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Arts & Entertainment - June 13, 2014

Looking for Love

'Marry Me A Little' celebrates seldom-heard Sondheim

by Jeanie K. Smith

TheatreWorks ends its season with a musical revue, a show that was created in 1980 by Craig Lucas and Norman René by putting together little-known songs from the large, sprawling oeuvre of Stephen Sondheim. Tender, sweet, and funny, the dialogue-free "plot" of "Marry Me a Little" puts two young people in the same apartment building, each alternately eschewing and then hoping for love. The revue has gone through many revivals and versions since its debut and recently underwent some updates in its Broadway revival, but TheatreWorks' thoroughly enjoyable rendition pays homage to the towering genius of Sondheim with pure strokes.

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