Increasingly disillusioned by his job in the big city, Joe finally reaches his limit when he learns that Jennie has been having an affair with his boss. Yearning for the comforts of his hometown, Joe heeds the call of his mother as she beckons him to return.
Joe, Emily and Charlie commiserate about the frantic pace required to serve Chicago’s demanding elite.
Flustered from accommodating the practice’s high-earning clients, Joe makes a potentially dangerous mistake. His nurse, Emily, catches the mistake and reveals her true opinion of Joe.
When Jennie tells Joe her European romance has ended, Joe confesses his love, admitting he’s never stopped thinking about her.
On his first date after breaking away from Jennie, Joe charms his date Beulah with his soft, romantic qualities. With no history together, Joe and Beulah remark on the newness of their relationship.
The night before he leaves for college, Joe overhears his parents talking in the other room. As they express contentment in their relationship, Joe dreams about his future and the girl he is destined to marry.
Grandma Taylor notices baby Joe standing up by himself, facing a new conquest: his first steps. Together, they celebrate his momentous accomplishment and newfound independence.
While baby Joe’s grandmother looks after him, she looks forward to watching another newborn boy grow into a man.
When Joseph Taylor Jr. is born, it’s the happiest day of his mother’s life. His equally joyful father, Dr. Joseph Taylor, returns home to share the town’s overwhelming excitement for the new parents.
For Allegro‘s first complete recording, an all-star cast was assembled to record this studio album in 2009. Led by Patrick Wilson and Audra McDonald, the album also features Laura Benanti, Ashley Brown, Danny Burstein, Norbert Leo Butz, Liz Callaway, Nathan Gunn, Judy Kuhn and Marni Nixon, under the musical direction of Bruce Pomahac.
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