Sunday, July 07, 2013
"A Little Night Music" at SummerFest 2013
Opera Theater SummerFest presents an international classic by American master composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim with some of musical theater’s favorite songs and scenes. “Send in the Clowns”, “Every Day a Little Death” and “A Weekend in the Country” are among the numbers woven into the musical version of “Smiles of a Summer Night”, Ingmar Bergman’s story of lovers whose affairs converge during a visit to a country estate. Fully staged, “A Little Night Music” is directed by Scott Wise and accompanied by the SummerFest Orchestra, conducted by Walter Morales. SummerFest presents this Sondheim treasure Sun., July 7 at 2:30 pm at the Twentieth Century Club, 4210 Bigelow Blvd., in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland (15213). Patrons are also invited to a Liebeslieder Waltzes during brunch at 1:00 pm and a Piano Bar at 4:30 pm. Tickets and information at: www.otsummerfest.org or call 412-326-9687.
On Monday Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats forced a one-week delay before sending Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for approval. Already 17 Democrats in opposition to Gorsuch ARE calling for a filibuster of his nomination while invoking the 60-vote threshold for his approval. But Republicans hold 52 of 100 seats and are considering using the nuclear option which eliminates filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, requiring instead a simple majority for final confirmation.
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