Colleen Fitzpatrick, veteran of three Stephen Sondheim shows on Broadway, will take the role of the Wife in a new Los Angeles production of Putting It Together, playing Nov. 8-Dec. 9 at the International City Theatre. Two-time Ovation Award winner Michael Michetti (A Life in the Theatre, Knight Life, Passion) directs the musical revue of Sondheim works.
Putting It Together began its recent Broadway journey in Los Angeles in 1998 at the Mark Taper Forum. It transferred to New York in 1999 with Carol Burnett as the Wife. Set around a cocktail party hosted by an upscale married couple, Putting It Together fashions a semi-plot out of Sondheim's greatest hits and lesser-known gems. Numbers include "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid," "Hello, Little Girl," "Pretty Women," "The Miller's Son," "Sorry/Grateful," "Gun Song," "Marry Me a Little," "Old Friends," "Being Alive," "Every Day a Little Death" and the title tune.
Fitzpatrick appeared on Broadway in Passion, Into the Woods and Company. Her other New York work include Jerome Robbins Broadway and Cats with a Los Angeles' production of City of Angeles and Hello, Dolly with Madeleine Kahn also to her credit.
Hank Adams plays The Husband with Brittany Page as the Younger Woman, Henry Polic II as the Observer and Tom Schmid as the Younger Man. Adams is Dr. Jordan Bishop on "Days of Our Lives," while Polic's TV work includes "When Things Were Rotten" and Uncle Jerry on "Webster." Schmid played Mac and understudied Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill and Chief Sitting Bull in Broadway's Annie Get Your Gun.
Tickets are $23-$35. The International City Theatre performs in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center at 300 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. For reservations, call (562) 436-3610.