This week, Peter and Nathan turn to Sondheim’s most commercially successful musical, A Little Night Music (1973) – a witty, clever sex comedy made up, in Hal Prince’s famous words, of "whipped cream with knives."
We Talk About:
– The show’s big themes: love, sex and time – and how they find expression in the music, especially the now-iconic "Send in the Clowns."
– Three generations exploring love & relationships and the nature of aging.
– The complicated nature of intergenerational relationships – both creepy and beautiful.
– The problem of timing, and the complication of lining up sexual attraction with the commitment that love demands.
– Both Glynnis Johns and Catherine Zeta-Jones singing "Send in the Clowns" from the 1973 Original Broadway Cast and the 2010 Broadway Revival Cast recordings.
– Elaine Tompkinson singing “The Glamorous Life” from the 1975 Film Soundtrack.
– The company of the Original Broadway Cast singing "Overture," "Remember," "You Must Meet My Wife," "Now," "Liasons,” and "The Miller’s Son."
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