Saturday Night

Saturday Night
A status obsessed Brooklynite ultimately learns the incredible value of love in this little know Sondheim gem.

In 1953, Saturday Night was to mark the Broadway debut of a young, new writer, Stephen Sondheim. Owing to the death of the original producer, Saturday Night's New York opening was delayed some 47 years! But now it's here, brimming with all the charm and youthful vitality of a talent blossoming into greatness.

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 the gang'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 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 every audience and is a must for Sondheim fans.

Concert Selections for Saturday Night

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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    SATURDAY NIGHT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    From
    SATURDAY NIGHT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    5 min
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 3 Drums, 1 Keyboard 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet) 1 Reed 3 (Bass Clarinet), 1 Trombone, 2 Trumpets, 20 Chorus Books, 7 Viola, 17 Violins
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April 23, 2010

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Sondheim musicals can be too challenging and even too adult for high school productions, but a great show for high schools is Sondheim's SATRUDAY NIGHT. It is unusually tuneful and much easier to learn and perform well than most other Sondheim shows. All the characters are aged 16-24, so the story is not far from students' experiences. There are more than the usual good roles for women in the show and the chorus can be large or as small as 6 people depending on your needs. The show takes place in 1929, just before the Stock Market Crash and as each character prepares to take their next big step in life. There is a nice combination of the sweetness of life mixed with hard realities and how the devotion of friends helps you through challenging times. Take a look at it.
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