Theater Announces Weston Cast For 'Side By Side By Sondheim'

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Some Weston residents have joined the cast of the Theatre Artists Workshop's "Side By Side By Sondheim." From left are  Jackob Hofmann, Carrie Pine, David Harris, Mark Basile and Barbara Rhoades.
Some Weston residents have joined the cast of the Theatre Artists Workshop's "Side By Side By Sondheim." From left are Jackob Hofmann, Carrie Pine, David Harris, Mark Basile and Barbara Rhoades. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Some Weston residents have joined the cast of the Theatre Artists Workshop's "Side By Side By Sondheim."

The annual spring benefit, which runs from April 25 to 27, will feature music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and additional music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne and with continuity by Ned Sherrin. The show includes Weston's Mark Basile and Barbara Rhoades, Jackob Hofmann, Carrie Pine and Musical Director David Harris.

"'Side By Side By Sondheim' is a dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best known songs, showcasing numbers from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity: 'Company,' 'Follies,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 'Anyone Can Whistle,' 'Pacific Overtures,' 'West Side Story' and 'Gypsy.'"  

The show was originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell.

Weston resident Mark Basile, a longtime member of the Workshop, toured North America in "Can-Can" and "On The 20th Century."

Weston resident Barbara Rhoades got her career off to an auspicious start by landing a role in "Funny Girl" starring Barbra Streisand. Since then she has appeared in many films, including Oscar-winners "Harry And Tonto" and "The Good Bye Girl."

The Workshop is located at 5 Gregory Blvd. in East Norwalk. Tickets are $20. For reservations, residents can call 203-854-6830 or visit the Theatre Artists Workshop website.

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