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Sunset Boulevard

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber / libretto and song texts by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

Musical Theatre
Marguerre-Saal
Based on the film by Billy Wilder / German version by Michael Kunze / in German without supertitles
[recommended for ages 14 and up]

The young scriptwriter Joe Gillis is dreaming of making it big in Hollywood until he happens upon the great silent movie diva Norma Desmond. Norma lives a reclusive life in her own little world, ignoring the fact that the film industry has long forgotten her. The advent of the talkies has started a new chapter in Hollywood, and Norma no longer has a place there. With plans for her great comeback, she wants Joe to write the script for it. She also takes a private shine to the young man. If only it weren't for young Betty, who Joe is in love with …

Andrew Lloyd Webber's global hit musical, based on Billy Wilder's film noir »Sunset Boulevard«, will be shown to live audiences in Heidelberg for the first time. Webber tells the moving tale of a star battling oblivion – it is a struggle against age, loneliness and isolation.

This production is accompanied by a programme from the Arts & Education team.

Musical Direction
Dietger Holm

On

26.1.2023

Direction
Choreography
Stage Design
Nikolaus Webern
Costumes
Linda Schnabel
Video
Andreas »Ivo« Ivancsics
Lighting Design
Ralph Schanz
Choir Direction
Dramaturgy
Music Theatre Education
Norma Desmond
Ks. Carolyn Frank

On

26.1.2023

Betty Vermeulen
Joe Gillis
Daniel Eckert

On

26.1.2023

Luc Steegers
Betty Schäfer
Charlotte Katzer
Max von Mayerling
Dirk Weiler
Cecil B. De Mille
Sheldrake
Artie Green
Erster Schuldeneintreiber
Zweiter Schuldeneintreiber
Hog Eye / Myron
AP Zahner
Alter Pförtner / John / Mann 1 / Barmann / Jean
Junger Pförtner / Morino / Cliff / Mann 2
Uğur Atasoy
Manfred / Mann 3
Vitalii Ivanov
Anita / Lisa / Adam / Analytikerin
Mary / Astrologin
Joanna / 2. Masseuse / 2. Kosmetikerin
Sekretärin / Reporterin / 1. Masseuse / 1. Kosmetikerin / Sammy
Dawn / Katherine / Ärztin / 3. Kosmetikerin / Kellnerin
Chor des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg
Director of Studies
Johannes Zimmermann
Dance-Captain
Marc Galvez
Stage Management
Sandra Wisotzki
Assistant Director
Lennart Kammler, Patrick Mertens
Assistant Stage Design
Bettina Ernst
The transfer of the performance rights is made in agreement with the original rights holders THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LTD, LONDON by MUSIK UND BÜHNE Verlagsgesellschaft, Wiesbaden.
The participation of Capucine Schattleitner and Andrii Punko is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the programme NEUSTART KULTUR, Absolvent:innen-Förderung DIS-TANZ-START of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.