North Coast Rep paying tribute to Broadway musical legend Sondheim

North Coast Repertory Theatre audiences are in for a glorious evening of memorable Broadway music as the theater closes out Season 33 with “Side by Side by Sondheim.”

The New York Times rhapsodized, ”In the world of American musicals, Stephen Sondheim is indisputably the best, brightest and most influential talent to emerge during the last half century.”

Among the presentations are favorites from such shows as “Company,” “A Little Night Music,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “West Side Story,” “Gypsy,” and many more.

Music is by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne; lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim. Continuity is by Ned Sherrin, and choreography by Susan Jordan-DeLeon.

David Ellenstein directs Randall Dodge, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Angelina Réaux, and Rena Strober. Choreographer is Susan Jordan-DeLeon. Musicians are Tom Abruzzo and Alby Potts. Scenic designer is Marty Burnett.

Previews begin Wednesday, July 15. Opening night at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, includes a post-show reception. There will be a special talkback on July 24 with the cast and artistic director.

Regular performances are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees, and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 9.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach.

Call 858-481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.

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