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City of Angels Question

duffy76
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City of Angels Question#0
Posted: 1/18/06 at 3:31pm
I'm auditioning for a community theater production of City of Angels next month. I'm planning to audition for Gabby/Bobbi. Can anyone give me some idea of what kind of character's these ladies are? You can only glean so much from listening to the CD and reading the lyrics. Thanks!
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re: City of Angels Question#1
Posted: 1/18/06 at 4:39pm
Gabby/Bobbi is a double role played by the same actress.

Gabby is the screenwriter character's (Stine) wife. She is also a writer and is struggling to keep her husband on track as he is pulled deeper and deeper into the Hollywood style of writing. She is dissapointed in him because he is so eager to change his book to please what she considers the sleazy producers of Hollywood. She is also very aware of her husband's affairs and tells him so. She is a strong willed character.

Bobbi is the fictional girlfriend of the fictional Detective (Stone). She is a nightclub singer who loves the detective, but yearns for a career in Hollywood. She has a one night stand with a producer to get ahead in the business and is caught by Stone. There is a struggle with a gun in the scene. I won't tell you the outcome. Bobbi and Stone break up. She turns to prostitution to support herself. She is sort of a wounded character who longs to make up for her mistakes and get back with Stone.

I hope this helps you!
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re: City of Angels Question#2
Posted: 1/18/06 at 5:02pm
This helps tremendously. Thank you very much!
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re: City of Angels Question#3
Posted: 1/18/06 at 6:25pm
Go to your local library and check out the published script. Also, watch the great film Noir classics such as MALTESE FALCON. If you are serious about performing, this research will prove invaluable.
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re: City of Angels Question#4
Posted: 1/18/06 at 8:58pm
I know you've heard the CD, but beware: no-one does Bobbi's songs in the same (fabulous) low key as on the CD. (I wish the did!) The music everyone uses is a good 4th or so higher. Just FYI. Break a leg!