Event Sunset Boulevard
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Venue Regent Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 26 October 1996
Last Date 6 June 1997
Dates Estimated Yes
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "Story of a hack screen-writer who sells his soul to an ageing, twisted screen goddess." Based on the Billy Wilder film of the early 1970s.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Musical
Adaptation
Subjects Artists
Films
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Robert Berry Actor Hog Eye/Morino
Tim Beveridge Actor Artie Green
Tom Blair Actor Choreographer
Debra Byrne Actor Norma Desmond
Brendan Coustley Actor Cliff
Leigh-Anne Cunningham Actor Joanna
Mark Dickinson Actor Victor Mature
Rodney Dobson Actor Financeman
Christine Ewing Actor Katherine
D. J. Foster Actor Financeman
Alex Graziano Actor Swing
Robert Grubb Actor
Clive Hearne Actor Cecil B DeMille
Scott Hendry Actor Young Writer
Nicci Hope Actor Harem Girl
Hugh Jackman Actor Joe Gillis
Norbert Lamla Actor Max Von Mayerling
Suzanne Lee Actor Heather/Understudy
Amanda Levy Actor Swing
Natalie Marsland Actor Harem Girl
Anne-Marie McCormack Actor Lisa/Understudy
John McTernan Actor
Maria Mercedes Actor
Timothy Minturn Actor Swing
Catherine Porter Actor Betty Schaefer
Sal Sharah Actor Sammy
Michelle Slater Actor Swing
Angela Stapleton Actor Harem Girl
Lita Stathis Actor Mary
Mark Gaal Associate Director
Don Black Book and Lyrics
Christopher Hampton Book and Lyrics
Jodi Moccia Choreographer
Andrew Lloyd Webber Composer
Anthony Powell Costume Designer
John Napier Designer
Trevor Nunn Director
Andrew Bridge Lighting Designer
Brian Stacey Musical Director
Paul Bogaev Musical Supervisor
Martin Levan Sound Designer
Bob Avian Stage Director
Mort Clark Technical Director
Resources
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information First performance date correct. Closing date taken from last review listed. The show was beset by bad luck - cast illnesses, for example - and failed to make it to a planned Sydney season and tour. "Brian Stacey the Musical Director was killed on his beloved motor bike on the way home from a Preview of this season. Maria Mercedes also went on several times due to the illness of Debra Byrne. "
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Mark Gogoll
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record October 1996
Correspondence from Robert Taylor
Event Identifier 28842