Theater: Volse Triste

Do I Hear a Waltz?, a musical adap tation of of Arthur Laurents' 1952 play, The The Time of the Cuckoo, is a victim of jets and jet-set moral obsolescence. It is not old enough to be nostalgic and not new enough to ring true. It asks playgoers to believe that a thirtyish Madison Avenue copywriter (Elizabeth Allen) is making her first gaga-eyed trip to Venice. And it compounds disbelief by imagining this girl to be psychologically numb-struck and emotionally unhinged upon discovering that her Italian vacation lover (Sergio Franchi) is married. She cries when the curtain goes up, and she...

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