Press Release Side by Side by Sondheim - an interactive musical celebration of Stephen Sondheim - March 17-April 10



Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present


An interactive, multimedia celebration of the vast works of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim

Featuring music from CompanyFolliesA Little Night Music and more

Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – Preview
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – Opening Night
Through Sunday, April 10, 2022
Tickets: $60-$65*
Carnival Studio Theater


Miami, FL – March 2, 2022 – Zoetic Stage (@ZoeticStageMIA) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) are proud to present SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, a riveting celebration of the work of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Playing from March 17 through April 10 in the Arsht Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM is a perfect introduction to the work of a contemporary master and a must for die-hard fans.

Tickets to SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM are $60-$65*. Tickets may be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at

"We are thrilled to once again be exploring the world of Sondheim,” said Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer. “Incorporating multimedia and animations along with live performances of Sondheim's glorious music, it is our goal to present SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM in a way that it's never been presented before."


Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures soaring emotions with SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM. Featuring music from CompanyFolliesA Little Night MusicA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumAnyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures, along with classics written by Sondheim in collaboration with fellow musical theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers, this dazzling array of songs demonstrates his masterful craft and astounding creativity.

Stephen Sondheim was the leading musical theater composer of the past 50 years. His work is timeless, and his songs move beyond their settings to speak to us all. Now, with this award-winning revue of his earliest work, some of the most lush, unforgettable songs from this musical theater master are presented in one magical evening.

Zoetic Stage continues its relationship with the work of Stephen Sondheim after mounting four critically acclaimed productions of his work. AssassinsPassionSunday in the Park With George and Sweeney Todd played to sold-out audiences and collectively garnered 29 Carbonell Award nominations, winning a total of seven awards, including Best Musical for Sunday in the Park With George and Assassins.

The cast of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM includes two returning favorites from Zoetic’s most recent Sondheim production of Sweeney Todd: Aloysius Gigl and Carbonell Award-winner Jeni HackerMiami native Joline Mujica and Zoetic Stage’s Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer round out the cast. Caryl Fantel and Jeffrey Hess will provide musical accompaniment on piano.   

The play’s creative team features lighting design by Tony Galaska, music direction by Caryl Fantel and choreography by Jeni Hacker.

For detailed cast and creative bios, click here.

PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of the 2021-2022 THEATER UP CLOSE series. WLRN is the media sponsor. The Arsht Center’s THEATER UP CLOSE series gratefully acknowledges the founding support of Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen.


Arsht Center Commitment to Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at

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Alexandra Medina

Gino R. Campodónico