Scottsdale Musical Theater announces cast for ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company will present the Arizona premiere of the musical revue “Sondheim on Sondheim” with a cast of some of the Valley’s best talent.

Scottsdale Musical Theater CompanyThe octet includes four-time Zoni Award winner Matt Newhard, Marina Blue Jarrette (SMTC’s “The Producers,” Phoenix Theatre’s “Anything Goes”), Alex
Crossland (SMTC’s “Gypsy”), Michael Schauble (Arizona Theatre Company’s “Emma”), Chelsea Janzen (Hale Centre Theatre’s “9 to 5”), Lindsay Newhard, Nicole Bond and Curtis Moeller who is also serving as music director.

The production will be directed by Zoni Award winner Hector Coris (Hale Centre Theatre’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”) and the live orchestra will be conducted by Kevin Hayward.

Weaving actual video interviews with the legendary composer himself, “Sondheim on Sondheim” provides a fresh perspective into Stephen Sondheim’s illustrious career from his biggest hits to his earlier works and
earlier versions of songs from his famous musicals.

The cast of eight will present some of Sondheim’s best and obscure songs.

This is the first time this show, first produced on Broadway in 2010, has
ever been presented in Arizona.

The limited engagement will take place 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Tempe Center for the Arts , 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe.

Tickets are $32 and $42 and may be ordered at 602-9094215 or through the
SMTC website at  www.ScottsdaleMusicalTheater.com.

SMTC prides itself on “bringing Broadway’s favorites back to life,” presenting full, large-scale productions of Broadway musicals in their original forms, as they were meant to be seen.

Utilizing professional sets and costumes, great local talent and a full live orchestra, SMTC has been called “the best theatre company in the Valley when it comes to producing classic musicals.”

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