The concert was introduced with the song "Why Is Grass Always Greener on the Other Side?" which stated the common thread linking these stories together. In "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" the goats want the greener grass on the other side of the bridge. In "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," the country mouse is tired of her country life and longs to visit the city. In "The Musicians of Bremen," the donkey, who is destined for the glue factory, sets off with other animals to make their living as singers using their very awful and annoying voices.
Each story has something to do with "longing for something you want but can't get." But, as the Country Mouse learns, sometimes you do not "realize the good you've got until you've lost it!" The Country Mouse finds that the city life is filled with just as many dangers as the country life, but at least in the country she knows what to expect and how to deal with it! She decides that a Country Mouse is what she wants to be after all!