Auditions

A Little Night Music 

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Shelley  Nowacek

 

Audition Dates:   March 12 - 14, beginning at 7PM
Call Backs (if needed):   TBD
Performance Dates:   May 18 - June 10, 2018; Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2:30PM


What to expect: Actors should prepare 32 bars of music and bring sheet music for their selection. There will also be a short cold read.

Show Description:

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desiree Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desiree; Fredrik; Fredrik's wife, Anne; Desiree's current lover, the Count; and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men - as well as their jealous wives - 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.
*Winner of the 1973 Tony Award for Best Musical.*

 

Characters:

Fredrika Armfeldt (Female; age 12-15; vocal range C4-Eb5) Desiree's witty daughter who is very self-contained and formal with the precise diction of the convent-trained.


Madame Armfeldt (Female; age 70-85; vocal range C3-F#4) Desiree's elderly mother; brutally honest and a veteran of discreet encounters with the crowned heads of Europe.


Henrik Egerman (Male; age 18-21; vocal range G3-B4) Fredrick's gloomy son. He is serious but confused, as he studies for the Lutheran priesthood.


Anne Egerman (Female; age 18-21; vocal range G#3-Ab5) Giddy and virginal; naive at times. A breathtakingly gorgeous bride and Fredrick's new wife.


Fredrick Egerman (Male; age 35-45; vocal range A2-E4) Middle-aged lawyer who is married to his second wife, Anne, and has a son, Henrik, from his first marriage.


Petra (Female; age 20-30, vocal range F#3-F5) Anne's earthy maid and closest confidante. She seizes every moment to rustle in the hay (sensual attitude).


Desiree Armfeldt (Female; age 40-50, vocal range F#3-Ab5) A self-absorbed, once-successful actress now touring the country-side. She becomes entangled in a love triangle with the Count and Fredrick.


Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm (Male; age 30-45; vocal range G3-F#4) Vain, arrogant, and splendidly proportioned but ferociously jealous. He is Desiree's newest lover.


Countess Charlotte Malcolm (Female; age 30-40; vocal range G3-F5) The Count's manic depressive, mistreated, and downtrodden wife.


The Liebeslieder Singers

Mrs. N (Female; vocal range B3-C6 (E6))

Mrs. A (Female; vocal range Bb3-Bb5)

Mrs. S (Female; vocal range Ab3-G5 (Bb5))

Mr. E (Male; vocal range C3-Bb4)

Mr. L (Male; vocal range G#2-F#4)


Ensemble Servants, helpers.




Questions?

Contact the director: s32602@yahoo.com


 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com