Stephen Sondheim Quotes

- Notable Stephen Sondheim Quotes Index -

Born: March 22, 1930, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Composer

1.
All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That's what makes theatre live. That's why it persists.
- Stephen Sondheim

2.
Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

3.
I'm interested in the theater because I'm interested in communication with audiences. Otherwise I would be in concert music.
- Stephen Sondheim

4.
In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies.
- Stephen Sondheim

5.
Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience's imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there's no fourth wall.
- Stephen Sondheim

6.
One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
- Stephen Sondheim

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