A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

Musical




Overview


Synopsis

In turn of the century Sweden, trysts abound. The lawyer Fredrik Egerman has married the virginal 18-year old Anne, with whom Fredrik’s son, the melancholy academic Henrik, has fallen in love. Desiree Armfeldt, a stage actress of great beauty (and a reputation for taking on as many lovers as she does theatrical roles) is involved with the buffoonish Count Carl Magnus Malcolm, the husband of the cynical and wryly comedic Countess Charlotte Malcolm. When Desiree spots her old flame Fredrik Egerman in the audience of her most recent production, however, her interest in him is immediately rekindled. All parties meet for a “Weekend in the Country” at Desiree’s mother, Madame Armfeldt’s, estate, where the tangled web of romantic involvements continues to surprise us with its twists and turns. Featuring the classic song “Send in the Clowns” and a beautiful, lush score, A Little Night Music is a story of love, nostalgia, regret, and the magic of music on a summer’s night.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone

Male

Lead

Tenor



Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
Smiles of a Summer Night, film by Ingmar Bergman
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 1973
Genres
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
late nineteenth-early twentieth century, sweden
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal For
College/University, Ensemble Cast, Large Cast, Professional Opera, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult, elderly, child, early teen characters

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