About A Little Night Music
Stephen Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this is a musical work that 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 and contains Sondheim's popular song, the haunting "Send in the Clowns." Director, Tommy Marr, calls the production the "dinner at a fancy restaurant" of musicals.
Please note that most seating is general admission (first come first served). Doors will open between 7:00 and 7:15. Limited reserved seating is available at a cost of $35 per ticket, the proceeds of which benefit student admission to the Broadway Student Summit program.
Great Neck South High School
About the Performing Arts at Great Neck South High School:
The William A. Shine - Great Neck South High School Performing Arts Department has built a reputation of excellence based on music and theatrical performances as well as our success in regional and national competitions. Our large scale productions include our fall musical which takes place in November, a drama held in February, an opera production which takes place the end of March or early April and the One Act Play Festival which is held in early May. Each year performing arts students participate in many additional performance
activities open to the public. They include: Music Night, Coffee House, Piano Recital, Improv Night, Winter Concert I & II, Chamber Music Concert, Spring Concert I & II, Battle of the Bands and the Pops Concert. Students may also elect to take a wide range of classes for credit in music, theatre, and stagecraft.