From Press Release
Celebrating Acclaimed Musical Theatre Composer
17 Musicals in 3 Evenings
SONDHEIM in SEPTEMBER
A Toronto First! Stars Gather!
Producers Warren Kimmel and Peter Huck will present, selections from Stephen Sondheim’s entire repertoire over the course of three consecutive Monday evenings – September 21st, September 28th and October 5th. Stephen Sondheim is the most respected theatre composer alive today. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in drama, 7 Tony Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Award 2008), and numerous Drama Desk and Grammy Awards, Stephen Sondheim is responsible for penning such classic musicals as Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, and Company.
The concert series took an Ovation Award when it was first produced in 2005 in Vancouver, and involved over 80 singers and performers from across Canada. Proceeds will benefit charities for the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association.
Kimmel, currently appearing in the Toronto production of The Sound of Music says, “The very top musical theatre performers in Toronto and from across the nation have agreed to perform. This event is unprecedented in Toronto and the industry response has been incredible. It is an enormous undertaking though, and we have our work cut out for us.”
Huck, who appeared in The Lord of the Rings in 2007, will also direct. “With a huge ensemble, theatrical lighting and sound, and dazzling performances… you can be sure these concerts will be unforgettable. You throw a follow spot on pieces like Sondheim’s “Broadway Baby” or “Send in the Clowns”, sung by the best voices in the country…and audiences are enthralled. It’s Sondheim after all…it’s musical theatre repertoire at its finest.”
Says Kimmel…“It’s a Charity event and patrons will really be contributing to a wonderful cause, but its more than that – when I performed in this in Vancouver I knew I just had to bring it to Toronto. I’ve never seen anything like it – it’s such an endeavor. The size of the ensemble, the level of performance and the depth of material – It really captured my imagination. I know I am biased here but this is something that Torontonians will not want to miss. It’s a real event and a Toronto first!”
So far the confirmed performers include – Elicia Mackenzie (Dora Award winner for her role as Canada’s Maria in The Sound of Music) Thom Allison, Sharron Mathews, Erica Peck, Charlotte Moore, Liam Tobin (recent star of CBC’s triple sensation)as well as a number of the city’s leading performers – Janna Polzin, Blythe Wilson, Keith Dinicol, Judith Lander, Jamie McKnight and the list keeps growing.
SONDHEIM in SEPTEMBER
Monday September 21st Monday September 28th Monday October 5th
Metropolitan Community Church
115 Simpson Avenue, Toronto
Metropolitan Community Church is at the southwest corner of Simpson Avenue and Howland Avenue, one block east of Broadview and one block north of Gerrard. Simpson Avenue runs one-way westbound between Broadview and Logan. Directions, parking and ticketing information on website
Tickets are $25.00 per concert or buy all three concerts for only $60.00
BUY Tickets ONLINE at www.sondheiminseptember.com
or Call the TICKETLINE at 647 367 8477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sondheim in September is a charity event
Benefiting The Actors Fund Of Canada