Sound off on Sondheim

Sound off on Sondheim

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It’s been said of Stephen Sondheim that he is the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in American musical theatre.

He’s been praised and honoured, lauded with awards, for creating some of the finest works for the stage and screen in a career that’s lasted longer than 50 years.

Now we want to know what you think. Twelve productions will be presented Jan. 17 to Feb. 2, part of Sondheimfest, the 2013 installment of Winnipeg’s Master Playwright series.

Review one of the plays during Sondheimfest – no more than 500 words please -- and submit it via the form here for fame, glory and a chance to win one of 21 pairs of theatre tickets.

Assassins

  • Dark side of the American Dream

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    Ronald Robinson - Date seen: January 19

    Sondheim's pursuit of the American Dream via presidential assassinations is what Francis Ford Coppola did to starting your own business in the Godfather.

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Dear Mama

  • Whatever happened to...Baby June

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    Ronald Robinson - Date seen: January 18

    A brave effort from solo performer, Kendra Jones.

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Impromptu Splendor

  • Improv Done Right

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    Patricia Vineberg - Date seen: January 23

    Looking for a good reason to get out of the house?

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Into the Woods

  • Music to my ears

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    Dan Sylvestre - Date seen: February 2

    Being more of a chicken wings, beer and football kind of guy, I never thought I would find myself among the sophisticated folks sitting down to see a play at the theatre -- especially since the word “musical” usually makes me want to smash my head through a thick window pane leaving me in a bloody mess just to avoid the lyrical melodic agony but here I found myself, with an open mind.

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My Town

  • An absolute delight

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    Bonnie Scott - Date seen: January 20

    I had the pleasure of attending Thom Allison’s show, My Town, Jan. 20. What an absolute delight!

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Sunday in the Park with George

  • Excellence by design

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    Ronald Robinson - Date seen: January 20

    Wonderful. The painter George Seurat's famous A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte comes to life on stage... and the figures, seemingly captured, are hot and sticky. Something any Winnipeg audience at this time of year wants to hear.

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What's Love Got To Do With It?

  • Sondheim Sisterhood

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    Ronald Robinson - Date seen: January 22

    Squeaky Fromme is ready to shoot President Gerald Ford. Why? because Charly says...

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