|October 13, 2013|
Starring Paula Jayne Friedland and Janine Gastineau
Narrated by: Actor – Jim Hunt
with Pianist/Arranger – Eric French and Bassist – Brian Casey
Staging and Choreography by Piper Arpan
Paula Jayne Friedland and Janine Gastineau return in their show, OUR TIME: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim, their newest musical revue. With pianist/arranger Eric French and bassist Brian Casey, OUR TIME features over two dozen songs from Stephen Sondheim’s 25 musicals and his dozens of film and television scores.
You will learn things you never knew about the man behind these hit musicals: WEST SIDE STORY, INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, GYPSY, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, COMPANY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and FOLLIES.
For more than five decades, Sondheim’s works have garnered him eight Tony awards (more than any other composer), a Pulitzer Prize, and eight Grammys. In OUR TIME, you’ll meet the man that many theatre enthusiasts regard as the greatest composer and lyricist in the history of the American musical theatre.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
PAULA JAYNE FRIEDLAND earned a music degree from Colorado State University before moving to New York where she spent 13 years working in the professional theatre. She played Sheila in the European tour of the Broadway musical, HAIR, starred in productions of HELLO DOLLY (Irene Molly), A CHORUS LINE (Sheila), and SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM. In 2012, Friedland created the original one woman show, AGING: The Musical! and in 2008 co-wrote the two-person revue, ART ISN’T EASY with Janine Gastineau (debuting it at Lannie’s!).
JANINE GASTINEAU has, to quote Sondheim himself, “careered from career to career.” She’s danced in musicals, choreographed modern dance works, directed a church choir, led a three-part harmony women’s folk trio, and written about dance and the performing arts for Dance Magazine and the New York Times. Janine can also be seen monthly at Boulder’s Caffe Sole, singing jazz, standards, French Chanson, and Brazilian Bossa and Samba with her Rhythm trio.
JIM HUNT has worked in Denver theatre as actor and director for over forty years. Recent roles include Morty in AFTER THE REVOLUTION (Curious Theatre Company), Kaufmann in BACH AT LEIPZIG (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company – BETC), Al Lewis in THE SUNSHINE BOYS (Lake Dillon Theatre Company), and Franklin Woolsey in GHOST-WRITER (BETC). For the last eight years he has directed the Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Awards Ceremony and this year was honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Jim is an artistic company member at Curious Theatre Company and a BETC ensemble member. He, like Paula and Janine, is an avid fan of Sondheim and has relished his music for 40 years.
More information: www.paulafriedland.com and www.janinegastineau.com
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, October 13th at 7pm
Doors open at 6pm