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RiverStage presents “Side by Side by Sondheim”

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Love and music will fill the air as RiverStage Community Theatre presents
the Tony Award-winning musical Side by Side by Sondheim for one November
weekend at Greenspace Center, 815 Market Street in Lewisburg. Performances
are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm on November 4 and 5, and a
2:30pm matinee on Sunday, November 6. Tickets are $15 for adults or $8 for
students or children, with general admission seating, and they can be
purchased at the door or athttp://www.riverstagetheatre.org .
Side by Side by Sondheim is a simple, intimate Tony Award-winning musical
revue that showcases the most unforgettable songs from one of the giants of
musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim. Woven together by a series of
behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes, a narrator takes the audience
through a fun-filled evening featuring performances of the best-loved tunes
from shows like Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and many
more. In addition, the show highlights some of Sondheim’s most famous
collaborations with legends like Jule Styne and Leonard Bernstein (Gypsy,
West Side Story) and also uncovers some “bonus” rare numbers that were
never used in any other show. Appropriate for all ages, Side by Side by
Sondheim is a fun, beautiful, lighthearted evening that celebrates
everything that is wonderful about musical theatre and the astounding
creativity and humor of this beloved composer.
This production is directed by Brandy Aguirre who has starred in previous
RiverStage productions (Pirates of Penzance, I Love You, You’re Perfect,
Now Change). “I had the chance to meet Stephen Sondheim when I was a
student and he spoke at Susquehanna University in 2003 ,” said Aguirre, “and it is
a thrill to be doing this show now with such a fantastic group of singers.
The music is so familiar and fun, and we have been enjoying really digging
into the solos and also the group numbers that were created for this show.
I know the audience will really love it and have a good time.” The show
will feature 6 male and 6 female powerful vocalists who have starred in
musicals at RiverStage, Community Theatre League, Christ Wesleyan Theatre
and elsewhere: Seth Confer, Lon Diffenderfer, Megan Fisher, Kim Fulmer,
Marina Gresh, Jove Graham, Tim Hippensteel, Tyler Marvin, Doug Powers,
Cassidy Rutherford, Dani Sommers, and Brandy Aguirre.