UP NEXT: SONDHEIM’S ‘A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’
THEATRE THREE PRESENTS STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S CLASSIC MUSICAL
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Book by Hugh Wheeler, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman
Set in 1900 Sweden, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her. Anne is married to Fredrik. Fredrik loves Desirée. Desirée is sleeping with Carl-Magnus. Carl-Magnus is wed to Charlotte. And Charlotte cannot be bothered. Couples intertwine, intersect and change partners in this sumptuous turn-of-the-century fairy tale for adults. It is mischief set to three-quarter time!
A Little Night Music is directed by Marianne Galloway with musical direction by Scott A. Eckert and a cast featuring Jennifer Kuenzer (Desiree Armfeldt), Wendy Welch (Madame Armfeldt), Grace Moore (Fredrika), Lindsay Goldapp (Malla), John Kuether (Fredrik), Ashlie Kirkpatrick (Charlotte), Ellie Hertel (Anne), Russell McCook (Henrik), Jacie Hood Wenzel (Petra), Clint Gilbert (Frid), Regis Allison (Carl-Magnus), Seth Johnson (Bertrand) and Samantha Padilla (Osa).
A WORD FROM DIRECTOR MARIANNE GALLOWAY
“Delving into the original source material (Ingmar Bergman’s beautiful and hilarious film ‘Smiles of a Summer Night’) was the first step in exploring how this story has developed over the years, and what intrigued me the most was examining how we navigate the dynamics of gender politics. We have, in many ways, come so very far from the attitudes of the time period in which A Little Night Music is set, yet our progress finds us valiantly struggling against the repercussions of those cultural norms at every turn.
“Women and men navigate a civilized existence by creating characters that we believe we are supposed to play, and we often require others in our lives to play the parts we create for them. We can become so caught up in our machinations and endgames that we risk losing that most precious thing: our true selves. Our machinations inevitably snarl us into a Gordian Knot of our conceits, and once ensnared, we are forced to stop and acknowledge that real beauty lies not in the trappings we surround our physical selves with, nor our ability to best perform our onstage and offstage roles. It lies in the simple acknowledgement and expression of our true selves. We on the A Little Night Music team are on a journey towards the expression of that simple truth at the beautifully beating heart of this beloved classic.”
June 8-July 2, 2017
Performances: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Evening Performance: June 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Deaf Action Center Interpreted Performance: Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Hooky Matinee: Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: July 1 at 2:30 p.m. *only one Saturday matinee per show
Press Opening: Monday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.