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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at WPPAC starring Penny Fuller

February 4th, 2009 by Oscar E Moore

Penny Fuller will be Desiree at WPPAC


That’s the White Plains Performing Arts Center www.wppac.com – a theatre that I have been reviewing favorably for the past two seasons.  They do fantastic work, reviving musical classics.  With the most comfortable seats at most comfortable prices.   It’s the new Off-Broadway.  Go.  You won’t be disappointed.

Here is the direct link to my review of their most recent production of OLIVER!


Performances of Sondheim and Wheeler’s sophisticated musical in waltz time, suggested by Ingmar Bergman’s “Smiles of a Summer Night” A Little Night Music begin March 5th through March 22, 2009 as part of the theatre’s Bank of America Broadway Classics series – Starring Penny Fuller, Mark Jacoby, Sheila Smith, Laura Osnes and Rachael de Benedet.

A Little Night Music will be directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne, who helmed this season’s acclaimed Camelot and last year’s sold-out production of Ragtime for the theatre, with Music Direction by James Bassi with choreography by Melissa Rae Mahon and Sean McKnight. 

The cast also includes Laura D’Andre, Eleni Delopoulos, Eddie Egan, Katie Henney, Leah Jennings, Michael Markham, Jonathan Gabriel Michie, Christy Morton and Branch Woodman.

The creative team includes Michael Hotopp (sets), T. Michael Hall (costumes), Graham Posner (lighting) and Wallace Flores (sound).  This production is produced by Jack W. Batman for the White Plains Performing Arts Center with Associate Producer Bruce Robert Harris. The Production Stage Manager is Megan Schneid.

The original production of A Little Night Music with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Hugh Wheeler, was produced and directed by Harold Prince. It played for 601 performances on Broadway and was the recipient of six 1973 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical.

A Little Night Music will play the following performance schedule:  Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.  Please note:  there is no 2:00 p.m. performance on March 6th.  Tickets are $35.00-$52.00.

Two-show subscriptions and gift certificates are available. Next up: Hello, Dolly! (April 30 – May 17, 2009). White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center at the corner of Main and Mamaroneck in downtown White Plains, just 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, with plenty of convenient on-site parking. For tickets please call (914) 328-1600 or buy them online at www.wppac.com

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