A Little Night Music
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00pm
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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) and Intermountain Opera Bozeman (IOB) are teaming up once again to bring a professional musical theatre experience to the Gallatin Valley. Following 2015’s success with Man of La Mancha and 2016’s sold out run of My Fair Lady, MSIP and IOB will co-produce Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award Winning (Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score) A Little Night Music. Based on the Ingmar Bergman film, “Smiles from a Summer Night” and featuring the song, “Send in the Clowns,” the musical follows the romantic entanglements of several couples as the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt gathers the group for a “Weekend in the Country.” The nuances of young, married, and rekindled love are explored for their alternating elements of lust, passion, foolishness, and regret. MSIP’s Kevin Asselin will direct the production with musical supervision by IOB’s Linda Curtis. The cast will star Kristie Dale Sanders (Broadway credits include Cabaret, Evita, Next Fall) as Desiree Armfeldt along with Dan Sharkie as her former suitor, Fredrik Egerman. Intermountain Opera favorite Sean Anderson takes on the role of the puffed up soldier, Count Carl Magnus. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks alums Rebecca Hurd, Benjamin Barker, Kristin Hammargren and Susan Miller return in supporting roles as Anne, Henrik, Petra, and Charlotte. Local favorites including Debbie Jamieson, Tasha Fain, Coco Douma, Frank Simpson, Reginald Mead, Valarie Andrews, Steven Harris-Weiel, and Maya Dickerson will round out the cast. A Little Night Music’s designers include the top-notch team of Matthew McCarren (set), Claudia Boddy (costumes), Stacy Hostetter (props), Thomas Delgado (lighting), and Shari Watson (choreography). New York-based Dylan MarcAurele will take on the music direction leading five of the finest local musicians in the accompanying ensemble.
A Little Night Music will play in the intimate Black Box Theater on the MSU campus at 11th and Grant, opening Friday, February 10. Thereafter, performances will be held Thursday – Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through February 26. Due to high demand, additional Saturday matinees have been added on February 18 and 25. A very special catered preview performance Gala will be held Wednesday, February 8. The party starts at 6:00, show time 7:30 and post-performance dessert and meet the artists’ reception right after the show. The Gala is a fundraiser to help ensure the success of this collaboration. Join the family of supporters who recognize the value of what this production brings to the community.
Tickets sell quickly and can be reserved by visiting the Intermountain Opera website at http://intermountainopera.org/ or calling 406-587-2889. General admission tickets are $10 for students and $25 for adults, with limited $40 reserve seating. Gala tickets on Feb. 8 are $75 ($25 tax-deductible) each and include food and drink. For information about helping to sponsor or advertise for this production, please contact Michael Wainwright with MSIP (406.994.3944 or Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackie Vick with IOB (406.587.2889 or Jackie@intermountainopera.org).
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