A Little Night Music

September 8-23, 2017

“‘Night Music’ is a tough nut for any community theater company, but Central New York Playhouse, which seems to specialize in tough nuts, has pulled off a production that more than honors Sondheim’s musical challenges and has it share of fine comic performances.”
Len Fonte, syracuse.com 

“Directed by award-winning musical director Abel Searor, this “Night” shines like a full moon reflecting off a meandering river……in Searor’s able hands the CNY Playhouse cast sing it all confidently and make the counterpoint communicate clearly: these love-struck characters each have a point of view that must be heard!”
Russ Tarby, Eagle Bulletin 

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée; Fredrik; Fredrick’s wife, Anne; Desirée’s current lover, the Count; and the Count’s wife, Charlotte. Both men – as well as their jealous wives – agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

A Little Night Music is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire. This dramatic musical celebration of love is perfect to showcase your highly trained singers with its harmonically advanced score and masterful orchestrations, and contains Sondheim’s popular song, the haunting “Send in the Clowns.”

Cast & Production Team

Fredrika: Nancy O’Connor
Madame Armfeldt: Kathy Egloff
Henrik: Nic Maclane
Anne: Taylor Peck
Fredrik: Rob Searle
Desiree: Michaela Oney
Count Carl-magnus: Steve Gamba
Countess Charlotte: Erin Sills
Frid: Corey Hopkins
Petra: Ceara Windhausen
Mr. Erlanson: Liam Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Nordstrom: Terri Kennedy
Mrs. Anderssen: Leila Dean
Mrs. Segstrom: Lauren Puente
Mr. Lindquist: Jonathan Fleischman

Director: Abel Searor
Choreographer: Shannon Tompkins
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Allers