‘Side by Side by Sondheim’ to light up HU’s stage

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2013-04-16
Side by SideHUNTINGTON, Ind. – Come and join in the fun with the Huntington University Theatre Company’s rendition of “Side by Side by Sondheim,” a musical revue.

“Side by Side” will feature a variety of popular songs and dance numbers from the best work of Academy, Grammy and Tony award-winning lyricist Stephen Sondheim. HU theater students will take the stage with favorites from shows such as “Into the Woods,” “Follies,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Company” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and more.

The cast includes Chloe-Ann Shaw, Tyler Skinner, Jacob Smith, Jessica Wagel, Josh Cookingham, Haley Glintz, Matthew Burtless-Creps, Osvaldo Gil, Lindsay Hoops-Siewert and Sarah Messick.

Joni Killian, adjunct instructor of vocal performance, will be musical director. Melissa Duffer, adjunct instructor and resident choreographer, will direct.

“I have loved Stephen Sondheim's music from the first time I was introduced to it in high school,” Duffer said. “Being able to direct a show that encompasses so much of his work is really exciting. The students involved in the show are all so talented. We have been having a lot of fun during this rehearsal process, and I can't wait for everyone to see them perform this incredible music.”

“Side by Side by Sondheim” will be shown in the Studio Theatre of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University April 25-27. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with a special 2 p.m. matinee performance on April 27.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for HU students and $9 for HU faculty/staff.

For reservations, call the MCA Box Office at 260-359-4261 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets also will be sold at the door before every performance. Tickets are now on sale. Buy your tickets today as seating is limited.

For more information about the Huntington University Theatre Company, visit www.huntington.edu/theatre.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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