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Sondheim Tribute Concert

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The regions Finest Talent Performing All of Your Musical Favorites from the late great Stephen Sondheim

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Featuring some of the Milton Theatre's most dynamic voices, accompanied by a live band... delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer, Stephen Sondheim. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Merrily We Roll Along, and more!

Plus, we will fill the audience in on Sondheim facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come and join us in this musical journey and fitting tribute to one of theatre's greats!


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About Stephen Sondheim

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He was the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows.

Sondheim started his theatre career by writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) before becoming a composer and lyricist. Sondheim's best-known works include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), and Into the Woods (1987).

Sondheim's accolades include eight Tony Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Tony in 2008), an Academy Award, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has a theater named for him both on Broadway and in the West End of London. Sondheim wrote film music, contributing "Goodbye for Now" for Warren Beatty's Reds (1981). He wrote five songs for 1990's Dick Tracy, including "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)", sung in the film by Madonna, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Film adaptations of Sondheim's work include West Side Story (1961), Gypsy (1962), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), A Little Night Music (1977), Gypsy (1993), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Into the Woods (2014), West Side Story (2021), and Merrily We Roll Along (TBD).

MEET THE CAST


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RYLYNN WOODS

Studied at the Institute of American Musical Theatre in New York City, Rylynn Woods’ theatre experience covers all aspects of the performing arts. She has been seen regionally at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA as well as the Milton Theatre in Milton DE. Some of her favorite roles include Ellie in the Regional regional premiere of Freaky Friday, Natalie (Next to Normal), Mary (Jesus Christ Superstar) and has most recently been seen in Kings Dominion’s Winterfest in the outdoor production of Cool Yule. In addition to performing on stage, Rylynn has spent many of her summers working in youth theatre camps in various roles including Director and Choreographer.


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Charlie Hannagan - Tenor, Guitarist:

As a working musician, Charlie Hannagan performs extensively in a complete range of styles and venues. His knowledge of vocal production and guitar has been accumulated through years of high level performance experiences and intense studies. While trained in operatic and bel canto traditions, Charlie has made a career in the world of pop, theatrical, and contemporary commercial music. Charlie is also very active in the local and regional theatre world as an actor, music director, and vocal instructor.


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MATT LUCATAMO

Matt is an actor, singer, stage manager, and graduate of the University of Delaware. During the day, Matt works as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor for the University of Delaware, but his notable stage credits include: Spring Awakening, (Georg, University of Delaware) and The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino, Milburn Stone Theatre); stage managing (American Psycho; Chicago; Daddy Long Legs (Milburn Stone Theatre)); and directing (A Funny Thing…Forum; 9 to 5: The Musical; Mamma Mia!; (University of Delaware)). He is thrilled to be back for his second Milton Theatre cabaret and cannot wait to perform after a year long hiatus.


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CANDACE CASTRO

Candice is thrilled to be back at the Milton theatre! She has performed in many Broadway Cabaret’s on this stage. Candice has a BA in Theatre from SUNY New Paltz in New York. After graduating she moved to NYC and began touring, first with American Family Theatre and then with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. She was fortunate to travel the country and perform original plays and musicals for young audiences. After 5 amazing years she went back to school and earned her Masters in Theatre and English Education from New York University. She taught a K-5 theatre program in Manhattan before moving to Delaware in 2009. Candice now teaches at Allen Frear Elementary School. Since moving to Delaware she has remained connected to theatre by performing and directing around the state. She has worked with Premier Center for the Arts, Kent County Theatre Guild, Second Street Players, Possum Point Players and Milton Theatre. Candice thanks everyone at the Milton Theatre for this amazing opportunity and also her family for always supporting her endeavors!


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CONNOR GRAHAM

Connor started dancing at the age of three at the Ballet Theatre of Dover. In middle school, she joined the Musical Theatre Ensemble at Premier Centre for the Arts in Middletown under the direction of Fred Munzert. Over the years of performing her favorite roles have been Next to Normal (Natalie), Les Miserables (Fantine), Rent (Maureen), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ensemble), Fame (Dancer), Beatles Suite (Dancer), Swan Lake (Corps de ballet), and many, many Nutcrackers. In addition to performing, Connor directed the children's Musical Theatre Ensemble, Triple Threat Training program, FAME program, and 13 The Musical at the Milton Theatre. Connor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Delaware, as well as a Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She currently works as an Associate Producer at PCA Productions. Connor is excited to be back on the stage performing in this special show. #youarenotalone IG: @completelyconnor


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Matt Whalen

Matt just moved to Milton in the fall and is grateful to be performing again. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from West Chester University, and although it has been several years since he has performed, Matt is no stranger to the Delaware Theatre Community. DE area roles include: Mark in Rent (Wilmington Drama League), Riff in West Side Story (New Candlelight Theatre), and Woof in Hair (City Theater Company). Favorite roles include: Jonathan in Tick Tick Boom, Frank N. Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Henry in Next to Normal. Sondheim roles: Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, Czolgosz in Assassins.

Many thanks to Ben for dealing with Matt’s inopportune belting day and/or night and being his biggest cheerleader on and off the stage. Special thanks to Fred for providing a chance to perform and to he and JP (and Nancy) for being the most welcoming and gracious neighbors anyone could ask for.


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Ken Schleifer – Drummer/Percussionist

Ken Schleifer is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and currently resides in Dagsboro, DE with his wife, Karen, and their golden doodle, Penny. Retired after 38 years as an Elementary Instrumental Music Teacher for the Indian River and Cape Henlopen School Districts, he now enjoys sharing the joy of making music with his many musical friends.

For the past 28 years, Ken has performed as a drummer/percussionist/vocalist for many musical organizations around the Delmarva Region including the Possum Point Players, Bay Star Productions, Clear Space Theatre Company, the Southern Delaware Choral Society, CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, the Capital Ringers, with the musical groups Giant Steps, 5 th Avenue, 2 nd Time Around, the Al Frantic Band, Paul Culen and Friends, the Cody Munzert Trio, and for various production companies at the Milton Theatre.


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Cody Munzert on Keys

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Cody Munzert has been performing as a live artist for nearly his entire life. After studying many musical styles and instruments he fell in love with jazz and chose to focus on piano as his primary instrument.


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Rory Flynn on Bass

Rory Flynn began playing guitar while very young, but found his passion for bass soon after beginning to play. While studying bass with Don Grabowski Music at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Rory spent four years in both the Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra. During his last two years, he was the principal of the bass section. While at Millersville, Rory also studied piano and violin. With a passion for various genres, Rory has an understanding of the role and repertoire of bass in rock, jazz, funk, country, pop, and classical music. As founder and member of several bands, Rory also has an adept understanding of composition. Since returning from Millersville, he has been playing the greater Philadelphia area with Chaos Thompson, Memphis Hat, and, most recently and extensively with the Dirk Quinn Band.


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The historic Milton Theatre is a uniquely diverse venue where you will find the best local, regional, national, and international talent. Free municipal and on-street parking are available. Full bar and light food options available. This facility is fully accessible.

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