A Little Night Music


A Little Night Music
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Jason Hansen
Choreography by Heidi Spesard-Noble
Theater Latté Da, Minneapolis, MN, 2019

Part comedy of manners, part battle of the sexes, this funny, elegant work inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s period film Smiles of a Summer Night explores the tangled web of affairs centered around leading actress Desirée Armfeldt. Winner of multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music features a romantic score, set entirely in 3/4 time signatures, including Sondheim’s most popular song “Send in the Clowns.”

“It’s a light, effervescent show in which all the songs are waltz variations, and Peter Rothstein has directed it as fluidly and romantically as that classic dance.”
- Star Tribune

“Crystalline in its storytelling and flat-out gorgeous to behold.”
- Pioneer Press

“Rothstein’s production is a fine example of the work his company does, year in and year out, the realize detailed and heartfelt productions of great musical on the intimate Ritz stage.” - City Pages

“Director Peter Rothstein whips up as perfect a production of A Little Night Music as you are likely ever to find.” - Talkin’ Broadway

“Brought to life by one of Twin Cities Theater’s best interpreters of musical theater.”
- Cherry and Spoon

“Peter Rothstein deftly stages this cinematic play and gives it a delicious summertime ambiance.”
- Howwastheshow.com