History Theatre / ALittleNightMusic

14th Apr '16 12:39:27 AM MasoTey
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited - Pretty much straight through, [[spoiler: until the end]].
* BettyAndVeronica - Desiree as Archie, Fredrik as Betty, Carl-Magnus as Veronica. Alternatively, Fredrik as Archie, Desiree as Veronica, Anne as Betty. The Henrik/Anne/Petra triangle kinda fits this as well.
* CoolOldLady - Madame Leanora Armfeldt, in spades.
* DeadpanSnarker - Charlotte, Mme. Armfeldt, Desiree (especially in "You Must Meet My Wife")
* DemotedToExtra - Frid played an important part in ''Smiles of a Summer Night'', but his role in the musical was essentially reduced to one scene (even his song was cut).

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited - AllLoveIsUnrequited: Pretty much straight through, [[spoiler: until the end]].
* BettyAndVeronica - BettyAndVeronica: Desiree as Archie, Fredrik as Betty, Carl-Magnus as Veronica. Alternatively, Fredrik as Archie, Desiree as Veronica, Anne as Betty. The Henrik/Anne/Petra triangle kinda fits this as well.
* CoolOldLady - ComicallyMissingThePoint: Carl Magnus continuously fails to grasp ''any'' of his wife's hints. When Charlotte informs hm that Fredrik is heading to the Armfeldt home in the country, Carl Magnus decides the best course of action...is to head there utterly uninvited like it's a party. Charlotte is utterly floored.
* CoolOldLady:
Madame Leanora Armfeldt, in spades.
* DeadpanSnarker - DeadpanSnarker: Charlotte, Mme. Armfeldt, Desiree (especially in "You Must Meet My Wife")
* DemotedToExtra - DemotedToExtra: Frid played an important part in ''Smiles of a Summer Night'', but his role in the musical was essentially reduced to one scene (even his song was cut).



* EpicRocking - "A Weekend In The Country," only upbeat and ''hilarious'' -- a Gilbert-and-Sullivan-style first-act Finale.
* FinalLoveDuet - The finale/reprise of "Send in the Clowns".
* GoodBadGirl - Petra, Fredrik and Anne's maid.
* GrandeDame - Mme. Armfeldt is the nicer version.
* GreekChorus - The Liebeslieders.
* HilariouslyMissingThePoint: Carl Magnus continuously fails to grasp ''any'' of his wife's hints. When Charlotte informs hm that Fredrik is heading to the Armfeldt home in the country, Carl Magnus decides the best course of action...is to head there utterly uninvited like it's a party. Charlotte is utterly floored.

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* EpicRocking - EpicRocking: "A Weekend In The Country," only upbeat and ''hilarious'' -- a Gilbert-and-Sullivan-style first-act Finale.
* FinalLoveDuet - FinalLoveDuet: The finale/reprise of "Send in the Clowns".
* GoodBadGirl - GoodBadGirl: Petra, Fredrik and Anne's maid.
* GrandeDame - GrandeDame: Mme. Armfeldt is the nicer version.
* GreekChorus - GreekChorus: The Liebeslieders.
* HilariouslyMissingThePoint: Carl Magnus continuously fails to grasp ''any'' of his wife's hints. When Charlotte informs hm that Fredrik is heading to the Armfeldt home in the country, Carl Magnus decides the best course of action...is to head there utterly uninvited like it's a party. Charlotte is utterly floored.
Liebeslieders.



* TheIngenue - Anne, right down to the soprano.

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* TheIngenue - TheIngenue: Anne, right down to the soprano.



* TheLoinsSleepTonight - Poor, poor Henrik.
* LoveDodecahedron - Except it's not a complicated jumble so much as an extensive line: Charlotte <-> Carl-Magnus <-> Desiree <-> Fredrik <-> Anne <-> Henrik <-> Petra <-> Frid

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* TheLoinsSleepTonight - TheLoinsSleepTonight: Poor, poor Henrik.
* LoveDodecahedron - LoveDodecahedron: Except it's not a complicated jumble so much as an extensive line: Charlotte <-> Carl-Magnus <-> Desiree <-> Fredrik <-> Anne <-> Henrik <-> Petra <-> Frid



* MayDecemberRomance - However, [[spoiler: Anne and Fredrik don't end up together, and this is portrayed as a good thing]].

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* MayDecemberRomance - MayDecemberRomance: However, [[spoiler: Anne and Fredrik don't end up together, and this is portrayed as a good thing]].



* MythologyGag - In ''Smiles of a Summer Night'', Fredrik falls into some water at Desiree's house, soaking his clothes, and so Desiree gives him Carl-Magnus's robe to wear while he waits for them to dry; Carl-Magnus arrives and is outraged, suspecting shenanigans. In ''A Little Night Music'', the innocent explanation is dispensed with: Fredrik and Desiree actually do have sex. But when Carl-Magnus arrives, they tell him that Fredrik fell in the water, and so Desiree gave him Carl-Magnus's robe to wear while he waits for his clothes to dry...
* NotWhatItLooksLike - Anne and Fredrik walk in on Petra... fixing Henrik's pants. Although no one actually says the magic words, and while it's not sexual itself, it does happen right after Henrik and Petra's attempt at sex (see TheLoinsSleepTonight above).
* ObliviousToLove - Anne.
* PatterSong - "Now".
* RuleOfThree - The whole work is structured around threes and triangles. The music is mostly in waltz time ('''3'''/4) or variations thereof. The cast is, apart from Madame Armfeldt and Fredrika, structured into a series of interlocking love triangles (see LoveDodecahedron above). There are songs sung by three people ("Now/Later/Soon"), and songs sung by two people about a third person ("You Must Meet My Wife" and "It Would Have Been Wonderful" most prominently). The summer night smiles three times.

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* MythologyGag - MythologyGag: In ''Smiles of a Summer Night'', Fredrik falls into some water at Desiree's house, soaking his clothes, and so Desiree gives him Carl-Magnus's robe to wear while he waits for them to dry; Carl-Magnus arrives and is outraged, suspecting shenanigans. In ''A Little Night Music'', the innocent explanation is dispensed with: Fredrik and Desiree actually do have sex. But when Carl-Magnus arrives, they tell him that Fredrik fell in the water, and so Desiree gave him Carl-Magnus's robe to wear while he waits for his clothes to dry...
* NotWhatItLooksLike - NotWhatItLooksLike: Anne and Fredrik walk in on Petra... fixing Henrik's pants. Although no one actually says the magic words, and while it's not sexual itself, it does happen right after Henrik and Petra's attempt at sex (see TheLoinsSleepTonight above).
* ObliviousToLove - ObliviousToLove: Anne.
* PatterSong - PatterSong: "Now".
* RuleOfThree - RuleOfThree:
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The whole work is structured around threes and triangles. The music is mostly in waltz time ('''3'''/4) or variations thereof. The cast is, apart from Madame Armfeldt and Fredrika, structured into a series of interlocking love triangles (see LoveDodecahedron above). There are songs sung by three people ("Now/Later/Soon"), and songs sung by two people about a third person ("You Must Meet My Wife" and "It Would Have Been Wonderful" most prominently). The summer night smiles three times.



* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny - Henrik does a very bad job of abstaining from the "devil's snares".
* ShipTease - [[LesYay Anne and Petra's]] "I'm a boy!" scene in her bedroom.
* TheSoprano - Anne. So, ''so'' much.
* TheTease - Anne and Petra enjoy being this towards Fredrik.
* TenorBoy - Henrik, whose music is even more punishing than Anne's.

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* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny - SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Henrik does a very bad job of abstaining from the "devil's snares".
* ShipTease - ShipTease: [[LesYay Anne and Petra's]] "I'm a boy!" scene in her bedroom.
* TheSoprano - TheSoprano: Anne. So, ''so'' much.
* TheTease - TheTease: Anne and Petra enjoy being this towards Fredrik.
* TenorBoy - TenorBoy: Henrik, whose music is even more punishing than Anne's.
7th Mar '16 12:13:08 PM lipranzer
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''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof (only 11 bars of underscoring and the CutSong "Two Fairy Tales" are in CommonTime), and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.

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''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman Creator/IngmarBergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof (only 11 bars of underscoring and the CutSong "Two Fairy Tales" are in CommonTime), and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.



* CutSong
** "Bang!", an alternate introductory song for Carl-Magnus, replaced with "In Praise of Women" because director Hal Prince needed a scene change during the song
** "My Husband the Pig", a brief alternate lead-in to "Every Day A Little Death"
** A third Night Waltz
** "Two Fairy Tales", a DistantDuet for Henrik and Anne
** "Silly People," sung by Frid, cut because nobody knew nor cared who Frid was
4th Mar '16 2:14:27 PM Doug86
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''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof (only 11 bars of underscoring and the CutSong "Two Fairy Tales" are in CommonTime), and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.

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''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof (only 11 bars of underscoring and the CutSong "Two Fairy Tales" are in CommonTime), and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum ''[[Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.
9th Feb '16 9:22:59 PM Prfnoff
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''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof, and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.

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''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof, thereof (only 11 bars of underscoring and the CutSong "Two Fairy Tales" are in CommonTime), and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.
14th Nov '15 5:31:29 PM tropesinreadiness
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* DialogueTree: Fredrik's thoughts take this shape in the song "Now".
10th Aug '15 12:38:43 AM Kahran042
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* BillingDisplacement - On a fairly regular basis, including both Broadway productions, the actress playing Madame Armfeldt gets top billing alongside the leads (Desiree and Fredrik), despite not having nearly as large a part. In particular, the recent revival gave Angela Lansbury higher billing than Alexander Hanson, who played Fredrik, because... well, because she's Creator/AngelaLansbury.



* LifeImitatesArt - Victoria Mallory and Len Cariou, the actors for Anne and Frederik, were dating when the original production opened. When it closed, Victoria Mallory ran away with Mark Lambert, Henrik's actor. Their daughter, Ramona Mallory, played Anne in the 2009 Broadway revival. [[note]]It is perhaps worth noting that though their characters were 18 and 40something, respectively, Mallory and Cariou were themselves 24 and 34 during the run, not nearly so unusual an age gap.[[/note]]
5th Jul '15 9:31:45 PM nombretomado
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''{{A Little Night Music}}'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof, and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.

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''{{A Little Night Music}}'' ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof, and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.
28th May '15 5:30:03 PM nombretomado
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''{{A Little Night Music}}'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof, and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.

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''{{A Little Night Music}}'' is a musical with music and lyrics by {{Stephen Sondheim}} and book by Hugh Wheeler, [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations based on]] the Ingmar Bergman film ''Smiles of a Summer Night''. The score is notable for having been written almost entirely in waltz time (3/4) or multiples thereof, and is considered one of Sondheim's greatest works (it's also one of the lightest and most accessible, ''[[AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum Forum]]'' and ''IntoTheWoods'' ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' aside, which makes it a great introduction for nascent Sondheim fans). It concerns a series of interconnected {{Love Triangle}}s, which end up resolving themselves on a summer's night.
15th Jul '14 7:45:37 AM Lightysnake
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* HilariouslyMissingThePoint: Carl Magnus continuously fails to grasp ''any'' of his wife's hints. When Charlotte informs hm that Fredrik is heading to the Armfeldt home in the country, Carl Magnus decides the best course of action...is to head there utterly invited like it's a party. Charlotte is utterly floored.

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* HilariouslyMissingThePoint: Carl Magnus continuously fails to grasp ''any'' of his wife's hints. When Charlotte informs hm that Fredrik is heading to the Armfeldt home in the country, Carl Magnus decides the best course of action...is to head there utterly invited uninvited like it's a party. Charlotte is utterly floored.
14th Jul '14 7:09:15 AM Phys101
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* EpicRocking - "A Weekend In The Country," only upbeat and ''hilarious''.

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* EpicRocking - "A Weekend In The Country," only upbeat and ''hilarious''.''hilarious'' -- a Gilbert-and-Sullivan-style first-act Finale.
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