Prompted by Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim, that giant of musical theatre, wrote song after song remembered as classics. With lyrics and music that revealed ourselves to us, these works transformed the way we look at the stage.

If you take a moment to delve into his archive, you’ll find a song that reverberates for you. This week’s creativity exercise is to go find that song (if you don’t already know it). His 90th birthday celebration is a great place to start.

Use that tune as a prompt for a creative work. You might draw the musical trill or allow the words to spark your own story. Maybe you’ll dance the work or act out the scene being sung.

Celebrate the art of this master of the stage, and see what he brings up in you.