Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Joshua Sondheim was born on 22 March 1930 and is one of the most important figures in 20th century musical theatre. He has been praised for reinventing the American musical with shows that tackled unexpected themes and music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication. With a slew of awards including an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 US Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences will get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of this famed composer. Please be advised that Stephen Sondheim will not be in attendance.

The concert will feature some of Sondheim’s greatest songs from West Side Story, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Evening Primrose, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods, plus many more!

The celebratory performance brings together three-time Lawrence Olivier Award winner Philip Quast and the remarkable Anne Wood (Mamma Mia!), acclaimed Australian artists Jason Barry-Smith, Jarrod Draper, Alister Kingsley, Naomi Price and Patrice Tipoki plus four Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree students from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

The 60-piece Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra will present the Australian premiere of the full symphony orchestra arrangements created especially for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International 

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited​


Performers Philip Quast, Anne Wood, Jason Barry-Smith, Jarrod Draper, Alister Kingsley, Naomi Price, Patrice Tipoki
Director Tyran Parke
Musical Director/Conductor Michael Keen
Designer Alison Ross

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Presented by QPAC and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

Pricing Guide

Premium Adult $109
A Reserve Adult $99 Concession^ $89

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Philip Quast

Anne Wood

Jason Barry-Smith

Jarrod Draper

Alister Kingsley

Naomi Price

Patrice Tipoki