Stephen Sondheim: the Wizard of Broadway
October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For over five decades he spun his words and music to be sung on the stages of Broadway theaters. Two other musical poets, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, had crafted their musical dramas earlier in the century but Stephen Sondheim’s work is simply different: it transforms musical theater into psychodrama, exploring feelings and emotions in such a novel and robust way that no one ever leaves the theater quietly after a Sondheim musical.
American music specialist Robert Wyatt takes you along a path through Sondheim’s life and creations, from the trailblazing contributions of West Side Story, Follies and Company, to the animated precision of shows like A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd, and along to the boldness of later works like Assassins and Passion. Come witness the wizardry of Stephen Sondheim as he pairs the virtuosity of his words with the passion of his music, allowing you to exit the theater with “Send in the Clowns” ringing in your ears.
- October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
- October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
- October 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
- September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm