The National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian” Presents “A Medley of Sondheim“ — a special concert tribute performance Featuring Broadway star performers Joan Almedilla, Ali Ewoldt, Angel Desai, Jose Llana and Orville Mendoza Produced by Randy Gener Tuesday, 17th of November 2011 at the Metropolis Theater within the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful” 4th edition Bucharest, Romania BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — An impressive all-Filipino ensemble of Broadway stars are traveling to Romania to perform A Medley of Sondheim, a concert of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical numbers, presented within the framework of the 4th edition of the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful.” Performing 7 p.m. Thursday November 17th at the Metropolis Theater in Bucharest, this sexy Sondheim concert celebration puts forward the award-winning musical talents of Joan Almedilla (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables); Angel Desai (Sondheim’s Company); Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables, West Side Story); Jose Llana (The King & I, Spelling Bee, The Flower Drum Song, Wonderland); and Orville Mendoza (Pacific Overtures, Sondheim‘s Road Show). Jose Llana serves as the director of A Medley of Sondheim. Randy Gener, an internationally renowned editor, critic and artist, serves as the show’s American producer. With Albin Konopka serving as musical director, A Medley of Sondheim includes songs from such legendary …
Gener states in his lecture: “Sondheim has fashioned modernist scores that took advantage of dissonance and urban angst about love, sex, family and marriage to challenge the mind, not soothe it. For Sondheim, the art of writing smart lyrics rhymes with his restless search for dramatic and narrative truths.”
A special concert performance of Sondheim musicals and a conference, entitled “Sondheim And After: A Listening Party” pays tribute to America’s Greatest Living Composer, within the framework of the 4th edition of the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful” in Bucharest.