Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music from Lyric Opera San Diego
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It's an evening of mischief and merriment as Intrepid Shakespeare Company presents the original battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This witty romantic comedy shows how love brings out both the best and worst in us. Fun-loving, confirmed bachelor Benedick returns from a victory at war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Though they've each sworn off romance, their "merry war" of clever insults reveals the growing attraction between them. Meanwhile, Benedick's fellow soldier Claudio is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter. They will soon be wed ... if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first. At once passionate, sexy and blindingly funny, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with some of the most brilliant comedic repartee ever written. Learn More
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A beautifully staged, competent production and a lovely night out. The seats were excellent, and the staff at the theater are amazingly warm and friendly. I felt the cast lacked a certain spark, but I would still have recommended this event to others. It was a lovely, witty, urbane evening, and I am so glad I went.
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I don't care much for the play but it was very professionally done. The acoustics in the North Birch Theatre are poor and thus "swallowed" the lyrics of several of the cast (some of the female members in particular)if they did not project...continued
“A Little Night Music,” with a great waltz score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, is based on the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles of a Summer Night,” and contains Sondheim’s best known tune, “Send In the Clowns.” Sondheim himself has described the show as “whipped cream with knives” and we offer it in our season as a true American contender in the operetta repertoire, as well as an example of the best of Broadway. This show is the most frequently produced American show in Europe’s opera houses, where it is known by its film title, “Smiles of a Summer Night,” and where it is considered a true modern masterwork. The role of Desiree Armfeldt will be taken by Andrea Huber, who was so popular in our opening season production of Kalman’s “Countess Maritza,” and who has played in most of the major capitols of Austria and Germany. Andrea is an example of the International reach of our company and we are proud to bring her home to America to share her artistry with our company. J. Sherwood Montgomery will design and direct and Leon Natker will conduct the full orchestra in this enchanting score that is really an escape for adults. It is a very important part of our mission as a company to show and share these American masterpieces with our San Diego audiences, and teach the next generation of performers how to make these treasures live. These performances will win new converts to Sondheim and sophisticated musical theater of the highest caliber.