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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Musical




Overview


Synopsis

The show revolves around a beautiful but faded star of the silent screen era, Norma Desmond. She is engrossed in the past while living in her decaying mansion. After she accidentally meets a handsome but struggling young screenwriter named Joe Gillis, Norma tries to stage a comeback to the big screen. She lavishes young Joe with gifts and soon falls in love with him. However, she is devastated when Joe leaves her for young Betty Schaefer. In a fit of shock and rage, Norma shoots Joe as he attempts to leave her home on Sunset Boulevard.


Characters

Female

Lead

Alto

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Book:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1991
Genres
Drama, Romance
Time & Place
1949, hollywood
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

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