Sondheim explores themes of love, sex, obsession, illness, passion, beauty, power and manipulation. Passion is set in 19th century Italy and delves into the changes of a young soldier brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel’s homely, ailing cousin. Sondheim based his work upon the Ettore Scola film Passione d’Amore Iginio Ugo Tarchetti and the novel Fosca.
Theatre on the Square
March 11-26, 2016
Christel DeHaan Main Stage
Directed by Tim Spradlin
Passion is a multiple Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine.
The New York Times said “Once in an extraordinary while, you sit in a theater and your body shivers with the sense and thrill of something so new, so unexpected, that it seems, for those fugitive moments, more like life than art. Passion is just plain wonderful.”
“(Passion is) the most personal and internalized of Mr. Sondheim’s works.” — Variety
“The show’s pervasive appeal to the senses comes through the music, which seems to fill the theater like a churning ocean.” —NY Times
“Emotional and…passionate…Sondheim’s music — his most expressive yet…has pushed the parameters of his art…this it the most thrilling piece of theater on Broadway. –Clive Barnes, New York Post, May 1994
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