Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'A Little Night Music' goes to Paris

Here is a brief video clip containing scenes from the production of A Little Night Music that is playing a strictly limited engagement this week at the Théâtre du Châtelet. This marks the Paris debut of the Sondheim-Wheeler classic, which is also currently a sell-out in a new Broadway revival (by way of London). Gretta Sacchi is Desiree; Leslie Caron her mother Madame Armfeldt. It's a full-scale production with sets, costumes, 31 piece orchestra and it's being performed in English. The theatre's youtube channel has a lot of other clips, including interviews with the cast and clips from other productions they have done.

Our very own KariG is currently in Paris and will be seeing this production tomorrow evening; looking forward to what she has to say about it (she's a tough cookie on this one - it's her favorite musical).


karigee said...

Oy. Thus far color me double skeptical; maybe KST got out just in time.

Bob said...

It sounds lovely, though! That orchestra!!!

karigee said...

Oh HONEY! I have never been so wrong. It was divine, all divine, every second of it divine. The orchestra -- ah! I will never doubt RivB's wisdom again. This score needs these orchestrations to sing. What an amazing perfect little jewel of an evening.

Bob said...

I just spent several minutes watching these youtube videos. CHILLS. And Caron DANCES in the opening waltz. And the floaty paper things that move with them when they waltz. And the woman who plays Desiree looks like Catherine O'Hara!