Zimbalist, Jacoby and Ralston Will Star in A Little Night Music at South Coast Rep

News   Zimbalist, Jacoby and Ralston Will Star in A Little Night Music at South Coast Rep South Coast Repertory has announced the cast for its season-opening staging of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical A Little Night Music.
Mark Jacoby
Mark Jacoby Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Stefan Novinski will direct the musical for the Costa Mesa, CA, company on the Segerstrom Stage. Previews begin Sept. 7, and opening night is slated for Sept. 14; the run is scheduled to conclude Oct. 7.

Stephanie Zimbalist, Teri Ralston and Mark Jacoby will star in the musical where "romantic liaisons are played out beneath the mysterious summer night of Sweden at the turn of the century."

Zimbalist (My One and Only, "Remington Steele") will play Desiree Armfeldt, Ralston (original Broadway Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music and Company) will be Madame Armfeldt, and Jacoby (Sweeney Todd, Showboat) will portray Frederik.

Joining them in the cast will be Christopher Carothers (Mr. Lindquist), Misty Cotton (Petra), Karen Culliver (Mrs. Nordstrom), Joe Farrell (Henrik Egerman), Katie Horwitch (Fredrika Armfeldt), Damon Kirsch (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Ann Marie Lee (Mrs. Anderssen), Tracy Lore (Mrs. Segstrom), Branden McDonald (Frid), Kevin McMahon (Mr. Erlanson), Amanda Naughton (Countess Charlotte Malcolm) and Carolann Sanita (Anne Egerman).

Ken Roht choreographs. The design team includes Sibyl Wickersheimer (set), Shigeru Yaji (costume), Christopher Akerlind (lighting) and Drew Dalzell (sound). Megan Monaghan is dramaturg, and Jamie A. Tucker serves as stage manager. The 44th season for SCR will continue with Shipwrecked! (Sept. 23-Oct. 14), Doubt (Oct. 19-Nov. 18), A Christmas Carol (Nov. 24-Dec. 24), La Posada Mágica (The Magical Journey) (Dec. 7-23), A Feminine Ending (Jan. 6-27, 2008), The Importance of Being Earnest (Feb. 8-March 9, 2008), Culture Clash in AmeriCCa (March 16-April 6, 2008) and Taking Steps (May 16-June 15, 2008). Two new productions are still to be announced.

Tickets to A Little Night Music at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA, are available by calling (714) 708-5555. For more information visit scr.org.