 225 million acres in danger; France is on the verge of civil war; Mao Zedong is on the march; Hitler is elected to the German presidency but retains the title of Führer; Puerto Rico is insisting on statehood; the Dionne quintuplets are born in Ontario; Congress creates the FCC; Al Capp creates ‘Li’l Abner’; F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes ‘Tender Is the Night’; Fanny Brice opens in ‘The New Ziegfeld Follies’ at the Winter Garden Theatre; the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series and over 10,000 African-Americans leave the Mississippi Delta on the Illinois Central Railroad for the North where they arrive with their music – the Blues - the singularly most influential style of music within the last 100 years.
It is the fusion of the Blues with the North’s Jazz that most energizes this musical.
Andrew Pandaleon & Kristen Martin
Photo by: Instilled Images