BERLIN (JULY/ AUGUST 2009) – The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce its production of the musical revue, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, directed by Kris McMurray, filled with the music of Broadway genius Stephen Sondheim.
The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway"s most innovative and influential artist is at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. This dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best-known songs features numbers from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity: "Company," "Follies," "A Little Night Music," "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," "Anyone Can Whistle" and "Pacific Overtures," not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers, "West Side Story," "Gypsy" and "Do I Hear A Waltz?" Also included are delectable rarities from the television musical "Evening Primrose," the film "The Seven Percent Solution" and the hit revue "The Mad Show."
The cast consists of a small group talented and leading performers. Jeanne Cailouette and Kelly Boucher round out the ladies, while Lenny Fredericks and Kris McMurray balance off the gentlemen. The two ladies and Lenny sing through the song book of Sondheim's earlier works, while Kris McMurray narrates. Musical Director Frank Jackson tinkles the ivories right on stage with the performers and add his own showmanship and personality to the show. Togetherm it will be quite a fun and entertaining evening.
The fine production staff includes Kris McMurray, Producer & Artistic Director, Frank Jackson, Musical Director and pianist, Matthew Marrero, Set Designer and Barbara Norman, Box Office Manager.
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM runs every Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm from JULY 24th thru AUGUST 29th, 2009. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are now on sale. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 860-829-1248. Reservations are recommended. For more information, visit our newly renovated website: www.ctcabaret.com
The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is located just off Route 9 (exit 22: Mill Street) and the Berlin Turnpike. Visit the website for detailed directions. The theatre's motto is "BRING YOUR OWN". Presented cabaret-style, patrons are welcome to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them. They also can enjoy a dessert bar that has a variety of treats to purchase.