‘Marry Me a Little’ opens at Cornell College

The Cornell College Department of Theatre and Dance opens its season with “Marry Me a Little,” running Sept. 19–22, in the Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre on the Cornell College Campus

(Pictured left to right) The Cast of "Marry Me A Little" Grace Estes Collins, Abigail Lindenfeld, Jenna Makkawy, Madeleine Mulgrew
(Pictured left to right) Grace Estes Collins, Abigail Lindenfeld, Madeleine Mulgrew, Jenna Makkawy: The cast of “Marry Me a Little.”

“Marry Me a Little” is a musical revue with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman René. Called a “charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness, and survival,” the revue showcases songs cut from final productions of “Follies,” “Company,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and “A Little Night Music.”

Featuring a cast of four Cornell College students, the revue-style production tells the story of singles who live in the same New York City apartment building, all fantasizing about finding love with one another. 

“Each song in this show surprises us with a new revelation on our hunger for human connection,” said guest director Scott Bradley. “It’s been thrilling to explore this sumptuous musical score and complex story with such talented Cornell students.” 

With vocal direction by Christopher Okiishi, and accompaniment by Jeffrey Allen Mead, “Marry Me a Little” runs one weekend only, September 19–21 at 7:30 p.m. and September 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, and youth. It’s free for Cornell faculty, staff, and students with a Cornell ID. Tickets can be reserved by calling 319.895.4293 or emailing boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu. This production is intended for mature audiences.

The Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre is accessible through the front doors of Armstrong Hall. Parking is available in the lot behind and to the south of the theater at the corner of College Boulevard and Summit Avenue.