Elinor explains to Kendall that she’d like him to take on an acting job. A record producer wants to come to Summerfield and meet someone she made up. Can Kendall play this nonexistent person? Puzzled, Kendall asks, “Who?”. “Rocky Jumper”, Elinor confesses. Kendall stares blankly at her, then the light dawns. “YOU?”
But soon there’s big musical news: A handsome young Texan named Van Cliburn has just won an important piano competition in Soviet Russia, which encourages more students –including several boys — to sign up for lessons with Elinor. Not only that, Alison has resumed her piano lessons (she wants to meet Van Cliburn), Kendall has been hired by a summer theater to act in Shakespeare, Philip has been named “Salesman of the year”, and Rebecca has landed an internship at his office. Everyone is happy.
9. Ode to Van Cliburn (COMPANY)