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'Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation' rescheduled for summer

January 24, 2012 |  4:15 pm

Fans can finally hear what Stephen Sondheim has to say. Segerstrom Center for Arts announced Tuesday that “Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation” has been rescheduled for July 13 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

The show -- a mix of chatting and singing -- will include anecdotes from the theater icon, with Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell singing selections from Sondheim’s songbook, accompanied by the show’s music director, Tedd Firth.

Sondheim’s initial  “Conversation” was set for Oct. 29 but was interrupted by a surprise East Coast snowstorm that left the Tony-winning composer stranded and unable to fly to Orange County. Singers Ebersole and Mitchell proved successful pinch-hitters, helping to transform the talk into a 95-minute performance of Sondheim’s catalog.

Ticket-holders to the October performance are being contacted about the new date and will have priority to attend the (weather permitting, of course) July engagement.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance start at $35 and are available online or by calling (714) 556-2787.


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Photo: Stephen Sondheim. Credit: Fred R. Conrad