passion

BOOK BY JAMES LAPINE. MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM

YALE  SCHOOL OF DRAMA

PRODUCTION PHOTOS: T. Charles Erickson

Directed by Rory Pelsue

Dramaturgy: Molly FitzMaurice

Music Director: Jill Brunelle

Scenic Design: Riw Rakkulchon

Choreography: Shadi Ghaheri

Costume Design: Matthew Mallone

Sound Design: Tye Fitzgerald

Lighting Design: Nic Vincent

Stage Manager: Abigail Gandy

Cast: Abubakr Ali, Erika Anclade, Ben Anderson, Stephen Cefalu, Jr., John R. Colley, Erron Crawford, Patrick Foley, Courtney Jamison, Steven Lee Johnson, Stephanie Machado, Patrick Madden, Hudson Oznowicz, Lynda Paul, Solon Snider

Musicians: Jill Brunelle, piano, celeste; Kari Hustad, trumpet; Márta Hortobágyi Lambert, viola; Kay Nakazawa, violin; Jordan L. Ross, percussion; Jennifer Schmidt, cello; Noah Stevens-Stein, bass; Emily Duncan Wilson, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; Leonardo Ziporyn, oboe, English horn

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Third-year director Rory Pelsue’s thesis production of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion is an extraordinary success. The musical, which has been called “the ugly duckling” of the famed composer’s career, is Romantic to a fault, perhaps, but that’s actually a key strength of the show at the Yale School of Drama….(Donald Brown, New haven Review)