This version of the Broadway show originally produced as Inner City in 1971 is based on the bestselling book The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam. This revised version musically updates these modern-day nursery tales through the use of songs and character studies, presenting the urban landscape of our modern American cities in an evocative and theatrical way.
"It's all presented by a fascinating parade of characters: a local congressman, a prostitute, the cop, the drug pusher, each of them has a chance to address the audience, to tell their story, and they tell the audience how things really work. The songs have verve and drive, the lyrics have an exuberant and refreshing frankness." - ABC-TV