This week's posts have looked at teen rebellion channeled through rock music. The teens of Plain and Fancy rebel in a milder way. Hilda tries on some "fancy" lingerie and Ezra drinks a bottle of scotch. They return to the Amish community after a quick visit to a carnival.
Plain and Fancy had a successful Broadway run and could prove a worthy candidate for an Encores concert. The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres revives the show annually and the York Theatre Company has revised it for a small cast. Barbara Cook's ballad, "This is All Very New to Me," was the closest thing to a breakout ballad but the score has other lovely moments.