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Saturday Night

Saturday Night

by Julius and Philip Epstein & Stephen Sondheim

October 29 – October 30, 2011

Sondheim. Signature’‘s Signature. Stephen Sondheim’‘s hidden gem Saturday Night (1953) is a Signature special concert event that will play for four performances only. Unproduced for almost 45 years, Saturday Night is the first musical Mr. Sondheim ever wrote. This romantic comedy surges with the composer’‘s unique musical voice and sophisticated lyrics. On the eve of the 1929 stock market crash, a group of Brooklyn boys despair their dateless Saturday nights. One of them dreams of Manhattan society life and hatches a get rich quick scheme which ultimately backfires. Features gems such as ““Saturday Night,”” ““So Many People“” and ““What More Do I Need?””

Book by Julius and Philip Epstein
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Matthew Gardiner