Amazing Journey

Michael will take on another Sondheim role - that of the Count Carl Magnus in the upcoming Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of A Little Night Music. Michael will be with the show from December 23rd to January 18th 2004. Gary Wheeler will direct.


The Cast

left to right: Helen Ryan, Michael Cerveris, Julie Ruth, Samantha Spiro and Kevin Gudahl in "A Little Night Music."
Photo by Michael Brosilow


Griffin's 'Night Music' plays with richness, maturity: The Chicago Tribune, 12/28/03

'A Little Night Music' to swoon by: The Chicago Sun Times, 12/31/03

A Little Night Music: Chicago Reader, 1/14/04


The Jeff Award Nominations,
The Chicago Sun Times, 9/9/04

A Musician's Double Life:
The Chicago Tribune, 1/13/04

On Stage Opening Nights:
The Chicago Tribune, 12/26/03

Cerveris.. Cast in Chicago Night Music : Playbill Online, 11/12/03


A Little Night Music tells the story of middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman's search for sex and love. He spends most of the show married to his teenage trophy wife, Anne. The problem for Fredrik is that Anne refuses to have sex with him. As a result, Fredrik's eyes begin to wonder, and he ends up having a sexual encounter with an old fling, the actress, Desirée Armfeldt. Meanwhile, Desirée is seeing a married dragoon, Count Carl-Magnus. Further, during Fredrik's first marriage, he produced an extremely gloomy son, Henrik. After a weekend in a country chateau, Fredrik ends up in a duel with the Count over Desirée and Henrik and Anne end up falling in love with each other. Detailed Summary


Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 2pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm and 8pm
Sunday 2pm

Tickets are $48 and are available at Box Office 312-595-5600 or through the website:

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