Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this modernization of the Aesop fable "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse", Jerry prepares to leave his rural home, leaving a note behind for Tom: "This country life is letting me down...I'm off for Broadway and the Bright Lights." Hopping a freight to Grand Central Station, Jerry is at first enthralled by the glamour of big-city life (not to mention the beautiful long-legged girls)--but before long he is worn to a frazzle by the heavy downtown traffic. Escaping to a high-rise builing, Jerry sneaks into the swanky Starlite Room, where he dances with a doll-like table decoration. Alas, this pleasant interlude leads to an explosive encounter with a champagne bottle, and ultimately a run-in with a whole batallion of tough Broadway alley cats. Dominating the musical score are the familiar strains of--what else?--"Manhattan Serenade".