2016-17 Season

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

7:30pm

 

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

 

Miami Opera is an important part of the rich and diverse musical experiences that Miami University has to offer.  Miami music majors have the opportunity to assume leadership positions in every part of production.  Opera Auditions and sponsored events are open to all of the student body.

Contact Information:

 

Benjamin Smolder, Director

109 Presser Hall

501 South Patterson Avenue

Oxford, OH 45056

Telephone (513) 529-3079

Fax  (513) 529-3027