Starlight was amongst other things a parody of musical styles, so it was imperative those styles be recognisable to the audience. And, after eight years, it’s composer felt it was losing touch. So he ordered a revamp, and drafted in Black to write a central love song. He came up with ‘Next Time You Fall In Love’.
When Don took his 5-year-old cousin Ellen to the show, she declared that her favourite character was Pearl. ‘Why?’ he asked. ‘Because she’s really in love,’ she insisted with a knowledgeable pout. ‘How do you know?’ She looked at Don like he was crazy. ‘Because she sang that song with Rusty, and it’s obvious’.