Ann's parents invite and Ann and Donald to watch the auditions for their annual country club variety show. Ann learns the invitation is specifically because Lew has told the country club members that she will direct the show. Although Donald thinks it's a bad idea for Ann to direct her father, Ann has mixed emotions about it. She agrees with Donald, but Lew's request is the first sign that he respects her choice of a profession. After watching the auditions, Ann decides not to do it, feeling in part since they are doing the same type of show they've done for years and the same numbers each always performs, they don't really need her. But Lew misinterprets Ann's explanation. As such, he tells the group that she will do it but that she wants to mount a full fledged play. Ann, feeling like she now does not have a choice, goes through with it. But her bigger challenge may be casting. Lew expects to be cast as the male lead, all the other male country club members expect Lew to be cast in ...
Did You Know?
Ann Marie jokingly compliments her father's acting performance by comparing him to Alfred Lunt
, an actor who received two Tony Awards, an Emmy Award and Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (1931), and to John Barrymore
, who never got an acting award but was considered by most critics as the foremost English-speaking actor of his time. See more
"Miss THOMAS' Fashions by CARDINALI" refers to the fashion house run by Marilyn Lewis. See more
Lyrics by Sam Denoff
Music by Earle Hagen
Performed by Chorus See more