After her youngest daughter's funeral, Mildred concentrates on opening her new restaurant. Opening night is a smashing success and even Veda seems to approve. It's all a little too busy for a first night but friends come to the rescue. When Monty Beragon shows up, she learns that he is quite a well-known personality. Veda is quite taken with him. Monty recommends a new music teacher for Veda and Mildred decides to start saving to buy her a proper piano. With the repeal of prohibition, neighbor Lucy suggests that Mildred opens a bar in the restaurant. Veda, not happy with the wristwatch her mother gave her for Christmas, rebels. Mildred blames Monty for turning Veda against her. Written by
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I get it. You want the "I love you." scene.
I want you to go.
Oh, we're talking about words. I'm not a poet. I... I say something my own way and wham, you go moral on me. It's a pure question of communication, and...
That's a lie!
If you don't...
All I've ever been to you is a piece of tail. You're ashamed of me! It's no surprise. I've known it all along! Why don't you just admit it, Monty? You look down on me because I work!
(from Orpheus in the Underworld)
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Performed by Robin Freund-Epstein
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