Land Across The Atlantc

RETURN TO: COMING TO AMERICA RETURN TO: SONGS   SCENE: After another long day in the mines, Tony Cermak’s father returns home to his family and realizes they must leave the life they know in Bohemia and dare to travel to the New World.   LAND ACROSS...

Deep In The Ground

RETURN TO: COMING TO AMERICA RETURN TO: SONGS   SCENE: The cruel mine foreman Lavek sends the father of Tony Cermak and his fellow miners into the ground, reminding them that their lives are worth less than the ore that they break and drag out.   DEEP IN THE...

Melting Pot

RETURN TO: COMING TO AMERICA RETURN TO: SONGS   SCENE: Two ‘native’ and cynical guards at New York’s port of immigration examine the new array of ‘ethnic’ souls entering the great and growing collection of America.   MELTING POT...

Hit ‘Em Again He’s Irish

RETURN TO: ON THE MAKE RETURN TO: SONGS SCENE: Young Tony Cermak and his Bohemian saloon gang, relative newcomers to Chicago’s southwest side, square off against their Irish counterparts and street rivals. HIT ‘EM AGAIN HE’S IRISH (IRISH BOY/CERMAK...

Pushcart Tony

RETURN TO: ON THE MAKE RETURN TO: SONGS   SCENE: The working class Bohemians of Chicago celebrate the young Tony Cermak at work in their community. They see he is a special young man; tough, industrious, ambitious.   PUSHCART TONY   people on the block...

Get Out The Vote

RETURN TO: ON THE MAKE RETURN TO: SONGS   SCENE: Young Tony Cermak enters the office of ‘Fatty’ Cerveny, strongman for the Chicago Democrats. Cerveny gives the kid the dope about entering the exciting world of local politics.   GET OUT THE VOTE...