Casting Announced for Attic Theatre's Side by Side by Sondheim

News   Casting Announced for Attic Theatre's Side by Side by Sondheim Prior to the Broadway arrival of Sondheim on Sondheim, the Attic Theatre in California will present the earlier Sondheim revue, Side by Side by Sondheim.

The six-week run will begin March 12. With direction and choreography by Dane Whitlock and musical direction by Richard Berent, the cast will feature Jenny Ashman, Jennifer Blake, Morgan Duke, Nick Sarando and Joe Donohoe.

Side by Side by Sondheim features songs from such musicals as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Anyone Can Whistle, Pacific Overtures, West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear a Waltz?

In a statement director Whitlock said, "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."

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

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling (323) 525-0661 or online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets. The Attic Theatre & Film Center (www.attictheatre.org) is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between Hauser and Fairfax).