Next on stage in May 2018
Marry Me a Little, the musical review of the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.
Come celebrate the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim in Marry Me A Little, conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene. This charming and bittersweet musical revue features songs by Stephen Sondheim, the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical. The story is about two urban singles who share a Saturday night of sweet fantasies and deep yearning while never leaving the confines of their solitary apartments. Together they breathe new theatrical life and meaning into a collection of Sondheim’s most famous songs which first appeared in productions of Anyone Can Whistle, Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and A Little Night Music.Accompanied by Brian Michael on piano, local musical theatre favorites Kurt Raimer and Leah Yorkston portray two single strangers who are alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, passing their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they’re separated by only floorboards and a ceiling in identical studio apartments. Adair Chappell directs.
“No living Broadway composer’s gifts have been more celebrated than Mr. Sondheim’s. But it’s a testament to his skills that the discards and remnants from which this show was stitched are more beguiling than so much of what passes for contemporary musical.”
Monday evening, April 30th @ 7:30 pm – tickets $15 at the door.
Tuesday morning, May 1st @ 10:30 am, coffee and treats at 10:00 am – tickets $15 at the door.
All performances are at the Sanctuary (home of triangle productions!). The Sanctuary is located at 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Tickets are $15 at the door.
KURT RAIMER happily returns to the Guild’s annual Musical Reading where he last took a role in ‘Sideshow’ a few years back. Some favorite roles include (Stine) City of Angels, (Dan) Next To Normal, (Father) Ragtime, (Sir Galahad) Spamalot and (Archibald) The Secret Garden. He has also performed as a soloist with the Oregon and Seattle Symphony Pops.
LEAH YORKSTON was recently seen on the PCT stage last holiday season with the Willamette Radio Workshop. Other stage credits: Dusty, Forever Dusty (Triangle Prod.), Janet, the Rocky Horror Picture Show (Live on Stage), Sweeney Todd (Portland Center Stage), Maria, The Sound of Music, The Narrator, Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway Rose) & Betty Haynes, White Christmas (Lakewood Theater). Leah was recently awarded with a 2017 Special PAMTA for Outstanding Performer. To find out what she’s doing next visit leahyorkston.com