When the cameras stop rolling and the lights go out, that’s when the real drama happens, as Plays-in-the-Park brings to its stage “Sunset Boulevard,” the lush and sweeping tale of Hollywood’s darker side.
It’s Hollywood, 1949, and struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis needs work. At Paramount Studios, all he finds is Betty, a pretty script editor.
A near escape from repossession agents finds Joe at the faded, dilapidated mansion of once-great silent screen star Norma Desmond. “You used to be in pictures — you used to be big,” Joe says, to which Norma responds, “I am big ... it’s the pictures that got small!” From blockbuster composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Cats,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Phantom of the Opera”), “Sunset Boulevard” won 1995 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Glenn Close); and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (George Hearn).
Webber’s gorgeous and unmistakable melodies are showcased in such sweeping musical numbers as “With One Look,” “New Ways to Dream,” “The Perfect Year,” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye.”
Join the Baby Boomers at a "Picnic & Play" event! Play starts at 8:30pm
It is important to get chairs there to reserve your space so bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner before 6:30pm. I'll tie a balloon to my chair, bring our MeetUp sign and try to sit near the front, on the side nearest the ticket booth.
Adult admission $7.00 - $5.00 per Senior Citizen 60 and over
The show begins at 8:30pm
Picnic area is to the Right of the ticket booth. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic dinner & BUG OFF!!!
-OR- Walk to the Diner on Rte. 1 South for a meal
Easy Directions: Coming from the South... # ROUTE 1 NORTH # TURN RIGHT AT THE GRANDVIEW AVENUE JUGHANDLE AT TRAFFIC LIGHT AND CROSS OVER ROUTE 1. BEAR LEFT AND IMMEDIATE RIGHT TO STAY ON THE SMALL HILL WHICH IS GRANDVIEW AVE. # TURN RIGHT ON TO PINE DRIVE TO ENTER ROOSEVELT PARK # THEATER IS 1st BUILDING ON YOUR RIGHT
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