Ann Marie Olson, Broward Stage Door Theatre, Darrick Penny, David Nagy, Musical Theatre, Peter J. Loewy, Putting It Together, Stage Door Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together
May 2, 2016
MARGATE, FL: The matchless music of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim is featured in Putting It Together, an inventive, energetic musical revue showcasing the work of America’s modern master composer. Putting It Together will open at Stage Door Theatre on May 13th and run through June 19th.
Putting It Together, which drew its title from a song in Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, was created by Sondheim and Julia Mackenzie (and produced by Cameron Mackintosh) in response to numerous requests for a new production similar to the 1976 Tony Award-winning revue, Side By Side By Sondheim.
The show focuses on two couples – one middle aged and married, the other young lovers – thrown together at a cocktail party in a Manhattan penthouse. Together they – along with a narrator who provides insight and commentary throughout the proceedings – reflect upon the complexities that make up modern relationships. The show uses close to 30 of Sondheim’s songs – some beloved classics, some rarely heard pieces – to tell their stories. Full of sharp wit, not to mention marital mayhem, Putting It Together is filled with Stephen Sondheim’s unique take on love, relationships, and life.
Peter J. Loewy will direct the production, which will feature Carbonell Award-winner Ann Marie Olson, along with Alexandria Lugo, Anthony Masarotto, Darrick Penny, and Jason Plourde.
“I’m thrilled to be back at the Broward Stage Door Theatre directing a terrifically talented cast in Putting It Together,” says Peter J. Loewy, who will direct the production. “This compilation of songs from one of the most prolific composers in the history of Broadway, Stephen Sondheim, sings of love, relationships, marriage, and infidelity in a humorous tongue in cheek fashion. It’s filled with beautiful melodic ballads, Broadway classics, and a few songs that might not be quite all that familiar to some of our audiences, but will resonate just the same.
“Our cast is backed by a live band led by musical director David Nagy,” he continues. “Our audiences are in for a charming, wonderfully elegant evening at Putting It Together. I’ll drink to that!”
Loewy’s cast will feature Carbonell Award-winner Ann Marie Olson, along with Alexandria Lugo, Anthony Masarotto, Darrick Penny, and Jason Plourde.
“Sondheim is a thrilling challenge,” Olson says, “and every actor I know would lunge at the opportunity to sing anything he wrote. This cast is amazing – everyone has such a passion for the material.”
“I am playing Man 2 in the show,” explains fellow cast member Darrick Penny. “And it’s such an honor to be able to sing some Sondheim again! My role is the optimist/romantic type; it’s been a while since I’ve been able to play with this kind of character, and I’m really enjoying it. The music is beautiful and it brings back many of the Sondheim favorites with some fresh takes on them as well.”
Putting It Together will run from May 13 – June 19 at Stage Door Theatre in Margate. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate.
Tickets for Putting It Together are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoortheatre.com.
Putting It Together Time Next Year and/or Stage Door Theatre, please visit www.stagedoortheatre.com , or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244).
Same Time Next Year
May 13 – June 13
Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim
Tickets: $38 – $42
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
The Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065
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