Stella Adler Theatre
May 14 - June 20, 2004 Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Philip G. Epstein and Julius J. Epstein
Saturday Night tells the unassuming story of a group of Brooklyn boys trying to make good in the stock market in 1929. Unfortunately, one of them, Gene, is so eager to climb the social ladder and impress his sweetheart, he invests his friends' money in a swank apartment near the Brooklyn Bridge, even going as far as to sell his cousin's precious automobile!
Based on a play by two brothers responsible for the classic film Casablanca, Saturday Night features a fetching, tuneful Broadway-style score that hints at Stephen Sondheim's triumphs to come while staying firmly rooted in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition. Saturday Night is a nostalgic charmer that will appeal to everyone and is a must for Sondheim fans.
"It is so nice when a theater ventures away from the standard repertoire. Keep an eye on The Chromolume Theatre as it continues to bring exciting new theatrical experiences to Los Angeles audiences."
David C. Nichols of LA Times raves "Director-Choreographer Jon Engstrom's guileless cast embraces the Golden Age convictions."
"...Sondheim's freshman efforts remain mint-fresh. Many established troupes no doubt are gnashing their teech for not snagging this amiable charmer."