Venue Details

422 Star Starred
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206
703-820-9771
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Member Tips

RJ
Casual, I would not suggest jeans but you would not be turned away
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
RJ
Very easy, free in the nearby Shirlington garages
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
RJ
Lots of place to dine nearby, coffee shops, etc.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Patricia M.
They were out of coffee at intermission when we went on a Thursday matinee.
info Dec 24 2010 star this tip starred
DK
Numerous Metrobus and ART routes stop a block away from the theater
info Dec 24 2010 star this tip starred
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s.strongarm Red Velvet
43 events
9 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 24 2010

Great theater and stage. Excellent cast. Loved "Max"!

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37 events
25 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 24 2010

Orchestra was amazing. Not a lot of memorable songs but everything was well sung. Especially liked the Joe character and the butler. Sets were dramatic. Good job!

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DK
36 events
23 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 23 2010

This was a lovely show. The cast had such great voices and the orchestra was a pleasure to listen to. The sets were great, especially the staircase in the mansion. Kudos to everyone who worked on this production.

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Website

http://www.signature-theatre.org/sunset-blvd.htm

Quotes & Highlights

Meet the Signature’s Norma Desmond.

Description

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

Legendary silent film star Norma Desmond will be singing the glorious songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Signature’s new production of Sunset Boulevard. All the glamour of old-time Hollywood and Paramount Pictures comes alive in this tale of love, lust, and revenge.

Starring Florence Lacey (star of Broadway’s _Evita _and Signature’s Follies) as the faded screen star, _Sunset Boulevard _is a noir musical and one of the greatest Hollywood tales ever told. With such stunning songs as “With One Look,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” and “Perfect Year,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s _Sunset Boulevard _is a lush romantic tragedy. With a cast and orchestra of 38 strong, Sunset Boulevard promises to be the musical event of the season.

Eric Schaeffer (Director/Artistic Director) Signature: Co-founder and artistic director; Sweeney Todd, Show Boat First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, 21/24: The Hollow, Les Misérables, ACE, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Nevermore, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower, Allegro, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gospel According to Fishman, Grand Hotel, The Rhythm Club, Over & Over, The Fix, Working, The Rink, Cabaret, First Lady Suite, Wings, Poor Superman, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, and Sondheim musicals Merrily We Roll Along, _Sunday in the Park with George _(Arena Stage coproduction), Passion, Into the Woods, Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Follies, and Pacific Overtures. Broadway: Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days, Putting It Together. National Tours: Big, Barbie™ Live in Fairytopia™. Off-Broadway : _Sweet Adeline _(City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert), Under the Bridge. London: Royal Drury Lane & Prince of Wales Theatres: The Witches of Eastwick. DC Aread: Ford’s: Meet John Doe; Kennedy Center: _Mame _starring Christine Baranski, _Sondheim Celebration _(artistic director), Passion, Sunday in the Park with George. New York: Avery Fisher Hall: Sondheim Concert. Regional: Goodman: Million Dollar Quartet; Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Mark Taper Forum: _Putting It Together _(with Carol Burnett); Chicago: Elmer Gantry; Los Angeles : Disney’s Snow White. Training: BFA, Kutztown University ; extended studies, Crewe and Alsager College of Visual Arts, Crewe , England. Awards: 2002 Washingtonian of the Year, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Direction, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical, 26 Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding Director; 2007 Arts Founder Award.

About the Ticket Supplier: Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre is a Tony Award(r)-winning, non-profit professional theater company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals, develop new work, and reach its community through engaging educational and outreach opportunities.