“If the feeling's mutual then the future will burst into song.”

Stephen Sondheim, Lyricist
"Nicely staged... delicate but tasteful rarity"
Matt Windman
AM New York
"Hits just the right note"
Steven Suskin
The Huffington Post
"Charming as heck... just offhand enough to make the material shine"
Adam Feldman

Director's Note

This project came to me when the director Lonny Price emailed to ask if I was available to direct Sondheim’s Saturday Night, which he couldn’t work on due to a conflict. The York Theatre Company in NYC wanted a staged-concert version of the show as part of its Musicals in Mufti series. I jumped at the chance. 

Working with the legendary musical director and Sondheim collaborator Paul Gemignani on the first musical written by Sondheim was a dream come true. I will never forget my note sessions and email exchanges with Mr. Sondheim about the run-through he had witnessed and how best to adjust elements of the performances. 

Thanks, Lonny, for being busy!

A black and white photo of Stafford Arima standing with his arms crossed in dramatic lighting



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Production Credits

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Julius J. Epstein

Music Supervision: Paul Gemignani

Piano/Conductor: Mark Mitchell

Lighting: Brian Nason

Projections: Darrel Maloney

Movement Consultant: Josh Prince

Producer: The York Theatre Company & Musicals in Mufti