KC Repertory Theatre plans Sondheim review



December 12, 2016        

Side by Side by Sondheim

Stellar cast confirmed for a celebration of the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim!

Jan. 27 – Feb. 19, 2017 at Spencer Theatre


Kansas City, MO– Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of this mid-season addition to its 2016/2017 season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim featuring actors Jenny Ashman, Shanna Jones, Orville Mendoza and Oliver Thornton.

Nominated for both London’s Olivier Award and Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Musical, Side by Side by Sondheim celebrates the music and lyrics of Pulitzer-, Tony-, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim. Side by Side by Sondheim ran in London and New York for well over a thousand performances, making it one of the most successful musical revues of all time. In a glittering evening of music, comedy, and song, the star-studded cast will perform beloved numbers from such Broadway hits as Gypsy, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Pacific Overtures. Featured songs include “Comedy Tonight,” “Broadway Baby,” “Anyone Can Whistle,” “A Boy Like That,” and the Grammy Award-winning favorite “Send in the Clowns,” to name a few.

“KC Rep audiences love Sondheim – among our biggest hits of all time are Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Company,” says Artistic Director Eric Rosen. Side by Side takes us back to Sondheim’s most prolific period, from when he was a young artist writing lyrics for Leonard Bernstein’s music in West Side Story to the triumphs of musicals like A Little Night Music that made him a legend. The show promises to be a dazzling and unforgettable night in the company of the most inspirational, influential, funny, and moving composer of this or any era.”

Side by Side by Sondheim is produced with the support of the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.

Performances run January 27 through February 19, 2017 at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. For tickets and more information contact the KC Rep Box Office at 816.235.2700 or tickets@kcrep.org.

Note: All tickets originally issued for The Fabulous Fitches will be honored for the same date and time of the performance of Side by Side by Sondheim; no ticket exchange is necessary.

Press night is scheduled for Opening Night on Friday, February 3, 2017. Appropriate for ages 13+. Some adult content and language.

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