Gun Metal Blues

Gunmetal Blues

Jan 23 - Feb 4, 2012

A Musical Parody

Book by Scott Wentworth
Music & Lyrics by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler
Directed by Max Reimer

Cast:

Tom Arntzen (The Piano Player, Buddy Toupee)
Meghan Gardiner (The Blonde)
Andrew Wheeler (The Private Eye)

Production:

Production Design by Conor Moore 


Performances in the Recital Hall
Jan 23 - Feb 3 at 9:30pm | Sun Feb 4 at 4pm


"Mr. Bohmler's torchy swiveling melodies echo the moody grandeur of the 40's film- noir soundtracks." - The New York Times

"Scott Wentworth's sendup of film noir, with three actors playing more than twice as many characters, hits scarcely a wrong note in it's serpentine story of a weary private eye on the trail of a missing young woman. Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler who wrote the show's music and lyrics, also know their way around the genre. They've created a bluesy, sinewy, cunningly cynical score that compels admiration on its own terms even as it ribs the conventions within which it operates."Philadelphia Inquirer

See our 2012/2012 Performance Calendars for a full schedule of our Plays with Fire!

Set in a piano bar in a second-rate hotel, this musical pastiche of the hard-boiled detective story tells the tale of a world-weary private eye solving the mystery of a missing blonde, while lounge singer Buddy Toupee narrates and comments on the action through song.More

Join us for this Playhouse production in the Recital Hall - a musical parody of the hard-boiled detective story.Back