Theatre Season Opens with Sondheim’s Musical “A Little Night Music”

Posted Sep 20, 2022

The Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance is teaming up with the Department of Music to bring Stephen Sondheim’s musical “A Little Night Music” to the Fritsche Theatre stage. The show is based on a book by Hugh Wheeler.

Set in 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, Anne (Fredrik’s wife), the Count (Desirée’s current lover), and Charlotte (the Count’s wife)! This web becomes even more tangled when both men – and their jealous wives – agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

Tickets cost $30. Tickets are free to students, faculty, and staff with a valid Cardinal ID. The box office is open 12-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and one hour prior to performances. It is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability.

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All performances in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

Thursday, Sept. 22        7:30 p.m.                                                                                  

Friday, Sept. 23             8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24         8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25           2 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 29        8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30            8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1            8 p.m.


Desiree Armfeldt                               Victoria Mesa

Countess Charlotte Malcom              Nijah Dent

Anne Egerman                                   Kate Maniuszko

Madame Armfeldt                              Julia Murphy

Petra                                                   Shelby Zimmerman

Fredrika Armfeldt                              Claire Stancy

Fredik Egerman                                 Tru Stites

Count Carl-Magnus Malcom             Dale Saunders

Henrik Egerman                                Roberto Silva-Neto

Frid                                                    Dean Yurecka

Mrs. Anderssen                                 Lucy Breedlove

Mrs. Nordstrom                                Emma Rose Johnson

Mrs. Segstrom                                  Hannah Schmidt

Mr. Lindquist                                   Sam Hoyer

Mr. Erlanson                                     Ben Hoover

Liebeslieder Swings                         Emily Baggarly, Daniel Keener

Understudy Mme Armfeldt/Petra      Hannah Schmidt

Understudy Desiree/Charlotte           Lucy Breedlove

Understudy Anne, Fredrika                Emma Rose Johnson


Directed by Melissa Lusher

Music Direction by Lori Kay Harvey

Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane

Scenic Design by Dan Gray

Costume Design by Rebecca White 

Lighting Design by Jarod Wilson

Sound Design by Keya Myers-Alkire

Stage Managed by Josie Rocca