March 22, 2014
Cover Charge: $25 – $35
Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door
Food & Beverage Minimum $25
|Sat, Mar 22||11:00pm||Doors 10:00pm||Tickets|
Sondheimas, falling on March 22nd, commemorates the Great One’s birth much in the manner of another perennially single Jewish boy whose world view was, let’s just say, a lot less wry. Direct from the (electronic) pages of Rachel Shukert’s Kindle single “Let Me Be Your Star,” and the (electronic) pages of the “F*ck Yeah Stephen Sondheim” Tumblr, comes the world’s first celebration of this holiday for the ages. One part concert, one part hilarious worship service – our Sondheimas celebration will feature the premiere of Shukert’s pageant retelling the Birth of Steve as you’ve never seen it before, a homily by award-winning author/Broadway dancer Tim Federle (author of Better Nate Than Ever, dancer in Gypsy) and Sondheim songs familiar and rare, performed by Broadway talent including Molly Pope, Leah Horowitz (Follies), Terry Burrell (Dreamgirls, Into the Woods), Tamra Hayden (Cabaret), Justin Barnette (Hairspray, Fiorello! at Encores!), Orville Mendoza (Passion, Peter and the Starcatcher), Barbara Tirrell (Wicked), puppeteer Scottie Rowell and the Sondheimas Tabernacle Choir. Make like the (Franklin) Shepards and Wise Guys, and follow the greatest star Broadway has ever known to 54 Below in honor of this great day. And if you’re lucky, you might even get called on stage to help decorate the holiday beanstalk or sit in the festively decorated barber’s chair and tell Sweeney Todd about your Sondheimas wishes. With better songs than The Greatest Story Ever Told and more laughs than The Passion of the Christ, you’ll want to tell your grandchildren that you were there the day Sondheimas was first celebrated.