A Little Night Music by Hugh Wheeler, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Full of quick wit and evoking the harmonious rhythm of waltz time, Tony Award-winner Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music is the must-see musical of the season. Set in turn of the century Sweden, A Little Night Music is a sumptuous musical celebration of love.
Desirée Armfeldt has always captured the hearts of men. When both of her lovers—and their wives—show up for a weekend in the country, the boundless possibilities of an old romance and newly awakened passions bring endless surprises.
A Little Night Music runs February 12 - 17 at 8 pm in Jones Auditorium, with a 3 pm matinee on Saturday, February 16.
Tickets $10 general; $5 students/seniors
For tickets call 919-760-2840, or email email@example.com
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You think a lot of yourself. You think. You think of that skewed vision of your childhood, back when you were who you were. You think of who you are now, of who you could be, of what you want out of life, and what you think you think you’ll do to get it. Don’t you? Written and directed by Chip Rodgers, with an original score by Gavin Price, Elektra vaguely remembers and refracts the original texts by Sophocles, Euripides, Homer, O’Neill, and Sartre to examine the tragedy of what it means to grow up inside your own head, justifying every decision with millions of stupid, mundane, and self-destructive reasons for things that don’t matter.
As a student in Meredith's theatre program, you will learn from and work with faculty who are professional actors, designers and directors. Our program provides a setting for technical skill development, creative exploration and artistic scholarship.
Earning a theatre major will develop your critical and reflective thinking skills, as well as increase your understanding and appreciation of the arts.
Program highlights include:
- Professional Certificate: For students who are seeking more intensive training coupled with the rich educational foundation of a BA we now offer the professional Performance Certificate. This program better prepares students for work as professional artists both in performance and design.
- Performance Opportunities: Put your interests into action—on stage or off. Meredith typically presents a musical, a theatre for youth production, a classical production and a contemporary play each academic year. In addition, several student-led productions are presented.
- Nationally known theatre professionals are regularly invited to campus to serve as guest performers, directors or lecturers. Recent visitors include Anne Bogart, co-founder and artistic director of the Saratoga International Theatre Institute, Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, '77, and Playwrights Wendy Mcleod, Karen Sunde, and Lia Romeo.
- Stillwater Theatre, formed in 2005, is Meredith's professional theatre company-in-residence. Stillwater Theatre produces one play per year on campus, in addition to those presented by Meredith Performs Theatre. Meredith students have the opportunity to audition for roles and also are able to serve in assistant design and technical positions for Stillwater Theatre.
- Meredith participates each year in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide.
Whether you choose theatre as a career or direct your future to an entirely different field, Meredith will prepare you for success with a solid background in the performing arts. Graduates of Meredith who were involved in theatre have gone on to graduate schools, to perform on Broadway, or to teach drama in public school systems.