2 Acts, Revue, Rated PG-13
Original Broadway Version (2010)
An intimate look at the Father of the Modern Musical, featuring new arrangements of his most beloved work.
Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," Sondheim On Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at famed composer Stephen Sondheim's personal life and artistic process.
His story. His inspiration, His genius. The tapestry of creativity that characterizes Stephen Sondheim remained largely undiscussed, especially by the man himself, until the creation of Sondheim On Sondheim. Ranging from the beloved to the obscure, the carefully selected two-dozen songs hang from a framework of in-depth video interviews delving into Sondheim's personal life and artistic process.
Far from the typical song cycle, Sondheim On Sondheim has massive theatrical potency as well as unarguable staying power. The incomparable James Lapine brilliantly curated a collection of songs that have been masterfully arranged by David Loud. In addition, Sondheim On Sondheim's multimedia facets make it equally at home on a Broadway-size stage as it would be in a black-box space.
Included in the rehearsal set for Sondheim On Sondheim is the video content required for the show. This video content is supplied on an external hard drive that includes a single-channel video playback system and all 100 required video segments. The rehearsal set also includes a video playback instruction guide and cue sheet.
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