Last Chance: IL's Court Putting It Together to Dec. 14

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A number of Chicago musical theatre veterans have been recruited for the Court Theatre's mounting of Putting It Together, a musical revue of songs by Stephen Sondheim.

A number of Chicago musical theatre veterans have been recruited for the Court Theatre's mounting of Putting It Together, a musical revue of songs by Stephen Sondheim.

Designed by Jeff Bauer (set, costumes) and John Culbert (lighting), Putting It Together opened Nov. 17 and runs to Dec. 14 -- extended a week past the initial Dec. 7 close.

Kevin Gudahl, who appeared in both the Toronto and Goodman Theatre productions of Martin Guerre stars alongside Paula Scrofano (Evita at Marriott's Lincolnshire) and John Reeger ( La Cage aux Folles at the Marriott). Also in the cast are Kathy Voytko (Crazy For You at Candlelight) and Kurt Johns (Chess on Broadway).

This revue of classic songs from Sondheim musicals takes place in an elegant Manhattan apartment, where a couple with a deteriorating marriage host an all-night dinner party.

Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh at the Old Fire station in Oxford, England (where it starred Diana Rigg), Putting it Together later opened at Manhattan Theatre Club with Julie Andrews, Christopher Durang, and Rachel York. Directing the Court Theatre staging is Gary Griffin, who staged Sondheim's Company for Pegasus Players and Assassins for Apple Tree Theatre. Griffin serves as artistic director of Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, IL.

Songs in Putting It Together include "Being Alive" (from Company), "Pretty Women" (from Sweeney Todd) and the title tune (from Sunday In The Park With George).

Upcoming shows in the Court season include Moliere's The School For Wives, Oscar Wilde's The Ideal Husband and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.

For tickets or more information about Putting it Together and other Court Theatre shows, call (773) 753-4472.

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