Pamela Myers and Harvey Evans Will Star in Side by Side by Sondheim in Florida
06 Mar 2014
Florida's Theatre Jacksonville will celebrate composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s birthday with two performances of the musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim March 22 at 2 PM and 8 PM as its annual fundraiser.
Directed by Jean Tait, the cast will feature Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), Harvey Evans (Follies, Anyone Can Whistle), Michael Iannucci (Fiddler on the Roof), Theatre Jacksonville artistic director Sarah Boone and Shinnerrie Jackson. Geoffrey King will narrate, and 2014 YoungArts Foundation finalist Katie Sacks will make a cameo appearance.
Musical director Joey Chancey will be featured on piano with Aaron Jodoin on a second piano.
The evening features some of Sondheim's best-known songs, including works from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Pacific Overtures, West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear A Waltz? as well as rarities from the television musical "Evening Primrose," the film "The Seven Percent Solution" and the revue The Mad Show.
Tickets are priced $35 for either performance. Special $55 VIP tickets are also available for the 8 PM performance, which includes a post-show meet and greet party with the cast on the main stage. Tickets are available by calling (904) 396-4425 or online at www.theatrejax.com.
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