ACTC Theatre will present the musical A Little Night Music Fridays and Saturdays, April 17, 18 and April 24, 25 at 8:00PM and Sundays, April 19, 26 at 2:30 in the J. B. Sowards Theatre.
One of Broadways most neglected masterpieces, the romantic and achingly beautiful A Little Night Music deals with the universal subject of love, in all its wondrous, humorous and ironic permutations. The book for the musical is by Hugh Wheeler with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical score is composed entirely in 3/4 time, or in variations thereof. A song from the musical, Send in the Clowns" has become a popular music standard and has been recorded by dozens of superstars, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Judy Collins, whose recording garnered the composer Stephen Sondheim the 1975 Grammy for Song of the Year. The musical is the Tony award winner for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. The book by Hugh Wheeler was inspired by the Ingmar Bergmann film "Smiles of a Summer Night." A Little Night Music premiered on Broadway in 1973 and was revived in London both in 1989 and 1995.
Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, the musical follows the lives of several couples from all walks of life and their views on life and love are explored with compassion and humor. And in the end, under the summer night, things are set to right.
The cast includes Bil Neal of Huntington who portrays the role of Fredrik and Pamela Hall an Ashland resident playing Desiree Armfeldt. Lauren Saltzman, a student at Greenup County High and Brian Cook and ACTC/MSU graduate are Anne Egerman and Henrik Egerman respectively. The Liebeslieder singers are Austin Cross a student a Paul Blazer High, Zach Davis a student at Marshall Community and Technical College, Judith Pennington a Business Affairs Assistant at ACTC, Anna Baker a student at Boyd County High and Megan Woods a theatre major at ACTC. Jesse Riggs a graduate of Marshall University and Stephanie Cook an ACTC nursing major are Count Carl-Magnus and Countess Charlotte respectively.
Edward Figgins, ACTC Director of Theatre and Associate Professor will be the Production Director and Technical Director. Mr. Kirk Saltzman, ACTC Theatre Musical Director will be Musical Director/Orchestra Conductor and Max Jackson to be the Rehearsal/Performance accompanist. Paula Krepsik will be the Costume Designer/Costumer. Brian Cook is the Lighting Designer and Mr. Figgins serve as the Scenic Designer.
For performances at ACTC Theatre, ticket prices are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be picked up at the College bookstore or reserved by calling (606) 326-2014. Major credit cards are accepted for reservations. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door, however reservations are strongly recommended as ACTC Theatre musical productions often sell out. Only cash or check (with ID) is accepted at the box office at all public performances. If further information is required please call the ACTC Theatre Office at 606-326-2073.