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Cincinnati Music Theatre to Stage SUNSET BOULEVARD, 5/10-18


Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT), now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, presents Sunset Boulevard, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Join us May 10-18, 2013 at the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater as we enter the infamous house on Sunset, and meet the "greatest star of all," Norma Desmond.

Her career, fans, and glamour have faded in all but her mind. However, when struggling screenwriter Joes Gillis enters the scene, Norma's hope for a return to the silver screen are revitalized. He agrees to edit her screenplay, but ends up becoming her kept man. Their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

The cast includes some of the city's finest talent, including: Laurie Brinkman (Norma Desmond), Michael Shawn Starks (Joe Gillis), Wayne Wright (Max Von Mayerling), Bree Hunter Sprankle (Betty Schaefer), Jeremy Cheek (Cecil B. MeMille), Jared Adamson (Artie Green), Bill Geraghty (Sheldrake), with Doug Bruening, Marypat Carletti, Patrick Carnes, Brandon Fox, Andrew Herbert, Charlie Greer, Autumn Grilliot, Allison Hinkle, Kim Long, Kaitlyn Lory, Lindsey Morgan, Joey Schnell, Jillian Schwab, Catherine Fields Shultz, John Sloan, Karen Sowards, E. Shane Talbott, Samantha Toberman, and Robert Workley.

Sunset Boulevard features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. CMT's production is produced by Deb Schubert and directed by Skip Fenker, with music direction by Kendra Struthers and choreography by Brian Anderson.

Tickets are on sale now at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], or the Aronoff Center Ticket Center. Tickets: $22.00 adults, $20.00 students/senior/military, $20.00 groups of 15 or more.

Sunset Boulevard Performance Schedule:

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 8:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:30pm matinee
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:30pm
Friday, May 17, 2013 8:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 2013 8:00pm closing night

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