If you're in the Boston area this weekend, and you're looking for a lovely way to spend this Sunday evening, why not head over to the Boston Conservatory. A bunch of my BoCo students have put together a revue entitled Sunday in the Hall With Sondheim. The "hall" in this case is venerable Seully Hall, which is on the fourth floor of the Conservatory's main building at 8 The Fenway. And, well, if I have to tell you who Sondheim is, then you really have no business reading this blog.
Two of my best students from last semester have put together this review: Joe Longthorne and Neil Reilly. Joe is the show's director, and Neil has created all the orchestrations and arrangements himself. And he's put together some really interesting numbers and sequences. Featured songs include "Take Me to the World" from Evening Primrose, "Being Alive" from Company, and "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened" from Bounce/Road Show. The cast comprises more than 20 the best performers that the school has to offer, accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra selected from the Conservatory's many talented musicians.
The shows are at 7PM and 9PM this Sunday evening. Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. For advance tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The proceeds go towards the school's Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS efforts. In keeping with the BC/EFA tradition, there will also be a number of autographed goodies from various Broadway shows available through silent auction and raffle.
So, a great cause, and a great show. We hope to see you there.