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A Little Night Music

October 17, 2010 | By Adam Roberts | 301 Comments


I once read that Stephen Sondheim told the orchestrator of the original production of “A Little Night Music” that, when the music began, the scent of musk should waft over the audience. This anecdote stuck with me because, strangely, one of my favorite aspects of going to the theater as a child (and still, somewhat, today) was the smell. The mix of women’s perfume with whatever natural scents occur from the sets & the make-up were rather intoxicating to my young, impressionable nose. And so it was with great excitement and olfactory curiosity that I attended the revival of “A Little Night Music” today starring Bernadette Peters and Broadway’s greatest living war horse, Elaine Stritch.

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