Arlington High School students Zoe Sachs and Robert Harrelson, at left, add their voices to "Side by Side by Sondheim," which continues at the AFD Theatre through Sunday.
The musical entertainment is a tribute to the Tony-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Pulitizer Prize-winning musical genius of Stephen Sondheim.
It is directed by Joe Stallone of Arlington with a cast of 10 singing and dancing.
This dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs features numbers from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theater with their masterful craft and creativity:
"Company," "Follies," "A Little Night Music," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and many more.
Included are rarities from the television musical "Evening Primrose," the film "The Seven Percent Solution" and the hit revue "The Mad Show."
Tickets may be purchased online at www.afdtheatre.org or by calling the box office at 781-646-5922.
AFD Theatre is at 22 Academy St. The theater is wheelchair-accessible. Assisted-listening devices are available.
Musical director is Karin Denison. Choreography is by Jennifer Condon. The producer is James Grana.
The production features cast members Sandy Armstrong, John Everett Martin, Kathy Dalton, Jocelyn Hesse, Ann McCoy, Robert Orzalli, Dan Rabone and David Warnock.
Opening night on March 29 included a postshow wine and cheese reception following the 8 p.m. performance. The 4 p.m. April 7 performance was followed by a talk-back with the cast and design team.
Specific dates are March 29, 30 and April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and April 7 and 14 at 4 p.m.
This story was published Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
Parents: Do you need help getting your kids away from all those devices and screens?
Kids: Do you want your parents to lighten up about screen time?
"We'll Be Better Later -- A Comedy for a Computer-Crazed World," this year's entry from the Thompson Drama Project, just may be the help you need.
Performances are set for Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at Arlington High School Auditorium.
The play, featuring Thompson Elementary School students, is set in a detention camp for Internet-addicted kids whose parents have sent them away to get "better."
Can forced exercise, small talk and sunshine wean the kids from World of Warcraft, manga and Twitter? Or, will their parents learn to understand them better?
See the play to find out.
The suggested donation is $5 per person.
The entire Arlington community is welcome to attend.
This story was published Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
"The 39 Steps" at AFD, is underway for $20, according to this schedule: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, at 8 p.m.; Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, at 4 p.m.
To purchase tickets, contact the box office: 781-646-5922 or go online at www.afdtheatre.org.
What a play; what a puzzle! When Judy Weinberg, the production manager "Steps" handed me a copy of the play, I was dumbstruck. How could it be done?
Just a few of the challenges: a chase scene on a train, on a trestle, in the mountains, at night; dozens of characters and costumes; an ancient castle, a murder or two, a handful of accents, and, importantly, a dashing pencil mustache.