Paperback detective novels meet film noir in the Oregon Cabaret Theatre's production of Gunmetal Blues, running Sept. 12-Nov. 5 at the Ashland theatre, officially opening Sept. 14.
The musical, written by Scott Wentworth, Marion Adler and Craig Bohmler, centers on heartbroken gumshoe Sam Galahad. As he's trying to forget a lost love, a new gal enters his life, spinning a web of intrigue.
Directed by Rogue Music Theatre artistic director Richard Jessup, the musical features Jeff Pierce, who spent two seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Priscilla Quinby (Broadway's The Secret Garden) and musical director Dan Manjovi as the lounge pianist, Buddy Toupee.
The design team consists of Craig Hudson (set and lighting), Kerri Lea Robbins (costume) and Frank Sullivan (sound).
Wentworth, Adler and Bohmler also authored the musical Enter the Guardsman, which is currently running at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The theatre is at 1st and Hargadine. Tickets are $16-22. For information, call (541) 488-2902.
— By Diane Snyder