Curtains Up for Side By Side
By Sondheim Musical Revue
Side by Side by Sondheim, a musical revue featuring works by celebrated Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Sanctuary of Lake Highlands United Methodist Church.
This popular production features Sondheim songs from productions including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West Side Story, Follies, Evening Primrose, Gypsy, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures. Although a gifted composer and lyricist in his own right, Sondheim collaborated with the likes of Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne, producing some of the most memorable and entertaining songs in musical theater.
Featured performers will be Chancel Choir Soloists Susan Fox and Whitney Dewell, along with baritone Tim Marks. The ensemble will be accompanied by dual pianos played by Scott Ayers and David Morgan. Other cast members will include LHUMC Chancel Choir members Janelle Krumbholz, Staci Mannix and Mary Nell Tripp, with narration by Robert Temple. The show was choreographed by Daon Ward.
Tickets for Side by Side by Sondheim are $10 each for adults (13 years and older) and $5 for children (12 and younger), with a family maximum of $25. Tickets sales begin Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Narthex and the Refreshment Center prior to and after the Sunday school hour and after 11 a.m. worship services. They also will be sold from 5:30 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Refreshment Center during the dinner hour at Wednesday Night Live! Or you may purchase tickets online through the church website: http://www.lhumc.com/.
Proceeds from Side by Side by Sondheim will benefit the LHUMC’s December 12 production, A Texas Christmas, featuring all church choirs. “Stephen Sondheim’s works are witty and wonderful,” explains Rev. Nicki Lyford, Minister of Music. “Bring your family and your friends and your neighbors, and enjoy an evening of memorable entertainment and fun.”