“Judging from the lines outside the Music Hall yesterday, this was the perfect choice for a New Year’s celebration at the Radio City playhouse”—The New York Herald Tribune
By now, the babes were out of the barn, off the farm, and auditioning in New York City. The brash Rooney and the sympathetic Garland impersonate stars of the past, work their theatrical magic to benefit inner-city children, stage a radio broadcast for British war refugees, and refurbish a condemned theater.
Simultaneously, the team introduces the hit “[I like New York in June…] How About You” and enliven both new material and a raft of oldies. They’re admirably aided by Fay Bainter, James Gleason, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, Virginia Weidler, and Donald Meek.