Saturday Night: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Saturday Night centers on a group of young friends who are eager to escape their ordinary lives, focusing particularly on Gene, a young man with big dreams. His aspirations take an unexpected turn when he meets Helene, a wealthy woman living a glamorous lifestyle. Saturday Night offers an exploration on themes of ambition, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

* Although Saturday Night was originally intended to premiere in the 1950s, the musical’s opening was delayed, leading to its eventual premiere decades later in the 1990s.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955) / Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Romantic Dramedy

Setting: 1920s / USA (NYC)


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Julius J. Epstein


Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1998)➝

Original New York Cast (2000)➝


Resources

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1950s, 1990s, Dating, Golden Age, Rom-Dramedy


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