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Sunset Boulevard   Tour: First National  

 
Opening Date: June 28, 1996    
Closing Date: June 7, 1997

Category: Musical, Original, National Tour
Setting: Los Angeles. 1949-50.



Production Staff
Produced by The Really Useful Company
Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Based on the film by Billy Wilder; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Direction: David Caddick; Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Musical Dir.: Kristen Blodgette
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Musical Staging by Bob Avian; Associate Director: Peter Lawrence; Associate Choreographer: Jodi Moccia
Production Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Anthony Powell; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Makeup Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Prod. Design: Raymond Huessy; Associate Vari*lite Designer: Richard Knight
General Manager: Nina Lannan and The Really Useful Management Company, Inc.; Company Manager: Mark S. Andrews; Assistant Co. Mgr: Sean Free
Technical Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr. and Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Bill Roberts; Stage Manager: William Coiner, Andrew Fenton and Jane Grey
Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Musical Coordinator: Mel Rodnon; Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Conductor: Milton Granger; Concert Master: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Trumpet: John Guess; Drums, Percussion: Barbara Merjan; Keyboards: Kenneth Levinsky, Chip Prince and Milton Granger
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus
This production is dedicated to the memory of R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr.
Cast
Linda Balgord
Norma Desmond
Ron Bohmer
Joe Gillis
Ed Dixon
Max von Mayerling
Lauren Kennedy
Betty Schaefer
John Antony
John
Salesman
Victor Mature
Philip Michael Baskerville
Cliff
Salesman
Young Guard
Sandy Binion
Heather
2nd Masseuse
William Chapman
Cecil B. DeMille
James Clow
Artie Green
Carole Denise
1st Harem Girl
Beautician
David Dollase
1st Financeman
Film Actor
Salesman
Harvey Evans
Jonesy
Sammy
Salesman
Jennifer Frankel
2nd Harem Girl
Beautician
Fiama Fricano
Katherine
Psychiatrist
Mark Hardy
Myron
Manfred
Leslie Trayer Harvey
Lisa
Doctor
Pamela Jordan
Mary
1st Masseuse
Randal Keith
2nd Financeman
Salesman
Party Guest
Kenny Morris
Sheldrake
Police Chief
Joan Leslie Simms
Joanna
Astrologer
Timothy Smith
Young Writer
Salesman
DeMille's Assistant
William Solo
Morino
Salesman
Hog Eye
Mark Edgar Stephens
Choreographer
Salesman
Jillana Urbina
3rd Harem Girl (Jean)
Beautician
Understudies: Philip Michael Baskerville (Artie Green), Sandy Binion (Norma Desmond), William Chapman (Max von Mayerling), Bryan Chesters (1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Choreographer, Cliff, DeMille's Assistant, Film Actor, Hog Eye, John, Jonesy, Morino, Myron, Police Chief, Salesman, Sammy, Young Writer), Harvey Evans (Cecil B. DeMille), Fiama Fricano (Norma Desmond), Leslie Trayer Harvey (Betty Schaefer), Christine Hewitt (1st Harem Girl, 2nd Harem Girl, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Astrologer, Beautician, Doctor, Heather, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Katherine, Lisa, Mary, Masseuse, Psychiatrist), Randal Keith (Manfred), Joan Leslie Simms (Betty Schaefer), Timothy Smith (Artie Green, Joe Gillis, Manfred), William Solo (Cecil B. DeMille, Max von Mayerling, Sheldrake), Mark Edgar Stephens (Joe Gillis), Lillie Kae Stevens (1st Harem Girl, 2nd Harem Girl, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Astrologer, Beautician, Doctor, Heather, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Katherine, Lisa, Mary, Masseuse, Psychiatrist) and David Thomé (1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Choreographer, Cliff, DeMille's Assistant, Film Actor, Hog Eye, John, Jonesy, Morino, Myron, Police Chief, Salesman, Sammy, Sheldrake, Young Writer)
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue Joe Gillis
Let's Have Lunch Joe Gillis and Ensemble
Surrender Norma Desmond
With One Look Norma Desmond
Salome Norma Desmond and Joe Gillis
The Greatest Star Of All Max von Mayerling
Every Movie's a Circus Joe Gillis, Betty Schaefer, Artie Green and Ensemble
Girl Meets Boy Joe Gillis and Betty Schaefer
New Ways to Dream Norma Desmond
The Lady's Paying Manfred, Norma Desmond, Joe Gillis and Salesmen
The Perfect Year Norma Desmond and Joe Gillis
This Time Next Year Joe Gillis, Betty Schaefer, Artie Green and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Sunset Boulevard Joe Gillis
The Perfect Year (Reprise) Norma Desmond
As If We Never Said Goodbye Norma Desmond
Surrender (Reprise) Cecil B. DeMille
Girl Meets Boy (Reprise) Betty Schaefer and Joe Gillis
Eternal Youth Is Worth A Little Suffering Norma's Consultants
Too Much In Love To Care Betty Schaefer and Joe Gillis
New Ways to Dream (Reprise) Max von Mayerling
Sunset Boulevard (Reprise) Joe Gillis and Betty Schaefer
The Greatest Star Of All (Reprise) Max von Mayerling and Norma Desmond
Surrender (Reprise) Norma Desmond
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Mar 28, 1997 - Jun 7, 1997 Civic Opera House Chicago, IL
Feb 14, 1997 - Mar 23, 1997 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Dec 23, 1996 - Feb 9, 1997 Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Nov 16, 1996 - Dec 21, 1996 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Sep 29, 1996 - Nov 10, 1996 Broward Center For The Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug 20, 1996 - Sep 22, 1996 Aronoff Center For The Arts: Procter & Gamble Hall Cincinnati, OH
Jun 28, 1996 - Aug 11, 1996 Buell Theatre Denver, CO