Patron - Philip Aldridge ONZM
Director - Louise Glossop
Musical Director - Mark W. Dorrell
Assistant Musical Director - Gabriel Baird
Choreographer - Maria Morris
Assistant Choreographer/Waltzing Coach - Marcella Herrera
Choreography Mentor - Hillary Moulder
The 'A Little Night Music' Cast
Madame Armfeldt – Jane Keller
Desirée Armfeldt – Ali Harper
Fredrika Armfeldt – Madeleine Glossop and Sophie Landis
Fredrik Egerman – Jonathan Densem
Anne Egerman – Katie Atkins
Henrik Egerman – Alex McHugh
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm – John Bayne
Countess Charlotte Malcolm – Amanda Atlas
Petra – Catherine Hay
Frid – Drew Noble
Malla – Sarah Judd
Bertrand – Sonya Li-McHenry
Osa – Emily Maunder
Mr Lindquist – Blair McHugh
Mrs Nordstrom – Tara Martin
Mrs Anderssen – Shannon Hurley
Mr Erlanson – Scott Christie
Mrs Segstrom – Elizabeth Ellison
The 'A Little Night Music' Orchestra
Piano - Mark W. Dorrell
Violin - Henry Nicholson
Cello - Iain Brandram-Adams
Double Bass - Gerald Oliver
Woodwind - Georgina Rees-Stevenson
Bassoon - Gabriel Baird
Louise Frost Glossop
Raised in Christchurch, Louise trained in singing and drama at The University of Canterbury and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Her other training and qualifications include a BA in Theatre and Film and English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington and Licentiate of Trinity College, London (LTCL) in Speech and Drama.
Louise’s Court Theatre credits include: Gypsy, The Sex Fiend, Daughters of Heaven, Private Lives, Shadowlands, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Larnach- Castle of Lies, Legless, Big River, Arcadia, She Stoops to Conquer, She Loves Me and two seasons of The Wind in the Willows. Other theatre credits include: A Little Night Music, Hansel and Gretel, Stagedoor 2, West End to Broadway, Anyone for Soup?, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hay Fever and Mamma Mia!
Louise is a former member of the New Zealand Youth Choir, the Cambridge University Musical Society and the Wellington Cathedral Choir. She now sings in the eleven voice SATB vocal ensemble Conspiro.
Awards include winning the National Speech and Drama Award (PACANZ).
Louise has loved directing since she was 15 and has now directed and produced over 60 productions, both for her own theatre group and for The Cathedral Grammar School. Directing highlights have included: Madagascar Jr, Beauty and the Beast Jr, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Secret Garden- Spring Version which she produced last year at the Great Hall. Louise is delighted to be sharing another wonderful Tony Award-winning musical with Christchurch audiences. A Little Night Music is especially dear to her heart having played Fredrika in the Repertory Theatre's production when she was young.
Maria has recently graduated from The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). Originally from Auckland, she now considers herself a Christchurch-based performer, and has grown to love the theatre community here.
Her credits at NASDA included Mrs Van Amersfort in The Book of Everything and Ivy Smith in Leonard Bernstein’s On The Town. Other roles she has played are Patty Simcox in Grease! and Beth in Little Women.
Maria thrilled audiences with her performances as Martha in Enchanting Productions' The Secret Garden last year, and in the recent premiere of Four Girls, One House at Little Andromeda.
An award-winning dancer, Maria is loving the chance to continue her passion for choreography in A Little Night Music.
Assistant Choreographer/Waltzing Coach
Marcella has been involved in ballroom dance since she was eight years old. She began competing at age 13, is a national title holder and has come top two at the Australaisan Championships. After sitting her professional dance exam at 21, she began teaching ballroom and Latin American classes, and private lessons at the Edwards Dance Academy, under the mentorship of Barbara and Maurice Edwards. Currently, she teaches Latin American dance at Rassell's Dance, and occasionally teaches first dances for wedding couples.
Marcella's love of musical theatre began in earnest in her early 20s, since when she has been involved both on stage with Showbiz Christchurch, North Canterbury Musicals, Riccarton Players, Elmwood Players, and as choreographer (Annie Get Your Gun, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls). Marcella is delighted to be involved with Enchanted Productions and the incredible cast and crew that make up the multi-talented company of A Little Night Music.
Cast Member- Madame Armfeldt
Wellington audiences will know Jane from her cabaret shows that she creates and performs with Michael Nicholas Williams. ‘Bigger is Better’, ‘Do I Have to Get Naked?’, ‘Boomers Behaving Badly’, and ‘Yep, Still Got It’ were all critically acclaimed and were audience favourites. Their latest cabaret, ‘Sundays at Ira’s’, runs from 2-16 August 2022 at Circa Theatre. This show is set in the 1930’s and features music from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward and Harold Arlen.
Jane loves her one woman shows and a few years ago she started doing musicals again. She performed the role of Penelope Pennywise in “Urinetown “ with Stagecraft Theatre, Mother Superior in “Nunsense” with Wing It Productions, Jeanette in “The Full Monty” with Kauri Theatre Company and the roles of Miss Jacobs in “Ladies In Black” with Wellington Repertory Theatre.
Jane enjoys performing and she believes it is important her students see her practicing what she preaches.
Madeleine Grace Glossop
Cast Member - Fredrika Armfeldt
Maddie has been learning singing and drama since she was six, and began dancing at three. She has performed in dance galas and showcases with Southern Ballet, Impact, Studio 42 and TDA as well as having performed in many plays with the Cathedral Grammar Drama Club, and performing in Cathedral Grammar’s operettas: Pirate Cantata (solo), The Wizard of Oz and Madagascar Jnr. Maddie was part of the children's chorus in Broadway to the West End with the CSO at the Theatre Royal, and played Gretl in the professional nationwide tour of The Sound of Music in 2017, being lucky enough to play in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful theatres.
Maddie has learned many instruments including violin, piano, flute, drums, recorder, bagpipes, bass, oboe and harp, but her favourite is ukulele and in 2019 and 2020 she played ukulele, sang and composed in the Not Yet band which was placed first and third at Bandquest, and was also awarded best original composition in New Zealand.
In 2020, Maddie became one of the Inaugural Girl Choristers in the ChristChurch Cathedral and also attended the RSCM Choir School in Wellington. Last year, Maddie passed Grade 6 singing with distinction, and enjoyed playing Mary Lennox in Enchanting Productions' The Secret Garden - Spring Version at the Great Hall. Maddie is now in Year 10 at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, sings with Rangi Voices and plays electric guitar in a school band. She also enjoys drama, debating, art and hockey, and outside of school, learning singing from Zara Ballara and taking guitar lessons at Sole Music Academy.
Cast member - Frederika Armfeldt
Sophie’s passion for singing, acting and dancing began when she was growing up in Southern California.
Her musical theatre highlights include playing Young Nala in Lion King Jr and Glinda in the Wizard of Oz Jr as a member of Polestar Performing Arts Academy in San Diego. She also played Fan, Scrooge’s sister, in A Christmas Carol and Tweedle Dum in Shrek, the Musical; both Star Repertory Theatre Productions. After moving to NZ in 2018, Sophie had singing and dancing roles in St Margaret’s College productions of Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz.
A mezzo soprano vocalist, Sophie performed the French National Anthem a capella to open the singer Yulia’s performance of Edith Piaf à L’Olympia à Paris at Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal in 2021. In the same year, she was accepted into Burnside High School’s Special Music Programme (vocal) and is also a member of their Bel Canto choir.
Sophie is an enthusiastic member of the Greenstone Academy and JK Performing Arts in Christchurch. Prior to that her US-based training included Young Actors Space in Los Angeles, The Valetta Actors Studio, Norwood Music and Carlsbad Dance Studio in San Diego.
She is very excited to be part of A Little Night Music’s wonderful cast and the opportunity to work with Enchanting Productions.
Cast Member - Frederik Egerman
Born and bred in Christchurch, Jonathan has been singing and playing piano since he was 4. He left school early to be part of the first Drama degree program at the University of Canterbury. He was doing so many shows at university that he had to do an extra year to finish up! Immediately out of university he was hired by the Court Theatre as an apprentice actor where he was trained by Elric Hooper, K.C Kelly, Stuart Devenie and Martin Howells, among others. His roles included roles included Eddie in the New Zealand premiere of Blood Brothers, Brother Martin in Saint Joan, Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice, Sonders in On the Razzle, Otter in The Wind in the Willows, Sandy in The Philadelphia Story and Leonardo in Blood Wedding. Over the following 3 years he performed in plays throughout New Zealand including Tuzenbach in Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Freddy in My Fair Lady at the Aotea Centre in Auckland and Adam in Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing at the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin.
Jonathan’s first big show was the hugely successful New Zealand and Australian tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, in which he played Simon. After returning for a year to Christchurch (playing in the Stephen Sondheim show Putting It Together) he was cast in the Australian 10th Anniversary tour of Les Miserables, where he understudied Enjolras. This was followed by understudying the lead role (Chris) in the original Australian production of Miss Saigon. Other shows in Australia include Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, Funny Girl, Call Me Madam, The Music Man and Only Heaven Knows.
Jonathan has been Musical Director for five professional productions including the Australasian premiere of William Finn’s A New Brain. He was nominated for a Green Room Award for his arrangements and musical direction of the Kylie Minogue tribute musical “I Should Be So Lucky.” His original musical King of the World (written with Peter Murphy and Damon Fealy) was short listed for the prestigious Pratt Prize for New Australian Musicals and has now had received two rehearsed readings ahead of a planned full workshop to be held in Christchurch in the near future.
Jonathan’s first album of original songs, entitled I’m Saying It Now was released in 2017. It was recorded with a full band in Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios. Jonathan now teaches singing and piano full time and is currently working on a second album, a solo piano/vocal recording tentatively titled Me and My Piano.
Cast Member - Anne Egerman
Katie, originally from Palmerston North, now considers herself a Christchurch based performer. She graduated from NASDA in 2021 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre). Katie holds an Advanced Associate Diploma of Speech New Zealand in Teaching Speech and Drama (Adv. ASB Tchg) which she gained in 2018.
Katie originated the role of Rhiannon in new musical Four Girls One House, written by Nadia Hill, at Little Andromeda in April.
2021 saw Katie performing at the Court Theatre in Frankenstein and NASDA’s The Drowsy Chaperone. She also performed in a season of Sweeney Todd (Witch Music Theatre) in Wellington.
Her NASDA theatre credits include: The Book of Everything; On The Town and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
Other theatre credits include: Oliver! (Palmerston North Regent Theatre Trust); Footloose and Anything Goes (Palmerston North Boys High School); Peter Pan (Centrepoint Theatre) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Centrepoint Basement Company).
Cast Member - Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
To date, John's performance career has primarily consisted of his work as an actor, swing and vocal coach with Pop-up Globe throughout New Zealand and Australia. He is also often featured as a chorus member with New Zealand Opera. John is founding member of Third Bear, a new Shakespeare company, and has also worked with Blind Cupid Shakespeare Company.
Christchurch born and raised, John is also a tutor at Greenstone Academy and a teaching artist at The Court Theatre. He trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, and is currently being mentored by Graham and Stefanie Anduri.
John is passionate about accessibility and affordability in the arts. In light of this, he intends to collaborate with artists of various media to produce open-air theatre. John is especially interested both in creating work that incorporates circus arts within productions of Shakespeare’s plays, and also in blending classical singing with electronic music.
Cast Member - Countess Charlotte Malcolm
New Zealand soprano Amanda Atlas embarked on her international career in 1999, spending ten years singing leading roles for various opera companies and orchestras in the US and Europe. Music theatre highlights include Rose Maurrant (Street Scene), Clara (Sondheim’s Passion), Julie Jordan (Carousel), Side by Side by Sondheim in it’s first Off-Broadway performances post its initial Broadway-season, and many and varied operatic roles from the operas of Verdi (Amelia, Alice, Desdemona), Puccini (Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Mimi, and Musetta), Mascgani, Wagner (Senta, Sieglinde, Gerhilde, Siegrune) and Poulenc.Amanda is now based in New Zealand and Australia.
Recent operatic engagements include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Wellington Opera, Magda Sorel (The Consul) in New York, Poulenc’s one woman opera The Human Voice on tour with New Zealand Opera, Leonora in Il Trovatore with Melbourne’s CitiOpera, and 2016 also saw her make her Opera Australia debut singing Siegrune in their internationally acclaimed Ring Cycle.
She is known for her ability to crossover into musical theatre repertoire, with a recent review exclaiming ‘Amanda Atlas sang and acted like it was the last time she was ever going to take the stage. Nothing was left in the wings, her soul was laid bare, and her vocal mastery and embodiment of the character was out of this world’.
In concert she has recently performed as soprano soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of India, and highlights in around New Zealand in recent seasons include singing Norma Desmond’s songs in concert with Showbiz, Verdi’s Requiem, Bruckner’s F minor Mass with the APO, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and Mahler’s Second Symphony and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the CSO.
Amanda maintains a busy concert and operatic career throughout New Zealand; upcoming engagements include Verdi’s Requiem with the CSO, and many concert tours and engagements with Operatunity.12.
Cast Member - Petra
Christchurch based, Catherine works as a singer, actor and teacher throughout New Zealand, with a particular passion for musical theatre. In 2019, Catherine trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, and holds a BA in English and an MSc in Psychology from the University of Canterbury.
Catherine currently performs with Echo for The Entertainment Company, also acting as musical director for this troupe. A TOSCA accredited singing teacher, Catherine coaches musical theatre at Studio 42 and Greenstone Academy, as well as teaching singing at a number of other schools and studios across Christchurch.
Catherine's performance highlights to date include playing Elphaba in Wicked (New Plymouth Operatic Society), Jesus Christ Superstar (The Court Theatre), Or So They Say; Waiting in the Wings; He Says, She Says (Blackboard Theatre Collective), As You Like It (Third Bear Shakespeare), and We Will Rock You; Broadway Hitmen; Les Misérables (Showbiz Christchurch).
Cast Member - Frid
Drew is a graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) where he earned a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Musical Theatre).
His professional credits include The NZ Tour of Jersey Boys (G&T Productions) and And The Winner Is... and Launch To The Future (Echelon Productions). Whilst at NASDA he performed in shows including Curtains, 42nd Street, Earthquakes in London, Fiddler on the Roof and Wild Cabbage.
In 2018, Drew was the recipient of the New Zealand Dance Awards Pro/Am Musical Theatre Scholarship for which he earned a trip to train at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He also regularly teaches dance and acting, and has tutored and choreographed for institutes including JK Performing Arts, THESPA: The Space of Performing Arts and NASDA.
Drew is beyond thrilled to be a part of bringing A Little Night Music, one of his favourite pieces of theatre, to Christchurch audiences. He is stoked to be working alongside such a fabulous cast, crew and creative team. Noble
Sarah Clare Judd
Cast Member - Malla
SarahClare Judd is a performer currently in her second year at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA). A Little Night Music is her first show with Enchanting Productions, and she is excited to make her Ōtautahi debut outside of NASDA.
Originally from Papaieoa, Palmerston North, Sarah has a background in classical singing, having gained her ATCL in 2020. Outside of NASDA, she teaches music on a Saturday morning at Mrs A’s Music School and spends her free time dancing.
Sarah is excited to be involved with such an amazing cast and make steps into the Ōtautahi theatre scene.
Cast Member - Bertrand
Sonya is in Year 11 at Lincoln High School. This year her courses include Advanced Music and Drama. At Lincoln High School, Sonya has been awarded the Lincoln Rotary Club Trophy for Performing Arts, Drama Colours, and distinctions in Music, Drama and Drama Production.
Sonya has been a part of many shows since 2018. Her theatre credits include: Annie (Riccarton Players); Robin and The Sherwood Hoodies (Heaton Intermediate); Hercules (Act2 Drama Group); Aladdin Jr. (Riccarton Players); Tangled (Act2 Drama Group); The Addams Family (Lincoln High School); The Little Mermaid (Act2 Drama Group); Legally Blonde Jr. (CentreStage Rolleston); and Snow White & the 21 Dwarves (Act2 Drama Group).
Sonya recently started studying at Greenstone Performance Academy. She has been in many choirs and chorales at school but recently started singing lessons last year. In her primary years, she took piano and Speech and Drama lessons. Sonya is delighted to be a part of this show.
Cast Member - Osa
Emily is currently playing Osa in this production of A little Night Music. Originally from Napier, Emily moved to Christchurch in 2018 to study musical theatre at NASDA. During her time there she was in productions like ’42nd Street,’ ‘Urinetown’ and played Louise in ‘Holiday Inn’ at the Court Theatre. Other productions Emily has been involved in include, ‘Anything Goes,’ ’Samuel Beckett’s ‘Endgame,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ and Donizetti’s ‘L’elisir d'amore’ (The Elixir of Love).
Emily’s favourite musical theatre composer of all time is Stephen Sondheim. So she is really excited to bring this beautiful piece to the stage. Emily grew up playing the piano and loved how intricate all of his works were. Listening to them she always felt like she could see the colours in front of her.
Emily has had a great time working with this wonderful team and hopes you enjoy the show!
Cast Member - Mr Lindquist
Blair began performing in Musical Theatre with shows for UC MuSoc - the first in 1989 voicing Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. His first appearance with Showbiz Christchurch was the 1993 production of Anything Goes which lead two dozen productions over the subsequent thirty years, including Les Misérables, Into the Woods (Steward), 42nd Street (Pat Denning), Chess (Walter), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Cats (Growltiger), Joseph (Pharaoh), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), Buddy (Hipockets), Avenue Q (Brian), The Phantom of the Opera (Piangi), Mamma Mia! (Harry), and Sister Act (Joey). Other productions include Un Ballo in Maschera, Rigoletto, Carmen, and A Christmas Carol as a member of the Canterbury Opera Chorus, Chicago (Billy Flynn) for Variety Theatre Ashburton, Joseph (Jacob/Potiphar) for North Canterbury Musicals, and ELF The Musical (Santa) for JK Performing Arts.
Blair is a foundation member of Atlas Voices (Ravil Atlas) and The Vocal Collective (Richard Marrett), and a Producer for CIMTSS - the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School (Luke Di Somma). After two years of Musical Theater decimation, and having just returned from the Southern Lakes Tour with The Vocal Collective, Blair is grateful for the opportunity to be once again performing in a Sondheim musical after previously appearing in productions of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Miles Gloriosus) with UC MuSoc, and Into The Woods (Steward) and Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) with Showbiz Christchurch. A Little Night Music marks Blair’s second outing with Enchanting Productions, having played Ben Weatherstaff in The Secret Garden in 2021.
Following on from A Little Night Music, Blair resumes rehearsals for Verdi’s Requiem with the CSO Ensemble Choir and Matilda with Showbiz Christchurch which are both being staged in September, and The Vocal Collective concert Still Can’t Stop the Feeling in October.
Cast Member - Mrs Nordstrom
Originally from the US, Tara studied music at University. She left music for a while though and re-trained as a physiotherapist.
After moving to NZ, she returned to performing and has performed in producAons with New Zealand Opera, Showbiz, The Opera Club, Atlas Voices, The Free Theatre and Repertory Theatre. A huge Sondheim fan, she is delighted and honoured to join this producAon.
Cast Member - Mrs Anderssen
Shannon gained a Bachelor of Performing Arts at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). She has been involved in musical theatre productions for the Taieri Musical Society, (Dunedin) The Court Theatre, North Canterbury Musical Society, Centrestage Rolleston and Showbiz Christchurch. Favourite roles include Maria in NCMS’s production of The Sound of Music, and the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, also for NCMS.
She has sung in numerous vocal ensembles, including the Aparima Singers, (Dunedin), the Ionian Singers, (London, UK) and most recently Atlas Voices and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Chorus.
Locally, Shannon runs her own vocal studio, Yellowstone Vocal Studio and is co-director of the Christchurch Girls’ Choir.
Cast Member - Mr Erlanson
Scott Christie grew up in Dunedin where he performed in the local musicals for Taieri Musical and Musical Theatre Dunedin. He had the incredible opportunity to be in the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir for 2017-2018 where he got to perform in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
In 2019 he moved to Christchurch to study at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, from which he graduated this year, and where he had the opportunity to perform such roles as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and George in The Drowsy Chaperone.
As a huge Sondheim fan, he could not be more excited to help bring this wonderful show to life.
Cast Member - Mrs Segstrom
Elizabeth is a young performer who is passionate about musical theatre and has been involved in a range of musical projects. She is very excited to be a part of A Little Night Music.
Having completed her first year of classical voice at Otago University in 2021, Elizabeth is now back in Christchurch to focus on musical theatre. During 2020, she was a part of the Lazy Sundays concert with New Zealand Opera, completed the Durufle Requiem with Atlas Voices and the Mozart Requiem with the CSO Symphonic Chorus.Elizabeth has been involved in a range of theatre companies including Showbiz Christchurch, North Canterbury Musical Society, Riccarton Players. She was part of the Specialist Music Programme at Burnside High School, took NCEA music and drama and was a member of the Senior Chorale and Bel Canto choirs, who received gold awards at the Big Sing 2018.
Elizabeth continues to work hard to improve her musical theatre skills and attends weekly singing lessons with Ravil Atlas and Catherine Hay. She also attends a range of dance classes at Studio42 Performing Arts. Elizabeth is very passionate about the arts and hopes to continue further training in the future.
Cast Member - Cover for Charlotte and Mrs Anderssen
Sophie is a versatile performer and a graduate of NASDA. She has professional performance experience in musical theatre, dramatic plays, cabaret shows, voice acting and corporate entertainment.
Her solo show "BLUE Experience" was developed as part of the In Session cabaret festival produced by Blackboard Theatre Collective in 2019 and has subsequently been performed at Little Andromeda in Christchurch, Dunedin Fringe Festival and Nelson Fringe Festival.
She is a member of local pop music choir The Vocal Collective, is a vocalist with the big band Sideline Swing and the recipient of an Arts Excellence High Achievers Award from Dame Malvina Major.