Posting Date: March 7, 2011

Kennesaw State offers musical revue at The Strand in Marietta

“Side by Side by Sondheim” pays tribute to great theatrical composers


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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University’s Musical Theatre Ensemble is temporarily setting up shop at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square to present an evening of musical theater favorites at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18. The ensemble will perform “Side by Side by Sondheim.” Tickets for the event are $20 and are available from The Strand’s box office at 770-293-0080.

This musical review pays tribute to Stephen Sondheim, specifically his early Broadway favorites like “Gypsy,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Follies,” and many others. The show also includes numbers by Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Richard Rodgers and Mary Rodgers.

The March 18 performance is directed by KSU Associate Professor Dean Adams with musical direction by KSU Associate Professor Russell Young and instructor Judy Cole. It is being choreographed by guest artist Henry Scott.

“This performance is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see what a strong musical theater program we are building at Kennesaw State,” Adams says. “We are proud to be able to present this exciting show in such a magnificent venue as the historic Strand Theatre.”

This production is presented in collaboration between the KSU Department of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance and the KSU School of Music. Recent on-campus musical productions have included “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Bat Boy The Musical” and “The Apple Tree.”

More information about musical theatre at Kennesaw State is available at


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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