The music & musings of the Tony-Winning Legendary Lyricist and Composer returns to the LNT stage once again!
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim; Jules Styne & Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim & Mary Rodgers, George Lapine, Hal Prince, etc
The music, stories, song and dance of Stephen Sondheim will soar at LNT in this fabulous music revue featuring some of the best of the multi-Tony-Award-Winner's work
Songs from such hit shows as Company, Little Night Music, Gypsy, Follies, ...Forum, West Side Story and more are featured.
Sondheim is one of the best at telling stories and voicing, with acerbic wit, style, and intricate wordplay, what the characters in his plays and musicals are striving for. He is a consummate storyteller and we are excited to bring the Theater Legend's work to the LNT Stage once again.
Artists committed to the project include Taryn Noelle (choreographer) and Tim Tavcar (co-director)- the heart of LNT's 2019 CABARET (by Kander & Ebb).
plus Tim Guiles (musical director) and LNT's producing artistic director Kathleen Keenan.
Sondheim plays 7:30pm Thu/Fri/Sat; and 2pm Sun October 6–23, 2022
Kathleen Keenan and Tim Tavcar Co-Direct this 25th Anniversary Production!
(LNT first produced Side by Side back in 1997. It was the first Sondheim LNT mounted - and the first show Tim Tavcar directed)
Musical Director is Timothy Guiles.
Choreographer is Taryn Noelle.
The Actor-Singers are Alexa Kartschoke, Taryn Noelle, and William Pelton.
(with Tavcar, Keenan, and Guiles)
The design team reunites Both Eyes Open's Kim A Bent (sets) and Samuel J Biondolillo (lighting).
associate production manager: Brandy Perez; stage manager: Bailey Johnston; spot op: Aleta Kibler
Read Jim Lowe's review in The Times Argus: LNT Brings Back the Glories of Sondheim
"Like a pyramid of glasses filling up with Champagne, Stephen Sondheim's songs overflow with wordplay.
Now at Lost Nation Theater, the musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim bubbles over with a cascade of more than two dozen of his songs. And that's not counting a dizzying finale medley stuffed with phrases from about 30 more songs that will have listeners chuckling at funny lyrical connections while trying to name that tune."
... they all convey Sondheim's fascination with a character's emotional circumstances, rendered with cleverness to delight the audience and passion to drive the story. " - Alex Brown, Seven Days
"Stephen Sondheim got more Tonys than an Italian family...The energy of the actors is infectious, and they have the vocal strength and range to pull off a very demanding program.
This is the final performance of LNT’s 2022 season, and you owe it to yourself to celebrate all that an acting company named after Braintree’s own Lost Mountain can bring to life on stage."
- Charlie McMeekin, The White River Valley Herald
photo by Kelly Daigneault
photo by Jeb Wallace Brodeur
photo by Kim Bent