This week, we're talking about Peoria Players Theatre's production of "Sunset Boulevard" with director Steve Bortolotti, and with Cheri Beever, who plays Norma Desmond. The musical is adapted from the 1950 film, and tells the story of a faded silent-movie star hoping for a dramatic comeback in Hollywood. The score is by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Beever and Bortolotti talk about the opportunity to finally bring this musical to a central Illinois audience, what the show has to say about the entertainment industry, and about the complex characters who inhabit the story.
"Sunset Boulevard" opens tonight at Peoria Players Theatre. It runs through Sunday, February 11th.