Cover to sheet music for "Just For a While"THE LAST WALTZ

(Der letzte Walzer)

An operetta in Three Acts : Music by Oscar Strauss; Libretto by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald; Berliner Theater, Berlin, 12 February, 1920. English adaptation; Book by Robert Evett & Reginald Arkell : Lyrics by Reginald Arkell: Gaiety Theatre - 7 December, 1922 (240 perfs): American adapatation; Book by Harold Atteridge and Edward Delaney; additional music by Alfred Goodman; Century Theatre, New York; 10 May, 1921 (185 perfs)

Musical Numbers:

Act I

Man is Master of His Fate - Merrington
Love, the Minstrel - Vera
Mama! Mama! - Countess, Annuschka, Hannuschka, Petruschka
I Love You Best Of All - Ippolith and Girls
The Last waltz - Merrington and Vera

Act II

The Laggard Lovers - Ippolith, Girls and Officers
The Mirror Song - Vera
I Must Not Tell You So - Babuschka and Ippolith
When Life and Love Are Calling - Vera and Merrington


O-la-la! - Vera


General Krasian
Baron Ippolith Mekowitch
Prince Paul
Lieutenant Jack Merrington
Captain Kaminski
Lieutenant Labinski
Ensign Orsinski
Officer of the Guard
Countess Alexandrowna

Her daughters

Vera Lisaveta

Chorus of Officer, Attendants, Court Ladies, etc.

Synopsis of Scenery

Act 1 - General Krasian's Drawing Room, Vandalia
Act 2 - The Ball Room in Castle Krasnia
Act 3 - Drawing Room in the Palace of Prince Paul