Sunset Boulevard | Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Sunset Boulevard Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 24 2013

Director William Osetek and company should be proud. Every facet of their revival sizzles. The ensemble, led by Christine Sherrill and Will Ray, is tight and energetic. Theresa Hamm's costumes and Ray Nardelli's sets are dazzling. Too bad the material is so second-rate. Alternately pompous and incoherent, with forgettable tunes and pedestrian lyrics, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical attempts to emulate its source—the 1950 movie masterpiece by Billy Wilder, about a hapless screenwriter who becomes enmeshed in the crazy life of a faded silent movie star—and falls short. —Jack Helbig

Price: $35-$68

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