Huntington Theatre Company Sets A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Special Events
In conjunction with its upcoming production of A Little Night Music, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to A Little Night Music, available at huntingtontheatre.org/night-music/ by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.
35 BELOW WRAP PARTY / "A LITTLE NIGHT MÚSICA"
Friday, September 11, following the 8pm performance
A post-show party for the region's culturally curious ages 35 and below featuring backstage access, free refreshments, and live entertainment. Mingle with members of the cast, creative team, and Huntington staff. This special event will include salsa demos, mini dance performances by Rumba y Timbal, and a full on Latin dance party brought to you by DJ Condorito.
35 Below tickets are available at all performances to patrons 35 and under for just $30.
COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION
Tuesday, September 15 before the 7:30pm performance
A pre-show reception with refreshments for members of the Community Membership program. Community Membership is an initiative designed to reduce the cost barrier of attending live theatre for those with limited income and to diversify the Huntington's audience so it looks more like the city of Boston. Members can purchase best-available tickets to any performance without restriction for just $20. Membership is free and available through partnerships with agencies and organizations that serve limited-income populations. Santander is the Lead Supporter of the Huntington's Community Membership program.
Please note: There is no elevator access to this reception.
POST SHOW CONVERSATION WITH HUNTINGTON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER DUBOIS AND WBUR'S ED SIEGEL
Wednesday, September 23 after the 7:30pm performance
Join WBUR's Ed Siegel and Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois for a post-show conversation about directing Sondheim's A Little Night Music following the 7:30pm performance on Wednesday, September 23.
Thursday, September 24 at 10am
For students in grades 9-12. Tickets: $15. Includes pre-show in-school visit, curriculum guide, post-show Actors Forum, and Dramatic Returns card for each student. Call 617 273 1558 for more information.
Thursday, September 24 after the 10am performance (student matinee)
Thursday, October 1 after the 7:30pm performance
Wednesday, October 7 after the 2pm performance
Meet participating members of the cast of A Little Night Music and ask them your questions at the Actors Forum, following the performance.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
Thursday, September 24 at 10am (student matinee)
Friday, October 2 at 8pm
The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing at designated performances.
Seating for each ASL-interpreted performance is located in the orchestra, house left. Tickets are $20 for each Deaf patron and an additional $20 ticket can be purchased for a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact Access Coordinator Meg O'Brien at [email protected].
HUMANITIES FORUM, BOSTON GLOBE & ARTWEEK EVENT:
THE MUSIC OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Sunday, September 27 after the 2pm performance
Join Boston Globe Assistant Arts Editor Steve Smith and Music Director Jonathan Mastro for an in depth discussion about the music of Stephen Sondheim following the 2pm performance on Sunday, September 27.
Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.
Steve Smith is an assistant arts editor for the Boston Globe, covering visual arts, classical music, and pop music. He joined the Boston Globe in 2014. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Mr. Smith was a music editor at Time Out New York for 13 years, and spent seven of those years also working a freelance stringer covering classical music for The New York Times.
Jonathan Mastro is the music director of A Little Night Music. He composed original music for the Huntington's production of Our Town and was the sound designer for Come Back, Little Sheba. His Off Broadway credits include Our Town and Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew and Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre for a New Audience), and Paris Commune (The Civilians). His regional work includes Our Town (Almeida Theatre in London, The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Broad Stage in LA, and The Hypocrites in Chicago), Breath and Imagination and Paris Commune (ArtsEmerson), and many productions in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Barrel of Monkeys, Neo-Futurists, The Second City, and Chicago Children's Theatre. Mr. Mastro is the musical director for Emily Bergl (54 Below, Algonquin Oak Room, and Café Carlyle).
POST SHOW CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER CAGGIANO, MUSICAL THEATRE FACULTY MEMBER AT THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY
Saturday, October 3 after the 2pm performance
Join Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and Christopher Caggiano, musical theatre faculty member at The Boston Conservatory, for a compelling conversation about A Little Night Music and the legacy of Stephen Sondheim following the 2pm performance.
Christopher Caggiano is a full-time faculty member at The Boston Conservatory, where he teaches courses in musical theatre history, arts criticism, and the neuroscience of music, and was recently named liberal arts faculty member of the year. In conjunction with his musical theatre history course, he directs a series of staged readings of historically important but underperformed shows, including Little Johnny Jones, Very Good Eddie, As Thousands Cheer, and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro. Mr. Caggiano is also the author of the popular theatre blog, "Everything I Know I Learned from Musicals" (everythingmusicals.com), which consistently ranks among the top 25 theatre sites on the internet. He is also a member of the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League and is a founding member of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association.
POST SHOW CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT LAFEBER, HEAD OF MUSICAL THEATRE AT EMERSON COLLEGE
Sunday, October 4 after the 2pm performance
Join Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and Scott LaFeber, head of the musical theatre program at Emerson College, for a discussion about Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music following the 2pm performance.
Scott LaFeber has performed on Broadway in Corpse! and The Golden Age and Off Broadway with Ensemble Studio Theatre and Circle-in-the-Square. He has also acted in London, regionally in the US, on television (including two years on daytime's Search for Tomorrow), in feature and industrial films, and for narrative/character voice-overs (including an Emmy Award-winning segment for PBS). He has directed across the country, including productions in New York, Utah, Florida, and the North Carolina Theatre where he directed three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann in Sweeney Todd and Peter Pan. Mr. LaFeber has taught at universities and conservatories for over 20 years. In addition to freelance directing, he is an associate professor in the department of performing arts at Emerson College where he currently heads the BFA musical theatre program.
POST-SHOW AUDIENCE CONVERSATIONS LED BY MEMBERS OF THE HUNTINGTON STAFF
After most Tuesday - Friday, Saturday matinee, and Sunday matinee performances