A Little Night Music A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music  | 

April 25 — May 28

Desiree Armfeldt, a renowned actress, is growing weary of her life on the road. A chance encounter with an old flame sets in motion a series of romantic misadventures that culminate in a madcap weekend in the country where passions erupt, jealousies flare, and hilarity triumphs over all. Recipient of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music is a sumptuous, sexy, laugh-out-loud masterpiece that will leave you thoroughly enchanted.

“The sublime Merle Dandridge is a musical theater dream come true in A Little Night Music

-Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed by David Lee

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman

Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

2 hours 45 minutes
including one 15-minute intermission

TICKETS: $39+

Desiree Armfeldt, a renowned actress, is growing weary of her life on the road. A chance encounter with an old flame sets in motion a series of romantic misadventures that culminate in a madcap weekend in the country where passions erupt, jealousies flare, and hilarity triumphs over all. Recipient of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music is a sumptuous, sexy, laugh-out-loud masterpiece that will leave you thoroughly enchanted.

“The sublime Merle Dandridge is a musical theater dream come true in A Little Night Music

-Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
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Cast

Merle Dandridge

Merle Dandridge

Desiree Armfeldt

Merle Dandridge

Merle Dandridge returns to Pasadena Playhouse after having played Kate in Kiss Me, Kate and as part of the ensemble song cycle Showtune: The Songs of Jerry Herman. Currently she is known for her work in HBO’s original drama series The Last of Us, as Marlene the leader of the Fireflies; Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told as Zarina Killebrew; and ABC’s Station 19 as Chief Ross. She is also known for her starring role as Grace Greenleaf in Oprah Winfrey Network’s hit series Greenleaf which ran for five seasons. Previously, Merle starred in HBO Max’s first season of The Flight Attendant, FX’s Sons of Anarchy, CW’s Starcrossed, and NBC’s The Night Shift. Broadway: Papa Ge in the Tony-winning revival of Once on this Island, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (reprised at the Ahmanson Theatre and Hollywood Bowl), Joanne in Rent,  Kala in Tarzan, Aida in Aida, and Jesus Christ Superstar. She also played Pharaoh in the Lincoln Center presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Merle serves on the boards of Geffen Playhouse and Harvest Home, which provides housing and holistic care to homeless pregnant women. www.harvesthomela.org.

Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden

Fredrik Egerman

Michael Hayden

Broadway: All My Sons; Festen; Enchanted April; Judgement At Nuremberg (Tony Nomination); Hal in Henry IV, Pts. Iⅈ Cabaret; and Billy in Carousel. London: Cabaret (West End) Carousel – Olivier Award Nomination (Royal National Theatre and West End) Select Off Broadway: Lady From Dubuque (New Signature Theatre), Dessa Rose (Lincoln Center). Select Regional: World premier of American Son (Barrington Stage), Henry V/Richard II – title roles performed in repertory (Shakespeare theater of DC), The Winter’s Tale (Guthrie Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (The Old Globe, San Diego), Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim Festival, Kennedy Center) Select TV: Evil, Elementary, Chicago Fire, All Law and Orders, Murder One. Film: Charming Billy (American Film Institute Best Actor Award).

Jodi Long

Jodi Long

Madame Armfeldt

Jodi Long

Jodi won an Emmy for best supporting actress as Mrs. Basil E in Netflix’s Dash & Lily, making her the first Asian-American to win in any acting category. She made her Broadway debut at age 7 in Nowhere to Go But Up, directed by Sidney Lumet, the first of five Broadway shows she would go to appear in as an adult, including Loose Ends, The Bacchae, Stephen Sondheim’s Getting Away with Murder, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s revival of Flower Drum Song in which she garnered an Ovation Award at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Jodi’s film credits include: Beginners opposite Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer; The Hot Chick alongside Rob Schneider, Anna Farris and Rachel McAdams; Robocop 3; The Exorcist III; and Born on the Fourth of July. On television, Jodi will soon be seen in the third season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian and NBCs Chicago Med, adding to her previous appearances in Café Americain, Young & Hungry, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order: SVU, Sex and the City, Franklin & Bash, Eli Stone, The Cosby Show, and Sullivan & Son, the latter for which the NY Times called her “by far the best thing about the show and maybe enough reason to watch it.”

Sarah Uriarte Berry

Sarah Uriarte Berry

Countess Charlotte Malcolm

Sarah Uriarte Berry

Broadway: Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella in Cinderella (New York City Opera) alongside Eartha Kitt, Franca in The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center Theater (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress), Eponine in Les Misérables, Nicola in Taboo (opposite Boy George), Next to Normal, and End of the Rainbow. Bernstein’s Mass (Carnegie Hall); The Boys From Syracuse, Tenderloin (New York City Center Encores!); Julie in Carousel (Royal National Theater, Ovation Award-Best Actress); Sondheim on Sondheim (Hollywood Bowl) with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Groff, and Vanessa Williams; A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center). Film/TV: Frontera (with Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Ed Harris), Pretty Bird, Law and Order CI, The Light in the Piazza Live from Lincoln Center, and Saint Jellorica in the infamous Cats episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

Chase Del Rey

Chase Del Rey

Henrik Egerman

Chase Del Rey

Having recently played Pete Sampras in the Oscar-nominated film King Richard, Chase is thrilled to be making his Pasadena Playhouse debut in A Little Night Music. Last year he played a principal role in the LA industry workshop of the new musical 38 Minutes by Edie Brickell, and has also appeared in CBS’ The Code and as a soloist at Lincoln Center Theatre. Chase is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Thank you to Buchwald and Authentic for their incredible support. For my loving family who have been on this journey with me – What a great adventure.

Makara Gamble

Makara Gamble

Frederika Armfeldt

Makara Gamble

Makara Gamble is elated to be making her Pasadena Playhouse debut in A Little Night Music! Makara is an actor, vocalist, and model in Los Angeles, CA. Makara starred in the feature film Deep in the Forest. She is grateful for the love and support of her friends and family, and excited to join the company at Pasadena Playhouse!

Ruby Lewis

Ruby Lewis

Petra

Ruby Lewis

Ruby (she/her) is thrilled to make her Playhouse debut! Prior LA Theatre credits include Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole at Geffen Playhouse (Ovation Nomination) and Love Actually Live at The Wallis. She starred as Indigo in Cirque du Soleil’s premiere Broadway show Paramour which led to two Macy’s Parades and features on Nightline and Entertainment Tonight. Television credits include Desperate Housewives, Masters of Sex, Girl Meets World, and the upcoming series Sugar, to name a few. Her self-produced, original one-woman show Starlet has played both coasts and held residencies in Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. www.rubylewis.com

Ryan Silverman

Ryan Silverman

Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm

Ryan Silverman

Ryan received Drama Desk nominations starring as Terry Connor in Side Show on Broadway and Giorgio in Classic Stage’s Passion. Ryan starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Described by Playbill.com as “the smoothest, most assured bari-tenor, leading-man theatre voice at the moment,” Ryan was featured as Sir Lancelot in Camelot (Kennedy Center), Passion opposite Natalie Dessay (Théâtre du Châtelet), as Tony in the Olivier-nominated West Side Story (West End), and Ulysses in The Golden Apple (City Center Encores!). Film/Television credits: Suits, Good Fight, Gossip Girl, Sex and the City 2, and True Blood.

Kaley Ann Voorhees

Kaley Ann Voorhees

Anne Egerman

Kaley Ann Voorhees

Kaley is most known for being the youngest person to play Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, where she made her Broadway debut. She went on to perform in Prince of Broadway, a musical centered around the life and works of legendary director and producer Hal Prince, in both the touring Japanese and Broadway productions. Kaley had the honor of returning to the role of Christine on the international tour of The Phantom of the Opera during their run in Taipei, while it was the only production in the world still performing during the pandemic. Other credits include Candide (New York City Center) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon TV).

Georgia Belmont

Georgia Belmont

Mrs. Nordstrom

Georgia Belmont

Georgia is thrilled to be making her Pasadena Playhouse debut. Her career is mainly focused on the operatic repertoire. Her recent roles include: Poppea in Händel’s Agrippina, as well as Le Feu/ Le Rossignol in Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges. In January 2023, Ms. Belmont was named a semi-finalist in Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition. In the summer of 2022, Ms. Belmont joined Des Moines Metro Opera covering the roles of Isabella Stewart Gardner in Peter’s American Apollo; and Peaseblossom and Cobweb in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other roles: Christi Khalo in Rodrigo’s Frida, and Kate in Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe.

Jared Bybee

Jared Bybee

Mr. Lindquist

Jared Bybee

Jared recently made his Carnegie Hall debut as the Baritone Soloist in Brahms’ Requiem and joined the National Tour of South Pacific as Emile de Becque. Jared has also performed as Escamillo in Carmen (Charleston Opera Theater), the title role in Don Giovanni (Seattle Opera), The Pilot in The Little Prince (Utah Opera), Lescaut in Manon Lescaut (Liceu Opera Barcelona), the title role in The Barber of Seville (Arizona Opera), and covered the title role of Steve Jobs in the world premiere opera (Santa Fe Opera). He has been featured on CBS’ primetime drama FBI as Sean Ellis, upcoming Russo brothers-produced film Something’s More than One Thing as Joey and award-winning web series Love in 2020 as Jagger Bloom.

Kim Dawson

Kim Dawson

Mrs. Segstrom

Kim Dawson

Kim recently moved to Pasadena after spending over a decade touring internationally as a funk and soul singer. She is excited to be making her debut at Pasadena Playhouse. She previously starred as Brenda in Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Little Theater of the Rockies and as a Church Lady in The Color Purple at The Aurora Fox Theater. Kim wants to thank her friends and family for their support, and sends a special thank you to the love of her life, Michael.

Oriana Falla

Oriana Falla

Mrs. Anderssen

Oriana Falla

Oriana is so excited to make her Pasadena Playhouse debut. Previously this season, she made a role debut as Adina in L’elisir D’amore with Pacific Opera Project and Opera in the Heights. Previous engagements, include role debuts as Mimi in La Bohѐme, Violetta in La Traviata, and The Infanta in Der Zwerg. A Los Angeles native, she attended UCLA and Santa Monica College. As a recording artist, Oriana sang for the soundtrack of Disney’s Encanto. She wants to thank the creative team for this opportunity! She lives with her partner Arnold and her cat Dimpy. orianafalla.com

Arnold Geis

Arnold Geis

Mr. Erlanson

Arnold Geis

Recent credits: Carmina Burana (Oregon Symphony),  Faust in La Damnation de Faust (Boston Youth Symphony), Rodolfo in La Bohème (Greensboro Opera, Pacific Opera Project), Nemorino in L’elisir D’amore, and Tamino in The Magic Flute (Pacific Opera Project), Shepherd in Tristan und Isolde, Traveler’s Prayer, Carmina Burana (LA Philharmonic), Haydn’s Creation (LA Master Chorale), Mr. Marks in Intimate Apparel (Lincoln Center Theater). As a recording artist, Geis has been featured in popular films and shows: Disenchanted, Tom & Jerry, and Family Guy. Other film/tv scores: Nope, Strange World, Willow, The Super Mario Bros., The Lion King (2019). Upcoming: Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Chautauqua Opera), Otto in Emigre (Shanghai Philharmonic, NY Philharmonic).

Adam James King

Adam James King

Frid

Adam James King

Adam is honored to join this company at Pasadena Playhouse. Credits include: FBI Most Wanted (CBS), I Think You Should Leave (Netflix), Law and Order: Organized Crime (NBC), The Staircase (HBO Max), and On Your Feet! (Emilio Estefan; Phoenix Theatre Company). Thanks to Mom, Dad, CJ, and Andrew for their constant love and to my Claire for her endless support!

Brandon Borkowsky

Brandon Borkowsky

Bertrand

Brandon Borkowsky

Brandon is thrilled to make his post-college debut in Pasadena Playhouse’s A Little Night Music. He is a soon graduate of USC’s inaugural Musical Theater BFA program, a Black Arts Institute Alumni, and a former student of the Joffrey Ballet School. Beyond acting, singing, and dancing; he also has a passion for songwriting, rapping, Monopoly, and food. Especially if the food is spicy. And full of sauce. He sends all of his thanks to his family, teachers, and friends for their support in his artistic journey.

Mikaela Celeste

Mikaela Celeste

Osa

Mikaela Celeste

Mikaela is a recent graduate from USC where she received her BFA in Musical Theater as a first generation student. She is from San Diego, CA where she attended San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and has done shows at The Old Globe, The San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, among several others. She is so excited to make her Pasadena Playhouse debut!

Danny Cron

Danny Cron

Ensemble/Servant

Danny Cron

Danny Cron is thrilled to be back at Pasadena Playhouse with this incredible production. He holds a BFA in Acting from The California Institute of the Arts. He was last on stage with the Playhouse in Good Boys and helped out behind the scenes with The Great Leap. Recently, he performed in Deaf West Theatre’s production of Orphée and can be seen in the film The Disappearance of Mrs. Wu. He would like to thank his family for their unwavering support, his friends for always being there, and the fur babies Zia and Meme for all the cuddles.

Audrey Williams

Audrey Williams

Malla

Audrey Williams

Audrey is delighted to be making her Pasadena Playhouse debut! Her recent performances include Spring Awakening (Thea, u/s Wendla) with El Camino College. She has also performed as a dancer for Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna Los Angeles tour performance and productions with Long Beach Ballet, including The Nutcracker (Spanish Lead) at the Terrace Theater, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Cinderella. She would like to thank Daniel Nakawatase, Sarah Sandvig, and her friends and family for their love and support.

Christanna Rowader

Christanna Rowader

Standby for Charlotte and Desiree

Christanna Rowader

Christanna is an LA Ovation Award Winner for Mother in 3-D Theatricals’ production of Ragtime and has performed in over 16 theatrical productions and films. One of her favorite roles was playing Alice Murphy in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical Bright Star at six and seven months pregnant. Other favorite roles: Abigail Adams in 1776, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Marian in The Music Man, Grace Farrell in Annie starring Sally Struthers. Christanna also recently starred in Santa Monica College’s short film Alive as Juliet/Digital Juliet, currently in post-production. www.ChristannaRowader.com.

Creative Team

Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics)

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Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night (1954), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday In The Park With George (1984), Into The Woods (1987), Assassins (1991), Passion (1994) and Road Show (2008) as well as lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959) and Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Anthologies of his work include Side By Side By Sondheim (1976), Marry Me A Little (1981), You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983), Putting It Together (1993/99) and Sondheim On Sondheim (2010). He composed the scores of the films Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981) and songs for Dick Tracy (1990) and the television production Evening Primrose (1966). His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: “Finishing the Hat” (2010) and “Look, I Made A Hat” (2011). In 2010 Broadway’s Henry Miller’s Theatre was renamed The Stephen Sondheim Theatre in his honour; in 2019, London’s Queens Theatre was also renamed the Sondheim.

Hugh Wheeler (Book)

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Hugh Wheeler was a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He wrote more than thirty mystery novels under the pseudonyms Q. Patrick and Patrick Quentin, and four of his novels were transformed into films: Black Widow, Man in the Net, The Green-Eyed Monster and The Man with Two Wives. For films he wrote the screenplays for Travels with My Aunt, Something for Everyone, A Little Night Music and Nijinsky. His plays include Big Fish, Little Fish (1961), Look: We’ve Come Through (1961) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966, adapted from the Shirley Jackson novel), he co-authored with Joseph Stein the book for a new production of the 1919 musical Irene (1973), wrote the books for A Little Night Music (1973), a new production of Candide (1973), Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979, based on a version of the play by Christopher Bond), and Meet Me in St. Louis (adapted from the 1949 MGM musical), contributed additional material for the musical Pacific Overtures (1976), and wrote a new adaptation of the Kurt Weill opera Silverlake, which was directed by Harold Prince at the New York Opera. He received Tony and Drama Desk Awards for A Little Night Music, Candide and Sweeney Todd. Prior to his death in 1987 Mr. Wheeler was working on two new musicals, Bodo and Fu Manchu, and a new adaptation of The Merry Widow.

David Lee (Director)

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David was born and raised in Claremont, California. He graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Theater and Music. In 1978 he began a long career writing, directing and producing television comedy. With writing partner Peter Casey he wrote and produced The Jeffersons (six years) and Cheers (four years). In 1989 they added a third partner, the late David Angell. The first series they created, Wings, ran for eight seasons on NBC. Their second, Frasier, ran eleven seasons and made television history by winning more Emmy awards than any other sitcom… ever. Besides directing many episodes of his own series, David has directed several pilots and was a repeating guest director for Everybody Loves Raymond. He has won many and various awards for his work in television including nine Emmys (nineteen nominations) for writing, directing and producing, a Golden Globe, the People’s Choice (twice), the Directors Guild Award, the Television Critics Award (three times), the British Comedy Award, the Humanitas Prize (twice), and the prestigious Peabody Award. He is also an accomplished theater director, staging critically acclaimed revivals of Light Up the Sky, Do I Hear A Waltz?, 110 in the Shade, Diva, Can-Can (featuring a new book he co-authored; Ovation award: best director), his 8 person version of Camelot (now licensed by MTI), Art, the West Coast premiere of Casa Valentina, and Ragtime (Ovation Award; Best Director’ Best Musical) at Pasadena Playhouse. He directed the world premiere of How I Fell In Love at the Williamstown Theater Festival, Present Laughter and Camelot at the 2 River Theater in New Jersey, and On the Twentieth Century, Assassins, Company, A New Brain, Applause!, Working, Elegies, Two By Two, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gigi and Zorba (Ovation nomination; best director) for Reprise! In 2007 he directed the acclaimed production of South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl starring Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. In 2014 he again directed his Can-Can at the Papermill Playhouse in its pre-Broad-way tryout. Shortly after he directed Wonderful Town for LA Opera and Dear World starring Tyne Daly at the Soraya Theater.

Mark Esposito (Choreographer)

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Mark is thrilled to return to Pasadena Playhouse where he choreographed the multi-award-winning musical Ragtime as well as Camelot and Casa Valentina with director David Lee. His work also has been seen at The Hollywood Bowl (South Pacific with Reba McEntire), Reprise Theatre Company, La Mirada Theater, Musical Theater West, Sacramento Music Circus, Coachella Valley Repertory, Torrance Theatre Company, Universal Studios, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Music Theater of Wichita, Two River Theater, North Shore Music Theatre, Bass Performance Hall, Casa Mañana Theatre, Blowing Rock Stage Company, Ogunquit Playhouse, Lexington Theatre Company, Novosibirsk Globus Theatre in Russia, The York Theatre Company, and Signature Theater. Mark has served as Associate Director and Choreographer for The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular and as choreographer for several productions of Yuletide Celebration with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mark has been seen in over 16 Broadway productions and National Tours and has taught at major universities across the country from UCLA and The University of Michigan to New York University, to mention a few.

Darryl Archibald (Music Supervision)

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Broadway: Some Like It Hot, Motown the Musical. Tours: Memphis, The Color Purple. Television: Encore! (Disney+), A Hollywood Holiday Christmas. Regional: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (pre Broadway run – The Old Globe); Wicked (substitute conductor at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors with M.J. Rodriguez (Pasadena Playhouse); Dear World with Tyne Daley; Two by Two with Jason Alexander; Jonathan Dove’s Innocence (Banff Centre). Full bio at darrylarchibald.com.

Alby Potts (Music Direction)

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Alby is delighted to return to Pasadena Playhouse, where he conducted Sunday In The Park With George. Alby has music directed many Los Angeles area productions including Singin’ In The Rain (Ovation Award winner) and Miss Saigon (Ovation nomination). Chicago music directing credits include: Into The Woods and Brigadoon (Joseph Jefferson Award nominations). Alby is currently music director of the Pageant Of The Masters in Laguna Beach. Alby has a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory of Music and a Masters from Northwestern University.

Wilson Chin (Scenic Design)

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Broadway: Cost of Living, Pass Over (Drama Desk, Lortel and Henry Hewes Design Award nominations), Next Fall. National Tour: Annie. Off-Broadway: A Bright New Boise (Signature Theatre), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Space Dogs (MCC, Lortel Award nomination), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi Theater Company/The Public Theater), Sakina’s Restaurant (Audible), The Bandaged Place (Roundabout Underground). Opera: Turandot (Washington National Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Eine Florentinische Tragödie and Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera Company, Dora Award winner). Film/Television: Pass Over (directed by Spike Lee), Game Theory with Bomani Jones (HBO), Blindspot (NBC). Eastern Region Board member of Local USA 829. Instagram: @wilsonchindesign.

Kate Bergh (Costume Design)

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Kate is happy to be back at Pasadena Playhouse where she designed Ragtime (Ovation Nomination), Casa Valentina (LADCC Award, Ovation Nomination), It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Art, and Sleepless in Seattle. Geffen Playhouse – Next Fall, Yes, Prime Minister; The Laguna Playhouse – Barefoot in the Park, The Graduate, Harvey; The Industry – Hopscotch, The Mobile Opera. She has worked at 59E59 Theaters, The Delaware Theatre Company, Rogue Machine Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Company in Santa Barbara, Boston Court Pasadena. Kate is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Jared A. Sayeg (Lighting Design)

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A recipient of the Ovation and LADCC Kinetic Lighting Award; his designs for theater, opera, musicals, ballet, themed attractions, exhibits, and architectural installations have been seen throughout the world. Jared designed The Illusionists on Broadway and National Tours. Regionally, he’s designed for Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, International City Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, 5-Star Theatricals, Phoenix Theatre Company, Reprise Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, 5th Avenue Theatre. Notable projects include four seasons lighting for LA Opera, lighting for Pope Benedict XVI in NYC, and the USA International Ballet Competitions. Jared became the youngest member of the United Scenic Artist-Local 829 and serves as Vice Chair to the executive board. www.jaslighting.com

Danny Erdberg (Sound Design)

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Pasadena Playhouse: Sunday in the Park with George and Head over Heels. New York: The Public Theater, New York City Opera, 92Y, Roundabout Theatre Company, City Center, Atlantic Theater Company, and 59E59 Theaters. Regional: Arena Stage, Arizona Theater Company, Geva Theatre Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Geffen Playhouse, ACT Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Saratoga Opera, Virginia Stage, and Long Wharf, as well as productions in Korea, Japan, China, Canada, and Cuba. Broadway Associate: The Iceman Cometh (Tony Nom), Significant Other, Violet, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Heiress, and The Nance (Tony Win). Danny is a member of IATSE, USA829, SDC and the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Graduate of Northwestern University.

Ursula Kwong-Brown (Sound Design)

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Ursula is excited to return to Pasadena Playhouse for more Sondheim! Previous designs include Sunday in the Park with George and Head Over Heels at the Playhouse, Holiday at Arena Stage, King Lear at the Wallis Annenberg, The Wickhams at Arizona Theatre Company, Native Gardens at Merrimack, and the world premiere of Stonewall with NYC Opera. As a composer, her work has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as by festivals and ensembles across the country and around the world. Ursula received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and her B.A. from Columbia University. More info at www.ursulakwongbrown.com

Christopher Enlow (Wig Design)

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Christopher is an MUAHS Guild Award winning hairstylist with Local’s 706 and 798, known for his work in film, tv and live theatrical. Before returning to Los Angeles in 2020, Christopher was predominantly working on Broadway productions in New York. He worked with incredible Broadway designers such as David Brian Brown, Charles Lapointe, and Josh Marquette to name a few. With 14 Broadway credits and many more in film/TV, Christopher happily returns to Pasadena Playhouse after most recently designing the hair/wigs for this season’s Sunday In The Park With George. Broadway Credits: Mamma Mia, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Gigi, On Your Feet, War Paint, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Waitress, Anastasia, The Prom, The Inheritance, and Diana: The Musical.

Amanda Rose Villarreal (Intimacy Coordinator)

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Amanda Rose Villarreal is an intimacy choreographer and immersive artist. They earned their MA with an emphasis in Directing from Central Washington University and their PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Amanda Rose recently choreographed intimacy for Pasadena Playhouse’s productions of Uncle Vanya and Sanctuary City, and is honored to be supporting A Little Night Music. They also choreographed The Inheritance at Geffen Playhouse and created consent mechanics for playable performances, immersive productions, and larps at Sinking Ship Creations in New York and Moonrise Larp in Chicago.

Jill Gold (Stage Manager)

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Jill is thrilled to stage manage her 40th Playhouse production, and to be collaborating again with David Lee. Favorite Playhouse credits include 110 in the Shade, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Ragtime, Little Shop of Horrors, and four years of Plaid Tidings. Jill has stage managed for 38 years around Los Angeles (Geffen Playhouse, Hollywood Bowl, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Mark Taper Forum, etc) as well as on the road (national tours of Wicked, Les Misérables, City of Angels, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown among others). She teaches at Occidental College and UCLA, guest lectures throughout the country, and is the co-author of Stage Management by Lawrence Stern and Jill Gold.

Dylan Elhai (Assistant Stage Manager)

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Dylan is happy to be back for her third show at Pasadena Playhouse. Previous Pasadena Playhouse credits include Head Over Heels and Little Shop Of Horrors. Dylan’s past credits as a stage manager include Deaf West Theatre’s Oedipus at The Getty Villa, McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s The Sound of Music, Clue, the international tour of Peter Pan, LA Museum of Tolerance’s Anne, and more. Dylan would like to thank Jill Gold and Jenny Slattery for bringing her back to the Playhouse.

JZ Casting (Casting)

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Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA are New York-based casting directors, handling productions for theater, film, and television. Theater work includes Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions at Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Cape Playhouse, Denver Center, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Studio Theatre, Theaterworks Hartford, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. For more information, please visit www.jz-casting.com.

Music Theatre International

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Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theaters from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theater as a vibrant and engaging art form. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 100,000 professional, community and school theaters in the US and in over 150 countries worldwide. MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theater, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.

Special Performances

Open Captioning

Guests who enjoy open captioning may request to be seated in view of a video screen with text descriptions synchronized to the onstage action designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Open Captioned performance of A Little Night Music will be on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM.

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Wine Wednesday

Preview week Wednesday, ticket holders are invited to come early and enjoy complimentary wine prior to the show at Pasadena Playhouse.

The Wine Wednesday performance of A Little Night Music will be on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00 PM.

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Tickets

Tickets start at $39 – to purchase tickets, select a date from the calendar above.

Group Sales

Bringing a group of 10 or more? Call Patron Services at 626-356-PLAY or email boxoffice@pasadenaplayhouse.org to learn about our group discounts.

Rush Tickets

A limited number of rush tickets for all productions are available exclusively through our ticketing partner, TodayTix.

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Sponsors

A Little Night Music is made possible by the generous support of Honorary Producers Brad & Pamela King, and in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.


Support for the Sondheim Celebration includes the generosity of:

Helen & Will Webster Foundation