The Night They Invented Champagne:
a Toast to Operetta
Take a whirlwind excursion that traverses the operetta capitals of the world from Vienna to Broadway. You'll savor the lush romance of Lehar, Strauss and Romberg, chuckle at the prickly wit of Gilbert & Sullivan, thrill at operetta's surprising appearance in modern musical theatre. Come waltz with the Merry Widow, tango with the Vagabond King and march with Stout-Hearted Men. You'll take away tunes directly descended from Operetta in such musical comedies as Showboat, Gigi and A Little Night Music, shows inspired by the great masters of light opera.