As a birthday treat, S. and I are planning a trip to American Girl Place in New York. I was already looking forward to it, because let's face it, unrestrained consumerism, especially with a wholesome girlpower angle, is fun. But I just discovered that the American Girl Revue, the 70-minute musical show that will form part of our entertainment that day, was written and composed by none other than Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, who wrote the landmark feminist musical "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road." I strongly suspect I am one of maybe ten people under the age of 50 who owns the cast album of this show on vinyl, as well as the sheet music.
*Side note: I also discovered that Jon Cryer of Pretty In Pink and Two and a Half Men is Gretchen Cryer's son! You can imagine how dirty my house is right now with this kind of internet mining going on.