The Green Room, the place where actors await their entrance onto the stage, serves also as the study lounge, rehearsal space and support group for four struggling theater majors. Anna and Divonne share their ambitions for life beyond school (“In the Green Room”) but now are somewhat content to concentrate their energies on this space in the basement of St. Gustav, a small, Midwestern college.
Anna introduces her younger, smarter brother Cliff to the Green Room, as well as to Divonne and to John, her somewhat overconfident boyfriend. Brother and sister must convince John and Divonne that Cliff is worthy of acceptance into their group and into their beloved territory (“We’ve Got Style”)
Cliff’s earnestness and wit, along with his talent as a playwright, finally win them over. As the girls prepare for an upcoming audition, John takes Cliff under his wing and expounds on the virtues of being single (“Bachelor’s Anthem”). However, neither can overcome their attractions – Cliff to
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