Saturday, December 16, 2006

A Little Night Music: River City Repertory Theater Jan 4, 5, 6, 7:30 pm, at the Strand Theater, Shreveport

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"River City Repertory continues its season," says Patric McWilliams, "with one of Broadway’s most acclaimed musicals, the romantic and achingly beautiful, A Little Night Music. The musical explores the subject of love in all its wondrous, humorous and heart breaking stages."

Fans of the Repertory will enjoy imagining the story with local players in place: "Set in Sweden in the year 1900, middle-aged Fredrik Egerman (John Gayle) brings his 18-year-old bride, Anne (Ellen Lindsay), to a play starring his former mistress, Desiree Armfeldt (Seva May). Soon, Fredrik and Desiree resume their romance, incurring the wrath of her present lover, a pompous Count (Bill Gallmann).

The situation culminates in a weekend at a country estate, with Fredrik, Anne, Desiree, and the Count in attendance, as well as Fredrik’s son, Henrik (Jonathan McVay),who is hopelessly in love with Anne; Desiree’s daughter, Fredrika (Catherine Barbaree); and
the Count’s brittle wife, Charlotte (Janin Pou). And there, against a brilliant Stephen Sondheim score and a wistful summer night, things are set to right."

Seva May, John Gayle, Ellen Lindsay, Bill Gallmann, Anne Gremillion, Janin Pou, Jonathan McVay, Heather Bryson, Catherine Barbaree, Horace English, Susan Yankee, William Parsons, Jennifer Dowd, Karmyn Tyler, James Monk.

Kermit Poling, Musical Direction,
Patric McWilliams, Set and Costume Design
Mike Riggs, Light Design
Katie Dupont, Choreography
Patric McWilliams, Direction

January 4,5,6, at 7:30 p.m.
January 7th at 3 p.m.

Adults $30; Seniors, students, $25.

Strand Theatre Box Office 318-226-8555

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