Arvada Center Does Lloyd Webber’s Uniquely Styled Musical Justice
HE SAID: Amongst musical theatre fans, the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber are not for everyone. While I respect the man and his legacy, I have to admit that I don’t considered myself a “fan” of his musical style, given it leans more towards opera when compared to most modern musicals. That said, this production of Sunset Blvd. at the Arvada Center is incredibly strong all the way around: voices, acting, and technical elements. Read More
The Arvada Center opens its 2010-2011 theater series with one of the first regional productions in the United States of Sunset Boulevard, in the Main Stage Theater, September 14, 2010 – October 10, 2010. This all-new production stars Ann Crumb as Norma Desmond and is directed by Rod A. Lansberry, the artistic producer at the Arvada Center, recently recognized for his outstanding production of Miss Saigon. Sunset Boulevard, which opened on Broadway in 1994, has not been seen in the Denver area since 1996 when the national touring production was launched from the Temple Buell Theatre.
Fall Gallery Exhibitions Celebrate Mexican Art and History
Visit three exhibitions at the Arvada Center that celebrate the Mexican Bicentennial and the American/Chicano culture through paintings, ceramics, drawings, and original prints. September 16 to November 14, 2010, free and open to the public.
Join Denver visual artist and guest curator, Tony Ortega, on November 5, at 7 p.m., for an exhibition discussion on Raíces y Ramas/Roots and Branches.
Arvada Center’s “Sunset Boulevard”
When: Sept. 14-Oct. 10
The story: This iconic, Tony-winning musical, based on the 1950 Billy Wilder film and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is about a reclusive silent-film star whose encounter with a disillusioned screenwriter provides her with the opportunity to make her potential return to the big screen.
Quotable: “I am fascinated by the depth of Norma Desmond’s descent from being on top of the world at an early age to finally ending up as a deranged murderess. And I lived as a child in Boulder, so I have a particular fondness for this most special area of the country.” — Ann Crumb, daughter of composer George Crumb and star of Broadway’s “Aspects of Love”
WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE