A Little Night Music: February 20th, 1973.

Uncategorized Jun 22, 2020

February 20th, 1973: A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music opened on Broadway on February 25th, 1973.

Five Facts: 

1. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler

2. Glynis Johns won The Tony Award for Best Actress - you may recognize her from the film Mary Poppins. 

3. There was a film, directed by Harold Prince, but it didn't do too well *wince* 😑

4. The entire score is written in waltz metre - all of the music sounds like 1 2 3, 1 2 3 (even though the time signatures vary from 3/4 to 6/8 to 9/8 etc.)

5. The song Send In The Clowns became a huge pop success long after the show opened and closed, thanks to recordings by Judy Collins and Frank Sinatra.

Song Suggestions 

(i.e.Songs I think are EXCELLENT for performers and their Teachers 💕)  *click for sheet music*

Male Characters

In Praise Of Women - one of my all time Sondheim favs! SO fun!

Female Characters

Miller's Son - a total showstopper 🤩

Glamorous Life - a monster to sing and play, but delivers in spades 😎

Send In The Clowns - a beautiful classic ❤️


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