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DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? Musical in 2 Acts, 14 Scenes: Book by John R. Powers, based on his novel of the same name. Music and lyrics by James Quinn, Alaric Jans. Alvin Theatre, Broadway - Opened 27th May, 1982: closed 30th May, 1982(5 perfs) SYNOPSIS This "coming of age" story involves the 1950s Catholic education of eight Chicago children, following them from the start of elementary school through the senior prom and beyond. Along the way it touches on such topics as first confessions, puppy love, patron saints, teacher's pets, sex education classes, and the importance of wearing panties under the school uniform's plaid pleated skirt. The main focus is on late-blooming Eddie Ryan and chubby Becky Bakowski, who become best friends, fall in love, and then go their separate ways when Becky decides to join a convent. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Get Ready, Eddie - The Company 2. The Greatest Gift - Sister Helen. the Kids 3. It's the Nuns - The Kids, the Nuns 4. Little Fat Girls - Becky, Eddie 5. Cookie Cutters - Sister Lee, Becky 6. Patron Saints - Father O'Reilly, Eddie, the Kids, the Nuns 7. Private Parts - Father O'Reilly, the Boys 8. How Far Is Too Far - The Girls, the Boys 9. Finale Act 1 - The Company 10. Doo-waa, Doo-wee - Louie, the Company 11. I Must Be in Love - Eddie 12. Friends, the Best Of - Becky, Eddie 13. Mad Bombers and Prom Queens" Felix, Virginia, the Kids 14. Late Bloomer and Prom Montage - Eddie, the Kids 15. Friends, the Best Of (reprise) - Becky, Eddie 16. Thank God - The Company CAST - (in order of appearance): Eddie Ryan Secretary Becky Bakowski Sister Melanie Sister Lee Father O'Reilly Virginia Lear Felix Lindor Mike Depki Nancy Ralansky Mary Kenny Louie Schlang Sister Helen Sister Monica Marie Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (1985 Original Cast Members)