18 episodes

Each week, Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber joins 3 special guests to discuss the many works of Stephen Sondheim. "West Side Story," "Into The Woods," "Sweeney Todd" 'and so much more! Join us Saturdays at 7pm CST on YouTube and Facebook for video premieres, or right here on your favorite Podcast platform!

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Sondheim @ 90 Roundtabl‪e‬ Porchlight Music Theatre

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Each week, Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber joins 3 special guests to discuss the many works of Stephen Sondheim. "West Side Story," "Into The Woods," "Sweeney Todd" 'and so much more! Join us Saturdays at 7pm CST on YouTube and Facebook for video premieres, or right here on your favorite Podcast platform!

YouTube.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre | Facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre | Learn more at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

    Company - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Company - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    “Company," music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, is the topic for tonight's final episode of "Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable." Joining Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber for a lively discussion on the award-winning musical, its development, its popularity and its recent revivals are Raúl Esparza (four-time Tony Award nominee, star of Broadway’s "Company," TV’s "Law & Order: SVU"), Robert Falls (Tony Award-winning artistic director at The Goodman Theatre) and Lonny Price (Porchlight Artistic Advisory board member, Broadway’s original "Charley Kringas,” in "Merrily We Roll Along," director of "Sweeney Todd," "Company" and "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert" with the New York Philharmonic).

    Edited by Remington Cleve

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Passion - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Passion - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Sondheim’s 1994 musical “Passion” is the focus of this week’s “Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable with Michael Weber.” “Passion” tells the story of a love triangle and is adapted from Ettore Scola's 1981 film “Passione d'Amore” and its source material, Iginio Ugo Tarchetti's 1869 novel "Fosca.” Weber’s guests this week, discussing what many consider Sondheim’s most personal work, are John Doyle (Tony Award-winning director; Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company), Judy Kuhn (multiple Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award nominee; "Passion" at the Kennedy Center Sondheim Festival) and Kathy Voytko, (Broadway's "The Frogs" and "Passion" at Chicago Shakespeare).

    Edited by Remington Cleve

    New episodes every Saturday at 7pm CT!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Saturday Night - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Saturday Night - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Sondheim's "Saturday Night" on "Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable!" "Saturday Night" has music and lyrics from a 24-year old Stephen Sondheim, and book, based on the play "Front Porch in Flatbush" by brothers Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein. Sondheim was to make his Broadway debut with "Saturday Night" during the 1954-55 season, but unforseen circumstances delayed its opening night in New York - for 45 years!

    Hear about the stories behind this fascinating production and some of its modern iterations when Michael Weber is joined by his guests Frankie Leo Bennett (Porchlight's "In The Heights," Porchlight Revisits "1776"), Andréa Burns (selected by Sondheim to create the role of "Celeste" in the New York premiere at Off-Broadway Second Stage Theatre in 2000) and Nik Kmieck ("New Faces Sing Broadway 1941" and numerous Porchlight Revisits productions).

    Edited by Remington Cleve

    New episodes every Saturday at 7pm CT!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Do I Hear A Waltz? - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Do I Hear A Waltz? - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    "Do I Hear a Waltz?" is the subject of this week’s Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable. Michael Weber is joined by Cheryl Coons (Director of the Music Theater Program at Chicago Dramatists), Anthony Crivello (Tony Award-winner for Broadway's Kiss of the Spider Woman, LA Ovation Award Nomination as "Renato Di Rossi" in "Do I Hear a Waltz?" at Pasadena Playhouse) and Kelli Harrington (Three-time Jeff Award-recipient who starred as "Leona Samish" in "Do I Hear a Waltz?" at The Music Theatre Company) to discuss this musical and its history, including Sondheim working with Richard Rodgers for his one and only time.

    Edited by Remington Cleve

    New episodes every Saturday at 7pm CT! Video premieres available on YouTube and Facebook.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Assassins - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Assassins - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    Sondheim's politically charged "Assassins" is the focus of this episode of Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable. Michael Weber is joined by Anika Chapin (artistic associate and resident dramaturg at Goodspeed Musicals), Jermaine Hill (Jeff Award-winner, music direction, "Sophisticated Ladies') and Stef Tovar (Jeff Award-winning actor and instructor) to discuss this tour-de-force musical featuring Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a story focusing on America's fascination with celebrity via the assassins and would-be assassins of American presidents.

    Edited by Remington Cleve

    New episodes every Saturday at 7pm CT! Video premieres available on YouTube and Facebook.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Frogs - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    The Frogs - Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

    This episode of Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable has Victoria Bussert (director of music theatre at Baldwin-Wallace University, director of "The Frogs" at Pegasus Players), Christopher Pazdernik (Porchlight Music Theatre's casting & company manager, director of numerous Porchlight Revisits) and Christie Chiles Twillie (music director for Porchlight Revisits "Minnie's Boys" and a music director, piano conductor, sound designer and composer) discussing the musical send up of Greek comedy and satire "The Frogs." Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and "freely adapted" by Burt Shevelove, with host Michael Weber.

    Loosely based on a comedy written in 405 B.C. by Aristophanes, "The Frogs" playfully explores the great challenges of human existence: confronting fears, understanding life and death and challenging the distractions that can prevent us from achieving our goals.

    Edited by Remington Cleve

     New episodes every Saturday at 7pm CT! Video premieres available on YouTube and Facebook.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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