The Tony Award-winning musical is about to get the Signature Theatre’s magical treatment starting August 15 for eight full weeks. The musical set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs will be directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer.
Sondheim’s classically inspired score includes “A Weekend in the Country,” “Liaisons,” and the seminal “Send in the Clowns.” Signature Theatre continues to be the largest single producer of the work of Stephen Sondheim and A Little Night Music marks the 28th production of a Sondheim musical in Signature Theatre’s history
The production will star Holly Twyford (Signature’s The Little Dog Laughed, Ford’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) making her Washington DC musical theater debut as Desiree Armfeldt, along with Florence Lacey (Signature’s Titanic, Sunset Boulevard) as Madame Armfeldt and Bobby Smith (Signature’s Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage Aux Folles) as Frederik Egerman.
Twyford, Lacey and Smith are joined in the cast by Nicki Elledge as Anne, Will Gartshore as Count Carl Magnus, Sam Ludwig as Henrik Egerman, Anna Grace Nowalk as Fredricka, Tracy Lynn Olivera as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, and Maria Rizzo as Petra.
“A Little Night Music is one of the only Sondheim shows that I have never had the opportunity to direct,” said Eric Schaeffer. “It will be wonderful to have Sondheim’s beautiful melodies on our stage complimented with a full orchestra and a cast of wonderful Signature actors. It promises to be a magical summer night in the theatre.”
Eight weeks only!
Performances run August 15, 2017 through October 8, 2017
Single tickets now on sale: (703) 820-9771
Signature Theatre • 4200 Campbell Avenue • Arlington, VA 22206
Founded in 1989, Signature Theatre is a Tony Award®-winning regional theater that broadens and brightens the region’s cultural landscape with its bold productions of challenging new and established works and engaging education and outreach programs. Under the leadership of co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, musical theater has become Signature’s “signature,” and the Theatre is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and investment in fresh new projects. Called a “musical theater powerhouse” by The Washington Post, Signature combines Broadway-caliber productions with intimate playing spaces and aims to be a leading force in U.S. musical theater. Signature has won 103 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, DC region’s professional theater and has been honored with 411 nominations.