"Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute" Due in Stores in October | Playbill

News "Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute" Due in Stores in October
"Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute," a concert celebrating the award-winning composer's birthday that was recorded live in San Francisco in December 2005, will be released on the Kritzerland label in October.

The two-CD set features artists from the San Francisco area and includes songs from all of Sondheim's major musicals. The recording is scheduled to arrive in stores Oct. 3, although it can be pre-ordered now by visiting www.kritzerland.com.

The complete track listing for "Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute" follows.

Act I
"Make the Most of Your Music" (James Brewer and Company)

The Love Medley:
"Love Is in the Air" (Kim Larsen and Shay Oglesby-Smith)
"Tonight" (Steve Rhyne and Stephanie Rhoads)
"Happiness" (Kelly Ground and Tom Orr)
"Do I Hear a Waltz?" (Kelly Ground)
"Lovely" (Judy Butterfield)
"I've Got You to Lean On" (Amy Dondy)
"Pretty Women" (James Brewer)
"You Could Drive a Person Crazy" (Stephanie Rhoads, Kelly Ground and Shay Oglesby-Smith)

"Hello, Little Girl" (Kim Larsen and Hannah Rose Kornfeld) "I Know Things Know" (Hannah Rose Kornfeld)

"Love, I Hear" (Steve Rhyne)

"Sooner or Later" (Shay Oglesby-Smith)

"Anyone Can Whistle" (Tom Orr)

"The Last Midnight" (Amy Dondy)

"Come Play Wiz Me" (Shay Oglesby-Smith and Kim Larsen)

"I'm in Love with a Boy" (Judy Butterfield)

The Marriage Medley:
"Agony" (Steve Rhyne and Tom Orr)
"If Mama Was Married" (Judy Butterfield and Hannah Rose Kornfeld)
"Getting Married Today" (Stephanie Rhoads)
"The Little Things You Do Together" (Amy Dondy, James Brewer, Shay Oglesby-Smith and Kim Larsen)

"Ah, But Underneath" (Kelly Ground, Kim Larsen, Tom Orr and Steve Rhyne"

"Good Thing Going"/"Not a Day Goes By" (James Brewer)

"Broadway Baby" (Company)

Act II
The Saturday Night Medley:
"Saturday Night" (Kim Larsen, Steve Rhyne, Tom Orr and James Brewer)
"So Many People" (Amy Dondy)
"A Moment with You" (Amy Dondy and James Brewer)
"Saturday Night: Reprise" (Kim Larsen, Steve Rhyne, Tom Orr and James Brewer)

"What More Do I Need?" (Stephanie Rhoads)

"Back in Business" (Hannah Rose Kornfeld)

"Not While I'm Around"/"Children Will Listen" (Kim Larsen and Kelly Ground)

"More" (Amy Dondy)

"A Parade in Town" (Guy Haines)

"The Glamorous Life" (Kelly Ground)

"I Remember" (Judy Butterfield)

"Take Me to the World" (Stephanie Rhoads and James Brewer)

"Everybody Says Don't" (Steve Rhyne)

"The Girls of Summer" (Lisa Vroman)

"Farewell" (Shay Oglesby-Smith, Steve Rhyne and Kim Larsen)

"Sunday in the Park with George" (Kelly Ground and Tom Orr)

"Bounce" (Kim Larsen and Steve Rhyne)

"Hades" (Company)

"No More"/"Everybody's Got the Right" (Company)

Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim has written a plethora of critically acclaimed, award-winning musicals, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Passion. He also contributed lyrics to West Side Story and Gypsy, and his newest musical, Bounce, played Chicago and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His revised productions of The Frogs, Pacific Overtures and Assassins were on Broadway stages in 2004, and a revival of Sweeney Todd is currently playing the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Sondheim was also celebrated at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in summer 2002 with all-star stagings of six of his musicals — Company, Sweeney, Merrily, Night Music, Sunday and Passion.

"Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute" has a retail price of $22.95.

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