Sondheim musical filled with sublime music and heartfelt comedy opens February 13

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
February 13 – 22: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.

Don’t miss SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, the Tony Award-nominated musical opening at Bainbridge Performing Arts in mid February. The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway’s most innovative and influential artist are at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Enjoy a dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs featuring numbers from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity.

While conceived as a fundraiser for a small theater company to display both the talents of three performers and the music of Sondheim, BPA’s version of the production showcases a larger cast and places the show squarely in context – an engagement party for a young couple. Director / Musical Director Josh Anderson says “Sondheim regularly wrestles with the ideas of love, marriage, and aging, and in this new context, his brilliance shines. Die-hard fans and novices alike will find a new understanding of this classic material.”

Leading a stellar cast, including Kylee Gano, Jasmine Joshua, Emily Kight, Barbara Hume, Paula Elliot, Dan Engelhard, Mike Loudon, James Sgambati, and Brian Pucheu, Anderson is thrilled to bring the production to Bainbridge, saying, “Sondheim is the unrivaled master of lyrical wit and musical wisdom and in this new presentation of his material, Sondheim’s guiding themes of love, marriage, aging, and the artistic process are superbly illustrated.” He continues, “BPA audience members have come to expect sublime music and heartfelt comedy, and in this show, they will get both and then some!”

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM appears at BPA February 13 – 22, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. plus Sundays at 3:00 p.m. A special Pay-What-You-Can Preview will be held Thursday, February 12 at7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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