April 20–26, 2023
A legend in the arts, Stephen Sondheim changed musical theatre forever. Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the beloved composer through his own words and music. Featuring both familiar favorites—including West Side Story, Follies and Sweeney Todd—as well as hidden gems, audiences will immerse themselves in Sondheim’s unparalleled work in this funny, affectionate and revealing tribute that includes filmed commentary from the man himself. This production is part of the Pasadena Playhouse’s six-month Sondheim Celebration, a festival celebrating the maestro and bringing to life some of his most monumental musicals for a new generation.
Performance Dates & Times
Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.
We’ve gone digital!
In alignment with the University’s commitment to sustainability and to do our part in limiting the potential spread of COVID-19, the programs for all of our productions will be available online. Audience members will be able to scan a QR code in the theatre, or visit dramaticarts.usc.edu/digital-programs to view or print the program. A limited number of printed programs will be available upon request.
Discounted parking is available for $15, except on football game days. Please inform the gate officer you are attending a School of Dramatic Arts performance and request the arts rate. On game days, parking is $40.
Please note: The LA Times Festival of Books will be held on USC’s campus on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23. 150,000 attendees are expected over the two-day festival. Parking will be limited on USC’s campus and traffic is expected to be heavy. Please plan accordingly and consider taking public transportation.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and Originally Directed by James Lapine
Directed by Richard Israel