Music: Straw-Hat Orpheus

High on a New Jersey hilltop, overlooking colonial steeples and the Delaware River, music fills the clear air six nights a week. It rises from a huge, floodlit, green and yellow tent, home of Lambertville's Music Circus. Under the big top (where there is room for 1,500) the attractions are Broadway shows (with good second-string casts) such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Call Me Madam, and such vintage operettas as Sweethearts, New Moon and Die Fledermaus. Last week, the Music Circus put on view a frothy revival of Orpheus in the Underworld, by Jacques Offenbach. The new title: To Hell with...

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