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Verklungenes Wien


Appropriately, the title of this nostalgic Austrian musical translates to . The story concerns a wealthy father who hopes to wean his spoiled son from his wastrel ways. To teach the boy a lesson, dad sells his business short, plunging his family into destitution. The boy straightens up and flies right in a hurry, allowing father to buy back his business at a tidy profit. Many of the nonmusical scenes in Verklungenes Wien play like something out of an old, musty operetta, and as such couldn't have meant...more