January 10, 2013


SondheimFest, January 16 - February 3
"Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos." -­‐ Stephen Sondheim
No one has successfully bent or broken more of Broadway’s rules than Stephen Sondheim. The lyricist/composer challenged the “safe” American musical of his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein, and brought musical theatre into the modern world: gang fights in the streets (West Side Story, 1957), a bittersweet look at marriage (Company, 1970) and a chorus line of killers (Assassins, 1990).

“Sondheim has changed the course of theatre history, tearing the musical away from its roots in romantic comedy,” says MTC Artistic Director Steven Schipper. “This year’s festival will celebrate his artistic impact on our city and the world."

For just $80, festival-goers can experience 11 SONDHEIMFEST productions
Two additional events – from zone41 theatre and Tara Players/Murder on the Menu,
along with screenings at the Winnipeg Public Library and a free lecture series.

To purchase a SONDHEIMPASS, call the MTC Box Office at 204-­942­‐6537. 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Film Screening)
West Side Story (Film Screening)
Winnipeg Public Library

What's Love Got To Do With It? (Original work, staged reading)
By Muriel Hogue
Manitoba Association of Playwrights

Panelists: Connie Manfredi, Into the Woods by District Theatre Collective
Reid Harrison, Follies by Dry Cold Productions
Kami Desilets, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Kiss the Giraffe Productions

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