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. Simple and 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 astounding creativity.
ABOUT LENNY LEIBOWITZ
Lenny Leibowitz is a veteran director with years of experience directing highly regarded productions Off-Broadway and at the nation’s finest professional regional theatres. He founded Marvell Rep in 2010 in New York City and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his production of Three Penny Opera. Before that, he was the Artistic Director of New Harmony Theatre, a LORT-D company in Indiana. In addition, Lenny is an accomplished concert pianist, who had his solo debut at the age of 16 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Recently, Lenny joined the faculty of Otterbein University’s B.F.A. program. He was a beloved member of the faculty at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts (2004 – 2006) and University of Southern Indiana (2006 – 2010), and has also taught young actors and musicians at Stage Door Manor, Camp Farwell, Boston University Summer Theatre Institute, and the Heifetz International Music Institute. With his exceptional expertise in music and theater, Lenny Leibowitz is an extraordinary addition to RLT’s guest artist roster.
Ryan PJ Mulholland
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Side by Side by Sondheim
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.