The Franklin College Theatre Department present popular tunes from one of America’s most prolific musical theater composers this week.

Stephen Sondheim’s “Side By Side By Sondheim” is on stage at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, located at the corner of Branigin Boulevard and Grizzly Drive.

Sondheim has been at the forefront of musical theatre composition for the last half century. The award-winning revue of his earlier work, including “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Gypsy,” “A Little Night Music,” “Company,” and “West Side Story,” consists of more than 20 unforgettable songs.

The cast and crew is made up of almost 20 Franklin College students and faculty.

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Robin Roberts, professor of theatre at Franklin College, will direct the play. Roberts has a master’s degree in playwriting from Southern Illinois University and has directed and taught courses in theater, speech and film at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield, Clemson University in South Carolina and Hanover College in Indiana.

Roberts is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced in South Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin and New York. His play “Dilemmas with Dinner” was published by Playscripts Inc.

General admission is $12. Admission for each performance is $8 for students and seniors (55 and older). Franklin College students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid Franklin College ID. Tickets may be reserved by email at or by phone at 317-738-8029 or 800-852-0232, ext. 8029.