Anyone Can Whistle is a musical about political corruption and the vague definition of sanity. The hated mayor Cora Hoover Hooper, has led her small town into bankruptcy. To save the town, she creates a fake "miracle" to attract tourist dollars. Unfortunately, during the tourist rush, the inmates from the local asylum, called the Cookie Jar, escape. A Doctor Hapgood surfaces who says he can identify the "cookies" and separate them from the "sane" members of society, Trouble ensues when the cookies' nurse, Fay Apple, refuses to identify her patients and ends up falling in love with Hapgood.