For over five decades he spun his words and music to be sung on the stages of Broadway theaters. Stephen Sondheim transformed musical theater into psychodrama, exploring characters and emotions in such a novel and robust way so that no one ever leaves the theater quietly after a Sondheim musical.
American music specialist Robert Wyatt leads a path through Sondheim’s life and creations, from the trailblazing contributions of West Side Story, Follies, and Company to the animated precision of shows like A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd to the boldness of later works such as Assassins and Passion. The program is brought to life with musical recordings, videos of performances, cast albums, and clips of Sondheim speaking. Experience the wizardry of Stephen Sondheim as Wyatt pairs the virtuosity of his words with the passion of his music—which sends you exiting the theater with “Send in the Clowns” ringing in your ears.