Sunset to Sondheim

Sunset to Sondheim

A guest production at PRT

SUNSET TO SONDHEIM – Is a musical journey that explores the lifelong friendship between two performers (Bryan Chesters and Fiama Fricano) which all began on the 1st National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical "Sunset Boulevard" many years ago. They recount their experiences working on this incredible production and sing a few of the show’s signature songs including "Sunset Blvd.", "With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye." 

As we learn about their lives and their friendship, they explore such topics as love and loss while singing some of Broadway’s most treasured classics from composer Stephen Sondheim including such hits as "Being Alive" (Company), "Send in the Clowns" (A Little Night Music), "Finishing The Hat" (Sunday in the Park With George), and "Losing My Mind" (Follies).

There are also plenty of fun duets like "It Take Two" (Into The Woods) & "Wherever We Go" (Gypsy) and of course, some upbeat Sondheim favorites like "Everybody Says Don’t" (Anyone Can Whistle), "What More Do I Need" (Saturday Night) and "Everything’s Coming Up Roses" (Gypsy) to name just a few! 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS & MASKS

For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, PRTs current COVID-19 policy requires guests to be vaccinated and to wear masks. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the theatre.

Performed by

Bryan Chesters and Fiama Fricano
Accompanist Steven Applegate
Suggested Donation

$25

DATE & TIME

Sunday July 17th, 2022
7:30pm

A guest production at PRT

SUNSET TO SONDHEIM – Is a musical journey that explores the lifelong friendship between two performers (Bryan Chesters and Fiama Fricano) which all began on the 1st National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical "Sunset Boulevard" many years ago. They recount their experiences working on this incredible production and sing a few of the show’s signature songs including "Sunset Blvd.", "With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye." 

As we learn about their lives and their friendship, they explore such topics as love and loss while singing some of Broadway’s most treasured classics from composer Stephen Sondheim including such hits as "Being Alive" (Company), "Send in the Clowns" (A Little Night Music), "Finishing The Hat" (Sunday in the Park With George), and "Losing My Mind" (Follies).

There are also plenty of fun duets like "It Take Two" (Into The Woods) & "Wherever We Go" (Gypsy) and of course, some upbeat Sondheim favorites like "Everybody Says Don’t" (Anyone Can Whistle), "What More Do I Need" (Saturday Night) and "Everything’s Coming Up Roses" (Gypsy) to name just a few! 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS & MASKS

For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, PRTs current COVID-19 policy requires guests to be vaccinated and to wear masks. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the theatre.

Performed by

Bryan Chesters and Fiama Fricano
and accompanist Steven Applegate
DATE & TIME

Sunday July 17th, 2022
7:30pm

Suggested Donation

$25

Bryan Chesters

BRYAN CHESTERS

BRYAN CHESTERS is an actor, singer, dancer originally from Chicago. Credits include Sunset Blvd (1st National Tour), directed by Trevor Nunn; European Tour of 42nd Street. TV/Film – MadMen (Dir Jon Hamm), Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Anger Management, Wedding Daze and A Lesson in Romance (Hallmark Channel), A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return (Amazon); Forerunner (Best Actor: LA Movie Awards); Theatre credits: Little Me (George); Singin’ In The Rain (Don); The Secret Garden (Maj. Shelley); Hamlet (Ghost/Grave digger); The Cherry Orchard (Gaev); The Clean House (Charles). A member of both The Musical Theatre Guild and Pacific Resident Theatre. He also originated the roles of Hercules (Hercules) and Captain Becker (Voyage of The Ghostship) in new musicals aboard The Disney Magic (Inaugural cast). BA (Music) and MFA (Acting) from UCLA. www.bryanchesters.com

FIAMA FRICANO

FIAMA FRICANO

FIAMA FRICANO is a graduate of CSUN’s Theatre Arts Department, and received an M.F.A. in Acting from UCLA. At just 5 years old Fiama tried to climb on stage after a children’s theater production. I suppose you could say it was love at first sight. Her Musical Theatre credits include: Wicked (San Francisco, Madame Morrible – U/S for Carol Kane and Patty Duke), Beauty and the Beast and Ragtime (Schubert, Los Angeles/Ford, NYC), Sunset Blvd (1st National Tour – Norma U/S). Her Regional Theater credits include: Oliver! (Nancy), The Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), The Sound of Music (Maria), Showboat (Julie), Into the Woods (The Baker’s Wife) Working (Teacher), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza/1995 Drama Logue Award), The Spitfire Grill (Hannah), The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Night of the Iguana, and Playboy of the Western World, All That He Was, Poet’s Garden and The Wild Duck.
STEVEN APPLEGATE

STEVEN APPLEGATE

STEVEN APPLEGATE is an award-winning Musical Director, who has worked in almost every theatre in the Los Angeles area as well as many across the nation. Some of his favorite shows include Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Secret Garden, Jekyll and Hyde (Ovation nomination), Candide, Forever Plaid, 1776, Singing in the Rain. He’s been a guest conductor with the Dallas Symphony and the Denver Symphony, and has played piano around the world for such notables as: John Raitt, Sutton Foster, Shirley Jones, Sandy Duncan, Maureen McGovern, Idina Menzel, Jack Jones, Ken Page, Carol Channing, Susan Watson, Lorna Luft, Christine Ebersole, and Adam Pasquel. Steven is also a very sought-after recording producer and orchestrator, and in his spare time he is the Director of Music for the Valencia United Methodist Church.