Starring Judi Connelli (The Mikado, Into the Wood6, Chicago) as Norma Desmond and Michael Cormick (CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, & Beauty and the Beast) as Joe Gillis. With Chelsea Plumley (Grease, Masterclass) as Betty Schaefer.
She was a great star. He is a struggling Hollywood hack. Together they form one of Tinsel Town’s most electric and tragic combinations on the street of lost love and broken dreams. Silent movie star, Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded with the advent of “talkies” – her glamour faded in all but her mind. Thirty years ago she was the biggest star of all. Now, with struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis by her side, Norma is ready to take her place in front of the cameras once more.
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Based on Billy Wilder’s classic film, and featuring a glorious score including “With One Look”, “The Greatest Star of All”, “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” and “New Ways to Dream” this is Andrew Lloyd Webber at his dramatic, romantic best.
5 PERFORMANCES • 17-20 AUGUST 2005