Nov. 6, 1997
Vol. 17, No. 4

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    Sondheim's Putting It Together at Court Theatre

    Putting It Together, a foray into the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, begins preview performances

    Friday, Nov. 7 at Court Theatre. Regular performances begin Nov. 17 and continue through Dec. 7. The production is Court's second of the season, following the critically acclaimed The Iphigenia Cycle. From his early success with West Side Story to his recent hit, Passion, Sondheim has built an impressive body of work reshaping classic themes into his own innovative take on the American musical. Putting It Together showcases over 30 of Sondheim's most memorable songs from such Tony Award-winning classics as Company, Follies and A Little Night Music. The show is set at an all-night, black-tie party, where battling spouses flirt with infidelity, singing of their bittersweet loves. Putting It Together, written by Sondheim and Julia McKenzie, is directed by Gary Griffin, who recently staged Sondheim's Company for Pegasus Players and Assassins at Apple Tree, for which he received a Jeff nomination. For ticket information and show times, see the Calendar, page 8.