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Mama, a Rainbow Minnie’s Boys

Pulled The Adam’s Family

Stars Les Miserable

I’m Not My Father’s Son Kinky Boots

And The Rain Keeps Falling Down


Elegies Angels Punks Raging Queens

Being Alive The Company


Mama, a Rainbow
Minnie’s Boys

Book- Groucho Marx and Robert Fisher


Music- Larry Grossman
Lyrics- Hal Hackady
Premier- Broadway 1970

Character- Harpo
Minnie’s Boys is a musical that goes behind-the-scenes of the life of the Marx
Brothers and their relationship with their mother. Minnie Marx was the driving
force behind their success. A story about 3 brothers in their teens, thinking
they were practical jokers. They entertained themselves whilst hanging out on
the street corners in the Bronx. Minnie believes that boys have a future in
show business, but unfortunately their father disagreed. After a while one of
the brothers went into the fashion business and abended show biz altogether.
Al Shean gets the remaining brothers started on the genre vaudeville and then
show then follows Minnie and her sons through to succeed variety shows and
vaudeville. They end up at the Palace, and the first glimmer of their brilliant
success shines through. The story concludes in 1925 as Groucho, Chico, Harpo
and Zeppo define their now famous stage and screen personalities: The Marx
Brothers.
Mama, a Rainbow is a song by Harpo. Harpo’s is always silent and his
personality on stage is always silent
What do you give to the lady who has given
All her life and love to you
What do you give to the reason you are livin'
I could window shop the world
Before I'm through

Mama, a rainbow
Mama, a sunrise
Mama, the moon to wear
That's not good enough
No not good enough
Not for Mama

Mama, a palace
Diamonds like door knobs
Mountains of gold to spare
That's not rich enough
No not rich enough
Not for Mama

Mama, a life time crowded with laughter


That's not long enough
Not half long enough

What can I give you


That I can give you
What will your present be
Mama, young and beautiful
Always young and beautiful
That's the Mama I'll always see...
That's the Mama with love from me

What can I give you


What will your present be
Mama, young and beautiful
Always young and beautiful
That's the Mama I'll always see...
That's the Mama with love ,from me
Pulled
The Adam’s Family

Book- Marshall Brickman and Rick Ellice


Music- Andrew Lippa
Lyrics- Andrew Lippa
Premier- Chicago 2009

Character- Wednesday Addams


A quirky family facing the same challenges as any other family. The Addams
have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years. Wednesday Addams is
a princess of darkness. She is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only
her and Gomez (Father) knows. She’s fallen in love for the first time at a
holiday camp. With her Morticia (Mother) in the dark Will Gomez be able to
keep her daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner?

Pulled is a song sang by Wednesday Adams. She discusses what curiosities and
response of falling in love with a boy. All normality replaced by thoughts of
puppy dogs, unicorns, flowers, lollipops and sugar plums! Things that a normal
18-year-old girl should experience.
I don't have a sunny disposition.
I'm not known for being too amused.
My demeanor's locked in one position.
See my face? I'm enthused.
Suddenly, however, I've been puzzled.
Bunny rabbits make me want to cry.
All my inhibitions have been muzzled,
And I think I know why.

I'm being pulled in a new direction,


But I think I like it.
I think I like it.
I'm being pulled in a new direction.
Through my painful pursuit,
Somehow birdies took root.
All the things I detested impossibly cute.
God! What do I do?

Mother always said be kind to strangers,


But she doesn't know what they destroy.
I can feel the clear and present dangers,
When she learns that the boy

Has got me pulled in a new direction,


But I think I like it.
I think I like it.

I'm being pulled in a new direction,


But this feeling, I know is impossible,
So I'll confide that I've tried but I can't let it go.
It's disgustingly true!
Pulled, pulled, pulled!

Puppy dogs with droopy faces,


Unicorns with dancing mice,
Sunrise in wide open spaces,
Disney World, I'll go there twice!
Butterflies and picnic lunches,
Bunches of chrysanthemums,
Lollipops and pillow fights and Christmas eve,
Sugar plums!

String quartets and Chia Pets,


And afternoon banana splits,
Angels watching as I sleep,
And Liberace's Greatest Hits!
Have got me pulled in a new direction!
If they keep insisting, I'll stop resisting.
Just watch me pulled in a new direction.
I should stay in the dark,
Not obey every spark,
But the boy has a bite,
Better far than his bark!
And you bet I'll bite too,
Do what's truly taboo,
As I'm pulled in a new direction!
Stars
Les Miserable

Book- Marshall Brickman and Rick Ellice


Music- Andrew Lippa
Lyrics- Andrew Lippa
Premier- Paris 1980

Character- Inspector Javert


Javert is characterized as a figurehead of authority in the musical. The evil
force responsible for Valjean's despair and broken spirit. Inspector Javert is
portrayed as a ruthless, totalitarian force in Les Miserable. He’s always been
obsessed with the pursuit and punishment of the convict Jean Valjean. Javert
was a man of big integrity. So, he fully believed in the law and the penalty
system. He followed and enforced the law. But when Valjean saves Javert life,
Javert finds himself unable to reconcile his life's work pursuing criminals with
the nobility and justice shown him by the man he thought was a criminal. So
Javert takes his own life by jumping off a bridge into the river Seine.

In Stars, Javert explains some of his reasoning for pursuing the law the way he
does, and reiterating his resolve to capture Valjean, once and for all.
There, out in the darkness
A fugitive running
Fallen from God
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face
He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
Those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward
And if they fall
As Lucifer fell
The flames
The sword!

Stars
In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the sentinels
Silent and sure
Keeping watch in the night
Keeping watch in the night
You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same
And if you fall as Lucifer fell
You fall in flame!

And so it must be, and so it is written


On the doorway to paradise
That those who falter and those who fall
Must pay the price!
Lord let me find him
That I may see him
Safe behind bars
I will never rest
Till then
This I swear
This I swear by the stars!
I’m Not My Father’s Son
Kinky Boots
Book- Harvey Fierstein
Music- Cyndi Lauper
Lyrics- Cyndi Lauper
Premier- Chicago 2010

Character- Lola/Simon
After trying to escape his father, and his family ambitions for him, Charlie Price
has suddenly been given his father's shoe factory in his will, which is on the
verge of bankruptcy. Charlie must decide on whether to pursue his new life in
London with his fiancée Nicola, or return back to the town in which he grew
up. Where he will have to find a way to save his father’s dreams. By trying to
live up to his father's legacy and try to rescue his family business. He finds
unlikely inspiration in the form of Lola, a drag queen who’s looking for some
sturdy stiletto boots. But is it Lola who turns out to be the one person who can
help Charlie? As they both work their boots off to turn the factory around, this
unlikely pair find out that they have more in common than they ever dreamed
of?

I’m not My Fathers son is about acceptance, that Lola wasn’t going to be good
enough for his father. Lola accepts his father rejection, but learns how to love
himself and others by finding where he belongs.

"It's about two people who have daddy issues……And one of them just happens
to wear a dress." Billy Porter
When I was just a kid
Everything I did, was to be like him
Under my skin
My father always thought
If I was strong and fought
Not like some albatross, I'd begin
To fit in

Look at me powerless and holding my breath


Trying hard to repress what scared him to death
It was never easy to be his type of man
To breathe freely was not in his plan
And the best part of me
Is what he wouldn't see

I'm not my father's son


I'm not the image of what he dreamed of
With the strength of Sparta and the patience of Job
Still couldn't be the one
To echo what he'd done
And mirror what was not in me

So I jumped in my dreams and found an escape


Maybe I went to extremes of leather and lace
But the world seemed brighter six inches off the ground
And the air seemed lighter
I was profound and I felt so proud
Just to live out loud

I'm not my father's son


I'm not the image of what he dreamed of
With the strength of Sparta and the patience of Job
Still couldn't be the one
To echo what he'd done
And mirror what was not in me

The endless story of expectations swirling inside my mind


Wore me down
I came to a realization and I finally turned around
To see
That I could just be me

I'm not my father's son


I'm not the image of what he dreamed of
With the strength of Sparta and the patience of Job
Still couldn't be the one
To echo what he'd done
And mirror what was not in me
And The Rain Keeps Falling Down
Elegies Angels Punks Raging Queens
Book- Janet Hood
Music- Larry Grossman
Lyrics- Bill Russell
Premier- Chicago 1989

Character- Brain
This play with music tells the story of the point of view of some 30 individuals
who died as a result of contracting AIDS. All the research for the play come
from a wide variety of sources. For example, "regular Joe who dropped into a
brothel, to a granny who was given an infected blood transfusion". The actors
step forward one by one to tell their stories in verse and song. Each song in the
play represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with their
loss.
Brain lost his husband to AIDS. They shared a common bond of loving sand and
water, hot bright sun. They both dreamed on moving to a tropic island. When
he got diagnose, Brain took him to a tropic island to enjoy of what he dreamed
off. Unfortunately, they got home and Brain there next to him throughout his
last breath.
Yes my friend
It's raining again today
I never understood why
you chose to stay in a climate
that's mostly wet and gray
When what you loved was a sun
so hot, it turned the green
grass brown
and the rain keeps falling down

Who am I
a regular kind of guy
I never let the clouds
clutter up my sky
learned to party
but never learned to cry
and even now my tears wont move
They're painted on a cloud
And the rain keeps falling down

I though the sky would


cry itself dry
by this time
Thought that I would see
the sun by now
One more tear might wash away
this god forsaken town
but the rain keeps falling down

Wish that I could let go


like the storm clouds
burst through a dam like
a flood breakin down a wall

Heaven seems to weep


with far less reason
But I cant cry at all

I though the sky would


cry itself dry
by this time
Thought that I would see
the sun by now
One more tear
might wash away
this god forsaken town
but the rain keeps falling down
Yes the rain keeps falling down
Being Alive
The Company
Book- Groucho Marx and Robert Fisher
Music- Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics- Stephen Sondheim
Premier- Broadway 1970

Character- Robert
Robert is a lonely bachelor who’s surrounded by his married friends on his
35th birthday. Whilst Robert blow out his birthday candles, he struggled to
think on what to wish on. Robert is uncertain whether he should simply be
happy with the way he is living now or whether having a partner would be the
way forward for him. Over a time of having dinner parties, first dates, and
thoughtful conversations. Robert measures out the pros and cons of marriage
from his diverse and frequently hilarious friends. Whilst doing this he is to
making sense of his own bachelorhood.

The Company is a modern musical. It’s been described as a mature, intelligent,


and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and “being alive.”
Someone to hold you too close
Someone to hurt you too deep
Someone to sit in your chair
And ruin your sleep
And make you aware
Of being alive
Being Alive

Someone to need you too much


Someone to know you too well
Someone to pull you up short
And put you through hell
And give you support
For Being alive,
Being alive
Being alive

Someone you have to let in


Someone whose feelings you spare
Someone who, like it or not
Will want you to share a little a lot
Is being alive
Being alive

Someone crowd you with love


Someone force you to care
Someone make me come through
Who’ll always be there
As frightened as you,
Of being alive
Being Alive,
Being Alive,
Being Alive

Somebody, hold me too close,


Somebody, hurt me too deep,
Somebody, sit in my chair
And ruin my sleep
And make me aware
Of being alive,
Being alive.

Somebody, need me too much,


Somebody, know me too well,
Somebody, pull me up short
And put me through hell
And give me support
For being alive,
Make me alive.
Make me alive

Make me confused,
Mock me with praise,
Let me be used,
Vary my days.
But alone, is a alone, not alive.

Somebody, crowd me with love,


Somebody, force me to care,
Somebody let me come through,
I'll always be there,
As frightened as you,
To help us survive
Being alive
Being alive,
Being alive!

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