Friday, January 19, 2018

"Sondheim on Sondheim"

Sondheim on Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics); James Lapine (Conceiver)

Conceived by James Lapine and running in limited run on Broadway in 2010, Sondheim on Sondheim features not over fifty of the Great One’s songs from nineteen of his shows, but the musical review is also interspersed throughout with perfectly timed (to the second) interviews with Sondheim from various stages of his life.  For many in the opening night audience of Sondheim on Sondheim at the 3 Below Theatres & Lounge in San Jose (also on its own premiere night), there seemed to be little sign of disagreement with a divine proclamation made by the eight-person cast:
I mean the man’s a god!
Wrote the score to Sweeney Todd
With a nod
To de Sade.
Well, he’s odd.
Well, he’s God.”

For my complete review, please proceed to Talkin' Broadway:

Rating: 4 E

Sondheim on Sondheim continues through February 4, 2018, at 3 Below Theatres & Lounge, 288 South Second Street, San Jose.  Tickets are available online at

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