Mizrahi-Helmed Night Music, with Irving, Phillips and Raines, Opens in St. Louis

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The summer night smiles for Academy Award nominee Amy Irving, veteran British stage actress Siân Phillips and Ron Raines in the Opera Theatre of St. Louis production of A Little Night Music, which opens June 6.
Isaac Mizrahi
Isaac Mizrahi Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi makes his stage directorial debut with Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony-winning musical that runs through June 19.

Irving ("Yentl," "Carrie," Coast of Utopia, Three Sisters) stars as Desirée Armfeldt opposite Phillips (Gigi, Marlene, Calendar Girls) as her worldly-wise mother, Madame Armfeldt. Phillips first appeared in the role in the 1995 London revival of Night Music opposite Judi Dench. Raines ("Guiding Light," Show Boat, Man of La Mancha) is cast as Frederik Egerman, Desirée's former lover.

Night Music also features Vivian Krich-Brinton (Fredrika Armfeldt), Christopher Herbert (Henrik Egerman), Amanda Squitieri (Anne Egerman), Lee Gregory (Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Erin Holland (Charlotte Malcolm), Candra Savage (Petra), Aaron Agulay (Mr. Lindquist), Lauren Jelencovich (Mrs. Nordstrom), Corinne Winterst (Mrs. Anderssen) and Mark Van Arsdale (Mr. Erlanson).

In addition to directing Night Music, Mizrahi also rendered set and costume designs for the production. Stephen Lord conducts with choreography by Seán Curran. Michael Chybowski is lighting designer.

Based on Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night," the waltz-kissed musical centers on the romantic trysts of fading stage actress Desiree Armfeldt over the course of a weekend in the country.

The 1973 Tony-winning musical is currently playing its first Broadway revival with Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as Desiree and Tony-winning stage veteran Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt.

For tickets visit Opera-STL.

Amy Irving, Ron Raines, Si
Amy Irving, Ron Raines, Si Photo by Ken Howard
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