Porthouse Theatre Opens 2015 Season With "A Little Night Music"

Producing Artistic Director Terri Kent will star as Desiree Armfeldt

Porthouse Theatre's 2015 season will open with Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music."

Directed by Sean Morrissey, “A Little Night Music” opens June 12 and runs through June 27. A preview performance will take place on June 11. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, “A Little Night Music” explores the romantic web that entangles actress Desiree Armfeldt as she moves through 1900 Swedish society. Performances are June 11,12, 13,16,17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at 8pm and June 14 and 21 at 2pm.

Porthouse Theatre’s producing artistic director Terri Kent* will return to the Porthouse stage as Desiree accompanied by Kent State associate professor Fabio Polanco* as Fredrik and Jim Weaver as Count Carl-Magnus. Scenic design is by Ben Needham, costume design by Kent State associate professor S.Q. Campbell, lighting design by T.C. Kouyeas, Jr. (MFA ’06), technical direction by associate professor Steve Pauna, and sound design by Brian Chismar (BA ’13). The production stage manager is Kristen Boehnlein*.

*Member, Actors' Equity Association.

A Little Night Music

June 11-27, 2015

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

When actress Desiree Armfeldt encounters her former lover Frederik Egerman on her travels, a rekindling of their affair complicates Desiree's relationships with Frederik and her current lover Count Carl-Magnus. Further complicating matters are Frederik and Carl-Magnus'. While Desiree juggles her romantic entanglements, she invites everyone to spend the weekend at her mother's country estate. With everyone in the same place, jealousy, suspicion, and the possibility of even more romantic entanglement abound.  

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIshows.com

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 3:04pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 3:10pm
Joni Koneval