This June, the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts is bringing the sounds of renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim to the Triad with the 2017 Summer Sondheim Concert Series.
The series is being offered to the community for the first time as part of UNCG’s North Carolina Summer Repertory, an opportunity for students, alumni and industry professionals to participate in a “summer stock” theatrical experience.
Performances begin on Thursday, June 1, with a preview concert performance of Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George,” conducted by UNCG alumnus and doctoral student Justin P. Cowan. Opening night for the show is Friday, June 2, at Triad Stage’s Pyrle Theatre, with additional performances on June 3 and 4.
In addition, UNCG will present “Sweeney Todd” in concert – conducted by alumnus and musical director for Broadway’s “Wicked” Dom Amendum – June 21-24 at Triad Stage. While both works will be performed “in concert,” they will be presented fully-staged and in their entirety.
Not only does the non-curricular program provide a professional stepping stone for current students, alumni and community members, but it brings outstanding musical theater to Triad residents and visitors during the summer months.
“This is an opportunity to see Broadway performers right here in Greensboro, working alongside our students and members of the community,” Cowan said. “Audiences will get to hear and see full orchestras on stage with the actors, creating a fully-immersed musical experience to complement these classic stage works.”
Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Triad Stage Box Office. A limited number of student tickets are available, and student tickets must be purchased in person or by calling 336-272-0160.
To learn more, visit ncsr.uncg.edu.
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications