"I had auditioned for this tiny 1997 musical at Playwrights Horizons and really wanted to be a part of it. Jeanine Tesori's country score was fresh and authentic. The story of a young disfigured girl in the South looking to be healed was something very different than other musicals I’d read. When I finally got to see the show come to life, I found it engaging, emotional and refreshingly simple. The last image of the show there is no rousing tap number, just Violet and Flick on a bus holding hands looking toward the future as lights fade."