Sondheim on Sondheim | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 15 2015
Price: $45
porchlightmusictheatre.org
We're all supposed to love Stephen Sondheim, but unless you really, really love Stephen Sondheim (or “God,” as New York magazine once called him), this two-hour revival meeting may leave you, as it left me, entertained but vaguely unsatisfied. The revue samples Sondheim’s output from his first professional musical (Saturday Night) to his latest material (Road Show), and the show is packed with fascinating facts about Sondheim’s life and work—told by the man himself in a series of taped interviews dating back to the early 1970s. But some of the power of Sondheim’s tunes is lost taken out of context. And some of the performers in Nick Bowling’s production for Porchlight Music Theatre, though technically fine, lack fire. Energetic, versatile Adrienne Walker is one who doesn't. —Jack Helbig

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