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Chromolume Theatre at The Attic
5429 West Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-510-2688
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 64 members
Review from Cliff
42 events 39 reviews

This show focuses on Stephen Sondeim's early broadway career featuring music from Gypsy, Follies and the marvelously clever Company, and the very talented cast did Sondheim's brilliant lyrics laudatory justice. Two performers who stood out...continued

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Review from Michael Clark
37 events 24 reviews

This is absolutely a must see for anyone who has ever enjoyed Stephen Sondheim's words or music. And for those who haven't, give it a try. Five singers put their heart and soul into the 30 songs. And the piano player was fabulous. A most...continued

reviewed Mar 14 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Bette Jo
12 events 4 reviews

Many unknown shows and unfamiliar songs to our party - surprise, but very rewarding in enlightning
our appreciation of Sondheim. Great creation and direction. Singers were talented and highly enjoyable. High praises for the pianist behind the...continued

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Originally conceived in London in 1976 to educate the British public on the wit and wisdom of the master lyricist and composer, Side by Side by Sondheim features songs from earlier landmark Sondheim shows that ultimately revolutionized musical theatre – _A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Anyone Can Whistle, Pacific Overtures _– as well as classics from _West Side Story, Gypsy _and Do I Hear a Waltz? – penned by Sondheim in collaboration with musical theatre legends Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers, to name a few.

Exploring common themes prevalent in many of Sondheim’s works: love, loss, marriage, relationships, disillusionment and acceptance, Side by Side by Sondheim is an urban, sophisticated revue filled with heart and humor that offers a glimpse into the creativity, wit and genius that is Stephen Sondheim.

Says director Dane Whitlock, "These are wonderfully rich and wickedly delightful songs. They are concise mini plays that are not only theatrical, but devastatingly personal.  Every time I hear them, I discover something completely new and fresh.”

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