Thursday July 25, 2013 / 8:00pmSunset Boulevard
How was your experience?
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 there costumes, the character Norma Desman has what seemed like 10 costume changes, some I didn’t know how she even got into as fast as she did. The play itself was ok; I did watch the original movie before seeing the show as I didn’t not know the storyline to the show. I do like how they put in scenes from the movie on to the stage, which made it fun. The story line followed the same one in the movie, but the play had me feel more sympathy for Norma Desman then the movie had me feeling. The songs were just so so, nothing to really remember, the first few scenes really sounded like songs from Phantom of the opera but I just took that as being Andrew Lloyd Webbers sound at the time. The actors where all good in their parts, and the sound was good for being a smaller theater. If you’re a theater fan or an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan I would recommend it, if you are just so so on musicals I say you can skip it. I would recommend rending the movie, the movie is fun to watch. Extra tip on the theater, they have a few gift stands with the proceeds going to keep the community involved with the arts, and they prices are very fair! It’s your basic gift shop stuff, ladies hats and scarfs and bags, and jewelry, but the prices were pretty good. I even got myself a beautiful blue necklaces I can’t wait to wear. My recommendation I would say takes your mom out for a show here and get her something pretty! She’ll think you’re the best kid a mom could ask for, or if you have never been a good kid, she’ll think something’s up and you might be sticking her in the home after, either way she will have a lovely time. (I say take your mother, because the majority of the theater patrons where in their 70’s)