Comedy Tonight: A Sondheim Musical Revue  San Miguel Playhouse
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A fun evening of Stephen Sondheim’s lighthearted songs, with twelve singers and two pianists.
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Comedy Tonight: Thurs., Mar. 23, 2023, 7pm
Comedy Tonight: Fri., Mar. 24, 2023, 7pm
Comedy Tonight: Sat., Mar. 25, 2023, 7pm
Comedy Tonight: Sun., Mar. 26, 2022, 3pm
Comedy Tonight: Thurs., Mar. 30, 2023, 7pm
Comedy Tonight: Fri., Mar. 31, 2023, 7pm
Comedy Tonight: Sat., Apr. 1, 2023, 7pm
Comedy Tonight: Sun., Apr. 2, 2023, 3pm
Stephen Sondheim, the composer and lyricist, died on November 26, 2021, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work – not to mention two theaters named for him, one on Broadway and the other in London’s West End. In the 1950s, he wrote the lyrics to West Side Story and Gypsy. Starting in 1962, with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, he wrote both words and music to all his shows. The 1970s brought Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sweeney Todd, followed by Into the Woods in 1987.
While Sondheim may be best known for torch songs such as “Send in the Clowns” and “Losing My Mind,” he possessed a wicked, wonderful sense of humor. Director Lee Duberman has assembled a cast of twelve singers and two pianists for a show called Comedy Tonight: The Lighter Side of Stephen Sondheim, containing some of the master’s funniest songs, among them: “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” (Company), “Gee, Officer Krupke” (West Side Story), “Agony” (Into the Woods), “Broadway Baby” (Follies), and “A Little Priest” (Sweeney Todd).
Most of the songs are ensemble numbers: duets, trios, quartets, full chorus. Three of the singers are veteran performers making their San Miguel musical theater debuts: David Daniels, Tara Lynne Khaler, and Ulises de la Cruz. The other performers are Aliya Benabderrazak, Clara Dunham, Desiree Duncan, Fredric Dannen, Lee Duberman, Phoebe Greyson, Richard Fink, Susan Varcoe, and Tuti Lennon. Susan Varcoe is musical director.
Tickets are 600 pesos for the center section and 500 pesos for sides, and all seats are reserved. Advance tickets can be purchased by clicking either of “Buy Tickets Online” buttons in this newsletter; or at boletocity.com, or at the door one hour before each performance. The Boleto City ticket office in Mercado Sano has closed, but will reopen on Tuesday, March 14, in a new location; for up-to-date information, please visit the website or check your email for the next Boleto City newsletter.