21 May 2024 — 11 Aug 2024 | Princess Theatre

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Sunset Boulevard

Musical theatre and international recording superstar Sarah Brightman leads a lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece. 

This thrillingly atmospheric re-imagination of Sunset Boulevard features stunning sets and costumes along with the iconic score including the hits ’With One Look’, ‘The Perfect Year’, and the anthemic ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’.

Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Having been discarded by Hollywood with the advent of ‘talkies’, legendary silent movie star Norma Desmond is tortured by her longing for a return to the big screen. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in a dramatic chance encounter, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. 

Norma Desmond is one of musical theatre’s greatest roles and it requires a true legend to fill her shoes. Sarah Brightman is the iconic artist who originated the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera both in the West End and on Broadway. This historic theatre event marks her first theatrical role in almost three decades. 

Joining Sarah Brightman is Tim Draxl as Joe Gillis, Robert Grubb as Max Van Mayerling, Ashleigh Rubenach as Betty Schaefer, and Silvie Paladino in the role of Norma Desmond at certain performances.

Sunset Boulevard will arrive at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from May.

Please note that Sarah Brightman will not be appearing at Tuesday evening or Wednesday matinee performances. At these performances, the role of Norma Desmond will be played by Silvie Paladino.

The performance of Sunset Boulevard on Saturday 15 June at 2pm will be Audio Described. Tickets can also be booked by calling 1300 11 10 11 between Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. 

The performance of Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday 19 June at 1pm will be a captioned performance. Tickets can be booked by calling 1300 11 10 11 between Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.


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