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Porchlight Music Theatre’s Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable
May 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre’s 25th Anniversary season continues with a new free virtual series “Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable” with host Michael Weber, debuting Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. CST on Porchlight’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre. The series, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, gathers talents from Chicago, Broadway and the world of theater to discuss Stephen Sondheim as an American icon while celebrating Sondheim’s 90th birthday year. Throughout Sondheim’s storied career he has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer), a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama, when presenting Sondheim with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, said Sondheim had “reinvented the American musical.”
Each “Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable” with Michael Weber episode focuses on a specific Sondheim musical with special guests presenting videos of Sondheim inspired performances, providing a lively discussion of that week’s work and sharing their views on Sondheim’s impact on the performing arts.
The episode schedule is as follows: Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. CST (West Side Story), Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. CST (Sunday in the Park with George) and Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. CST (Follies.), Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. CST (Gypsy, a Musical Fable), Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. CST (Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. CST (Into the Woods.)
Future episodes will be announced with updates found at PorchlightMusicTheater.org and its social media outlets.