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Our 1983-1984 Season: Mainstage

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Side By Side By Sondheim

Music by Stephen Sondheim, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The musical is in the form of a revue, with various sections tied together by being from a particular Sondheim musical, or having a common theme, and all of it tied together by the Narrator. He explains what show the songs are from, and in some cases provides background on why a song was written. He also notes comparing and contrasting Sondheim themes for the audience. As the cast enters they sing "Comedy Tonight", and then "Love Is in the Air", the Narrator explains that the later song was the original opener for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum but was dropped in favor of the more explicit lyrics of "Comedy Tonight". The Narrator notes that a theme that Sondheim has explored in many of his works is marriage, which introduces the next set of songs. Next are the unknown songs, one cut and one from a television program ("I Remember"). The medley from Company follows, and Act 1 closes with Follies, with the Narrator pointing out the different musical styles Sondheim has used in these songs, such as Vaudeville ("Buddy's Blues"). The female trio sing "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" as the Act ends.

Opening Night: Friday, November 4, 1983 - Closing Night: Saturday, November 19, 1983


EnsembleJoan Agosta
EnsembleGabriella de la Cretaz
EnsembleJoe Elefante
EnsembleMaryann Galife Post
EnsembleJames Horan
EnsemblePeter Oliff
EnsembleAlice Regan Moynahan
EnsembleChristopher Williams

Production Staff

DirectorPatricia Cole
Musical DirectorPatrick Horan
ProducerLinda Maltese
ChoreographerMichelle Yaroshko
Stage ManagerLinda Maltese
Set DesignPatricia Cole
Linda Maltese
Set ConstructionLinda Maltese
Set Construction-CrewRoger Clark
Rich Desilets
Ann Lauria
Chick Lauria
Alice Mahler
Lighting DesignBeth Eden
Lighting Board OperationNikki Leary
Alice Mahler
Kathy Mansbury
Lighting-CrewPat Boyd
Doug Drada
Jim Maltese
Linda Maltese
PropsAnn Lauria
CostumesPatricia Cole
Make-Up / HairPatricia Cole
Program EditorPatricia Cole
Dermott Noonan