“Liaisons” – A Little Night Music
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Amorous but amoral novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses was first published on this day in 1782 detailing sordid liaisons among the French aristocracy. Similar, but less scandalous, this musical about the romantic liaisons between a group of people one summer in Sweden is an elegant and rueful look at love and lust. In this number, the elderly Madame Armfeldt reminisces about her liaisons when she was a much younger woman.