Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
Suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman
Director: Virginia Reh
Scenographer: David Vivian
Three households, three generations, twisted love triangles, upstairs/downstairs come together for “A Weekend in the Country”. Tangled romance and passion in the relentless daylight of the northern midsummer night, all in 3/4 waltz time. The musical, probably best known for the song “Send in the Clowns”, is based on Ingmar Bergman’s film Smiles of a Summer Night, which was set in turn-of-the-20th century Sweden. A fresh young approach from major collaboration between the Departments of Dramatic Arts and Music. A whirl of intoxicating music, dance and witty lyrics.
Performance 1 (Opening): Thursday Nov. 12th, 7:30 pm
Performance 2: Friday November 13th, 1:30 pm (group and student Matinee) ***new time/ new price!***
Performance 3: Friday November 13th, 7:30 pm
Performance 4: (Closing): Saturday November 14th, 7:30 pm
Educators and Counsellors:
A Little Night Music: A Primer is an introduction to our production, written by our Director, Virginia Reh
Download your PDF of A Little Night Music: A Primer.
To prepare this gem of lyric theatre the director and company of actors and singers recently took their questions right to the source. Using a video conference link-up from the famed Friars Club in Manhattan, the Canadian actor and director Len Cariou answered our students probing questions about the development of A Little Night Music for the 1973 Broadway premiere.
Click on the screenshot to the left to watch a video about our production, including an interview with DART actors Becca Pleschke and Jordan Imray, and with the Director and DART Professor, Virgina Reh (produced by BrockTV). (NOTE: link currently broken. We are tracking down the original video.)