Editor’s Note: In January, 1997, Pat Bowe and his cousin Emily Casey appeared in the Northbrook Junior High School musical, “Little Mary Sweetheart.”  Emily opened the elaborate production in the Stanley Field School Auditorium.  Pat played his role of forester dressed as a Mountie.  As it turned out over the decades that followed, it was not a first step into a successful career in musical theater for either Pat or Emily. That being said, the show was a big hit with their parents.