Audition Info: A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Auditions will be held in the Mars Theater
Tuesday, January 23 from  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Callbacks by invitation only will be held on Jan. 30  starting at 4:00pm.


Please fill out and bring with you this Audition Formaudition form update

Please prepare 32-48 bars of a song that shows your range and expression. Your song can be a selection from the show or a song in the same genre, but please no,, but please no, “Send in the Clowns.” You may bring your own recording, however,  an accompanist will be provided.

A monologue no more than 2 minutes is also requested.

Be prepared to move.

Bring a conflict calendar through May 13th.

The rehearsal calendar is compact and fast-paced. Therefore, conflict calendars will be an important consideration when making casting decisions. Please give us complete conflict information. Only minor conflict schedules will be accepted. Conflicts during the end of April through the  run of the show are likely to be deal breakers.


Lovers reunite, passions reignite, and new romances blossom in 1900s Sweden. On a magical night that “smiles three times,” an aging actress, a married virgin, a sex-starved divinity student, a jaded lawyer, and a buffoonish count find themselves hilariously tangled in a web of love affairs. All parties meet for a “Weekend in the Country,” at Desiree’s mother, Madame Armfeldt’s, estate, where the tangled web of romantic involvements continues to surprise us with its twists and turns. Featuring the classic song “Send in the Clowns” and a beautiful, lush score, A Little Night Music is a story of love, nostalgia, regret, and the magic of music on a summer’s night. Stephen Sondheim’s ravishing score, set entirely in variations of waltz time, explores the universal subject of love across the generations. The winner of four Tony Awards with a score that includes his famous “Send in the Clowns,” A Little Night Music is a witty and moving masterpiece that has forever entranced the world of theatre.


The Liebeslieder Singers

Three women and two men who function as storytellers and comment in song on the goings on, often with worldly wisdom and great humor. They must have superb legit voices. That being said, the story has to be told and clear. One tenor, one bass/baritone. One rather showy soprano (her range is as high as you’d like) and two mezzos.
Age: Timeless. In the same ballpark as Désirée and Fredrik would be nice.

Mr. Lindquist, Mr.Erlanson, Mrs. Nordstrom, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Segstrom

Désirée Armfeldt

A self-absorbed actress, tiring of the “glamorous” life of touring the Swedish countryside. She becomes entangled in a love triangle with the Count and Fredrik.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range: F#3 to Ab5

Fredrik Egerman

Middle-aged lawyer who is married to his second wife, Anne, and has a son, Henrik, from his first marriage.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A2 to E4

Fredrika Armfeldt

Désirée’s witty daughter who is very self-contained and formal with the precise diction of the convent-trained.
Gender: female
Age:  able to play 12 to 15
Vocal range: C4 to Eb5 

Madame Armfeldt

Désirée’s elderly mother. A former courtesan, she is brutally honest and quite wealthy, having amassed a tidy fortune as a result of her discreet encounters with the crowned heads of Europe.
Gender: female
Age:  able to play 70 to 85
Vocal range: C3 to F#4

Anne Egerman

Giddy and virginal; naive at times. A breathtakingly gorgeous child bride and Fredrick’s new wife.
Gender: female
Age: able to play 18 to 21
Vocal range: G#3 to Ab5

Henrik Egerman

Fredrik’s gloomy son. He is serious but confused, as he studies for the Lutheran priesthood.
Gender: male
Age:  able to play 18 to 21
Vocal range: G3 to B4

Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm

A vain and arrogant military officer; splendidly proportioned but ferociously jealous. He is Désirée’s newest lover and nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: G3 to F#4

Countess Charlotte Malcolm

The Count’s sardonic, mistreated, and downtrodden wife. Possessed of a rapier wit.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range: G3 to F5


Anne’s earthy maid and closest confidante. She believes in living in the moment and never passes up an opportunity for a quick rustle in the hay.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F#3 to F5 (belter)


Madame Armfeldt’s butler. He knows much but says little. Has a rustle in the hay with Petra.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 45
A non-singing role


Désirée’s maid. A non-speaking, comic role for a performer who has a good sense of physical comedy.
Gender: female
Age: none specified

Osa, Bertrand, and other Servants

Madame Armfeldt has lots of staff. These non-speaking roles do sing in the Act One finale, and otherwise assist with all scene changes and small moments throughout the play. They will likely understudy one or more of the principals.
Gender: all
Age: none specified


Rehearsals begin late February (with possible music rehearsals)

Basic rehearsal schedule is Sundays from 6 – 9 p.m., and Monday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Days and dates may be added as needed. Call for specific actors only, all characters are not required at every rehearsal.

Tech week— April 22-27

Opening night performance & Celebration – May 3

Performances  May 3 & 4, 7pm; May 5, 2pm; May 9 & 10, 7pm; May 11, 2pm & 7pm; May 12, 2pm