September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
The Strand Theater of Shreveport
619 Louisiana Ave.

he Maria Callas of American musical theatre,” as Opera News has called her, referencing both her silken voice and dramatic, expressive intensity, Melissa Errico, a Tony Award-nominated Broadway star, is an actress, singer, and author.  First known for her starring roles on Broadway, she has since become a concert, cabaret, and recording artist as well; her 2018 album Sondheim Sublime was called by the Wall Street journal “The best all-Sondheim album ever recorded.”

Produced by Rob Mathes (Sting), with Sondheim Sublime, Melissa Errico shows us a side of Stephen Sondheim’s music that no singer has explored so completely before.  It’s not the satiric or slyly disillusioned Sondheim – it’s the soulful Sondheim, the heartfelt, hungering Sondheim, author of songs of aching love and slowly dawning wisdom, the exalted, and reflective Sondheim: Sondheim Sublime.

Accompanied by pianist Tedd Firth, Errico sings in a tone by turns hushed, electric, and ecstatic, giving us a new understanding of the emotional intensity that has always equaled Sondheim’s virtuosic verbal magic.