• Mid-summer magic with A Little Night Music
    Mid-summer magic with A Little Night Music
    12 Feb 2018
    Category: Theatre

    Theatre lovers will be swept off their feet when A Little Night Music comes to Geelong Performing Arts Centre this February.

    Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical masterpiece is set in the Swedish countryside on a magical midsummer night. 

    A Little Night Music follows the farcical romantic adventures of an ageing actress, her ex-lover, his virgin bride, a sex-starved divinity student, a buffoonish count and his long-suffering wife.

    Featuring a lush score including A Weekend In The Country, Liaisons and the ever-popular Send In The Clowns, A Little Night Music is a romantic tour-de-force.

    Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, Sondheim's glorious operatic farce premiered in 1973, based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night.

    Nadine Garner, John O’May, Jackie Rees and Eddie Muliaumaseali’i lead a stellar ensemble cast as this delightful and at times, heartbreaking musical is reimagined by acclaimed Sondheim repertory company Watch This.

    “What I love about this show is the slightly odd collection of characters and the tension between their public faces and their more unruly, comfortable realities or desires. So although it's set at the turn of the last century, there's an immediate parallel with our own time and how we curate our lives for public consumption via social media. It's also incredibly witty. Plus I have an extraordinary line up of Australian talent to play with: Nadine, John, Eddie, Jackie ... it's a gift,” said Nicholas Cannon, Director.

    Watch This burst onto the music theatre scene five years ago with its debut production of the killer comedy Assassins (performed in Geelong and followed with Company).

    A Little Night Music begins the 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, with four performances from February 22-24.

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