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Birmingham Village Players: 'Sunset Boulevard'
Based on the 1950 film of the same title, Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. The plot revolves around silent movie star Norma Desmond, living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies.’ Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she accidentally crosses paths with struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, Norma sees in him an opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen. Their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unfortunate and tragic conclusion. This Tony Award-winning musical includes a haunting score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and hit songs; As If We Never Said Goodbye, With One Look and the title song, Sunset Boulevard.
Directed by Michael A. Gravame
More About Village Players
The Village Players in Birmingham is a member of the Community Theatre Association of Michigan. This enchanting white building houses one of the most talented and third oldest theatre companies in the state of Michigan. The Village Players ranks among the 50 oldest theatre groups in the United States.
The Village Players has been referred to as "the cradle of amateur theatricals for the Birmingham-Bloomfield area." From its membership have come both St. Dunstan's Guild of Cranbrook and the Ridgedale Players of Berkeley, with some resulting cross membership in both.
Whether it be a comedy, musical, drama or thriller, this dynamic theatre has been putting on performance after performance for over 50 years. The Village Players also houses a youth group called the Village Youth Theatre. The Youth Theatre has its own website at www.villageyouththeatre.com and lists the times and dates of upcoming plays, along with a youth theatre camp schedule.
This season marks the 88th season for the Village Player troupes. Showtimes are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and matinees are on Sundays at 2pm. Please check the Village Players website for various shows and listings.