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The Royal Conservatory of Music | Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music
May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on May 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm
One event on May 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Stephen Sondheim’s romantic 19th century waltz whisks us away to a weekend in the country. Winner of four Tony Awards, this musical work has forever entranced the world of theatre. 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.”
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