In this issue of The Backstage Connection, we speak with Stagedoor Music Director, Mark Ceppetelli. The Star Spotlight shines the light on Stagedoor alum, Julia Murney. We talk a bit about a brand-new program called Bring a Friend, a new fall All Fun & Games, tons of updates and much more here. Just as the newsletter was to be sent out, news came in that the world lost a legendary icon, Stephen Sondheim. We felt it necessary to share the impact he had on not only the world, but on Stagedoor Manor as well in a piece titled “Sondheim and Stagedoor Manor.” Sondheim will be missed by all.