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Circa Theatre Presents Side by Side by Sondheim

Circa Theatre Presents Side by Side by Sondheim


A dazzling array of songs celebrating the wit and genius of musical theatre’s most influential artist, Stephen Sondheim

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Circa Theatre’s original production, Side by Side by Sondheim is full of sparkling lyrics and exciting music, featuring two grand pianos, and gorgeous gowns. A finely tuned night out at the theatre.

Performed by three of New Zealand’s leading international musical theatre performers Julie O’Brien (Evita, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Matthew Pike (Jesus Christ Super Star, Cats) and Sarah Lineham (The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera), and accompanied by maestros Michael Nicholas Williams and Colin Taylor in a perfect duel of musical
talent. Side by Side by Sondheim celebrates the composer of Broadway successes West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music and more.

Led by Wellingtons own theatrical power couple, Side by Side by Sondheim is directed by Emma Kinane (Outrageous Fortune) with music directed by Michael Nicholas Williams. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking,
Side by Side by Sondheim is a spectacle of elegance, glamour, sophistication and humour with heart.

‘This is a dream of a show […] happy, funny, witty and so compassionate. It makes you feel good!’ - The New York Times

Emma Kinane says “I’m drawn to Sondheim because he doesn’t write simple characters. They aren’t just good or evil, they’re a deeply flawed mixture of both. Sondheim explores complexity – a gift for the actors and audience alike.
As well as great singers performing gorgeous tunes you love, these characters are dealing with complicated situations and feelings; they lie and they dissemble and they are mean to each other, just like in real life. And like in real life, they make inappropriate jokes in the middle of serious situations.”

Side by Side by Sondheim is a greatest hits album of Broadway’s classics and hidden gems. It celebrates one smash hit after another - and each one makes you remember the album or show it came from, and more importantly, the way your life was that summer when it was always on the radio. This show will not only take you back, but it will delight, thrill and entertain you with its classic charm, wit and humour. A glamorous night out on the waterfront with Broadway’s best.


ADULTS $52, CONCESSIONS $42, UNDER 25 $25
$30 Special price on Friday 22 and Sunday 24 Feb TUES, WED, THURS 6.30pm
FRI, SAT 8pm
SUN 4pm


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