A Little Night Music Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Presented with permission by Music Theatre International (MTI).
Director: Vint Lavinder
May 15-30, 2015, Roebling Theater
Romance and newly awakened passions abound in this beautiful musical. Lovely waltz rhythms glide the charm and wit of this Tony award winning gem. Featuring the hit song, “Send In The Clowns.”
“A Little Night Music is a sumptuous musical celebration of love.” Theatre in Chicago
Cast List — A Little Night Music
Madame Armfeldt – Sondra Baker
Desirée Armfeldt – Christie Arnold
Fredrika Armfeldt – Seja Foster
Fredrik Egerman – Pat Schindele
Anne Egerman – Alli Neyhart
Henrik Egerman – Travis Kuehn
Carl-Magnus Malcolm – Craig Huisenga
Charlotte Malcolm – Kerry Gruizenga
Petra – Chae Clearwood
Frid - Cole Whittington
Mrs. Segstrom – Katelynn Meyer
Mrs. Nordstrom – Marisa Getchel
Mrs. Andersson – Malia Howell
Mr. Erlanson – Gary Treglown
Mr. Lindquist – Justin Ward
Musical Director - Katherine Honaker
Stage Manager – C.J. Armstrong
Assistant Director – Tiffany Melia
by Jaci Webb
The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts production of “A Little Night Music,” which features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, begins Friday and runs through May 30.
Based on a book by Hugh Wheeler and adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s film, “Smiles of a Summer Night,” the musical highlights romance and newly awakened passions.
The charm and wit of this show glide to lovely waltz rhythms, exemplified by the hit song, “Send In The Clowns.” The original Broadway production won several Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.
Director Vint Lavinder leads a team of some of Billings’ most popular performers, including musical director Kathy Honaker and choreographer Krista Marshall.
“The character types and age ranges in this play are very specific so there really is no character I could believably play. As I would want to be involved in the production of any Sondheim musical, the next logical step was to direct,” Lavinder said.
Rehearsals began fittingly on Sondheim’s 85th birthday.
The cast includes Sondra Baker as Madame Armfeldt, Christie Arnold as Desiree Armfeldt, Seja Foster as Fredrika Armfeldt, Pat Schindele as Fredrik Egerman, Alli Neyhart as Anne Egerman, Travis Kuehn as Henrik Egerman, Kerry Gruizenga as Charlotte Malcolm, Chae Clearwood as Petra, and Craig Huisenga as Carl-Magnus.
The quintet that observes and comments on the foibles of their employers consists of Kathleen Meyer, Marissa Gretchell, Malia Howell, Gary Treglown and Justin Ward.
Photos by Bob Zellar of the Billings Gazette