Finalists for 14th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2022 competition

The 12 finalists have been revealed for the 14th Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition – affectionately known as SSSSPOTY.

The gala final of this year’s competition – the first since the passing of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim – will be held, fittingly, in the Sondheim Theatre, on 30 May, 2022. This year, The Stephen Sondheim Society (a charitable trust founded in 1993) elected to open the field up to every student of musical theatre, and asked for auditions to be made via video.

More than 300 submissions were received, and the final 12, plus 3 reserves, were selected by critic and broadcaster Edward Seckerson (Chair of the Judges) and Musical Director Nigel Lilley (Follies, National Theatre; Fun Home, Young Vic). Continue reading “Finalists for 14th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2022 competition”

News: Sondheim’s Old Friends confirmed

The uber-exclusive (and exclusively priced) Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends – A Celebration  has set its company now, with an astounding rollcall gathering to celebrate Sondheim’s legacy at the West End theatre that now bears his name. A one-night only affair on 3rd May, the show will be staged by Matthew Bourne and Maria Friedman with choreography by Stephen Mear and a 26-piece orchestra conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo.

All profits from the evening will go to the Stephen Sondheim Foundation. Continue reading “News: Sondheim’s Old Friends confirmed”