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Sunset Boulevard

  • Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut Street Wilmington, NC, 28401 United States (map)

Sunset Boulevard

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

Based on the Billy Wilder film

Wednesday, August 1 – Sunday, August 5

Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12

Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19

Shots ring out in the night; a man’s body floats in a swimming pool.  And so begins this classic noir tale of faded glory, thwarted ambition, and obsessive love, brought thrillingly to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lush, evocative score.  After a chance encounter, down on his luck screenwriter Joe Gillis is easily seduced into the luxurious world of silent film star Norma Desmond.  Years past her prime and long out of work, Norma clings to her glamourous past, her illusions carefully tended by her devoted servant, Max.  But what will happen to Norma’s fragile world when it crashes into the harsh realities of show business?  Or when Joe finally finds a life of his own?  Sunset Boulevard is a majestic, mesmerizing, and teasingly seductive night at the theatre you do not want to miss.

2018 Season tickets are on sale now through the Opera House office - (910) 762-4234 or

2018 Season individual tickets go on sale at the Center Box office on Monday, December 11, 2017.  Center Box Office:  (910) 632-2285,, or in person in the lobby of Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street from 2-6pm and 2 hours before every performance.

Earlier Event: August 12
Sunset Boulevard
Later Event: August 18
Sunset Boulevard