(to Griselda)

Dear sister, will you ride with us?

GRISELDA

I will come and with glad heart

In your good deeds I'll play my part(Music on theme of 'Shine On' begins quietly)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 40)

FGM

Now we must go where we are needed

Where the forlorn cry goes unheeded

That's where the wings of love will take us

For we must catch the new moon rise

And dance across the starlit skies

MILLIE

Dear Fgm, thank you for all you've done for us. Well, thank you for showing us what we were able to do for ourselves

FGM

Listen to me and I'll tell you one last time

Eternal truth and beauty shine

Through all your lows and highs,

Through all your tears and sighs

It is the same for rich and poor, for young and old, for black and white

Even when you think you've lost the fight

No matter what your helpless plight....

The answer within you lies.

You can do whatever you want

You have within you an endless font

Of power and love and magic

You are…..fantastic

(Fgm, Vka and Gda mime goodbyes to M.G.T.R. and rest of cast then exit)

SONG - SHINE ON

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 41)

(Music goes to minimum for first verse.

One voice)

May you search the whole world over

May you find the needing ones

May you lighten all their darkness

From your magic healing wings

May the light shine on for ever

With the peace and love it brings

Let it…. shine, shine on

(whole cast and full band backing)

May you search the whole world over

May you find the needing ones

May you lighten all their darkness

From your magic healing wings

May the light shine on forever

With the peace and love it brings

Let it…. shine, shine on

For the innocence of childhood let it… shine on

For the children of all ages let it…. shine on

For the lovers and the dreamers let it…. shine on

Shine, shine on

(One voice. Minimum band backing)

For the wisdom of the ages

In the new born baby's smile

For the sight you cannot see

Till you close your eyes

For those who read the message

That is written on the wind

Let it shine, shine on

(whole cast and full band backing)

For the innocence of childhood let it…. shine on

For the children of all ages let it…. shine on

For the joy and for the laughter let it…. shine on

Shine, shine on

(Music quietly continues on verse of Shine On during next speeches.

M.G.T.R. come forward)

MILLIE

They've gone. Riding on Xanthea and Aramides. Taken off into the night sky.

GARRY

Their work here is finished. They're needed elsewhere, all over the world.

TOOTSIE

They've gone to help the children, to make their dreams come true.

RONNIE

Do you think if we call them, they'll give us a final goodbye?

MILLIE

Let's try it (she looks up) Fgm, all of you, will you come and say goodbye one last time?

(All cast gather on floor space to be covered by throw of two downward spotlights in roof).

ALL CAST

Ah, ah, ah, ah….shine on (Sound effect of flapping wings and bird screeching.

Two downward spotlights come on. Cast look up and hold up arms )

Ah, ah, ah, ah….shine on

Ah, ah, ah, ah….shine on

Singing and music to crescendo)

Shine, shine on

Shine, shine on

Shine, shine on

(music ends

Curtains close OR blackout

Hm then M.G.T.R. enter stage left)

HM

You'll remember us won't you, after you done your world tour and made the film?

TOOTSIE

Of course we will

MILLIE

We've already started writing our next show

GARRY

And the first performance will be right here!

HM

Eeee. That'll be grand. Come on you lot. We're all wanted in the hall for the after show party. ______________________________________________________________________

FINALE WALK DOWN THE SCHOOL HALL

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(All cast are on stage)

SONG - ROCKING IN MY CRADLE (reprise)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 42)

RONNIE

Are you ready? … This is it…here it comes …..

ALL CAST

Wooooooow!

I was rocking in my cradle and I'll

Rock until they take me away

Dancing to the music

Everybody loves it ok

From you grandad in the fifties

His drain pipes looked so nifty

Listen to the music…nothing to lose

Put on your dancing shoes

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Hip hop …rhythm and blues

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Put on your dancing shoes

(Music continues as all cast come down to take bows.

Then all sing last verse together)

We are the dancing nation

We'll stay with it for better or worse

From the birth of creation

To the end of the universe

We got music in our soul

We got loving in our heart

We are the next generation

The new sensation

How's this for a rock formation

(cast hold pose)

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Hip hop …rhythm and blues

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Put on your dancing shoes

Put on your dancing shoes

END OF SHOW

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