Sondheim Classic Coming to Gateway Theatre

The Gateway Theatre, just a short jog from the San Francisco Ferry Building, will be the venue for  42nd Street Moon Company’s 2021-2022 season opener.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC features a book by Hugh Wheeler, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and is suggested by Ingmar Bergman’s film Smiles of a Summer Night. 42nd Street Moon’s production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will be directed by Brandon Jackson, with musical direction by Daniel Thomas and choreography by Allison Paraiso. A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will perform at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111) from November 4 – 21, 2021 with an Opening Night on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $35 – $76 and are available now at

“While other shows of Sondheim’s might be considered more grand or more groundbreaking, to me A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is the closest he has gotten to a perfect show,” said Executive Artistic Director Daniel Thomas. “It is musically dense and clever, yet features some of his greatest melodic writing and most lush accompaniments; its brilliant source material ensures that the characters and their stories remain engaging and entertaining throughout the evening; and it intertwines satire, cerebral humor, and moments of broad physicality with a quintessential romantic comedy. It is hilarious, thoughtful, and bittersweet; and most of all, it’s a celebration of many aspects of love: parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers parted and reunited. This will be my fifth time working on the show in the last twenty years, and it remains one of my very favorite pieces of musical theatre.”

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is a romantic farce par excellence. Based on the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles of a Summer Night,” couples meet, part, reunite during a glorious “Weekend in the Country” – all under the watchful eyes of the wry family matriarch and a harmonizing Greek chorus. The beautiful Sondheim score contains his biggest hit in “Send in the Clowns.”

42nd Street Moon’s production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is part of the Sondheim Sweep.
In what may be the most ambitious venture in the Company’s history, 42nd Street Moon has committed to be the first theatre company ever to produce every single professional stage show by legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The Sondheim Sweep will present his works, both lauded and obscure, either in production or in concert, for every season henceforward, from his first musical out of college to his most recent, to whatever he comes up with next….
The cast of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC features Alison Ewing as “Desiree Armfeldt,” Martin Bell as “Fredrick Egerman,” and Will Giammona as “Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC runs approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
42nd Street Moon celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre. The organization contributes to its evolution and continuing vitality by presenting intimately produced performances of classic and rarely performed musical works. Through productions, educational programs, and community outreach, 42nd Street Moon is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the rich heritage and cultural perspective of the musical theatre and its vast influence on the world stage. For more information, visit: