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Little Night Music A Little Night Music

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Music

Stephen Sondheim (b Manhattan, 22 March 1930; d 26 November 2021)

Text

Hugh Wheeler (Book)

Stephen Sondheim (Lyrics)

Source

Film Smiles of a Summer Night (directed by Ingmar Bergman)

 

Premieres

First Performance: New York (Shubert Theatre), 25 Debruary 1973.

First Performance in UK: London (Adelphi Theatre), 15 April 1975.

First Performance in Scotland: Pitlochry (Festival Theatre), 22 May 2015 (possibly earlier).

 

A Little Night Music is a fascinating piece, a serious musical comedy with most of the music in waltz time.

The Cast

Anne Egerman
 Fredrik's second wife
Bertrand
 
Count Carl Magnus Malcolm
 
Countess Charlotte Malcolm
 wife of Carl Magnus
Desirée Armfeldt
 Madame's daughter
Fredrik Egerman
 a Lawyer
Fredrika Armfeldt
 Madame's granddaughter
Frid
 Madame Armfeldt's manservant
Henrik Egerman
 Fredrik's son
Madame Armfeldt
 
Mr Erlansson
 of the Liebeslieder Quintet
Mr Lindquist
 of the Liebeslieder Quintet
Mrs Anderssen
 of the Liebeslieder Quintet
Mrs Nordstrom
 of the Liebeslieder Quintet
Mrs Segstrom
 of the Liebeslieder Quintet
Petra
 maid to the Egerman household

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