Side by Side by Sondheim at The Players Centre

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This weekend, come to The Player’s Centre to check out Side by Side by Sondheim, the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical revue. The show, which is the first in The Player’s Centre’s season of productions, made its season premiere on September 8th and will make its final appearance this weekend.

Side by Side by Sondheim kicks off The Player’s Centre 93rd season, entitled Six That Matter. “Our artistic director chose that title for our upcoming season because it features six shows that all explore different facets of life. They all have their own unique ways of inspiring us and showing the true beauty of life--they all matter in their different ways,” says Amanda Heisey, Marketing Director at The Player’s Centre.

Side by Side by Sondheim is a particularly apt production regarding the season’s theme of “Six That Matter” due to Stephen Sondheim’s recent passing in 2021. “Sondheim was such a big figure in musical theater and many of his songs are really poignant and explore different aspects of life, that it just felt right to do,” says Heisey.

New this year to The Player’s Centre are changes with the performance space. Off-season renovations have transformed the performance venue to a theater in the round format, making it more accessible for audience members. “Going into the round lets us add more seats so that the audience can see better, we’re one of the few theater’s in town that performs in the round,” says Heisey. “The format makes for a more interesting and artistic way to tell the story. While it takes more creativity from our directors and is more challenging for our actors, it feels like a more natural viewing experience from the perspective of audience members and we’re really excited to share that experience with them this year.”

Tickets:$30 Adult $13 Student, Studio 1130, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130, Sarasota. Box Office: 941-365-2494.

For more information or to purchase tickets click here.

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