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
Sunday, February 23rd
Monday, February 24th
May 1st, 2019 - May 17th, 2020
FREE Inside the Civic Workshops
Saturday, February 15th, 2020
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Friday, May 1st at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00pm
Friday, May 8th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted & Audio Descriptive Performance)
Saturday, May 9th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 15th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 16th at 2:00pm
Sunday, May 17th at 2:00pm
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.