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


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


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