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RECITAL

*Ensemble onstage clap and cheer*


LIGHTS COME UP GENERAL WASH AND CENTRE COLOUR
LEDS LIGHT PURPLE DARK PURPLE SKEAM
Agnes: Helloooo ladies and gentle fish, please relax put your feet up. Im here
for you, its what I do, its what I live for! [prepare for lighting change]
To help unfortunate merfolk like yourself.
[MUSIC CUE]
*Under intro* Poor souls with no one else to turn to.
[SING SONG POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS]

Light follower starts when singing begins gradually or


popping on as soon as singing begins spotlight follows
Agnes for entire song of Poor Unfortunate Souls

I admit that in the past I've been a nasty


They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch
But you'll find that nowadays
I've mended all my ways
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
True?
ENSEMBLE: Yes
And I fortunately know a little magic
It's a talent that I always have possessed
And here lately, please don't laugh
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, lonely, and depressed pathetic
Poor unfortunate souls
In pain, in need
This one longing to be thinner
That one wants to get the girl
And do I help them?
Yes, indeed
Those poor unfortunate souls
So sad, so true
They come flocking to my cauldron
Crying, "Spells, Ursula, please!"
And I help them!
Yes I do
Now it's happened once or twice
Someone couldn't pay the price
And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals
Yes I've had the odd complaint
But on the whole I've been a saint
To those poor unfortunate souls
END SONG

CENTRE SPOT ON
After song light changes and following spot stops. Coloured
l.e.d.s SLOWLY fade off during patter
Agnes: Welcome. I see youve met Ursela, someone I embody more often than
Id like to. You see I really do believe I am helping people because when I came to
AIM over two years ago now, I knew Music Theatre nothing. I quite honestly
thought that Music Theatre was for overemotional women and gay men and
thats not wrong but its not entirely right. Theatre people are freaking wild and I
have changed so much from that blind little 17 year old. Now I preach it to all my
blind friends about the wonders of the theaterrr. Its like a drug and Im the
pusher. This stage, the music [prepare for lighting change] the audience
MIDDLE COLOUR LEDS TURN ON IN LIGHT PINK NOT HOT PINK
Its like a party.

[MUSIC CUE]
...And hell if theres a party going on, I will be a part of it! *Take shot of water*
[SING SONG - LIFE OF THE PARTY]
Who needs money? Not me?
Who needs fortune or fame?
I don't need a new career
A sympathetic ear, a name

All I need is time to play


[prepare for lighting change]
Only want the game

LEFT LEDS COME ON IN LIGHT LIGHT BLUE


Point me to the Mic
RIGHT LEDS COME ON IN LIGHT ORANGE
I know what I like
Don't you wanna be, the life of the party?
Don't you wanna be, the cream of the crop?
Don't you wanna feel those shivering hits
'Til someone calls it quits or someone calls a cop?

Don't you wanna land the role of a lifetime?


Well, you better get down on one knee
'Cause you could play the life of the party
[prepare for lighting change]
If you can pray with me
Let the drinks pour
Let the crowds roar
Let the Heavens wildly cheer
'Til the sunrise
Brings the goodbyes

I'll be here
Never fear
AFTER LONG SUSTAINED NOTE QUICKLY CHANGE ALL COLOURS TO
YELLOW
Who's it gonna be, the life of the party?
Who's it gonna be, the king of the hill?
TURN OFF LEFT LEDS TOGETHER
Don't you wanna be there, running the show
Until it's time to go or 'til it's time to kill?
TURN OFF RIGHT LEDS TOGETHER
Don't you ever wanna be, somebody to envy
Don't you wanna be, footloose and free?
Well, you could be the life of the party
If you were more like me
BUTTON END OF SONG BY TAKING OFF CENTRE LEDS AND LEAVING
BRIGHT CENTRE SPOT
END SONG

Agnes: I studied Theatre with the hopes of being a triple threat; healthy,
wealthy and wise! I have my health... ish, Im wiser than I once was debatable
and now all I need is.
[MUSIC CUE VAMP]
ENSEMBLE: *pulls money out of their shirts*

[SING SONG - MONEY, MONEY]


Money makes the world go around
The world go around
The world go around
Money makes the world go around
It makes the world go 'round.

A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound


A buck or a pound
A buck or a pound
Is all that makes the world go around,
[prepare for lighting change]
That clinking clanking sound

TURN ON ALL COLOUR LEDS WITH GREEN A FILTHY DIRTY ONE THAT
ISNT TOO DARK

Can make the world go 'round.


LEDS SLOWLY FADE OFF AND FADE ON DURING SINGING OF MONEY
MONEY

GIRLS
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money

If you happen
To be rich,
...Ooooh
And you feel like a
Night's enetertainment,
...Money
You can pay for a
Gay escapade.
Money money
Money money
Money money
Money money
If you happen to
To be rich,
...Ooooh
And alone, and you
Need a companion
...Money
You can ring-ting-
A-ling for the maid.
If you happen
To be rich
...Ooooh
And you find you are
Left by your lover,
...Money
Though you moan
And you groan
Quite a lot,
Money money
Money money
Money money Money money
You can take it On the chin, ...Ooooh
Call a cab, And begin
...Money To recover
On your fourteen- Carat yacht.

Money makes the world go around,


The world go around, The world go around,
Money makes the world go around,
Of that we can be sure. (...) on being poor.

COLOUR LEDS SLOWLY TURN ON AND OFF ACCORDING TO TEMPO

Money money money money money money


Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money

If you haven't any coal in the stove


And you freeze in the winter
And you curse on the wind
At your fate
When you haven't any shoes
On your feet
And your coat's thin as paper
And you look thirty pounds
Underweight.
When you go to get a word of advice
From the fat little pastor
He will tell you to love evermore.
But when hunger comes a rap,
Rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat at the window...
At the window...
Who's there
Hunger!
Ooh, hunger!
See how love flies out the door...
For

Money makes
The world... ...Go around
The world... ...Go around
The world... ...Go around
Money makes the
... Go around ...Go around

That clinking
Clanking sound of
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money

Get a little, Money money


Get a little, Money money
Money money Money money
Money money Money money

Mark, a yen, a buck Get a little


Or a pound Get a little
That clinking clanking
Get a little Get a little

Clinking sound Money money Money money...


Is all that makes The world go 'round
Money money Money money

It makes the world go round!


CENTRE LEDS TURN OFF ON BUTTON, OTHER COLOUR LEDS STAY ON
END SONG

Agnes: My fairly newfound love has exceeded my love for Beyonce.. (BELLNOTE)
Sorry Bey.

COLOUR LEDS FADE IN LIGHT PINK

I look and stare so deep in your eyes,


I touch on you more and more every time,
When you leave I'm begging you not to go,
Call your name two or three times in a row,
Such a funny thing for me to try to explain,
How I'm feeling and my pride is the one to blame.
'Cuz I know I don't understand,
Just how your love can do what no one else can.

Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no


Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no

[MUSIC CUE]
Agnes: Some things in life are just not right, no matter which you way you look
at it. Its what you do with the hand youre dealt with that really matters and
when you have people who support you as much as my parents do, well then
you are one lucky ducky.

[SING SONG COLOURED WOMEN]

COLOUR LEDS CHANGE TO LIGHT PALE PURPLE

Some got chances, some got choices,


Some got freedom in these states.
Colored women got few chances,
Got few choices on our plates.
Mama told me there are limits
For dark-skinned girls stuck in this light-skinned world.
Once in a while I lose myself in dreams-
A silly girl full of silly schemes.
Now along comes a man whose skin is white and pale,
A shiny fool full of shiny tales.
He says he'll make the people hear me.
He'll force this world to fin'ly see me.
Is he a lie like ev'ry other man
Or Lord could he somehow/ could he somehow/
Could he somehow help to free me?
Mama told me not to dream big,
But Mama lived her life running scared.
I am stronger and I'll fight longer!
I'll do what Mama never even dared!
Colored women with few chances,
Has to do what she must do!
I will make my colored dreams come true!
For this is one colored woman who will color
Her life her way!

Agnes:
[SING SONG MISS MARMELSTEIN]

COLOUR LEDS ORANGE

Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!


Oh, why is it always Miss Marmelstein?
Miss Marmelstein? Miss Marmelstein?
Other girls get called by their first names right away
They get cozy intimate ... Do you know what I mean?
Nobody calls me: "hey, baby doll!"
Or "Honey Dear" or "Sweetie Pie"
Even my first name would be preferable
Though it's terrible, it might be better: it's Yetta!
Or perhaps my second name that's Tessye
Spells T-E-S-S-Y-E!
But no, no, it's always Miss Marmelstein!
You'd think at least Miss M. they could try...
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Oh, I could die!
I'm a very willing secretary
Enjoy my work as my employer will corroborate
except for one disappointment one fly in the ointment
It's great I mean simply great
But the aggravation of my situation
I might as well get it off my chest
It's the drum appellation
Oh pardon the big words I apply
But I was an English major at C.C.N.Y.
Drum appellation!
Well, literally I am persistently addressed
Persistently, perpetually, continually and inevitably addressed!
Believe me, it could drive a person positively psychosomatic
Why is it always Miss Marmelstein?
Miss Marmelstein? Miss Marmelstein?
Other girls get called by their nick names right away
slightly naughty or riske
Do you know what I mean? Ha! Ha...Mmmmmmm!
Nobody calls me : "Koo-Chee-Koo" or "Boobala" or "Passion Pie"
Even "Hey There Babe!" thought not respectable
Ain't so objectable
It's kind of crummy but chummy
Of course if I got married, that would do it
So, where's the lucky guy? Ha...
Till then it still is Miss Marmelstein!
Everyday I get more and more fast
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Oh...Oh...Oh...!
I could Bust!
END SONG
OP SPOTLIGHT TURNS ON

Agnes: Sometimes I get too into my own head and I think I cant do something
but I know that I can but then I think that I cant, and then I.. Easy Baby.

CENTRE SPOT TURNS ON


COLOUR LEDS FLICK TO PURPLE AND BLUE PATTERN
SKEAM

[MUSIC CUE]
That voice just needs a good talking to.

[ON THE RIGHT TRACK]


You look frenzied, you look frazzled
Peaked as any alp
Flushed and rushed and razzle-dazzled
Dry your lips, damp your scalp
Now I can see you're in a rut in
Disarray
And I'm not one to butt in
But in fact I must say
If you'd take it easy, trust awhile
Don't look blue, don't look back
You'll pull through in just awhile
'Cause you're on the right track
[PIPPIN]
On the right track
On the right track
On the right track
On the right track
[LEADING PLAYER]
Uh huh Uh huh
Take it easy, sonny
Take it easy, sonny
Take it easy
[LEADING PLAYER]
Why look flurried
[PIPPIN]
Flustered
[LEADING PLAYER]
Keep those
[PIPPIN]
Hopes aloft
[LEADING PLAYER]
Keep cool as custard
[PIPPIN]
Trying hard
[LEADING PLAYER]
Stepping soft
[BOTH]
There's no trick to staying sensible
Despite each cul-de-sac
'Cause each step's indispensable
When you're on the right track

OP AND P SPOTS TURN ON

[PIPPIN]
On the right track
On the right track
On the right track
On the right track
[LEADING PLAYER]
Uh huh Uh huh
Take it easy, sonny
Take it easy, sonny
Take it easy
[LEADING PLAYER]
Many when things get dank will feel their grip go
We stay tranquil, spirits high, pulses low
[PIPPIN]
But! What I've left behind looks trifling
What's ahead looks black
Am I doomed to spend my life a-lingering on
[LEADING PLAYER]
Lingering on
[PIPPIN]
Just lingering on
[BOTH]
Malingering on the right
[PIPPIN]
Oh, I'll never find it.... never.... never....never....
never!
[LEADING PLAYER]
Easy baby...
You're on the right track!

END SONG

Agnes: Wait whats happening? Hey, why is everyone packing up?


Zach: Wasnt that your seventh number? We have to go get ready for Danis
recital.
Dani: Sorry love I got to goooo.
[pause]
Agnes: STOP! [costume change] I still havent had my big dance number yet.

[START]

Come on, babe


Why don't we paint the town?
And all that jazz
I'm gonna rouge my knees
And roll my stockings down
And all that jazz
Start the car
I know a whoopee spot
Where the gin is cold
But the piano's hot!
It's just a noisy hall
Where there's a nightly brawl
And all that jazz
And all that jazz
And all that jazz
Slick your hair
and wear you buckle shoes
And all that jazz
I hear that Father Dip
Is gonna blow the blues
And all that jazz,
Hold on, hon'
We're gonna bunny hug
I bought some aspirin
Down at United Drug
In case you shake apart
And wanna brand new start
To do that- jazz!
Find a flask
We're playing fast and loose
And all that jazz
Right up here
Is where I store the juice
And all that jazz
Come on, babe
We're gonna brush the sky
I betcha Lucky Lindy
never flew so high
'Cause in the stratosphere
How could he lend an ear
To all that jazz?
Oh, you're gonna see your
Sheba shimmy shake
And all that jazz
Oh, she's gonna shimmy
Till her garters break
And all that jazz
Show her where to park her girdle
Oh, her mother's blood'd curdle
(If she'd hear her baby queer)
For all that jazz
All that jazz
Come on, babe
Why don't we paint the town?
And all that jazz
(And all that jazz)
I'm gonna rouge my knees
And roll my stockings down
And all that jazz
(And all that jazz)
Start the car
I know a whoopee spot
Where the gin is cold
But the piano's hot!
It's just a noisy hall
Where there's a nightly brawl
And all that jazz
No, I'm no one's wife
But, oh, I love my life
And all that jazz
That jazz
END SONG & RECITAL