MR C, M CMBT AND MR B


I'm gonna be the star of the show

Mr C

Just twy and stop me

MR C, M CMBT AND MR B

I'm gonna be the star of the show

MR B
In falsetto

MR C, M CMBT AND MR B

I'm gonna be the star of the show

HM

What a - (

Tootsie presses hooter twice)

MR C, M CMBT AND MR B

I'm going to be the star--- of- the- show---/--Yeah!

(Music stops. All three bow, elbowing each other out of way. M Cmbt takes elaborate bow. Hm kicks his bum then looks innocently away, whistling. M Cmbt blames Mr B)

HM

Right. Come on you lot (indicating the three teachers). I'm sure they'll want to hear some of the pupils auditioning so let's get back to our classes. Carry on Millie

(Hm, Mr B, M Cmbt and Mr C exit stage left)

MILLIE

Thank you. OK. (to chorus) Let's try this dance step. Just follow Tootsie and me.

(Millie and Tootsie demonstrate dance step. Speaking)

First you move it this way, then you move it that way. Keep it in sinc.

PUPILS

(chaotic dance, bumping into each other. Speaking)

First you move it this way, then you move it that way. What do you think?

MILLIE

(angry and impatient)

How come you lot are all so stupid!

TOOTSIE

(also angry and impatient)

Look! It's really easy. Just look at what we're doing!

GARRY

(ironically imitating Fgm)

Meditate

RONNIE

Contemplate

GARRY

Germinate

RONNIE

Grow

MILLIE AND TOOTSIE

(with exasperated frustration at Garry and Ronnie)

Aaaaaaaaaah!

MILLIE

(controlling herself)

OK. We'll have a short break.

(Chorus moves around, sits down, relaxes, exercises)

GARRY

Errr…. Millie

MILLIE

(sharply)

What?

GARRY

I've got the first line of a ballad for the show. Tell me what you think about it

(music begins. He sings from music manuscript paper)

If I could tell her of the way I feel,

Wouldn't it be, the greatest thing on earth

(music stops)

MILLIE

(with kindness)

That's good. Let me have a look.

(she takes manuscript paper. Music begins. She sings)

If I could tell him of the way I feel,

Wouldn't it be, the greatest thing on earth

(music stops)

GARRY

(to Millie)

What do you think?

(Mr C, M Cmbt and Mr B enter stage right)

MR C

What do I think? Well I think it's the biggest load of wubbish I've ever heard. What do you think, Fwoggy?

M CMBT

I have never heard… such a load of merde

MR B

Murdered, you've absolutely murdered the art of music. But never mind. Keep trying. Look on the positive side. That was so bad that anything else you try has got to be an

improvement.

(Mr C, M Cmbt and Mr B, full of self congratulation exit stage left)

GARRY

(deflated)

Errr…. Millie, what do you think about….

MILLIE

What?

GARRY

What do you think about ….you and me….

(Tootsie and Ronnie take great interest in this exchange between Millie and Garry, encouraging Garry behind Millie's back)

MILLIE

(eager)

Yes?

GARRY

About you and me….doing a song together in the show, a duet?

MILLIE

(disappointed)

Yes. That would be great

CHORUS MEMBER

(pointing to the song sheet)

Millie, can we try these dance moves again now please?

MILLIE

Ok. Let's do it

SONG - THE MAN SAYS NO

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 8)

(Music begins.

Millie rehearses dance steps with pupils stage right.

Ronnie, Tootsie and Garry move stage left and sit together on three chairs, Garry in centre chair.

Currant and Bunn go with them but watch Millie and follow her dance steps)

MILLIE

(singing and demonstrating dance moves)

First you move it this way

Then you move it that way

Keep it in sinc

PUPILS

(chaotic dance, bumping into each other)

First you move it this way

Then you move it that way

What do you think?

MILLIE

We'd better try again

We'll do it once and then We'll do it till we get it right.

Have you got it?

PUPILS

(again chaotic)

No, no, no

MILLIE

Try it again

(pupils start to do correct dance steps)

Have you got it?

PUPILS

(doing all correct moves)

Yeah, yeah, yeah

MILLIE

Let it sink in

(music continues quietly while Millie rehearses dance moves with chorus stage right)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 9)

RONNIE

(to Garry)

Garry, my old mate. You really fancy her don't you?

GARRY

Who?

RONNIE
The headmistress! Millie of course

GARRY

Well…………..

RONNIE

Why don't you just ask her out? You've got nothing to lose.

GARRY

Well…………..

TOOTSIE

He's right you know. Millie is my best mate and I know she likes you.

GARRY

(takes a look right at Millie)

She does?

CURRANT

(nodding head)

Shshe ddoes

BUNN

(nodding head)

Dee shuz

RONNIE

You should take some lessons from Tootsie on the best way to ask someone for a date

(Tootsie stand up indignantly).

TOOTSIE

Well actually…….

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 10)

RONNIE

(sings)

The man is sad and lonely

(indicating Garry)

Cos he's always on his own

He never goes out

He needs someone to cheer him

(Ronnie sits stage left of Garry with Tootsie on the other side of Garry)

To sit right down and hear him

Talk his troubles right out

TOOTSIE

But if the lady tries

(Tootsie points to Millie)

To help him socialise

The gentleman says no, no, no

(Garry shakes head)

RONNIE AND TOOTSIE

The lady says yeah, yeah, yeah

(Tootsie points across to Millie)

GARRY

The man says no

(Garry shakes his head)

RONNIE AND TOOTSIE

The lady says yeah, yeah, yeah

GARRY

The man says no, no, no


(during next verse Tootsie goes stage right to Millie and mimes talking confidentially to her about Garry. Millie looks across at Garry, smiles and nods her head to Tootsie. Tootsie then goes back stage left to Ronnie and Garry)

RONNIE

You know you've got a heartache

The only way to cure it is

To do something rash.

You know you've got a target

(Ronnie indicates Millie)

So take your cupid's arrow

And don't make a hash.

The opportunity

Is there for all to see

You've just got to give it a bash

The lady says yeah, yeah, yeah

GARRY

The man says no

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