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Talk about. Next group. All right, everybody take a break - out in the hall. I could never figure out which but it was real boring Let's see.. Tits and ass can change you life.

What were my toys? How will I begin? And why am I so thin?!!! Lights dim again. And my mother kept saying: BOBBY steps back in line.

Not only by the students. I'm gonna fall apart. I was the kind of kid that was always getting slammed into lockers and stuff like that. My parents? What do you want to know about me first? Tell me about your parents. Music in. ACH -Prompt Book.. What color is that? Do you have anything softer? Your mother. I'm very strong. I wanted to be a prima ballerina.

Your father. That light. I wanted to be a ballerina. Grimaces at the spotlight. Just talk. I'm a Leo. Bring what down? Like I said. You want me? Because my mother was a ballerina.

It means the other eleven months of the year have to watch out Just bring it down.. What's that supposed to mean? Maybe too strong. To talk. Am I doing something you don't like. Your attitude. Don't worry about the lights.

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Do you always come on like this? You don't like it. I was only six. The truth? And then. My mother was raised like a little nun. What did you say? Music fades out Isn't this exciting? And then she had this daughter. My mother.. I just said that I wanted to get out of my house. And when she got married. Music in as dialogue continues. Let it down.. Do you want to know how she did it? She couldn't go out. And she was fabulous the way she did it. But first. My family scene was- ah.

That's what he said. More like a "Come as you are. Graceful men lift lovely girls in white. Though she was twenty-two.. Let's face it. Though she was twenty-two She married him.. And though she was twenty-two. It wasn't paradise. He wasn't warm. I knew that they weren't hers. I was happy at the ballet. BEBE turns and walks downstage..

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But ev'rything was beautiful at the ballet. When he proposed he informed my mother He was probably her very last chance. To the voice like a metronome. Life with my Dad wasn't ever a picnic. Up a steep and very narrow stairway. Mother always said I'd be very attractive.

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Ev'ryone is beautiful at the ballet. But it was home.. If not to her. When I grew up. Ev'ry prince has got to have his swan. I was pretty. As they sing. It wasn't paradise.. I hated her. But it was home.

Though I was eight or nine. But it was clear. So beautiful I'd never live to see.. I never met anyone who was "diff'rent" Who couldn't figure that out. I don't know what they were for or against really That I was born to help their marriage and when.

And he'd say to me. I thought this was going to help. I used to dance around the living room with my arms up like this. Prompt Book Do-do.. My fantasy was that it was an Indian Chief.. But I guess it's not. Black panels turn to mirror panels. At the ballet!!! Dance section. That's what she said I was born to save their marriage but when my father came to pick my mother up at the hospital he said. I would love to. I would love to dance. Raise your arms and someone's always there.. I did have a fantastic fantasy life..

When he proposed. I used to dance around the living room. Not to her. It was an Indian chief and Do. He wasn't warm.. At the ballet I watched everything on television that had dancing on it.

I was pretty That's all right. Only it's funny. He's right. I'm terribly nervous. It's just. I don't know where to begin. I was happy. Tell him how you started. Ed Sullivan. But anyway. I always knew what I wanted to do.. I'll never forget it.. Just take a minute and pull yourself together. I wanted to like be all those people in the movies. The mirror panels turn to black again. I'd just get up and start dancing.

Music"'cadence and out. I don't know if it was the look on my face. It's a cross between a. I could never really. Or the record player. Music out.. Which is why I disappear if someone says. And a quiver or a. I could never really sing I really couldn't sing. I really couldn't hear which note was lower or was. It goes all around my. I wanted to be. What I couldn't do was.. It's a terrifying. What it doesn't have is.

I have trouble with a. But I really couldn't. I know you're thinking.. What I couldn't do was. Doris Day. Except I had this little ah. Prompt Book higher. It's a little like a.. Three blind mice. And all my friends say I am perfect for the sung. AI and Kristine. It is so discourag. Never sing a note. But when I begin to. I'm a birdie on the. I'm terrific at a. It is so dishearten. What I couldn't do was They say. And when Christmas comes and all my friends go.

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Gain' 'Pong' instead of. It is so disquiet. I really couldn't. Guys are coming in their. Too young to take over. Down below. There's a lot I am not Certain of. I used to read that book a lot. I get the feeling most of you always knew what you wanted to do. I didn't. I was just a kid for a while. MARK goes into pantomime. It had pictures of the male and female anatomy. I guess I found this medical textbook.

Hello Twelve. I thought that was pretty interesting. Were you interested in medicine? Or were you just into the pictures? Too old to ignore. Hello Thirteen. I'm almost ready.. It's a mess. Time to go.. Hello Love. Up above. Time to doubt. Part 1: To break out. I almost drowned.. I was. That's the story of my life.

They rushed me right to the hospital. I couldn't even tell my mother I had. I had my first. Four foot ten. Finally I went to confession and told the priest that I had gonorrhea! I went right back to the book. Is that all the book said? Hello Love Sure enough. It's the only time the Church ever helped me out. And I drank like twenty glasses a day. I was terrified. I figured this book would cover ev'rything the rest of my life.

I remember when ev'rybody was my size. Milky discharge. I'm gonna be a movie star. I was just. Robert Goulet! Robert Goulet. Goodbye Thirteen. Time to grow. And I wanted so much to grow up to be a prima ballerina. Each solo is picked up by a spotlight. He screams in frustration till start of vocal Aahhh! Then I went out for cheerleader-like yell cheerleader! And they told me: Goodbye Twelve. And they called me "Stinky" for three years. Playing doctor with Evelyn. The pom-poms are bigger than you I'll show you mine.

When am I gonna grow tits? Hoping I'd stretch just an inch more.. But then everybody started moving up and. You show me yours.

My God.. And I shouldn't knock it' cause I've always been able to work. Part 2: I feel the cold.. Karp turns to me and he says..

What did you feel? That was my whole trip - my size. And it's cold. Feel the chill I dug right down to the bottom of my soul And I tried.. I tried. It's snowing out.. And I dug right down to1he bottom of my soul To see what I had inside. I feel the snow. I was dying to be a serious actress. It still is. Ev'ry day for a week we would try to Hear the wind rush. So I got caught! I feel the air.. They called me hopeless. Ice-cream cone. Help me feel it. Here is what it said: This course is nothing!

Pretty please! Maybe it's genetic. You'll never be an actress. I'm feeling nothing.. Went to church. Until I really didn't know where else to turn! I think you should transfer to Girls' High. All alone. Which really makes me burn. Except Morales. And the voice from down at the bottom of my soul. But I felt nothing Except the feeling that this bullshit was absurd!

They don't have bobsleds in San Juan. They were so helpful. The kids yelled. I dug right down to the bottom of my soul And I tried to melt. Music out. And when you find one You'll be an actress.. I worked this one club for about eight weeks straight. And cried. I lied. Why do I pay for all those lessons? Dance for Gran'ma! Go find a better class. And I really became friendly with this stripper.

And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul. Hello Love.. Six months later I heard that Karp had died. And she'd drive up in her big pink Cadillac convertible And.. Part 3: I didn't want him to die or anything.. You've got nothing to hold it up. I'm glad I shaved her head. They face upstage. JUDY goes into pantomime and stays where she is until she sings again. Steve McQueen in! If Troy Donahue could be a movie star. A little brat. My God.

But then my father lost his job so we had to leave El Paso And we wound up in St. Bob Goulet out. That's what my sister was. Locked in the bathroom with Peyton Place.

JUDY moves forward from upstage left. And that's why I shaved her head. Then I could be a movie star. But my mother would embarrass me So when she'd come to pick me up at school With all those great. Lyrics are sung in counterpoint to the end of the number..

Did any of you ever practice kissing with another girl. Music attacca. Your father went through life with an open fly. I tried to walk in front of a speeding streetcar And I remember noticing boys for the first time. Please take this message to mother from me. She was my best girlfriend. Swear to God and hope to die. Louie And I didn't hear about it till after they'd gone And I nearly killed myself. Your Maggie is missing you so. And it was the[. I remember practicing kissing with Leslie..

I can tell you now. Carry it with you Dad would take Mom to Roseland. But then when I was fifteen the most terrible thing happened. Part 4 No. Those stage and movie people got there because they're special. Where are my. She'd come home with her shoes in her hand. Did you, girl? But just a couple of times. Oh, count me in. Thank God! He demonstrates. And the teacher would say, sung "Stand up straight.

I thought I was a sex maniac. I mean, it didn't go down for three years. And the bus was the worst. I'd just look at a bus and We were necking and I was feeling her boobs, and feeling her boobs, and after about an hour or so she said, "Ooohhhh! And I suddenly thought to myself, "No, I don't.

It was probably the first time I realized I was homosexual and I got so depressed because I thought being gay meant being an outcast all the rest of my life, a bum, and I said, sung "Gee, I'll never get to wear nice clothes A diaphragm, AL.

A diaphragm, Early to bed, I thought a diaphragm early to rise. I bought a car. I bought my first car! Up ame to the prom. I stayed home. Made it through twenty-one. I can't get Time to grow, any of them. Time to go, Let's dance.

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Ado,' Let's dance. Lucy's pants. All you run around Head-on collision! Eddie got killed. Your brother's going to medical school and You're dropping out to be a chorus boy. My only adolescence, Where did it go? Frest'ltnan, soph'more, It was so. JUniOr, senior. Freshman, soph'more, Thirteen, fourteen, Thirteen, fourteen, My only adolescence, Where did it go? It was so Freshman, soph'more, Thirteen, fourteen, Suddenly I'm seventeen and fifteen, sixteen, It was so Upstage black panels have changed to mirrors.

Suddenly I'm seventeen and.. Suddenly, There's a lot I am not Certain of. Goodbye Twelve, Goodbye Thirteen, Hello Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du dit, Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du dit, Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du dit, Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du dit, Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du dit, Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du dit, Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du dit, Dee du dee du dee du, dee dee du.

Wah, wah wah wah, wah, wah wah wah, Wah, wah wah wah, wah, wah wah wah, Wah, wah wah wah, wah, wah wah wah, Wah, wah wah wah, wah,. Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah, Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah, Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah, Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah, Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah, Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah, Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah, Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo-ah,.

Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball. I was always runnin' around shoutin', "Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball. I was in ev'rything.

Prompt Book My pimples gone.. My childhood gone. Goodbye Sixteen. A scholarship to college! So I went. And I was scared. So I'm gonna be a kindergarten teacher.. I went.

The yearbook is filled with my pictures.. Goodbye Fifteen. And I was lucky 'cause I got A scholarship to college. Goodbye Fourteen. I ' 1' I Goodbye Twelve. So he went. My braces gone. Goodbye Seventeen. And I thought. When you get shoved outta here.

And she was a Rockette. I had to wait six months for an audition. So I said. That was my plan. Go to it. Bad Apple.

Three" Val VAL. I kissed the folks goodbye. When the music finishes. But they weren't good enough. I could do a hundred and eighty-degree split and come up tapping the Morse Code. New York. And I did my little tap routine. I looked like a fuckin' nurse! I had eighty-seven dollars in my pocket. A goddamn parade. Louella Heiner -had actually gotten out and made it to New York.

Of course. I showed up at the Music Hall with my red patent leather tap shoes. Get the picture? I was ugly as sin! I was ugly. Except I had one minor problem. I got off this bus in my little white shoes. I twirled a friggin' baton for two hours in the rain. I never heard about "The Red Shoes. And this man said to me. That ain't it. Every audition. Bought myself a fancy pair. I would get the strays and losers.. Left the theatre and Called the doctor for My appointment to buy.

Tits and ass! Had the bingo-bongos done. Beggars really can't be choosers. I had eyes. And on a scale of ten. But after a while I caught on. Where the cupboard once was bare.

Dancing for my own enjoyment. I'd dance rings around the other girls and find myself in the alley with the other rejects.. Radio City and the Rockettes! I'm gonna dance on Broadway.. Tightened up the derriere. Tits and ass. For dance: I saw what they were hiring. I also swiped my dance card once after an audition. And I'm still on unemployment. For looks: Did the nose with it. Suddenly I'm getting nash'nal tours!

Tits and ass won't get you jobs Unless they're yours! Didn't cost a fortune. All that goes with it. Do the rest of you. Debutante or chorus girl or wife. What they want is whatcha see. Shake your new maracas and you're fine! Tits and ass can change you life..

I wanted them in proportion. You have got 'em. Pits or class. Top to bottom. They sure changed mine! Short dance cross. Keep the best of you. I heard that. As applause fades. It's a gas! Just a dash of silicone. I didn't want 'em like yours. I have never seen it fail. I wouldn't mind having just one of yours. See the wizard on Park and Seventy-third for Tits and ass.

They aren't that big. Grab a cab. If Connie isn't flat chested. Orchestra and balcony. I don't know why. Rises and crosses in.. To ZACH. Music in Come on. Not until very late. PAUL steps forward hesitantly.

Nothing much. And smoke? Can the adults please smoke? Well-What did you do up until the time you were sixteen? I mean We were close. How old were you when you did start dancing? Two sisters. Music fades out under the following dialogue..

I really don't want to talk about it. I just didn't. One died when I was fourteen. The lights go out. Acting like I'm a star and don't know it Let me wake up in the morning to find I have somewhere exciting to go. You were featured. You're too good for the chorus.

Something will happen. I can't act. In the chorus? What do you think? I was a go-go dancer in a TV movie of the week.. Nothing will happen. But I'm not.. Give me somebody to show.. I almost got to squeeze a roll of toilet paper ACH. I'd love a part. Lights come back up..

I need a job.. A rotten part in a so-so film. Too good? Music in under dialogue. What if I'm next? What am I gonna do? I haven't got a clue. I gotta think of something. What does he want? Stories from the past? I better find one fast! Each in a special "thought" light. What should I say? What can I tell him? Music continues under. I used to go down to this busy intersection near my house at rush hour and direct traffic. I just wanted to see if anybody'd notice me.

Orphan at three. Mother and Dad both gone. Raised by a sweet ex-con. Tied up and raped at seven. Nothing too obscene! I'd better keep it clean. Music continues under dialogue. You wanna hear about school? I went to P. See, I was the kind of kid that was always getting slammed into lockers and stuff like that.

Not only by the students - by the teachers too. And sports were very big. I mean, it was jock city, but I didn't make one team. See, I couldn't catch a ball if it had Elmer's Glue on it. And wouldn't my father have to be this big ex-football hero? He was so humiliated, he didn't know what to tell his friends. God, I'm a wreck. I don't know where to start.

I'm gonna fall apart. Where are my childhood mem'ries? Who were the boys? What were my toys? How will I begin? And why am I so thin?!!! Music stops for dialogue. And my mother kept saying: But then I realized - to commit suicide in Buffalo is redundant. Music [bar 79] big cadence and out.

Okay, Bobby. Back in line. BOBBY steps back in line. You want me? To talk. Music in. What do you want to know about me first? Try, ah, why are you in this business? I wanted to be a prima ballerina. Grimaces at the spotlight. That light What color is that? Do you have anything softer?

Don't worry about the lights Just talk. Like I said, I wanted to be a ballerina. Because my mother was a ballerina - until my father made her give it up. Sheila, come downstage. Do you always come on like this? No, sometimes I'm aggressive Actually, I'm a Leo What's that supposed to mean?

It means the other eleven months of the year have to watch out I'm very strong. Maybe too strong. Am I doing something you don't like, I mean, you told me to be myself.

Just bring it down. Bring what down? Your attitude. Tell me about your parents. My parents? Your father. Your mother. My mother My mother was raised like a little nun. She couldn't go out - she couldn't even babysit. Sheila, don't perform And when she got married, my father made her give it up Isn't this exciting?

And then she had this daughter - me - and she made her what she wanted to be. And she was fabulous the way she did it Do you want to know how she did it? But first, your hair You don't like it. Let it down. Go on. Oh, how she did it Well, first, she took me to see all the ballets. And then, she gave me her old toe shoes - which I used to run down the sidewalk in - on my toes - at five. And then, when she saw I really had to dance, she said, "You can't do it until you're eight.

What did you say? I just said that I wanted to get out of my house. The truth? Sure, you're strong enough. Music in as dialogue continues. ACH - Prompt Book 23 i ,: Let's face it.. My family scene was - ah That's what he said, that's what he said.

When he proposed he informed my mother He was probably her very last chance. And though she was twenty-two, Though she was twenty-two, Though she was twenty-two She married him. Life with my Dad wasn't ever a picnic. More like a "Come as you are. I knew that they weren't hers, but it wasn't Something you'd want to discuss. He wasn't warm.

Well, not to her. Well, not to us But ev'rything was beautiful at the ballet. Graceful men lift lovely girls in white. Yes, ev'rything was beautiful at the ballet. I was happy at the ballet. BEBE turns and walks downstage, where she is picked up in a spotlight. To the voice like a metronome. Up a steep and very narrow stairway. It wasn't paradise.

But it was home. Mother always said I'd be very attractive, When I grew up, when I grew up. Now, "Oiff'rent" is nice, but it sure isn't pretty.

I never met anyone who was "diff'rent" Who couldn't figure that out.

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So beautiful I'd never live to see. But it was clear, If not to her, Well, then, to me, that Ev'ryone is beautiful at the ballet. Ev'ry prince has got to have his swan. Yes, ev'ryone is beautiful at the ballet. I was pretty ACH - Prompt Book 25 , ,. I don't know what they were for or against really, except each other. I mean, I was born to save their marriage but when my father came to pick my mother up at the hospital he said, "Well, I thought this was going to help.

But I guess it's not.. I used to dance around the living room with my arms up like this. My fantasy was that it was an Indian Chief.. And he'd say to me, "Maggie, do you wanna dance?

But it was clear That I was born to help their marriage and when.. That's what she said I used to dance around the living room Not to her It was an Indian chief and Do. Raise your arms and someone's always there. Yes, ev'rything was beautiful at the ballet, At the ballet, At the ballet!!!

Dance section. Black panels turn to mirror panels. When he proposed That's what he said He wasn't warm I was pretty,.. I was happy,.. The mirror panels turn to black again. Okay, Kristine. Oh, no - me?

That's what he said. God - I don't know where to begin. Tell him how you started. And, ah Oh, this man came around to my house - selling Oh, and he was a terrific salesman - I'll never forget it - he put me up against this television set - it was one of those great big square things - and then he turned me around, picked up my foot and touched it to the back of my head and said, "This little girl could be a star.

I mean, I watched everything 27 on television that had dancing on it - Especially - Oh, god - every Sunday - It was, ah Ed Sullivan. Right - Ed Sullivan - every Sunday - like church. And, ah.. It's just - I'm terribly nervous. That's all right. Just take a minute and pull yourself together. He's right. But anyway, I always knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to like be all those people in the movies. I wanted to be - Doris Day. Music out. Except I had this little ah I could never really sing. What I couldn't do was I have trouble with a..

It goes all around my.. It's a terrifying See, I really couldn't hear which note was lower or was Which is why I disappear if someone says, "Let's start a Hey, when I begin to.. It's a cross between a.. And a quiver or a It's a little like a Or the record player What it doesn't have is.. Oh, I know you're thinking, what a crazy But I really couldn't.. I could never really.. And all my friends say I am perfect for the sung, off-key, as before shower.

Guys are coming in their I'm a birdie on the.. But when I begin to.. They say, "Who's the little Gain' 'Pong' instead of And when Christmas comes and all my friends go It is so dishearten It is so disquiet Darling, please stop answer See, I really couldn't.. Do, ti, la, sol, fa, mi re, do. Okay, Al and Kristine, back in the line Never sing a note, please never, Never sing a note, don't ever..

Me - I didn't. I was just a kid for a while. Oh, then one day - well, my father had this fabulous library in the back of the house - and when I was - about eleven, I guess - I found this medical textbook.

It had pictures of the male and female anatomy. Well, I thought that was pretty interesting. I used to read that book a lot. Were you interested in medicine? Or were you just into the pictures? No, I MARK goes into pantomime. Changes, oh! Down below. Up above. Time to doubt, To break out. It's a mess. Time to go. Too young to take over, Too old to ignore.

Gee, I'm almost ready, But There's a lot I am not Certain of. Sure enough - acute appendicitis! They rushed me right to the hospital. Well, I figured this book would cover ev'rything the rest of my life. I went right back to the book Milky discharge I was terrified.

I couldn't even tell my mother I had '" sung Gonorrhea! Is that all the book said? No, it said take penicillin, strepto-something-or-other, but I couldn't do anything about that unless I told somebody.

I almost drowned. Finally I went to confession and told the priest that I had gonorrhea! Well, he was in shock, too. It's the only time the Church ever helped me out. Well, I was Four foot ten, Four foot ten. That's the story of my life. I remember when ev'rybody was my size. But then everybody started moving up and - there I was, stuck at Four foot ten. And I wanted so much to grow up to be a prima ballerina. Then I went out for cheerleader-like yell cheerleader!

And they told me: The pom-poms are bigger than you. Each solo is picked up by a spotlight. When am I gonna grow tits? Secret, my whole life was a secret.

And they called me "Stinky" for three years. He screams in frustration till start of vocal Aahhh! Down below, Up above Time to grow, Time to go Playing doctor with Evelyn. I'll show you mine, You show me yours. I'm gonna be a movie star.

ACH - Prompt Book spoken That was my whole trip - my size. It still is. God, my last show I was thirty-two and I played a fourteen year-old brat So I got caught!

And I shouldn't knock it 'cause I've always been able to work Montage, Part 2: I mean, I was dying to be a serious actress. Anyway, it's the first day of acting class - and we're in the auditorium and the teacher, Mr. Oh, Mr. Anyway, he puts us up on the stage with our legs around each other, one in back of the other and he says, "Okay Now, you're on a bobsled.

It's snowing out. And it's cold Ev'ry day for a week we would try to Feel the motion, feel the motion Down the hill. Ev'ry day for a week we would try to Hear the wind rush, hear the wind rush, Feel the chill. And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul To see what I had inside. Yes, I dug right down to the bottom of my soul And I tried, I tried. I feel the snow I feel the cold I feel the air. Karp turns to me and he says, "Okay, Morales.

What did you feel? Maybe it's genetic. They don't have bobsleds in San Juan. Ice-cream cone. Karp, he would say, "Very good, Except Morales. Try, Morales, All alone. Yes, I dug right down to the bottom of my soul And I tried to melt. The kids yelled, "Nothing! They were so helpful. They called me hopeless. Until I really didn't know where else to turn! You'll never be an actress. Went to church, praying, "Santa Maria, Help me feel it, help me feel it, Pretty please! And the voice from down at the bottom of my soul, Here is what it said: This course is nothing!

And when you find one You'll be an actress. Six months later I heard that Karp had died. And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul And cried I worked this one club for about eight weeks straight, And I really became friendly with this stripper. Well, she really took to me.

I mean, we did share the only dressing room, and she did a lot of dressing.. Well, the neighbors would all be hanging outside of their windows, And she'd drive up in her big pink Cadillac convertible And Why do I pay for all those lessons? Dance for Gran'ma! ACH - Prompt Book 35 ,: My God, that Steve McQueen's real sexy. Ba, ba-da-dah, ba-da-dah. Bob Goulet out, Steve McQueen in! You've got nothing to hold it up.

If Troy Donahue could be a movie star, Then I could be a movie star. Sa, ba-da-dah, ba-da-dah. Sa-da-da-dah, Sa-da. Sa-da-dah, Sa-da-dah, ba-da-dah. Sa-da-dah, Sa-da-dah, ba-da. BOBBY joins them. They face upstage. JUDY moves forward from upstage left. And that's why I shaved her head. I'm glad I shaved her head. Louie, Missouri. Well, it was the furthest thing from my mind to be a dancer, But my mother would embarrass me So when she'd come to pick me up at school With all those great, big, yellow rollers in her hair No matter how much I begged her and she'd say, "What are you, ashamed of your own mother?

JUDY goes into pantomime and stays where she is until she sings again. Lyrics are sung in counterpoint to the end of the number. ACH - Prompt Book f , i r i! Carry it with you Dad would take Mom to Roseland. She'd come home with her shoes in her hand. Mama fat, always in the kitchen cooking all the time. Where are my tits?

Those stage and movie people got there because they're special. Swear to God and hope to die. And it was the [ J Music attacca. J first time I'd ever seen a dead body. But then when I was fifteen the most terrible thing happened. I tried to walk in front of a speeding streetcar And I remember noticing boys for the first time. She was my best girlfriend. Did any of you ever practice kissing with another girl ACH - Prompt Book i. Oh my God. Did you, girl?

But just a couple of times. Oh, count me in. Thank God! He demonstrates. And the teacher would say, sung "Stand up straight. I have a pain in my - side. I thought I was a sex maniac. I mean, it didn't go down for three years. And the bus was the worst. I'd just look at a bus and We were necking and I was feeling her boobs, and feeling her boobs, and after about an hour or so she said, "Ooohhhh!

It was probably the first time I realized I was homosexual and I got so depressed because I thought being gay I 1 meant being an outcast all the rest of my life, a bum, and I said, sung "Gee, I'll never get to wear nice clothes Made it through high school without growing tits.

A diaphragm, AL. A diaphragm, Early to bed, I thought a diaphragm early to rise. I bought a car. I bought my first car! I stayed home. What am I gonna say when he calls on me? Let's dance. My only adolescence, Where did it go? It was so Lucy's pants. All you run around a chorus boy. Head-on collision! Eddie got killed. Freshman, soph'more, Graduation. Freshman, soph'more, Thirteen, fourteen, Thirteen, fourteen, junior, senior.

Freshman, soph'more, Thirteen, fourteen, Suddenly I'm seventeen and fifteen, sixteen, Upstage black panels have changed to mirrors. Suddenly I'm seventeen and.. Suddenly, There's a lot I am not Certain of. Goodbye Twelve, Goodbye Thirteen, Hello. Dee du dee du dee du, Wah, dee dee du dit, wah wah wah, doo-ah, Dee du dee du dee du, wah, dee dee du dit, wah wah wah, doo-ah, Dee du dee du dee du, Wah, dee dee du dit wah wah wah, doo-ah, Dee du dee du dee du, wah, dee dee du dit, wah wah wah, doo-ah, Dee du dee du dee du, Wah, dee dee du dit, wah wah wah, doo-ah, Dee du dee du dee du, wah, dee dee du dit, wah wah wah, doo-ah, Dee du dee du dee du, Wah, don dee dee du dit, wah wah wah, doo-ah, Dee du dee du dee du, wah, dOD, dee dee du doo-ah, Dance break.

Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball. Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball , Gimme the bal l. I was always runnin' around shoutin', "Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball. I was in ev'rything.

The yearbook is filled with my pictures, And I was lucky 'cause I got A scholarship to college. A scholarship to college!

So I went. So he went. Yes, I went. Yes, he went. So I'm gonna be a kindergarten teacher And I thought Shit, Richie. When you get shoved outta here, Honey, ain't nobody gonna be standin' there with no Scholarship to life. And I was scared. My braces gone. My childhood gone, goodbye.

Goodbye Twelve. Goodbye Thirteen. Goodbye Fourteen. Goodbye Fifteen. Goodbye Sixteen. Goodbye Seventeen.

Hello Love. Go to it. And now life really begins. When the music finishes, mirrors have changed to black. Three" Val V AL. Oh, yeah, let's get one thing straight. And she was a Rockette. Well, she came home one Christmas to visit, and they gave her a parade. A goddamn parade. I twirled a friggin' baton for two hours in the rain. Unfortunately, though, she got knocked up over Christmas - merry Christmas - and never made it back to Radio City.

That was my plan. New York, New York, here I come. Except I had one minor problem. See, I was ugly as sin! I was ugly, skinny, homely, unattractive and flat as a pancake. Get the picture? Anyway, I got off this bus in my little white shoes, my little white tights, my little white dress, my little ugly face, and my long blonde hair - which was natural then. I looked like a fuckin' nurse! I had eighty-seven dollars in my pocket, and seven years of tap and acrobatics.

I could do a hundred and eighty-degree split and come up tapping the Morse Code. Well, with that kind of talent I figured the Mayor would be waiting for me at Port Authority. I had to wait six months for an audition. Well, finally the big day came. I showed up at the Music Hall with my red patent leather tap shoes. And I did my little tap routine. And this man said to me, "Can you do fankicks? But they weren't good enough. Of course, what he was trying to tell me was I'm gonna dance on Broadway.

Every audition. I mean, I'd dance rings around the other girls and find myself in the alley with the other rejects. But after a while I caught on. I mean, I had eyes. I saw what they were hiring.

I also swiped my dance card once - after an audition. And on a scale of ten For dance: For looks: Well ' And I'm still on unemployment, Dancing for my own enjoyment, That ain't it, kid. That ain't it, kid. Three," Is like to die! Left the theatre and Called the doctor for My appointment to buy Tits and ass. Bought myself a fancy pair. Tightened up the derriere. Did the nose with it. All that goes with it. Tits and ass! Had the bingo-bongos done.

Suddenly I'm getting nash'nal tours! Tits and ass won't get you jobs Unless they're yours! Didn't cost a fortune, neither. Beggars really can't be choosers. You have got 'em, hey. Top to bottom, hey, It's a gas! Just a dash of silicone. Shake your new maracas and you're fine! Tits and ass can change you life. They sure changed mine! Short dance cross, then VAL starts dialogue in the tenth measure [Bar ]. They aren't that big. I heard that, you bitch. I didn't want 'em like yours.

Well, you got what you paid for. Well, go out and buy' em. Honey, take my word. Grab a cab, c'mon, See the wizard on Park and Seventy-third for Tits and ass. Orchestra and balcony, What they want is whatcha see.

Keep the best of you, Do the rest of you. Pits or class. I have never seen it fail. Debutante or chorus girl or wife. Tits and ass, Yes, tits and ass Have changed. PAUL steps forward hesitantly, waits, then.. Not until very late I don't know why I just didn't Well, what did you do?

Nothing much Music fades out under the following dialogue. Come on, Paul- you must have done something. How old were you when you did start dancing? Well- What did you do up until the time you were sixteen? I mean, what was your family like? We were close Brothers, sisters? Two sisters. One died when I was fourteen. I, ah I really don't want to talk about it. I mean.. Why do I have to talk about that? Larry, can we please sit down?

Rises and crosses in. To ZACH. Zach, can the kids sit down now? And smoke? Can the adults please smoke? All right, everybody take a break - out in the hall. What are you doing here? What do you think? I need a job. In the chorus?

Oh, look, Zach, I'd love a part, of course, but I'll take what I can get. You're too good for the chorus, Cassie. Too good?