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A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music is a musical inspired by Smiles of a Summer Night, a 1955 Swedish comedy film. It has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler.
The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1973 and then at the West End in1975. It was made into a film in 1977 with Elizabeth Taylor, Lesley-Anne Down, Diana Rigga, and Len Cariou as the main characters.
The musical is divided into two acts and has twenty-five musical numbers, with four additional numbers used for the stage performances and two more included in the film adaptation.
The musical also had an Australian premiere in Sydney in 1973 and Melbourne in 1997. It was performed in Australia yet again in 2009 and 2019.
The music for this play was challenging as it required highly trained singers to sing a wide range of numbers throughout the show.
The Plot of A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music is a musical comedy based on the concept of comedy of manners. The story is set in the 1900s in Sweden and explores the numerous affairs of an actress, Desirée Armfeldt.
The men who love her are Fredrik Egerman, a lawyer, and Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm. Then, there are other characters like Fredrik's wife, Anne, and the Count's wife, Charlotte.
Jealousy and suspicion between the characters lead to a witty and crazy play where things finally get sorted over a weekend.
Adoration, love, desire, regret, second chances, and new romances are the musical's themes. The strength of the play lies in the music by Stephen Sondheim, a four-time winner of Tony Awards.
Send in the Clowns, a popular song by Sondheim, belongs to this musical play. This song was added almost as an afterthought. That's because the lead character of Desirée Armfeldt wasn't a singer in the musical.
However, when Sondheim realized that Glynis Johns, who was playing the role, could sing, even though she had a small voice, he created a song for her that could cover her vocal weakness and yet give her a song in the musical.
The short phrases in the song gave Glynis Johns enough breathing time to sustain the lyrics. This development turned out to be a hit and made Send in the Clowns one of the most popular songs of the time. Browse through our website for more information about the musical and its shows in the US.