Sunsetblvd 102912

Sunset Boulevard

Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

135 ratings
4.2 average rating
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 13 2013

My wife and I enjoyed the play and the musical is good overall.

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3 reviews
0 stars
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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

Excellent production of this slightly problematic Andrew Lloyd Webber show. For the most part, reworking the staging succeeded in putting the focus back on the characters (rather than the sets, as had been the case on Broadway and in the original...continued

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Jackie Di Cecco
10 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 02 2013

Great musical based on the screen play from the 50's. Excellent venue and performance was wonderful. This was our first time to Drury Lane and we will go again!

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6 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 30 2013

I love live theatre and the Drury Lane is a great place for that. Sunset Boulevard was done very well. I liked the way the space was used. The talent was excellent. I gave them all a 10. It was completely different from what the last 2...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 08 2013

I'm a bit of a stickler for costuming and the men's suits looked like the came from Men's Wearhouse...there was nothing "period" about them. That might be easy enough to forgive if everything else had been spot on, but while it was well sung, it...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

If you do not see an other show this year you must see this. The most outstanding performance you could ever want to see. Absolutely fantastic!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 06 2013

Loved the play, outstanding!

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

Sunset Blvd. was an enjoyable experience. The leads were terrific. My only problem with the production was the second lead actress, Dara Cameron. Her voice was screechy and harsh to the ears. Why do the voice teachers emphasize this harsh...continued

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3 reviews
33 stars
attended Feb 02 2013

Sunset Boulevard was professionally performed. It was Opera-like and the actor's voices were wonderful. The first act which was about 80 minutes long, went by very quickly.All in all 9 of our 10 friends attending enjoyed it very much.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 15 2013

very dark.not a happy play.....just okay

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

We went on opening night. We had seats all the way to one side of the audience, so it was a little hard to see everything going on. However, the sound was great and so was the singing. But it was more like an opera than a musical. Almost...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

Great voices, acting, and set desgn make this a very enjoyable event. It is not my favorite Weber show, but this is a great production.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Audio cut in and out during show. Very distracting

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 13 2013

Haven't been to this venue in years--forgotten how nice it was. Really stuck to the story line well. We were impressed with how they accomplished some of the scenes (the drowning, for example). An enjoyable afternoon.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

I have seen a few productions at D.L. but this one was, by far, the best!!! I watched the movie the night before the play so I would remember the entire story. This production captured the story completely. All performances were flawless. It...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

Loved it! Our seats were great and the actors were fantastic! The staging was very well done and the play moved at a good pace. The orchestra and singers were wonderful. Lighting set the mood. We loved everything.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

Loved the movie, loved the play. Great story, great venue. It's worth it for set designs, makeup (on Norma Desmond) and costumes.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 14 2013

Major lead voices were exceptional. Weaker ones sold their songs. Staging and costumes were authentic and fun. Totally enjoyable performance. The music is timeless.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

My husband and I took our two older daughters while visiting the Chicago area. We thoroughly enjoyed the show!

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