Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala

Louise appeared at The Laine-Dankworth Centre aka The Stables Wavenden, on Sunday 15 October 2000, among the various artists taking part in this Gala to mark the 25 years since the first production of Side By Side By Sondheim.

 

Cast

Hosted by Ned Sherrin

Starring:

Julia McKenzie

Millicent Martin

& David Kernan

plus Cleo Laine

Introducing:

Kirsty Hoiles

Tracy Wiles

& Robert Irons

With Guests:

Lorna Dallas

Barbara Ferris

Fenella Fielding

Louise Gold

Robert Meadmore

Angela Richards

& Sally Ann Triplett

 

Production Team

Music and Lyrics - Stephen Sondheim

Additional Music & Lyrics: Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne

Director - David Kernan

Musical Director -Stuart Pedlar

Second Piano - David Laugharne

Miss Fielding's Accompanist - Ian Macpherson

Stage Management - Kevin Mullery and Andy McKee

Ms Laine's Orchestrator - John Dankworth

Choreographer Ė Nick Winston

 

For a full account/review of the performances in this incredible evening please click here.

The year before, in November 1999, Louise Gold, Liz Robertson, Robert Meadmore and David Kernan had appeared in a Revival of Side By Side By Sondheim at The Chelmsford Civic Theatre. Naturally all the Sondheim numbers those four sang tonight they had previously sung then.

Julia McKenzie, Millicent Martin, David Kernan, Louise Gold, Cleo Laine, Robert Meadmore, Liz Robertson, Sally Ann Triplett, Ned Sherrin, and, John Dankworth went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.

Cleo Laine had previously been a Guest Star on The Muppet Show, where Louise Gold was a notable puppeteer. They both took part in the documentary I Love The Muppets.

It might also be noted that: Louise Gold, Liz Robertson and David Kernan had previously appeared in another Kernan Revue, Noel/Cole: Let's Do It. and on its album Noel/Cole: Letís Do It (Recording)

Kevin Mullary was the stage manager for Noel/Cole: Let's Do It when it played the Oxford Playhouse

Louise Gold, David Kernan and Angela Richards had previously appeared in Sondheim At The Barbican back in 1993, where Angela Richards had sung The Ladies Who Lunch and David Kernan had sung Anyone Can Whistle.

Louise Gold and Robert Meadmore had previously appeared together in a one night concert staging of a musical called The Soap Opera; They went on to appear together at Hubert Greggís Memorial Service .

Louise Gold, Robert Meadmore, and Sally Ann Triplett had previously appeared together in The Metropolitan Mikado on which Ned Sherrin had also worked.

Louise Gold, Robert Meadmore, and Ned Sherrin had appeared together in a concert of Highlights fromRatepayers' Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado

Ned Sherrinís various credits include writing material for the musical Ziegfeld and the album Ziegfeld (recording)

David Kernan had previously directed Chicago & Company for which Stuart Pedlar was a keyboard player

David Kernan had previously appeared in and directed Comedy Tonight (where he is billed as singing Comedy Tonight)

Millicent Martin and Ned Sherrin may also have been involved with Comedy Tonight, and ďMillieĒ may also have sung The Boy From....

Louise Gold, Lorna Dallas, Fenella Fielding and David Kernan had previously sung in a concert version of SBSBS in the concert Broadway To Brighton which Ned Sherrin also narrated, Stuart Pedlar was also a pianist, and Louise Gold also sang If Momma Were Married.

Ned Sherrin, Louise Gold, Fenella Fielding, and, Julia McKenzie had previously appeared on the radio in Ned Sherrinís Review Of Revue.

Julia McKenzie and Lorna Dallas had previously appeared as guests on the BBC Radio quiz Letís Do The Show Right Here, for which Louise Gold was a Team Captain.

Julia McKenzie, and, Lorna Dallasís recording credits include The Greatest Musicals of the 20th Century.

Liz Robertsonís recording credits include: Cole Porter - Night And Day

Cleo Laine along with John Dankworth had previously appeared on The Royal Variety Performance (1977)

Liz Robertson Millicent Martin, and Lorna Dallas had previously appeared on: The Royal Variety Performance (1982).

Liz Robertson, Lorna Dallas, Ned Sherrin, Fenella Fielding, Cleo Laine, and Julia McKenzie had previously appeared in A Time To Start Living,

Liz Robertson had previously appeared in Chicago & Company, she went on to appear in Regents Park 70th Anniversary Gala

Lorna Dallas, and, Robert Meadmore had previously appeared in Kids At Heart.

Louise Gold and Liz Robertson may have previously appeared together, along with David Kernan, Robert Meadmore, Angela Richards, and, Ned Sherrin in Will-Aid, which was directed by David Kernan, and in which Angela Richards may also have sung A Boy LikeThat.

Louise Gold went on to appear in the Sondheim musical Follies, and in a productionn of Gypsy.

Robert Irons went on to appear at Dress Circle Grand Reopening

Louise Gold has been involved in several performances of the song Beautiful Girls in: Sondheim At The Barbican , Side By Side By Sondheim, and, of course, Follies .

Louise Gold has also subsequently had the opportunity to sing some of the songs from this show that she didnít get to sing in this show, for example in Follies she sang Could I Leave You and in Curtain Up she sang Broadway Baby; and in The Company Of Mary Poppins she did a very different version of Comedy Tonight.

Julia McKenzie, Millicent Martin, Robert Meadmore, and, Louise Gold had previously appeared together on television in Julia And Company.

Cleo Laineís recording credits include Jerome Kern The First 100 Years

Robert Meadmore, and, Sally Ann Triplettís recording credits include Simply Musicals.

Lorna Dallas, Louise Gold, Liz Robertson, and, Sally Ann Triplett all went on to sing Sondheim in Happily Ever After.

Sally Ann Triplettís television credits include Rita Rudner. Her recording credits include The Best Of The Musicals.

Robert Meadmore, Angela Richards, and, Sally Ann Triplett went on to appear in A Love Letter To Dan.

Kevin Mullary had previously worked as a Stage Manager on Spitting Image (for which Louise Gold was a leading puppeteer).

Nick Winston went on to appear in A Week In The West End.

Lorna Dallasís recording credits include The Great Musicals Ė Glamour And Majesty, on which Ian MacPherson was also involved.

Lorna Dallas, and, Robert Meadmoreís recording credits include The Great Musicals Ė Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens.

Lorna Dallas, David Kernan, and, Liz Robertsonís recording credits include The Great Musicals Ė Laughter And Tears.

After Ned Sherrinís death The Company Of Mary Poppinsís late night FUNdraising special was dedicated to him.

Liz Robertson went on to get Robert Meadmore, and, Louise Gold to take part in Shopping With The Stars 2008.

Sally Ann Triplettís recording credits include Magic Of The Musicals, on which Stuart Pedlar was also involved.

Liz Robertson, and, Louise Gold went on to take part in A Celebration Of The Life And Work Of Dick Vosburgh, and, Shopping With The Stars 2009.

Angela Richards, David Kernan, Fenella Fielding, Sally Ann Triplett, and, Ned Sherrin may have previously taken part in Thing A Thon.

Cleo Laine, Robert Meadmore, and, Sally Ann Triplettís recording credits include 100 Hits Musicals.

Lorna Dallas, and, David Kernanís recording credits include The Great Musicals - From Broadway to Hollywood, on which Stuart Pedlar is also a conductor.

David Kernan, and, Liz Robertsonís radio credits include The Radio 2 Arts Programme Chichester Festival 1994/

Lorna Dallas, Liz Robertson, and, Ned Sherrin had previously taken part in CLICís 18th Birthday Celebration.

 

Links about Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala

A review, by Emma Shane, of seeing a production of Follies (Northampton, 2006), which was choreographed by Nick Winston: http://www.qsulis.demon.co.uk/Reviews/Follies.htm

 

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