By Sarah Synk
Put on your Broadway night shoes, break out the opera glasses, and get ready to hear the prodigious music of Stephen Sondheim, one of the foremost musical composers of our time. If you enjoy the music of Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, and Company, you’ll be glad to hear about WSU’s upcoming production of Putting It Together, a musical revue containing songs from all these Sondheim musicals!
Putting It Together premiered on Broadway in 1999. Now, 20 years later, it finds itself on the Sullivan Auditorium stage.
“I think you should see it because it’s not necessarily that popular,” says Caitlyn MacKenna, one of the leads of the musical. “It’s not a show a lot of people know, but the music in it is fantastic, and the cast is doing a great job with it.”
Set in a New York penthouse, guests at a cocktail party reflect upon the complexities of their relationships while growing tipsier as the night progresses.
Leah Gibson, another lead, is having a great time preparing for the show.
“I love my role,” Gibson exclaims. “The show is really fun and engaging. I really enjoy my character. I think she’s so hilarious and I have a blast playing her.”
The cast hopes the audience will have a blast watching the show as well.
WSU alum Mark Peterson is directing the show. Dr. Christie Nigro of the VPA Department is the music director. The leads will be backed by a vocal ensemble and an orchestra.
Show dates for Putting It Together are Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for the general public will be $15. Students and seniors receive a discounted price of $10. Tickets may be purchased beforehand by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or they may be purchased at the door.