Composer Stephen Sondheim Lyricist Stephen Sondheim Librettist James Lapine Producer Custom Made Theatre Co.  [Website] Description PASSION
Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
Directed by Stuart Bousel
Music Direction by Brian Allan Hobbs

Bold, unexpected and thrilling, Passion is one of Stephen Sondheim’s most emotional works. Intimate, raw, erotic and dark, it explores universal, yet often unspoken, truths. Passion is set at a remote military outpost in 1863 Italy, where a handsome army captain, separated from his beautiful – but married – mistress, is forced to re-evaluate his beliefs about love when he becomes the object of the obsessive, unrelenting passions of Fosca, his Colonel’s plain, sickly cousin.

Tickets to PASSION are $25-45

PASSION stars TBA Award-winning Heather Orth (Grey Gardens, Chess) as Fosca, TBA nominated Juliana Lustenader (Grey Gardens, Chess, House of Yes) as Clara and John Melis (Broadway by the Bay) as Giorgio.

After the enormous success of Man of La Mancha (nominated: production, Critics Circle) and the sold-out-for-weeks In the Heights, Custom Made is proud to bring audiences their next musical: the Tony Award-winning musical PASSION. Directed by Stuart Bousel (Grey Gardens), and music direction by Brian Allan Hobbs (Man of La Mancha) this emotionally charged chamber musical tells the unlikely love story of a handsome soldier and the lonely, ailing woman who will stop at nothing to win his heart.

Set in 19th century war-torn Italy, the rapturous PASSION is one of Sondheim’s most powerful and personal works. Wondrously complex, hauntingly dark, lush, and unexpected, this musical will ignite the most skeptical of hearts.
Running Time 1:40 Performers John Melis   [Giorgio]
Heather Orth   [Fosca]
Juliana Lustenader   [Clara]
Creative Staff Stuart Bousel   [Director]
Brian Hobbs   [Music Director]
Bernadette Flynn   [Scenic Designer]
Kathleen Qiu   [Costume Designer]
Tina Johnson   [Lighting Designer]
Anton Hedman   [Sound Designer]
Tom O'Brien   [Properties Designer]

Custom Made Theatre

533 Sutter, San Francisco, CA 94102   Box Office:  (415) 798-2682


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