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Putting It Together: Feast of Sondheim favorites to visit Syracuse Stage

January 16, 2009

Patrick Finlon
(315) 443-2636

Patrick Finlon

A swanky Manhattan cocktail party provides the setting for a cast of five who use Stephen Sondheim's exquisite songs to examine the ups and downs of two relationships in "Putting it Together," running Jan. 27-Feb. 15 at Syracuse Stage.

The stellar cast of Broadway performers includes Tony Award winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, Tyler Hanes, Andre Ward and Stephanie Youell. Tickets are available at the Syracuse Stage Box Office at 820 E. Genesee St., by telephone at (315) 443- 3275 or http://www.SyracuseStage.org.

"Putting It Together" showcases 30 of Sondheim's most beloved songs from such musicals as "Sunday in the Park with George," "Assassins," "Company," "Merrily We Roll Along," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "A Little Night Music" and "Sweeney Todd." Many of the classic Sondheim songs are presented in a context entirely different from that for which they were written.

"It is always wonderful working on material by Stephen Sondheim, one of the most important American theatre artists," said Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. "I love the idea behind 'Putting It Together,' where one couple well into their marriage 'tests' a younger couple full of hope and newness. Theatergoers will experience an evening that's contemporary New York-sophisticated, elegant, thought provoking and funny."

Tickets range from $24-$48 with discounts for seniors, students, groups and Syracuse Stage subscribers. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Syracuse Stage Box Office at 820 E. Genesee St., by telephone at (315) 443-3275 or online at http://SyracuseStage.org. Rush tickets range from $15-$25 for adults and $9 for students with I.D., and can be reserved day of performance by calling ($5 fee) or by visiting the box office (no fee). For group discounts (10 or more), call the box office.

"Putting It Together" is sponsored by Constellation Energy, Time Warner Cable and WAER 88.3. Syracuse Stage season sponsors are The Post-Standard and Time Warner Cable.

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