Lisa Jarisch shows admiration for our Sunset Boulevard in her review for Berkshire on Stage
“Producing Artistic Director John Saunders has created his own Most Memorable offering; indeed this show may very well turn out to be the crown jewel of the season.”
“Elizabeth Ward Land’s performance is a true tour de force.”
“Her voice is as perfect as her presence, capturing the pathos and the delusion of the world in which she lives. Her vocal presentation more than holds its own against the Norma Desmond’s who have gone before her…”
“For 2 and a half hours, Land IS Norma Desmond.”
“Pat Moran holds his own against Land’s Norma. His spiraling ascent and descent from a slightly jaded, debt-ridden screenwriter on the run from debt collectors to “a kept man” who ultimately shatters the mind and the life of his keeper is well-played and believable; he has both the voice and the presence to play against Land’s larger than life Norma.
“James Zennelli as the faithful to a fault Max guards the faded star and her memories with the intensity of a pit bull…”
“Sunset Boulevard at Mac-Haydn is a must-see show. Big, bold, and over the top in performance and production, this IS classic musical theatre done almost to perfection.”
“Almost assuredly, this production will be remembered and talked about for quite some time.”
Peter J. Bergmam reviews Sunset Boulevard for The Berkshire Edge
“Erin Kiernan’s scenic design is remarkable and the lighting design work by Andrew Gmoser is absolutely perfect for this “film noir” musical.”
“Hair and makeup work by Matthew Oliver is picture-perfect for the period of the show.
“Jimm Halliday’s costumes are exquisite.”
“Musically, the ensemble sounded wonderful in their numbers and the pit band, led by David Maglione, could not have provided more musical support.”