A Little Night Music
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
All auditions will be held in the Theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building of the SCC campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
Vocal and Acting Auditions
7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16 *
Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a traditional-style show tune or opera. (No pop music, please) You will also be expected to read from the script. Monologues are encouraged but not required.
*You are only required to attend one of these nights.
Thurs., May 17. By invitation only. These will involve 2 parts:
Dance – 6 p.m. All those called back need to dance a basic waltz.
Vocal/Acting – 7 p.m. Additional vocal and scene work from the show.
- Auditions are open to everyone in the community.
- Roles are available for six men and 10 women (including one teenage girl)
- A script is on 2-hour reserve in the SCC library.
- Questions? Call 636-922-8255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Description and Basic Story
Based on Ingmar Bergman’s film, Smiles of a Summer Night, this hauntingly beautiful and sophisticated musical deals with the universal subject of love, in all its wondrous, humorous, and ironic possibilities.
In turn-of-the-century Sweden, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman brings his 18-year old bride Anne to a play starring his former mistress, Desiree Armfeldt. Soon, Fredrik and Desiree resume their romance, incurring the wrath of her current lover, a pompous count. The situation culminates in a weekend at Desiree’s mother’s country estate, with Fredrik, Anne, Desiree, and the count in attendance, along with Fredrik’s son (who is hopelessly in love with Anne,) Desiree’s illegitimate daughter, the count’s manic-depressive wife, and the Egerman’s lusty maid. And there, under the endless summer night, some passions simmer, some are ignited, and others are extinguished.
Fredrik Egerman (baritone, age range 40-55)
A successful, widowed lawyer who married a young trophy wife, Anne. He has one son from his previous marriage and is rather frustrated because his new wife has yet to consummate the marriage.
Henrik Egerman (tenor, age 20)
Fredrik’s son from his first marriage. A gloomy, brooding, religious young man who is studying to become a pastor but is distracted by temptation. He plays the cello onstage (can be faked.)
Count Carl-Magnus (baritone, age range 30-45)
A handsome military dragoon (mounted infantry man) who is Desiree’s latest lover. Very vain, arrogant, and jealous, he is married to Charlotte.
Frid (age 18-30)
Madame Armfeld’s manservant who has a “romantic interlude” with Petra.
Male Liebeslieder Singers
a group of singers that act as narrators similar to a Greek chorus throughout the evening. They play various roles throughout the show.
Mr. Lindquist (baritone)
Mr. Erlanson (tenor)
Anne Egerman (soprano, age 17-22)
Fredrik’s secondwife, married for only 11 months. A giddy, naïve, self-absorbed virginal child bride.
Desiree Armfeldt (mezzo, age 35-50)
A famous traveling actress who is worldly but also world-weary. She is the daughter of Madame Armfeldt, the mother of Fredrika, and the past lover of Fredrik.
Countess Charlotte-Malcolm (mezzo, age 30-45)
Carl-Magnus’ cunning and witty wife who is bitterly aware of his infidelity but still in love with him. A bit of a manic depressive.
Fredrika Armfeldt (mezzo, age range 14-18)
Desiree’s clever 13-year old daughter who is under the guardianship of her grandmother because her mother is always traveling. She may or may not be the product of Desiree’s and Fredrik’s affair 13 years ago, although Fredrik isn’t aware she exists.
Madame Armfeldt (low alto, elderly)
Desiree’s wealthy formidable mother who was once connected with royalty. She is Fredrika’s guardian and owner of the country estate.
Petra (mezzo, age 18-30)
Anne’s earthy, promiscuous maid and closest confidante.
Madame Armfeld’s maid
Female Liebeslieder Singers
a group of singers similar to a Greek chorus who narrate and play various roles throughout the show.
Mrs. Nordstrom (mezzo)
Mrs. Anderssen (mezzo)
Mrs. Segstrom (soprano)
There is no chorus in this show
- 7:30 p.m. July 24, 25, 26
- 8 p.m. July 27, 28
- 2 p.m. July 29
High school and above.
- $8 General Admission
- $6 Seniors and Students
- $5 Budget Wednesday
- $0 SCC Student with ID
- $0 Faculty and Staff
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