As The White Theatre brings down the curtain on the very successful production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a new production takes center stage. Sunset Boulevard, a haunting musical allegory for life in Hollywood, is a rarely-produced Broadway masterpiece with a lush melodic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the classic Billy Wilder 1950 film, it won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1995, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actress.
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, is living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. Longing for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies.’ Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When young screenwriter Joe Gillis, a struggling writer from Dayton accidentally crosses her path he tragically becomes ensnared in Norma’s web of illusion. Norma sees the chance encounter as an excellent opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen. Their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
The acclaimed creative team behind this summer’s smash hit Mary Poppins will bring the majesty of Hollywood to The White Theatre stage November 5-20,2016. Director Tim Bair has assembled and all star cast and proven creative team to take on this iconic story and mesmerizing musical score.
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Saturdays | November 5-19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays | November 6-20 at 2 p.m.
Thursdays | November 10-17 at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Tim Bair
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Don Black & Christopher Hampton
Based on the Billy Wilder Film
Sunset Boulevard is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really useful Group, Ltd.
Norma: Wendy Musick
Joe: Dalton Homolka
Betty: Megan Edmonds
Max: John Edmonds
Ensemble / Supporting / Cameo Roles: Whitney Armstrong, Renee Blinn, Wendy Bucheit, Lindsay Day, Don Leonard, Matthew McDowell, Delano Mendoza, Sarah Montoya and Ray Zarr