Sunset blvd 920

Sunset Boulevard

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (Long Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

95 ratings
4.4 average rating
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64 reviews
26 stars
attended Jul 25 2013

Very nice theater, most seats were good seats. Our seats were almost dead center in the last few rows, the theater was small enough to enjoy the view, but I always bring my binoculars because I like to see the detail in the costumes. And oh were...continued

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62 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

There are some wonderful voices and dynamic performances here, especially the principals. The sets are imaginative and lush. To experience this production was well worth the drive from Westwood. some key lines from the original film version are...continued

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44 reviews
188 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

A beautiful production with strong performances from the 4 leads; Valerie Perri, David Burnham, Norman Large and Ashley Fox Linton. The large orchestra plays the fantastic orchestrations to perfection. "Sunset Boulevard" hasn't been seen in LA...continued

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Arnie Hershamn
64 events
42 reviews
27 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

This was a fantastic production . The staging, actor/singers, and orchestra were all outstanding. The sound system at the Carpenter is one of the best in southern Ca. and you can hear every spoken or song word. There are no bad view lines and the...continued

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28 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 25 2013

Great show! Beautiful venue, nice seating. Costumes were fantastic, staging was very clever and the acting and singing was excellent.

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23 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Had seen it before , not quite as well done as the previous productions.
Actually I thought the male lead better than the female. However, it was
certainly worth a view. This show is a winner it itself & the production was as professional as...continued

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23 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 25 2013

Loved the show, but did not get the seats I paid for. I paid for Group B and was seated in the next to last row.

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19 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

This was a wonderful production...great music & intense story. A very enjoyable evening.

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18 reviews
26 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Very nice production. Had seen the original 20 years ago.

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16 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

One of the best shows............Perfect!

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16 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Such a professional cast - and their combined musical talent was absolutely outstanding! Staging was also very well done. My only complaint was that a number of people came late and were seated AFTER the performance started. This Is very...continued

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 26 2013

Beautiful music, beautiful voices, great acting, great set design...comfortable theater...loved this performance...worth every penny!!!!

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Great seats, although near the back. Not a really bad seat in the house.

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 26 2013

I saw Glen Close in Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and jumped at the chance to see the play again. Awesome job by the cast. Very well done with minimal sets. Clever use of the film version.

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

Andrew Lloyd Weber follows a formula of rousing orchestral music, long solos, fabulous and fantastic sets, and beautiful costumes. And it works! Having seen and loved the original Sunset Blvd. with William Holden, I wasn't sure what to expect for...continued

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Good production, good cast. Love the story. Music- Lloyd Webber not at his best in comparison to his other musicals.

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12 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

I was disappointed in the "rewrite". I thought " negatives" were embellished - it wasn't like the Sunset Blvd. I'd seen in the past. The actors were very talented even though I wasn't pleased with the roles they played.

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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Loved the show and seats were great. Goldstar has never failed me.

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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

My friend and I had trouble getting into the musical. Usually I like Andrew Lloyd Webber but this plot was not conducive to his music. I adored Max--what a wonderful voice and actor. We left at intermission.

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9 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

Enjoyed it very much. Love the venue. Impressive lead cast! Some of the ensemble women sounded a little nasal, though.

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