The Theater: Valse Triste

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Directed by HAROLD PRINCE Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by HUGH WHEELER

This is a jeweled music box of a show: lovely to look at, delightful to listen to, and perhaps too exquisite, fragile and muted ever to be quite humanly affecting. It is a victory of technique over texture, and one leaves it in the odd mental state of unbridled admiration and untouched feelings.

Hugh Wheeler's book was inspired and adapted from Ingmar Bergman's 1956 Smiles of a Summer Night, a kind of Gallic sex comedy...

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