Want to see Sondheim?

April 22, 2009
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On Thursday, April 30, Stephen Sondheim will be discussing his career in an on-stage interview with NPR's Scott Simon at IU Auditorium in Bloomington. Stephen Sondheim

Yes, it's the same Stephen Sondheim who wrote the music and lyrics for, among others, "Sweeney Todd," "Company," "Into the Woods," and "A Little Night Music," as well as lyrics for "Gypsy" and "West Side Story."

So who's up for trekking to Bloomington for this once-in-a-Hoosier-lifetime event?

The program, which begins at 8, is free, but tickets are required. If you are interested in going, just send me a note at lharry@ibj.com before noon on Monday 27th (put Sondheim trip in the subject line) and I'll make the group reservation.

I'll also e-mail the group with a possible meeting place and time so that perhaps we can do some car pooling. And I'll have some Sondheim trivia and other stuff to help the car ride go quicker.

While you are here at the blog, feel free to post below your favorite experience seeing (or being a part of) a Sondheim show.

Your thoughts?
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  • Whoo! I saw David Simon speak at Greencastle a few weeks ago and it was this great feeling walking out of there realizing that I just had the opportunity to speak with one of my idols. So I started to think who else would I rank that highly. One of those few would be Stephen Sondheim. So hopefully I can break away from Ball State for the day to drive down there to Bloomington.

    As for my favorite Sondheim experience, it would have to be watching the PBS Great Performances of the revival of Company. I was really sick when I rented that and I ended up watching that DVD maybe six full times. I adore that show and this was an amazing rendition of it.
  • I am a sucker for once-in-a-Hoosier-lifetime events but I may have to just hear about this one when you guys write about it. You ARE going to write about it afterwards, too, right?

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit

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