A Little Night Music
Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics); Hugh Wheeler (Book)
South Bay Musical Theatre
In a rich, reverberating blend of harmonies, an elaborately attired quintet sings snippets of fuller songs soon to come of the on-again, off-again love affairs and marriages we are about to witness:
“Unpack the luggage, la-la-la; pack the luggage, la-la-la.”
… Bring up the curtain, la-la-la; bring down the curtain, la-la-la.
… Hi-ho, hi-ho, the glamorous life.”
Having set the stage and now moving aside to assume their roles of a Greek-like chorus, the Quintet watches with evident interest as lushly bedecked couples clearly of the upper class as well as their coupled, properly attired house servants enter, all now waltzing also in circles, with partners moving from one coupling to the next. South Bay Musical Theatre presents a beautifully conceived and performed A Little Night Music (Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics; Hugh Wheeler, book) with its intertwining stories of love sought, lost, remembered, found for the first time, and found again after long absence.
Please continue to Talkin’Broadway for the rest of my review.
Rating: 4.5 E
A Theatre Eddys Best Bet Production
A Little Night Music continues through February 17, 2024, in production by South Bay Musical Theatre at the Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, California. Tickets are available online at http://southbaymt.com/ or by calling 408-266-4374.
Photo Credit: Dave Lepori