Side By Side By Sondheim, the New Conservatory Theatre's concert version of the Stephen Sondheim revue, closes at the San Francisco venue May 14. Performances began April 15. Mike Ward directs and choreographs with musical direction by Michael O'Dell.
Side by Side by Sondheim finishes its Sondheim retrospective with 1976's Pacific Overture but features something the recent Broadway Sondheim revue Putting It Together did not: music not written by Sondheim. This revue, instead, runs the Sondheim musical and lyrical gamut from West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear A Waltz? (written with Leonard Berstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rogers, respectively) to Company, Follies, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and A Little Night Music.
Russ Duffy narrates with Erin Dare, Coley Grundman and Linda Haggerty handling the Sondheim tunes.
Tickets are $30-$13. The New Conservatory Theatre Center is located at 25 Van Ness Avenue. For information and tickets, call the NCTC box office at (415) 861-8972.
-- By Christine Ehren