Little Night Music" to Light Up MCCC's
Kelsey Theatre March 4-13
N.J.- The intricate webs of love lost, found, and anticipated
will be revealed in Pierrot Productions' presentation of Stephen
Sondheim's award-winning musical "A Little Night Music"
at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre.
bittersweet comedy will be performed Fridays, March 4 and
11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, March 5 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; and
Sundays, March 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located
on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with
the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on
on the Ingmar Bergman film "Smiles of a Summer Night,"
the scene is a Swedish country estate at the turn of the last
century. Surprising liaisons, long-stirring passions and a
taste of love's endless possibilities are all resurrected
in a gathering of the current, previous, and prospective lovers
of the beautiful actress, Desirée Armfeldt, along with
their wives, who are united in their jealousy. Desirée,
however, secretly envies the wives, and would just as soon
simplify her life and settle down.
set almost entirely in waltz time, the musical's hit numbers
include "Remember," "Night Waltz," "Liaisons"
and the most memorable of them all, "Send in the Clowns."
winning numerous Tony Awards in 1973 (including Best Musical,
Best Score, and Best Book), "A Little Night Music"
has been performed in venues throughout the United States
and Europe, and recently completed an award-winning revival
on Broadway, starring Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch.
A 1977 film version featured Elizabeth Taylor and Len Cariou.
Now, directly after the end of its Broadway run, the show
is making its Kelsey Theatre debut.
Starring in "A Little Night Music" are Vicky Czarnik
of Hopewell as Desiree Armfeldt; Tom Chiola of Trenton as
Fredrik Egerman; Mariel Rosati of Ivyland, Pa., as Anne Egerman;
Jim Petro of Hamilton as Henrik Egerman; Sue Robbins of Titusville
as Madame Armfeldt; Melissa Rittmann of Ewing as Petra; Joe
Giglio of Trenton as Carl-Magnus Malcolm; and Cathy Liebars
of Langhorne as Charlotte Malcolm.
The cast also features John Bergeron of Morrisville, Pa. as
Lindquist; Matthew Kennedy of Princeton as Erlanson; Kat Ross
of Ewing as Fredrika Armfeldt; Lauren Parsons of Delran as
Nordstrom; Nick Pecht of Hamilton as Frid; Kate Skelly of
Bordentown as Malla; Lauren Snyder of Princeton as Segstrom;
and Wendy Watt of Hamilton as Anderssen.
Picnic": Pictured are, front row, from left: Sue Robbins
(Madame Armfeldt), Kat Ross (Fredrika), Cathy Liebars (Charlotte),
Tom Chiola (Fredrik), Mariel Rosati (Anne), Jim Petro (Henrik),
Joe Giglio (Carl-Magnus) and Vicky Czarnik (Desiree); back row,
from left, Nick Pecht (Frid), Wendy Watt (Anderssen), Melissa
Rittmann (Petra), Matt Kennedy (Erlanson), John Bergeron (Lindquist)
and Lauren Snyder (Segstrom). Not pictured: Lauren Parsons (Nordstrom)
and Kate Skelly (Malla).
Sue Robbins (Madame Armfeldt); standing from left, Kat Ross
(Fredrika), Vicky Czarnik (Desiree)
the Egerman Family: seated: Mariel Rosati (Anne); standing from
left, Tom Chiola (Fredrik), Jim Petro (Henrik) and Melissa Rittmann
Liebars and Joe Giglio
as the Malcolms.
musical is directed by Pete LaBriola of Pennington and choreographed
by Kat Kline of Ewing, with musical direction by Lou Woodruff of
Washington Crossing and vocal direction by Pam Sharples of East
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students
and children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets
may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available next to the
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