UNK Theatre, 308.865.8406
A Little Night Music, a musical comedy based on a 1954 Ingmar Bergman film, opens Wednesday, Dec. 29, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Miriam Drake Theatre.
The production (which is being performed Wednesday – Sunday, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3) assembles a team of couples, ex-couples and would-be couples, and guides them through a game of love at a country house party during one heady midsummer weekend in 1900. Set in Sweden, the musical traces the incarnations of love through the intersecting relationships of the characters.
“A post-modern treatment of human relationships, this is a story about seeking a correct relationship in a world full of choices,” said Jack Garrison, director and a UNK associate professor of theatre. The production is appropriate for those who are of high school age and above.
The Bergman film, which was based on a book by Hugh Wheeler, was titled Smiles of the Summer Night. The production features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Performances of A Little Night Music begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday. On Sunday, Dec. 3, there will be a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty and staff, $5 for groups of 10 or more, and $3 for UNK students with a valid ID.
For reservations, contact the Theatre Box Office at 308-865-8417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cast members are listed below alphabetically by hometown, along with the character they play:
Columbus- Steve Ingemansen as Fredrik Egerman
David City- Ashley Rae Kobza as Desiree Armfeldt
Gibbon- Jenna Johannsen as Countess Charlotte Malcolm
Grand Island- Alicia Spelts as Mrs. Anderssen and
Phillip Zuehlke as Mr. Erlanson
Hastings- Katy Fagiolo as Malla;
Kearney- Joseph Knispel as Henrik Egerman;
Kyle Kuypers as Bertrand;
Sam Ratzlaff as Mr. Lindquist; and
Stacey Wood as Madame Armfeldt
Kenesaw- Kelsey Burr as Osa
North Platte- Brette Covington as Petra
Omaha- Jordan Litherland as Anne Egerman
Plattsmouth- Matthew Nicholson as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
Seward- Katherine Bauer as Fredricka Armfeldt
Taylor- Andrew Nelson as Frid
Imizu gun- Minami Okamura as Mrs. Nordstrom
Osaka- Emi Kamon as Mrs. Segstrom
Stage managers, listed alphabetically by hometown, include:
Columbus- Elizabeth Uchtman, assistant stage manager
Elgin- Shauna Warren, stage manager
Omaha- Marie Poly, assistant stage manager
The theatre faculty/staff artistic team includes Shawn Deiger, sound designer and master electrician; Kimberly Jones, costume designer; Ron Koinzan, lighting designer and technical director; and David Tidwell, scenic designer.