Starry A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Adds Ninth Week at Signature Theatre
Following weeks of high demand and critical acclaim, Signature Theatre has announced that A Little Night Music will play for an added ninth week - an addition of eight performances between October 10 and October 15.
Directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi), Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. 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 stars 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 Nicole Elledge (Toby's Beauty and the Beast) as Anne, Will Gartshore (Signature's The Fix) as Count Carl Magnus, Sam Ludwig (Signature's Titanic) as Henrik Egerman, Anna Nowalk (Signature's Showboat) as Fredricka, Tracy Lynn Olivera (Signature's Titanic) as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, and Maria Rizzo (Signature's The Gulf) as Petra.
The ensemble is rounded out by Susan Derry (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George), Maria Egler (Signature's The Fix), Benjamin Lurye (Signature's Diner), Quynh-My Luu (Olney's Sweeney Todd), and Kevin McAllister (Signature's Titanic).
The creative team includes Choreography by Karma Camp (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar), Musical Direction by Jon Kalbfleisch (Signature's West Side Story), Scenic Design by Paul Tate DePoo III (Signature's Titanic), Lighting Design by Colin K Bills (Signature's Midwestern Gothic), Costume Design by Robert Perdziola (Signature's Merrily We Roll Along), Sound Design by Ryan Hickey (Signature's Titanic), Wig Design by Anne Nesmith (Signature's Titanic), Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein, Assistant Stage Manager Taryn Friend.
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. Since its inception, the Theatre has produced 58 world premiere works-including 19 new musical commissions-and is home to the single largest musical theater commissioning project in the United States, The American Music Voices Project. Attracting talent from the DC metropolitan region and New York, Signature has grown to reach more than 100,000 people annually from the Washington, DC region and beyond. Signature has won 103 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, DC region's professional theater and has been honored with 411 nominations.
Photo Credit: Paul Tate DePoo III