Celebrating Sondheim - Shaw Festival Theatre

Celebrating Sondheim
Celebrating Sondheim

NEW! Stephen Sondheim, composer, lyricist, is one of musical theatre’s most fiercely intelligent voices. Register now for this exclusive window into the man and his groundbreaking works. A Shaw Festival and Music Niagara event. Includes guest speakers and evening performance of Music Niagara’s “Tribute to Sondheim” featuring Brett Polegato (baritone), Julie Nesrallah (mezzo-soprano), David Curry (tenor) and Robert Kortgaard (piano) at St Mark’s Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

A celebration of the genius of Stephen Sondheim. Arguably no composer or lyricist working during the latter half of the 20th century has approached his contribution to musical theatre. Brilliant, genius, national treasure — the words come up again and again.
July 29 & September 10
Rehearsal Hall 3
$50 / $45 for Shaw Friends*
How to book
July 29, 2020
September 10, 2020
July 29, 2020
9:30 am
Registration and welcome
10:00 am
“Pushing the Boundaries”: Sondheim from Gypsy to Assassins with Lois Kivesto, Ph.D. A Toronto-based researcher, dramaturge and consultant, her essay “Comedy Tonight!” is published in Stephen Sondheim: A Casebook, part of the Garland Reference Library of the Humanities.
11:00 am
11:15 am
“Character, Composition, and Chord Progressions”: The Music of Sondheim with a member of the Shaw Festival Musical Department
12:15 pm
Lunch on own
2:00 pm
Assassins *Optional. Cost does not include theatre tickets. (Royal George Theatre)
4:30 pm
Post-show chat with actors
7:00 pm
Music Niagara’s “Tribute to Sondheim” featuring Brett Polegato (baritone), Julie Nesrallah (mezzo-soprano), David Curry (tenor) and Robert Kortgaard (piano). (St Mark’s Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Lois Kivesto

A Toronto-based researcher and consultant, Lois is a long-serving programme essayist for the Shaw Festival, and a frequent lecturer for Stratford Festival and McMaster Stratford Seminar Series. In the spring, Lois will be teaching a course in musical-theatre history at McMaster University Continuing Education, in the recently launched ‘Learning for 55+ Programme’.

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