Signature Theatre in Virginia's tribute concert to the late composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim streams free on YouTube January 14 from 5 PM ET, and will remain online for 72 hours. The concert was filmed in December shortly after Mr. Sondheim’s passing. Watch the concert here.
Everybody Rise: Signature Remembers Stephen Sondheim features 16 musical performances from 13 shows, including Company, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Saturday Night, and Merrily We Roll Along.
The concert stars a number of performers who have appeared in Sondheim musicals at Signature, including Evan Casey, Natascia Diaz, Erin Driscoll, James Gardiner, Nicholas McDonough, Christopher Mueller, Katie Mariko Murray, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, Christopher Michael Richardson, Maria Rizzo, Awa Sal Secka, Bobby Smith, Holly Twyford, John Leslie Wolfe, and Rachel Zampelli.
Directed and conceived by Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, Everybody Rise features Jon Kalbfleisch as music director and pianist. The creative team includes lighting designer Jonathan Maag, sound designer Ryan Hickey, stage manager Kerry Epstein, and follow spot operators L Bruce and Jared Loeb, with production management by Kimberly J. Scott and wardrobe by Moyenda Kulemeka.
The concert was filmed by Chiet Productions with camera operators Justin Chiet, James Gardiner, Jeremy Jacoby, and Natalie Ridgley. Sound editing is by Ryan Hickey while James Gardiner edited and color corrected the concert for video.