Tag Archive for: A Little Night Music

Stephen Sondheim leaning over the back of a chair, smirking at the camera

Stephen Sondheim Timeline: An Overview of the Musical Legend

Ahead of the Broadway National tour of Company, it might be helpful to refresh your memory on the musical legend, Stephen Sondheim. The timeline below covers major events, from Sondheim’s Broadway debut, to the publication of his popular memoirs late in life. For even more information on Sondheim and his legacy, visit The Stephen Sondheim […]

Stage Stories: A Little Night Music Orchestration

In the video below, Angela Steiner, Music Director and Conductor of DCPA Theatre Company’s A Little Night Music, explains how she rewrote a score intended for a 17-piece orchestra into a full-bodied arrangement for eight musicians.

Soara-Joy Ross and Edward Staudenmayer laugh on an intricate bed in elegant costumes.

First Look: A Little Night Music

Love makes fools of us all. Lean into the comedy of it with A Little Night Music, which traces the plotting, flirting, and foibles of three affluent couples in circa-1900 Sweden. In the perpetual twilight of the Nordic summer, lovers waltz in and out of each other’s lives and arms during a weekend romp in […]

A Little Night Music Scenic Designer Robert Mark Morgan Explains his Process

A lot of work happens behind the scenes for a Denver Center Theatre Company production—quite literally. In the video below, Scenic Designer Robert Mark Morgan talks through his process of creating the perfect backdrop to A Little Night Music.

Chris Coleman speaks about A Little Night Music

Director Chris Coleman Discusses A Little Night Music

“1900s Sweden, the middle of summer, the sun never sets, and everyone is falling in love…but not always with the right person,” says Chris Coleman, Artistic Director of the Denver Center Theatre Company and Director of the 2023/24 season opener A Little Night Music. The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical will open September 1 in the […]

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Full Cast & Creatives for A Little Night Music

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative team for the enchanting Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music. “The Theatre Company season is kicking off with a beloved musical filled with love, comedy and beautiful music by one of the greatest composers of […]

DCPA Celebrating Christmas in July: Six Productions on Sale Now

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announces today that Christmas is coming early with six productions on sale Tuesday, July 18. Productions will include the seasonal tradition A Christmas Carol, the holiday extravaganza Camp Christmas returning to Stanley Marketplace, the energizing national tours of The Hip Hop Nutcracker and Yippee Ki Yay, Theatre […]

A still from Smiles of a Summer Night. A woman in the forefront raises a hand while a man stands behind her.

A Little Night Music: Q&A with Director Chris Coleman

DCPA: What was your first experience with A Little Night Music? Chris Coleman (CC): I’ve actually never seen a production! I just started listening to the soundtrack when I was in college and fell in love with it. “A Weekend in the Country” stuck in my head. I don’t know that I understood fully what […]

Actress Margaret Hamilton poses in costume for 1974's A Little Night Music tour

Romance is Rich in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music

Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, a musical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night, was nominated for a dozen Tony Awards wining six including Best Musical when it debuted a half-century ago. Set in 1900 Sweden, it remains a sharp commentary on romantic relationships — part witty rom-com, part melancholy […]

Stephen Sondheim leaning over the back of a chair, smirking at the camera

10 Noteworthy Facts About Songwriting Legend Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music – playing at the Wolf Theatre September 1 through October 8 – exhibits love affairs, new romances and second chances with wit, regret and desire. Sondheim, like his work, was a complex, yet riveting lyricist. His catalog stretches from TV shows to songs for West Side Story, Assassins, Sweeney […]