Putting It Together

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 February, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 February, 2011, 12:00am

Golden Voice Entertainment
Fringe Theatre
Feb 22-26, 8pm

Putting It Together is a revue based on works by American composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. It premiered in London in 1992 and features tunes from some of his most popular musicals, including Follies, A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd.

Michael Sharmon, artistic director of Golden Voice Entertainment, says: 'We chose to do Putting It Together because probably after Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim is the next most successful composer living today.'

The story begins at a wedding anniversary dinner, where two couples - played by (from left) Jacqueline Gourlay-Grant, Olivier De Molina, Sandra Leung Waters and (far right) Arvin Robles - take the audience on a journey of love and reconciliation. Sharmon (bottom) says the show is 'very funny with lots of wonderful, hilarious as well as poignant moments' as the couples 'fall in love, fall out of love and then fall back in love again'.

He says the troupe wanted to be faithful to the script but did add their own touches to the show. For instance, the story takes place over a weekend instead of just one night.

'Then it really shows the change in the characters, and you get to see that change more slowly,' says Sharmon, who is also the show's narrator.

'I think it's more interesting as well, because Sondheim is such a master that his songs evoke so many feelings - so we really want to give them a context where these characters could go through their journey more authentically.'

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