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Observatory North Park
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
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13 stars
Share anything else here. Just start typing...extremely helpful and courteous ushers....particularly Roxie who was a big help to me. Sunday afternoon 2 oclock performance
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If you park in the structure on 29th the money is going to charity if you pay for it in the theater
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"A Little Night Music"
21 ratings
3.9 average rating
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17 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 12 2010

Excellent, great fun but be prepared for a long show,
(IE, intermission is after 1 1/2 hrs). The count & countess are great.

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70 events
53 reviews
164 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

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...continued

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46 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 12 2010

The major flaw was the inability to hear much of the lyrics. The tenor who played the son was almost entirely inaudible. Otherwise, a generally good staging of the musical. Strong voices from the baritiones.

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“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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Lyric Opera San Diego

Formerly known as San Diego Comic Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego has been bringing accessible, affordable opera and musical theatre productions to San Diego since 1979. The company performs operas and musicals from the European and American tradition, in English, presenting the finest young musical talent available with full orchestra and chorus accompaniment.