Cast announced for A Little Night Music at Hayes Theatre Co

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Hayes Theatre Co today announced the cast for the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music, which opens in October. Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music is a wonderfully witty and deeply moving romance, exploring desire, passion and regret

Inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music is set in Sweden in 1900. Actress Desiree Armfeldt is caught in a love triangle with lawyer Fredrik Egerman and Count Carl-Magnus Malcom… and their wives. After an unexpected invitation, suspicion and jealousy heighten as the characters all meet for one climactic weekend in the country

Australia’s favourite leading lady and namesake of Hayes Theatre Co, Nancye Hayes plays the role of Madame Armfeldt. The recipient of many industry awards, including three Lifetime Achievement Awards, three Helpmanns, four Green Room, two Glugs and a Mo, Nancye Hayes AM takes on her favourite role for the third time in her illustrious career.

Playing the role of Desiree Armfeld is three-time Sydney Theatre Award winner Blazey Best (Miracle City, Gypsy). Returning to the stage as Frederik Egerman after his appearance in Emmy Award nominated TV series The Pacific, is Leon Ford (Tartuffe) while Melanie Bird (Jekyll and Hyde) plays his wife Anne Egerman. Currently playing Tobias in Sweeney Todd, Jeremi Campese plays their son Henrik Egerman, while Hayes Theatre Co favourites Josh Robson (The Phantom of The Opera, Metropolis) and Erin Clare (9 to 5, American Psycho) play Count Carl-Magnus Malcom and Charlotte Malcolm. Rounding out the cast are Kiana Daniele (SIX) as Petra and Pamelia Papacosta (Evita) as Frederika Armfeldt.

Hayes Theatre Co welcomes back award-winning director Dean Bryant (Sweet Charity, Assassins, Merrily We Roll Along) to helm this production. He said, “A Little Night Music is beautifully honest about the human comedy of finding the person to live our lives alongside. Sondheim and Wheeler’s creation is a gift to any actor, and I’m thrilled that the Hayes has assembled such a witty and passionate group to bring this story alive.”

Bryant has assembled a stellar creative team including choreographer Shannon Burns and musical director Andy Freeborn, set designer Jeremy Allen, costume designer Angela Doherty, lighting designer Veronique Bennett, sound designer David Grigg and associate musical director Alec Steedman.

A Little Night Music

Presented Hayes Theatre Co
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Director: Dean Bryant
Choreographer: Shannon Burns
Musical Director: Andy Freeborn
Associate Musical Director: Alec Steedman
Set Designer: Jeremy Allen
Costume Designer: Angela Doherty
Lighting Designer: Veronique Bennett
Sound Designer: David Grigg
Stage Manager: Anastasia Mowen

Hayes Theatre Co
19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

Season: 13 October – 11 November
Mon 6:30pm, Tue-Sat 7:30pm, Thurs matinee 1pm, Sat matinee 2pm *Captioned performance on Wednesday 1 November

Tickets from $79-99
Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au | +61 2 8065 7337