Simple Button Issues?

Still getting used to the AS2.0 / flash 8.

I have a menu page that stops, I want to have a text Button “Play” that the user can click to send you to scene 2

I add text to the stage, convert it to a “Button” and give it instance name of play_btn.

In the Fram Action i add the following code:

play_btn.onRelease = function(){


When I run my movie, the text is hilightable, when I mouse over it I get the edit text icon (not a button finger) I get no mouseover effects (which I set up) and When I click It does nothing.

I tried to both “track as button” and “track as menu item” but neither seem to be helping me in this case.