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"A Little Night Music" to Light Up MCCC's
Kelsey Theatre March 4-13

2/14/11


West Windsor, 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.

This elegant, 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 March 4.

Based 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.

With music 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."

Since 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.

"The 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).
Seated: Sue Robbins (Madame Armfeldt); standing from left, Kat Ross (Fredrika), Vicky Czarnik (Desiree)
Introducing the Egerman Family: seated: Mariel Rosati (Anne); standing from left, Tom Chiola (Fredrik), Jim Petro (Henrik) and Melissa Rittmann (Petra).
Cathy Liebars and Joe Giglio
as the Malcolms.

The 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 Windsor.

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 theater.

For a complete listing of the events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre visit:

2010-11 Theatre Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Information
Tomato Patch Visual and
Performing Arts Workshops

 

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