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Sondheim on Sondeim

From 44 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the show

Theater 2020 presents this musical revue, which offers an intimate look at the beloved musical theater composer and lyricist.


Member Reviews (44)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing, Intelligent
83
Avg Score

83
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Still resonates 10 years later,.Video and one super quote by Sondheim. Young talented group of 8. It is in Brooklyn

Don't see it if The tiny seats of bygone days Some may need a plot. This is more or less most of Sondheim songs,

86
Intelligent, Refreshing, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you’d enjoy Sondheim’s music sung well with great video and photographs supported commentary that tell the back story of his music and life.

Don't see it if you want a musical with sets and costumes-this is eight singers and a pianist presenting the songs with a little choreography and no mics.

82
Multicultural cast, Unamplified b’way voices, Cliched format, Cabaret presentation, Great singing

See it if You like theatrical back stories, a combination of Broadway history and gossip told through videos of Sondheim & illustrated with live songs

Don't see it if You are tired of the video on stage format. There is no plot, just multiple stories with names you might recognize. At 2.5 hours it’s long

75
Dated, Pleasant singing, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You want songs of Sondheim backed up with interviews from him. You want a nice production with nice performers.

Don't see it if You don't like the revue format w/songs out of context. You prefer more contemporary vocals: the performers, while all solid, had an...

Also old-fashioned cabaret style that didn't deliver the feels I wanted whi... Read more Read less

83
Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if About Stephen Sondheim works, Get to know the man a little. Hear his songs performed.

Don't see it if If dislike the music and want flashy show.

Also General admission, runs around 2 1/2 hours.

90
Delightful, Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want a graat night of theatre. Wonderful cast seems to perform just for you, very up close. Great theatre history lesson.

Don't see it if You’re looking for straight drama.

78
Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love all things Sondheim; you like revues;quality singing is more important than staging; you like--or at least don't mind--multimedia.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals to revues; staging & costumes and venues matter; you dislike multimedia, you prefer singers who can act.

Also The singing in this was excellent. It's the reason to see this. My fav... Read more Read less

70
Indulgent, Entertaining, Dated

See it if Sondheim's life story and songbook is sung by eight talented performers, guided and interrupted by a ​video of Sondheim

Don't see it if two and a half-hour​ long cabaret to video --sort of a PBS bio with live performers except created by Sondheim to control his legacy

Also The performers were entertaining , and there are poignant moments reve... Read more Read less

77
Great vocal arrangements, musical direction, Fine costumes, lighting, direction, Talented cast, great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You're up for a bare-bones, lovingly presented and sung evening of Sondheim, complete with Sondheim's video narration and commentary.

Don't see it if You're not a fan, though it's a well-performed intro to his work, personality & world view; it might persuade you, even though it's in Bklyn

Also Sondheim has been with us for so long, and so revolutionary and influe... Read more Read less

93
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You like Sondheim’s music with a wonderful cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like Sondheim.

85
Great singing, Delightful

See it if You love and/or appreciate Sondheim. Great songs, beautifully performed. A talented cast and the video is fascinating.

Don't see it if You are anti Sondheim. Then boo to you but you probably wouldn’t go anyway..

85
Great way to learn about sondheim and to hear his songs sung by a talented cast

See it if You are a Sondheim fan and/ or want to support the only professional theater company based in Brooklyn Heights.

Don't see it if You want a musical with elaborate sets and costumes.

86
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if your appreciate the work of Stephen Sondheim. Fine singing is trumped by Mr. Sondheim's narration and out-of-sight visuals

Don't see it if you don't like a review and don't like the work of Stephen Sondheim

83
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if An entertaining and educational evening all about Stephen Sondheim's Musical hits and misses and his personal life shown through video and

Don't see it if Live performances by 8 singers and a piano player. Don't see it if you prefer a full Broadway musical and have no interest in Sondheim.

Also The play runs about two and a half hours with an intermission and made... Read more Read less

88
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Even if you are not crazy about Sondheim the crew at St Francis college is Wonderful staging and enthusiasm.

Don't see it if Dislike Sondheim and musicals

Also Give the cast a prize

79
Masterful, Educational, Great singing

See it if into learning what Sondheim wants you to know about his legacy, well sung

Don't see it if you want to leave a show smiling - this could use a jolt of his comic material towards the end.

Also Perhaps it is best when our heroes let others write their legacy. Whil... Read more Read less

82
Riveting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You’re a Sondheim fan you’ll have a lot of fun

Don't see it if You want to see a very fancy broadway musical. “It’s not that kind of show”

75
Intelligent, Slow, Great singing

See it if You are interested in the life and/or work of Stephen Sondheim, or appreciate seeing a music revue with great singers

Don't see it if You don't like Stephen Sondheim's music, not interested in his life, dislike revues, or wanted to see a drama or comedy.

Also Was slow in parts but the singing was excellent and enjoyed seeing foo... Read more Read less

89
Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Unique chance to hear this great US composer/lyricist's wide range of songs, performed by a talented 8member cast, blended in a humbling *

Don't see it if you aren't fond of musicals, nor a bare stage w/video.

Also inspirational story w/ a powerful message. E.g., in "God" Sondheim add... Read more Read less

80
Refreshing, Intelligent, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the story behind the song. See it if you like Sondheim music.

Don't see it if You do not like his style of music.

66
Low energy, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if If you want to see a medley of sondheim songs sung with little energy. Interesting video of Sondheim himself

Don't see it if Looking for a lively show with sparkling interpretations of songs

79
Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like Sondheim and are interested in hearing many of his wonderful songs sung by 8 talented singers. Plus an interesting video .

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim. Want more than a revue and more than piano music

85
Intelligent, Not dated, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy good music sung by a great cast.

Don't see it if you believe all musicals should be extravaganzas.

Also An added bonus is Sondheim providing his insights via video.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if if you love Sondheim music and back story

Don't see it if if you don't like musical reviews

83
Nostalgic, Charming, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the music of Sondheim and want to learn more about his career. This is also more of a musical revue/retrospective.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim, and want a shorter show. It does run a bit long, but there's so much material.

Also For a cast of 8, the voices are superb and full! Some real standout vo... Read more Read less


February 25th, 2020
"Brooklyn's Theater2020 Celebrates The Best Of The Boro And Stage With 'SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM'"
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