When Bertram Wiggly leaves his job as an appliance actuary - calculating the life expectancy of major appliances so their warranties expire precisely one day before they implode - he thinks he's found the perfect place to retire in Medville, with its town square, circled by brick-cobbled streets and quaint shops with bright red and white awnings. But then the town rezones itself for musicals. At any moment an invisible orchestra is apt to strike up a melody and the otherwise sane townsfolk of Medville burst into song. And not just song, either. Dance. Against his will, Bertram finds himself in the midst of a musical comedy in which he has been cast as the comic curmudgeon. Can Bertram defy Sam, the mysterious orchestra leader, and thwart the destiny laid out for him?
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- susan i. mathes