Sunset Blvd | 2019-2020 Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

SUNSET BOULEVARD

19-20 Sunset Blvd

Musical

In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras; he is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic existence until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences. Andrew Lloyd Webber s Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood includes lush, swelling standards "With One Look," "As If We Never Said Goodbye" and "The Perfect Year."

RATING: BEST ENJOYED BY AGES 13 AND UP

"...one of the more lush, sentimental and absurd musicals of the later 20th century, and it is quite magnificent."
- Chicago Tribune