Counting down to ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at Montecasino

Counting down to ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at Montecasino

Pieter Toerien will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Sunset Boulevard’ from August 21 at his Montecasino Theatre.
Based on the Billy Wilder film, the musical version of ‘Sunset Boulevard’, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, features the hit songs ‘With One Look’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ and ‘The Perfect Year’. ‘Sunset Boulevard’ won seven Tony Awards in 1995, including Best Musical.

The musical weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond (Angela Kilian) longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of “talkies.” Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis (Jonathan Roxmouth) in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

* Performances are from Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm and 6pm.
Tickets are priced at R325, R225, R125 and R100.
Book at the Theatre Box Office on 011 511 1818, or via Computicket.
Visit www.montecasinotheatre.co.za for more information.