On the Adobe Theatre production:
Sundown has played to sold-out houses at every performance, and the audience reaction has been wonderful. People come up to me after the show to say they cried like a baby after having laughed out loud and to tell me how much they loved the music.
The song “Sundown” is spectacular and an extremely moving way to end Act I. “Another Time” is just flat-out gorgeous. “Poisoned Water” is perhaps my favorite song and builds the tension effectively. The ending is extremely effective. (I see many tears during the reprise of “Another Time”—me included on some nights.) I get to see the show each night, which is a treat for me because there are so many moments I love.
I know that I speak for the cast and crew when I say what a privilege it has been to do the show. It’s really an extraordinary experience for all of us. I hope that our production starts Sundown on the road to the broader recognition it deserves and that more people become acquainted with this glorious musical.
Cy Hoffman, Adobe Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
When eight men faced off on a dusty street in Tombstone, Arizona, 1881, they had no idea that their fight would launch them into legend. The Gunfight at the OK Corral lasted less than sixty seconds, but those fleeting moments grew rapidly into an American myth, one that informs our national character to this day.
Sundown is a story of Doc Holliday, notorious gambler and gunfighter, and his fateful encounter in Tombstone with Wyatt Earp and his brothers, lawmen who aren't afraid to stretch the law. Once he is reacquainted with his old friends, opportunities arise for Doc to have a little fun and to get into a lot of trouble. However, when he meets Cattle Kate Fisher, Doc discovers the one good thing in his life, but his time is quickly running out. This wildly entertaining retelling of the legend shows Doc as a modern man struggling to reform but making all the wrong choices.
Sundown premiered at Lyric Stage, Irving, Texas, and earned a Dallas Theatre League award nomination for Best New Play or Musical. The show played a three-month run at the legendary Barter Theatre, Abingdon Virginia, where the Bristol Herald Courrier called it "a great musical play."Sundown also broke box office records at The Adobe Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The musical was developed in the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop and at the York Theatre Company in New York City. Sundown was selected as winner of a MainStreet Musicals Award by Gregory Mosher and recipient of a MainStreet Musicals Directors' Choice Award.
Licensing: Watchfire Music
The studio cast recording of Sundown, released on Original Cast Records,
was named one of the Top Ten Theatre Albums of 2004 by "Sound Advice," Talkin'Broadway.com.
Cast: 9 men, 2 women view our promotional video