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..
A modern musical masterpieceSondheim’s most intimate musical
Jun 20 – July 20
(we opened on Sunday, June 23rd – reviews are trickling in!)
“Custom Made Theatre Company’s personal and up-close “Passion” is a collage of emotions laid bare for our examination and contemplation – infatuation, lust, jealousy, despair, vexation, ecstasy, to name a few. Director, cast, and production team have triumphed in staging a musically enrapturing, visually compelling, and dramatically captivating “Passion” that is a summer-must for all theatre-goers, but especially for the hoards of San Francisco’s Sondheim fanatics..” -Eddie Reynolds, Theatre Eddies