SONDHEIMFEST 2013: January 16 - February 3
I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface."
- Stephen Sondheim
The SondheimFest's free lecture series gives you the opportunity to go behind the music, and delve deeper into the life and work of Stephen Sondheim.
Wednesday, January 16, 7pm
The King’s Head Pub | 120 King Street | No wheelchair access
Stephen Sondheim is the undisputed master of musical theatre. A renowned composer and lyricist, he ushered in a new era of Broadway in the 50s and has been writing top-notch musicals for seven decades. Guest lecturer Donna Fletcher will give an overview of Sondheim’s life while exploring his influence on musical theatre history.
Donna Fletcher is an accomplished director, actor and concert performer with a wide range of experience in theatre and musical theatre. She is the co-creator of Dry Cold Productions and directs the Musical Theatre Ensemble at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music. In the summer of 2012, she directed ANNIE at Rainbow Stage where she was inducted onto their Wall of Fame and will appear as Sally in Dry Cold’s SondheimFest offering of FOLLIES.
Discovering Sondheim: Directors’ Panel
Saturday, January 19, Noon
Tom Hendry Warehouse | 140 Rupert Ave | Wheelchair access
Into the Woods
by District Theatre Collective
by Dry Cold Productions
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
by Kiss the Giraffe Productions
Producing the works of the man who transformed musical theatre comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Join the directors behind three of Sondheim’s signature productions as they talk about bringing these master works to the stage.