Join the G&S Society for A Little Night Music

Audiences will be taken for “A Weekend in the Country” when A Little Night Music, returns in an all-new production for The G&S Society at the Arts Theatre in April/May.

Stephen Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. Winner of four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre.

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centred around actress, Desiree Armfeldt (Bronwen James), and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman (Robin Schmelzkopf) and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm (Nicholas Bishop). When the travelling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desiree; Fredrik; Fredrick's wife, Anne (Emilene Whitehead); Desiree's current lover, the Count; and the Count's wife, Charlotte (Deborah Caddy). Not to mention Fredrik’s son Henrik (William Richards), who is in love with Anne.

Both men – as well as their jealous wives and Henrik – agree to join Desiree and her family for a weekend in the country at Desiree's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

“I simply adore this show” says director Pam O’Grady, who has herself played Desiree, “I love working with Ric Trevaskis (Associate Director) and Christine Hodgen (Musical Director) to bring the production to life.”

A Little Night Music is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire, and contains Sondheim's popular song, the haunting "Send in the Clowns."

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC runs in a limited season of just 10 performances at The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas St Adelaide, from April 26 to May 5.

Praise for the G&S Society's last show, Les Misérables:
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IT’S a Festival Theatre show poured out onto the Arts Theatre stage. This spectacular G&S Society production” - The Advertiser

It quite literally leaves you spellbound in your seat.” - Stage Whispers
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The combination of gorgeous voices, superior acting and creative design means this production has an engaging sense of originality. It is hard to imagine a better amateur production of this beloved show.” - Adelaide Theatre Guide

A wondrous night out” - Encore


The G&S Society of SA presents

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
April 26 to May 5 2018
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide


April 26-28 and May 2-5 at 7.30pm
Matinees April 28 and May 5 at 1.30pm
Twilight matinee April 29 at 3.30pm.

Tickets: $36 adult, $32 conc., $22 child, special discounts for groups 10+
Book at gandssa.com.au or call 8447 7239
Directed by:
Pam O’Grady
Associate Director:
Richard Trevaskis

Musical Direction by:
Christine Hodgen
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Starring:
Bronwen James, Robin Schmelzkopf, Nicholas Bishop, Deborah Caddy, William Richards, Emilene Whitehead, Norma Knight, Henny Walters, Megan Doherty, Macintyre Howie Reeves, James Nicholson, Monique Watson, Vanessa Lee Shirley, Josine Talbot, Laurence Croft