"Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl...." So begins this tale of romance and stardom that has captivated audiences across the globe. Stephen, a present-day, aspiring songwriter, is in the midst of writing a tune that tells the story of Lola: fresh off the plane from Tulsa, she arrives in New York with showbiz aspirations. Tony is a bartender/composer who falls in love with her and helps her become a Copa girl. Lola, of course, attracts the amorous attentions of Rico. When Rico goes a bit too far by abducting Lola and taking her to his rival nightclub in Havana, Tony and the whole Copacabana crew set off to rescue Lola!