At the height of the Great Depression, Flora Meszaros, a spunky fashion designer is looking for work. Eventually employed at Garrett and Melnick’s department store, she falls in love with the handsome but shy Harry Toukarian, a young artist and member of the communist party. She discovers her biggest rival for his affection is the party itself, so she joins the party to be closer to him. In this musical romance of charming simplicity, Flora soon finds herself torn between her career and her commitment to Harry and his farsighted idealism. The composing team of Kander and Ebb also wrote Cabaret and Chicago.