In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. 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, Joe 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.
The film noir starred Gloria Swanson, William Holden, won three Academy Awards and is often ranked among the greatest movies ever made with a story design concept deemed “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the U.S. Library of Congress.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Musical masterwork of dreams and desire nestled in the shadowed hills of Hollywood includes the lush, swelling standards “With One Look,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye” and “Perfect Year.”
Runtime: September 30 - October 10, 2021