"City of Angels"- A Jazz Musical

May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2019

CITY OF ANGELS is two shows in one. It is the interweaving of two plots, one dealing with the writing of a screenplay in the legendary Hollywood of the 1940’s; the other, the enactment of that screenplay. This double feature quality leads to many other unique production values, the most notable being the fact that CITY OF ANGELS is perhaps the only “color coded” show any theatre audience is likely to see. The movie scenes appear in shades of black and white, and the real life scenes are in technicolor. The show boasts two musical scores. One provides the cast with numbers to help reveal certain emotions or to celebrate particular moments in the way that only music can. The “other” score was written to emulate pure movie soundtrack music, 1940’s vintage. It is entirely appropriate, then, that the final curtain comes down on two happy endings.

Director: Kate Luurtsema

Music Director: Jim Luurtsema

("City of Angels" is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York.)


I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."

-Thornton Wilder

A@A's is thrilled to be collaborating with Herstory Theater again as they present...

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

December 7, 8, 9 2018

It's Christmas Eve,1946, at the stage and auditorium of studio a at WBFR, Manhattan and you're all invited to dinner! "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. Its a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn't born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.
Guests will be seated in the vintage theatre for the two acts and will circulate through the rooms of the main house as each of their dinner courses are served. This Christmas Eve dinner replicates a classic menu from 1946 and is brought to us by Carmela Marie Catering.
The doors will open at 6:00 pm at which time guests will select their seats in the theatre and then begin exploring the main house. The soup/salad course of the custom designed 1946 Christmas Eve menu will be served beginning at 6:30pm with each row of the theatre assigned their own wait staff. The evening will progress with two performed acts on stage with an intermission for the main course and the dessert course immediately following Act Two. A fabulous way to get into the holiday spirit!

A@A's is thrilled to bring an original comedy by Ken Aveline to the stage...

"The Roast of Santa Claus"

November 30, December 1, & 2 2018

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas! Remember the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts of yesteryear? Well, at the urging of Mrs. Claus, Santa has agreed to be roasted for charity. Just like the roasts held at the Friars’ Club in New York City, Santa Claus will be the featured celebrity guest seated at a banquet table with fellow celebrity friends including Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, his wife, and more. But something isn't quite right. Santa doesnt appear to be his usual jolly self. What's wrong? Has he lost the holiday spirit? Is he tired of his annual world wide trek? Needless to say, the show must go on. The jokes will be plenty. The truths will be told. And maybe we will find out what's troubling the man in red. Leave the kids at home and start your holiday out right by taking some time to settle in and be entertained! After all, grown ups deserve to have some Santa Claus fun too! (This show is not recommended for guests under 18 years of age.

"Murder at the Orient Express"

February 1,2,3 2019

Seymour Twitt, the richest and most ruthless man in town, hires ace private eye Dudley Sharpe to find out who’s been sending him threatening notes.  They meet a week later at the Orient Express, a Chinese restaurant run by two Irish sisters and a German waitress.  On that fateful snowy night, the Orient Express is bustling with an odd assortment of customers.  When Twitt gets his fortune cookie, his fortune take a bad turn for the worse!  Someone in the restaurant takes advantage of a blackout to commit murder!  With a blizzard cutting off all from escape, Sharpe begins to unravel the identities of the suspects. Will Sharpe be fortunate enough to crack the case and serve up justice on a pupu platter?

Just in time for Chinese New Year, this theatrical production includes a custom designed four-course Chinese dinner complete with your own fortune cookies. Some lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to City of Angels... who will be 'fortune'-ate enough to get the winning cookie??

Tickets on sale soon!

Our 2018-2019 Season!