It's May 1901. The act opens at dawn on a street in Grover's Corners. The cameras rove through the Gibbs' and Webbs' homes and the office of the Grover's Corners Sentinel.
(Songs: "Our Town" "Grover's Corners" "The Impatient Years".)
Now it's July 1904. Again we enter Gibbs' and Webbs' homes, then travel to an area near the school, the drugstore soda fountain and the church.
(Songs: "Love and Marriage" "A Perfect Married Life" "The Impatient Years" "Wasn't It A Wonderful Wedding".)
Nine years have passed. It's summer 1913. The scene is the cemetery. Flashbacks take us back to 1899. We return to the town in 1913, where they play closes.
(Songs: "Look to Your Heart".)