Plays & Prose


Sondheim completist #goals

Jake Gyllenhaal and the cast of the 2017 Broadway revival of  Sunday in the Park with George . Photo by Sara Krulwich.

Jake Gyllenhaal and the cast of the 2017 Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George. Photo by Sara Krulwich.

In my review of 42nd Street Moon's production of Saturday Night, I noted that the show would appeal to Sondheim completists. So then, of course, I had to tally up the Sondheim shows I've seen* and calculate how close I am to completist status. I'm 2/3 of the way there!

Saturday Night (42nd Street Moon, 2018)
West Side Story (2x: Lakeridge High School and a dinner theater in SoCal, both circa 2000. I also wrote program notes for Portland Center Stage's 2006 production, but did not get to see it.)
Gypsy (Portland Center Stage, 2001)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (The Catlin Gabel School, 2005)
Anyone Can Whistle (but who ever produces this?)
Do I Hear a Waltz (ditto)
Company (2x: Vassar College, 2005-ish; San Francisco Playhouse, 2015)
Follies (I really want to see this one live)
A Little Night Music (American Conservatory Theater, 2015)
The Frogs (Lincoln Center Theater, 2004)
Pacific Overtures (another rarity, though we have the Asian-American talent in the Bay Area to do it justice)
Sweeney Todd (Broadway, 2006)
Merrily We Roll Along (Vassar College, 2008)
Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway, 2017)
Into The Woods (2x: Jesuit High School, 2000; then I acted in it at Vassar in 2006)
Assassins (2x: Artists Repertory Theater, 2008; Shotgun Players, 2012)
Passion (but Custom Made Theatre is doing it in 2019!)
Road Show (missed the Theatre Rhino production in 2014, evidently)

*Counting live productions only, using Sondheim's books Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat as a reference for what he considers his canonical stage works.