• Home
  • A Little Night Music (Sondheim / Wheeler, 1973)

A Little Night Music

Authors

Original Authors

...
Book
...
Music & Lyrics
...
Source Material

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Comedy

Score

Click on the title for info on the song.

Original score

Cut prior to opening

Added to 1978 film version

Added to some later productions

Listed as a separate number in some productions and on some recordings

  • Night Waltz II
    • aka D Major Waltz [no note]
    • aka Liebeslieders [no note]

Studio Cast Recordings

Recordings listed here were done in the studio specifically to release as recordings. They do not represent cast recordings of a particular production.

  • Studio Cast (1990)
    Eric Flynn , Janis Kelly , Bonaventura Bottone , Megan Kelly , Siân Phillips

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

Authors

Original Authors

...
Book
...
Music & Lyrics
...
Source Material

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Comedy

Source

Suggested by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night

Synopsis

From the Music Theatre International website:

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.

Trivia & History

At the beginning of the pre-Broadway Boston run, a song titled "Thoughts on the Terrace" was listed in the playbill, but no song by that title was ever in the show. It was a provisional title for a song for Fredrik, which would eventually become "It Would Have Been Wonderful," but it wasn't ready in time for the first performances in Boston.

Other Titles

  • Smiles of a Summer Night (source material)

Copyright ©2022 ovrtur.com
Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact Us