April 16, 2012

Theatre Arts and Studies Program sings Sondheim

Clockwise from left: Gemma Zigman, Ben Ackerman, Samantha Olafson and Lajari Anne.

The Johns Hopkins University Theatre Arts and Studies Program will present A Celebration: The Music of Stephen Sondheim during three performances this week in the John Astin Theatre in Homewood’s historic Merrick Barn. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.

The show promises an evening of humor, pathos and some of the most hauntingly beautiful melodies ever written for the American theater. The cast includes 10 undergraduates taking the Performance course taught by instructor Peg Denithorne, who is also the director for the show.

Tickets are $5 for students with ID; $13 for senior citizens (60+) and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, alumni and retirees; and $15 for the general public. Cash or check only. For reservations, call 410-516-5153 or email JHUT@jhu.edu.