2 Acts, Revue, Rated PG-13
Original Broadway Version (1977)
This revue celebrates the wit and genius of musical theatre's most influential artist.
Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are
heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a
new generation with Side By Side By Sondheim.
unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction
to the work of this contemporary master and a must for die-hard fans.
Stephen Sondheim has been the leading composer of musical theater
for the past fifty years. His work is timeless. From the streets of
ancient Rome, through
19th century Japan and turn-of-the-century Sweden, to the high-rise
apartments of 1970 Manhattan, his songs represent a definitive time and
place, and yet
move beyond their particular settings to speak to us all. Now, with
this award-winning revue of his earlier work, some of
the most lush,
unforgettable songs from this musical theater master are presented in one magical evening. Featuring music from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures, not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers, this dazzling array of some of Sondheim's
best-known songs demonstrate his masterful craft and
sets and costumes, a small cast and two pianos allow the brilliant
songs to shine. The proceedings are run by a charming, pithy narrator
whose virtually non-existent musical requirements are ideal for a
non-singing, local celebrity with limited rehearsal time.
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The acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse production of Children Of Eden (which was compared favorably in the press to The Lion King) used several children in the chorus, who played many of the animals by means of puppetry, costumes and masks, to great effect.