I'm getting ready to fly to Boston tonight in advance of the world premiere of my musical adaptation of the iconic children's book Caps for Sale at Boston Children's Theatre. The very moment that rehearsals began also marked the start of ongoing, near-daily communication regarding the script and score with the fantastically gifted artistic team in Boston— BCT Executive Artistic Director (and show director) Burgess Clark and Music Director Austin Davy. I thought of the above Hitler quote when they respectfully requested a new opening ensemble number — and were hoping for it by the time of the next rehearsal. (The one in place was, admittedly, a little too dark and minor-key for this show.) I managed to crank out another number in near-record time, and it seemed to be exactly what the show needed. Other revision requests and script additions followed, some minor and others not so minor, but co-writer Gabe Carbajal and I immediately recognized that virtually all the suggestions that Burgess and Austin made were justified and bell-tone perfect, and will result in a much, much better show than we had any right to expect.