Side by Side by Sondheim
Nominated for both London’s Olivier Award and Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Musical, Side by Side by Sondheim celebrates the music and lyrics of Pulitzer, Tony, and Academy Award-winning Stephen Sondheim, arguably the most important musical theater composer in American history. Side By Side ran in London and New York for well over a thousand performances, making it one of the most successful musical revues of all time.
A glittering evening of music, comedy, and song, the show features beloved hits from Gypsy, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music and Pacific Overtures – some of the songs include “Comedy Tonight”, “Broadway Baby”, “Anyone Can Whistle”, “A Boy Like That” and the Grammy Award winning “Send in the Clowns” to name a few.
Additional Support Provided by…
Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation
Meet the Cast & Company
About the director
Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, was the founding Artistic Director of Chicago’s About Face Theatre (AFT) (1995-2008), and is a writer, director and producer. Original projects include Venice (KC Rep, Center Theatre Group-LA, upcoming Public Theater-NYC, “Best Musical of 2010”–TIME Magazine); Wedding Play (Steppenwolf/AFT, Jefferson nomination); Winesburg, Ohio (Steppenwolf, AFT-Jeff Award); Arden Theatre Company-Philadelphia, Barrymore Award; KC Rep); Clay (AFT, Lookingglass Theatre-Chicago, Center Theatre Group, KC Rep, Lincoln Center, LCT3-Drama Desk Nomination, Jeff Award); and Undone, Whitman and Dream Boy (Jeff Award, several productions across the country).
Orville Mendoza made his KC Rep debut in the world premiere of A Christmas Story, The Musical directed by Eric...read more
Orville, on his character: “Stephen Sondheim really is our modern-day American musical theatre equivalent to Shakespeare. He’s able to distill...read more
Oliver Thornton is one of the U.K.’s leading musical theatre performers. Career Highlights: His award-winning performance as Adam/Felicia in the...read more
Oliver, on his character: “As an actor who has predominantly spent his career working in musical theatre, I have always...read more
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
"So many memorable songs you will leave the theater feeling like a well-stocked jukebox."
"Top comic honors go to (Shanna) Jones, a raucous ball of fire!"
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