Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Light Opera of New Jersey is proud to present Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-Award winning classic A Little Night Music. Set at the turn of the 20th century in Sweden, A Little Night Music spins a tale exploring the meaning of love versus desire and the significance of family. Desiree Armfeldt, a once successful actress, must reconsider the decisions of her past when an old lover, Fredrik Egerman, returns to town with his young wife, Anne. Considering her young daughter Fredrika and overbearing mother Madame Armfeldt, Desiree must choose between her present liaison, insanely jealous Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, and Fredrik during a dramatic weekend in the country with their wives and extended family. This charming production is directed by Jeffrey Fiorello with music direction by Lois Buesser and is produced by Diane Giangreco.
“With the need for truly talented singer/actors to tackle the difficult material, Sondheim’s musicals are not often mounted by amateur theater companies. Director Jeffrey Fiorello has assembled a group of singer/actors in a production of A Little Night Music that surpasses one I saw several years ago in Philadelphia and is equal to the 2009 Broadway revival . . . If you’ve never attended a production by the Light Opera of New Jersey, this summer production (the last of the season) is an ideal introduction to the vocal magic performed by the troupe on a regular basis.” – Ruth Ross, NJ Arts Maven, Read her full review here
“This Light Opera of New Jersey production is an absolute joy for both the eye and the ear. A truly first class musical event!” – Rick Busciglio, Northern New Jersey Theater Examiner, Read his full review here
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
A Little Night Music is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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