Now On Stage
Pieter Toerien is proud to announce the season of ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER's multi-awarding winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD - a Hollywood tale of love, obsession and madness. Starring ANGELA KILIAN (CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, EVITA) as Norma Desmond and JONATHAN ROXMOUTH (The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Grease) as Joe Gillis.
Directed by PAUL WARWICK GRIFFIN, with Musical Supervisor CHARL-JOHAN LINGENFELDER, the team that brought audiences Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, HAIR, CHESS and EVITA, which broke Box Office records.
Set in the decaying mansion of faded film star Norma Desmond on the fabled Los Angeles Street, SUNSET BOULEVARD follows the meeting between this glamorous "greatest star of all" and down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis.
5 stars (out of 5) "It’s such a glorious thing when everything comes together so magnificently and that’s why Sunset Boulevard gets a rare perfect rating. Diane De Beer - iol/Pretoria News/Star Tonight!
28 October 13 - 04 January 14
MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2013 TO SATURDAY 04 JANUARY 2014. Mon - Fri @ 8pm · Sat @ 4.30pm & 8pm
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15 min interval
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Tuesday 31 December. After the performance, welcome the New Year in the foyer with a glass of bubbly and members of the cast.
Dinner/Theatre Package: Dinner is served in the Sidedish Theatre Bistro at 6.30pm/The show begins at 9pm
Show Only: The show begins at 9pm
ANGELA KILIAN (CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, EVITA) as Norma Desmond, a faded former silent screen star.
TARYN SUDDING (CATS, Noel & Gertie) will play Norma Desmond at all Monday performances.
JONATHAN ROXMOUTH (The Phantom of the Opera, A Handful of Keys, Beauty and the Beast, Grease) as Joe Gillis, an opportunistic struggling young screenwriter.
JAMES BORTHWICK (Chess, EVITA) as Max von Mayerling
BETHANY DICKSON (Grease) as Betty Schaefer, a budding writer and Joe's love interest.
MIKE HUFF (Dirty Dancing) as Cecil B. DeMille, the famous director.
KYLE GRANT (Dirty Dancing) as Artie Green, Betty's fiancé.
DEAN ROBERTS (HAIR, The Unexpected Guest, High School Musical) as Sheldrake, a movie producer on the lot.
Ensemble: Bianca De Klerk - Stephen Jubber - Michelle Le Trobe - Bronwyn Reddy - Taryn Sudding - Claire Taylor - Steven Van Wyk - Candice von Litsenborg - Rhys Williams
From director PAUL WARWICK GRIFFIN and musical supervisor CHARL-JOHAN LINGENFELDER, the team that brought audiences Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, HAIR, CHESS and most recently, EVITA.
Choreographer: DAVID GOULDIE * Musical Director: LOUIS ZURNAMER * Set and Lighting Design: DENIS HUTCHINSON * Costume Design: PENNY SIMPSON * Sound Design: MARK MALHERBE/PROSOUND
Montecasino, Johannesburg Season, 2013:
“You will leave this production of Sunset Boulevard with a grin on your face. Kilian and Borthwick are arguably better than they’ve ever been. Jonathan Roxmouth effortlessly holds the whole thing together. South African musical fans are as blessed as any on Broadway or in the West End.” Bruce Dennill – The Citizen
“Glorious, heartbreaking and majestic, SUNSET BOULEVARD has arrived on our stages. And it is a theatre experience of a lifetime. Unfolding like a noir detective novel with a lush cinematic sensibility that pays homage to its roots as a film, this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is the theatrical equivalent of an unput-downable page-turner, a sumptuous Roman feast or an intoxicating, dizzying roller-coaster ride you never want to end.” Christina Kennedy – Business Day. Read The Full Review Here.
"Mesmerising! Slick and innovative choreography, deft direction, excellent lighting, a tight story and a memorable score with a live band make this enduring musical a must see." Jennifer de Klerk - Artslink. Read The Full Review Here.
"Everyone who has ever loved a film will love this, anyone who has ever been a fan will love this, and it is a triumph of South African stagecraft. I hadn’t seen it staged before, but I will be back for an encore." Gayle Edmonds City Press. Read the Full Review Here.