Sondheim on Sondheim

Sondheim On Sondheim editorialFollowing sell-out seasons of Carrie The Musical and The Drowsy Chaperone, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre present the Australian premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim – an intimate look at the ‘Father of the Modern Musical’, for a limited season at the Seymour Centre from 1 October.

The first production of Squabbalogic’s 2014-2015 season, Sondheim on Sondheim is drawn right from the heart of Stephen Sondheim – the genius behind some of the finest musical theatre works of the 20th century including Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, and Into The Woods.

Originally presented on Broadway in 2010, Sondheim on Sondheim sees in depth video interviews with Sondheim interwoven with Grammy-nominated re-imaginings of his most acclaimed works and brand new material written by Sondheim for this unique theatrical event.

Director Jay James-Moody says of the production, “This is a fascinating and insightful show, the perfect showcase of the best of Sondheim’s writing with a stunning cast alongside deeply moving, often times funny, and intensely personal recorded interviews with Sondheim himself.”

“Our goal with this piece is to worship his words, because as he writes of himself in his self-deprecating song, he is God. At least to anyone in musical theatre.”

Featuring music from works including West Side Story, Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music and Follies, Sondheim on Sondheim is a show not to be missed.

“… Sondheim bears a relationship to his vocation that is unlike  that of any artist in any other field.” – New York Times

Director / Producer: Jay James-Moody  Featuring: Blake Erickson, Rob Johnson, Louise Kelly, Debora Krizak, Phillip Lowe, Monique Sallé, Christy Sullivan, Dean Vince  Musical Director: Hayden Barltrop  Choreographer: Monique Sallé

Sondheim on Sondheim
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale
Season: 1 – 18 October 2014
Bookings: (02) 9351 7940 or online at: www.seymourcentre.com

For more information, visit: www.seymourcentre.com or www.squabbalogic.com.au for details.

Image: courtesy of Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre

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