A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Berman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Wilks Theater @ The Armstrong Student Center
Tickets $15 Adult, $10 Students
Directed by Tiffany Lusht and Benjamin Smolder
Conducted by Benjamin Smolder
Lisa Hasson, Vocal Coach
Joy Galbraith, Costume Design
Jay Goodlett, Choreography
A Little Night Music is presented by the
Miami University Department of Music
with season sponsorship from the
William E. Schmidt Foundation
Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. Winner of four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre.
Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée, Fredrik, Fredrick's wife, Anne, Desirée's current lover, the Count, and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men – as well as their jealous wives – agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
A Little Night Music is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire.
Miami Opera Theater
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Benjamin Smolder, Director
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