Side By Side By Sondheim at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
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Broadway stars Sally Wilfert* (Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Kate Wetherhead* (Legally Blonde, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Paul Anthony Stewart* (The People in the Picture, Cyrano: The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof; TV: The Guiding Light, Loving), and Barbara Walsh* (Company, Nine, Falsettos) as the Narrator make up the cast of Side By Side By Sondheim, a musical revue of works from the legendary Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. Directed by Artist Director Richard Biever. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne.
Tickets are $20 with a $15 food/beverage minimum and can be purchased by calling 212-695-6909. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
Singing OnStage Productions (SOS) is a new musical theatre production company located in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. SOS is committed to developing new musicals and new talent by providing audition classes, showcase classes taught by industry leaders and producing showcase productions, all of which give participants the opportunity to hone their craft and to be seen by casting directors, directors, agents and other industry. In addition, SOS’s unique Music Director Training Program is a rare opportunity for talented musicians to develop their works and to learn from industry leaders the various skills necessary to be a successful music director.
Artistic Director Richard Biever is the founder of Singing OnStage Productions in New York City. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Richard received a degree in voice and choral conducting from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, developing a long career as a music director, conducting shows around the U.S. and around the world. At Indiana University, he worked with alum Howard Ashman to produce the first college production of Little Shop of Horrors. Richard conducted the National and European tours of Little Shop and conducted a leg of the smash West Side Story European tour. Soon after, Richard began directing and received a MFA in Directing for the Musical Theatre Stage from Penn State University, under the tutelage of Tony-nominated director Susan H. Schulman. While at Penn State, he directed productions of Fat Pig, Romance, Romance, and Sunday in the Park with George, among others. In 2003, Richard and his wife Heidi opened Singing OnStage Studios, a musical theatre training school for children in State College, PA. In the fall of 2010, Richard founded Singing OnStage Productions in New York City, directing readings of Smile and Harmony, Kansas.
For more information on Singing OnStage Productions, visit: http://singingonstageproductions.com/.