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Toronto: The RCM presents a starry production of Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” May 26-28, 2023

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The Royal Conservatory presents 

Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music

Friday, May 26, 2023 8pm

Saturday, May 27, 2023 8pm

Sunday, May 28, 2023 3pm


Starting at: $65.00

Venue: Koerner Hall

Series: Special Performances

Presenter: The Royal Conservatory

A Little Night Music in Concert

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman

Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince


Cynthia Dale, Desiree Armfeldt

Eric McCormack, Frederick Egerman

To be announced, Madame Armfeldt

Dan Chameroy, Count Carl Magnus

Chilina Kennedy, Charlotte Magnus

Tess Benger, Petra

Justan Myers, Henrick Egerman

Sadie LaFlamme-Snow, Anne Egerman

Annie Grunwald, Fredericka

Jonelle Sills, Leibeslieder singer - Mrs. Nordstrom

Elena Howard-Scott, Leibeslieder singer - Mrs. Segstrom

Lillian Brooks, Leibeslieder singer - Mrs. Anderssen

To be announced, Leibeslieder singer - Mr. Erlanson

Alex Mathews, Leibeslieder singer - Mr. Lindquist


Richard Ouzounian, Director

David Briskin, Music Director

Nick Blais, Designer

Maria Fuller, Assistant Music Director

Robin Calvert, Choreographer

Kevin Bowers, Stage Manager

Stephen Sondheim's romantic 19th century waltz whisks us away to a weekend in the country. Winner of four Tony Awards, this musical work has forever entranced the world of theatre. Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée; Fredrik; Fredrick's wife, Anne; Desirée's current lover, the Count; and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men – as well as their jealous wives – agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

A Little Night Music is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret, and desire. This dramatic musical celebration of love is perfect to showcase your highly trained singers with its harmonically advanced score and masterful orchestrations, and contains Sondheim's popular song, the haunting "Send in the Clowns."

Tickets start at $65 and will be available for purchase starting at 10 am on Friday, December 16.

National Ballet of Canada's David Briskin conducting a full Broadway-sized orchestra.


Photo: Cynthia Dale, Eric McCormack, Dan Chameroy and Chilina Kennedy.