Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Blvd

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber

Playwrights Don Black and Christopher Hampton

Lyricists Don Black and Christopher Hampton

Special Thanks To This Production’s Sponsors Season Sponsor: David Maier and Matthew McGrane

Orchestra  Sponsor: David Lawrence M.D. and PCI Vascular & Vein Center

Theatre Rating PG Two Act Book Musical Drama

Venue: Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College

Performance Dates: November 2020

Thursday 19 at 7:30
Friday 20 at 7:30
Saturday 21 at 7:30

Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College 1220 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Winner! Seven 1995 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score

“Mr Demille, I’m ready for my close up” In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. 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 life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences.

CAST & CREATIVE

Cast

Karla Goettel
Norma Desmond
Aaron Brewer
Joe Gillis
Cindy Shadrick
Betty Schaefer
Steve Rezabek
Cecil B DeMille
Joe Wetrich
Sheldrake/John
Calvin Boman
Manfred/Myron

Creative

Brian Glick
Director
Cameron Sullenberger
Musical Director
Melonie Stoll
Costume Designer
Darin Ulmer
Sound Design
Madi Knaack
Stage Manager
 

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