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THEATRE/SEWANEE WILL PRESENT SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

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Theatre/Sewanee will present SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, a musical revue celebrating the wit and genius of one of musical theatre’s most influential artists, Stephen Sondheim.  Performances are schedule October 17-18 and 23-25, at 7:30 p.m. CDT with a Sunday matinee on October 19 at 2 p.m. CDT. in the Tennessee Williams Center.

Stephen Sondheim has been the leading composer of musical theatre 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, yet move beyond their particular settings to speak to us all. 

Featuring music from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and many others, this dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs demonstrate his masterful craft and astounding creativity.  This Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for die-hard fans.

The Theatre/Sewanee production will feature ten student singers:  Elise Anderson, Chase Brantley, Will Burton-Edwards, Max Hagan, Kalynn Harrington, Sarah High, Charlotte LaNasa, Megan Quick, Audrey Tchoukoua, and Huntre Woolwine.  SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM is directed by Peter Smith with musical direction by Katherine Anderson, scenery and lighting by Dan Backlund, costumes by Jennifer Matthews, choreography by Courtney World, Chase Brantley, and Josie Guevara-Torres, and technical direction by John Marshall.

Admission is free but seating is limited.  Reservations are available at mcook@sewanee.edu.