The World Premiere of Sunset Schmoulevard opens June 11th at The Laboratory Theater of Florida.

FORT MYERS, FL (May 17, 2021) – The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present the world premiere of Sunset Schmoulevard from June 11th – July 3rd. 

“Norma Desmond is back and ready for her close-up with Mr. DeMille,” says artistic director Annette Trossbach. “The original screenplay has been revamped into an over-the-top parody that will leave you laughing all the way home. In the style of Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror and Hush Up Sweet Charlotte, this snarky take on the classic film noir Sunset Boulevard has all the fun and camp that audiences know and love from a June production at The Lab.”

Adapted and directed by Annette Trossbach and workshopped by this tight-knit ensemble cast and crew, Sunset Schmoulevard is truly a Lab Theater original. This show features Sue Schaffel, Steven Coe, Greg Wojciechowski, Brian Linthicum, Daniel Sabiston, and Madelaine Weymouth. 

It’s also the first show included in our season pass, which will go on sale soon!


Performance dates are:

June 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8 pm.

July  1, 2, 3 at 8 pm

June 13, 20, 27 at 2 pm.

Tickets are $30 each or $10 for students with valid student IDs.  There is a half-priced preview on June 10th, and there is a new Thursday night special ticket price of $25 each for adults. Seating is limited for safety. For tickets, please call the box office at 239.218.0481 or online at



****Masks are required on all patrons for their entire stay at the theater****

For maximum safety, the theater will be offering limited concessions on its beautiful north patio, made possible by a generous grant by the City of Fort Myers, outside food and drink not be allowed.

There will be no refunds for patrons asked to leave for refusing to honor our mask requirement.

Photography and videography of this production are strictly prohibited.

Thank you for your cooperation and your support of The Laboratory Theater of Florida.



For the protection of our cast, which will not be masked during the performance, we require that all patrons wear their masks over their noses and mouths during their entire stay at the theater. Our seats are spaced following current CDC regulations and may not be moved or adjusted. All theater surfaces are professionally coated with a specially developed antimicrobial sanitizer, and temperatures will be recorded upon check-in; guests with elevated temperatures will not be admitted. For further information on what the theater is doing to keep its casts, crews, and guests safe, please visit the website and review the pandemic protocol.


The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, which both feature and challenge local performers. For more information, visit or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District.

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