Stepping out with Sondheim

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This November, a stellar cast of Australian musical theatre stars comes to Geelong for the Geelong season of Side by Side by Sondheim. Tickets will sell quickly for this show, so get in early.

Stephen Sondheim is the most acclaimed composer on Broadway.  He has won eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer), many Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar.

This inspired production celebrates legendary Sondheim musicals from the early part of his career, including West Side Story, Gypsy, Company and A Little Night Music, and features many Broadway classics including Losing My Mind, I'm Still Here, Being Alive and Send In The Clowns.

Performing these wonderful songs are Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Chess, Rock Of Ages), Lucy Maunder (Dr Zhivago, Rocky Horror Show, A Little Night Music) and Geraldine Turner (Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, Into The Woods). Jessica Rowe narrates the show, exploring the themes in Sondheim's work, and with more than a few entertaining anecdotes about his incredible talent.
The original production of Side By Side By Sondheim premiered in London in 1976 to overwhelming success and went on to run for another four years. To this day, it remains one of Sondheim's most performed shows.

Enda Markey presents Side By Side By Sondheim at GPAC for three performances only in The Playhouse, Tuesday November 6 to Thursday November 8 at 8pm. For bookings phone Box Office on 5225 1200 or book online at www.gpac.org.au

‘A marvellous celebration of the wit, insight, heart and genius of Sondheim. Not to be missed!’ - Arts Hub

‘A night spent side-by-side, cheek-by-jowl, with Sondheim, means we’ll be opened to laughter, tears, melancholy, introspection, bitterness, generosity, exuberance and more.’ - Australian Stage

For more information visit www.gpac.org.au

 

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