In 1950, Billy Wilder wrote and directed what is now regarded as one of the finest movies ever made - Sunset Boulevard, starring silent screen legend Gloria Swanson as silent screen legend Norma Desmond. A biting, incisive insight into the star system of the ‘old' Hollywood, set in the era when talkies had overtaken silent movies, Sunset Boulevard became an instant smash hit, a multi-award winning success (nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning 3), an all-time classic and is regularly featured on the ‘top ten' lists of best movies ever made.
In 1993, Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber (Phantom of the Opera, CATS, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar) lovingly turned this movie into a lush and richly scored musical, retaining its bite, its glamour, and all of its famous dialogue ("I am big -it's the pictures that got small!"). The show, famous for its magnificent sets, costumes and technical virtuosity, has been a vehicle for some of the greatest musical theatre divas of the modern age - Glenn Close, Patti LuPone, Elaine Paige, Betty Buckley, Petula Clark, Diahann Carroll, Rita Moreno, Debra Byrne, Maria Mercedes, Judi Connelli.
And now, CLOC proudly announces the Australasian non-professional premiere of this spectacular, larger-than-life tale of a faded and deluded movie star and the fantasy world she creates around her as she prepares for her triumphant screen comeback (or as Norma says "I hate that word - it's a return").
Concessions & Groups* $40.00
Child (16 and under) $30.00
*Groups: 15 tickets or more (excluding children)
*Concession: Old Age Pensions, Seniors Cards, Students
Photo Credit: Richard Crompton
Warwick Reid, SallyAnne Mitchell, Lauren McCormack, Geordie Worland
Suzanne Gedicke, Michael Butler, David Gedicke
Allie Sutherland, Shane Foster, Anita Smith
Lucinda Barratt, Carolyn Bruce, Ronald Feldman, Jessica Forber
Ken Jones (Cecil B. DeMille) & harem girls
Mark Doran (Joe), Phil Mambert (Max), Maureen Andrew (Norma)
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version