Friday, July 24 8:00pm,
Saturday, July 25 8:pm,
Sunday, July 26 3:00pm.
Putting it Together celebrates Sondheim’s music and lyrics with songs from shows including Company, Into the Woods, Follies, A Little Night Music and even Assassins. Many of his greatest hits are compiled into one revue that brings new meaning to his well-loved classics. The setting is an anniversary party, where two couples and an intriguing uninvited guest gather for the evening. The characters, and their relationships to each other, are revealed through the songs – in the alternately surprising, humorous and poignant ways that are uniquely Stephen Sondheim.
Pat Stone is the director. She has directed opera productions, opera scenes, and opera outreach programs for various New York City and regional opera companies across the country including Central City Opera, Baltimore Opera, Tulsa Opera, Utah Opera, Chautauqua Opera, the National Opera Association, Inwood Opera, and Regina Opera. Productions include Madam Butterfly, La Traviata, La Boheme, La tragedie de Carmen, Emmeline, and The Face on the Barroom Floor, also designing the sets for many of these shows.
Mary Sugar is the pianist. She spent 11 years as a musical director, pianist, and teacher in New York City, where she worked on and off-Broadway, at Lincoln Center, and in many other venues. She went around the world as conductor/pianist for Leslie Uggams, and did a concert tour of Tuscany with singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom and George Ball. Mary has also worked with Clay Aiken, Connie Francis, James Naughton, Larry Gatlin, Charles Strouse, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Sheldon Harnick, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones, Marni Nixon, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Barbara Cook, Lonny Price, Dorothy Loudon, Shirley Jones, Martin Vidnovic, Sandy Duncan, Bruce Vilanche, The Diamonds, The Drifters, Lillias White, Adrian Zmed, Charo, Cathy Rigby, The Irish Tenors, The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and many, many others.
Christine Krumbach, Sarah Bord and Susan Bord round out the Musical Direction/ Choreography, stage management and lighting crew.
The actor/singers are Janet Engle, Kathleen Krumbach, Chris Bord, John Murphy and Nicholas Williams. We’ll follow up with more on the actors in our next post!
Putting It Together Admission is $17, $15 for EOH members, and $12 for students. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Visit the Earlville Galleries with three new quilt exhibits and the Artisan’s Gift Shop. The Arts Café will open one hour before the performance, serving freshly baked desserts and coffee and tea.
For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, Earlville.