Northwest Broadway Productions presents Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, A Little Night Music, in a concert version at the Elsinore Theatre on April 29. The production will feature the Salem Orchestra on stage conducted by John Radosta. The Artistic Director, Stephen Munshaw, who presented A Christmas Story, Annie Get Your Gun, and Little Shop of Horrors at the Elsinore, will lead this premier production for Salem. The show will feature some of the best talent from across the Willamette Valley, including Lance Nuttman, Tracy Webber, Phoebe Jacobs, and Alex Foufos, among other notables.
The musical is set in 1900 Sweden and was inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film, “Smiles of a Summer Night.” It has often been described as an operetta or light opera. Several love triangles are involved and untangled by the end of the play. Because of mature themes, the show may not be suitable for children under 10.
A Little Night Music opened on Broadway in 1973 and received six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It features memorable songs like “Send In The Clowns” and “A Weekend In The Country.”