Sunday, December 14, 2008

I need rest

Sung to the (edited) tuned of Be Our Gue.st, from Disney's Be@uty and the Be@st, the show Painted Maypole is currently rehearsing:

Painted Maypole:
I need rest! I need rest!
In my bed would be the best
Let me say that every day
my nerves are frayed, is this a test?
Do a show! Now rehearse!
Try to memorize this verse!
It's hard work for this tired Mama
(does that last line need a comma?)
I must sing! I must dance!
(Do I have any clean pants?)
How can I expect to clean and shop and rest?
The director shouts "Encore!"
so I go back for more
but I need rest
I need rest
I need rest!

Director:
You need rest! You need rest!
For your health, it is the best!
Take some time to go unwind
when you're not here, go get some rest!

Painted Maypole:
Are you nuts? I'm always here!
And my "to do" list's a thing to fear
Shopping, cooking, sending cards out
just the cleaning can make me pout

Choreographer:
He'll lift you up, way up high
You'll kick your legs up in the sky
Now just smile! We want the audience impressed!

Maypole:
I have so much to do
is that one kick or two?
I need some rest
I need rest!
I need rest!

(dance break wherein Painted Maypole is lifted above some gentleman's head, and then does a complicated mug banging combination, bruising the dilly daylights out of her knuckles...)

Painted Maypole:
I need rest! I need rest!
Someone please hear my request
In these 4 months it's been 4 shows and oh
Am I obsessed?
Comedy, tragedy,
I do it all, as you can see
While my mood just keeps yo-yoing
One show closes, I keep going...
Stage by stage, cast by cast
And I ask "is this the last?"
And if I'm honest with myself I must confess
When it's all said and done
It's been a lot of fun
still I need rest!
I need rest!
I need rest
Please, I need REST!

(After ending with a big kick line finish - with an enormous plate strapped to her back, no less - Painted Maypole collapses to the ground and begins snoring)

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16 comments:

Mary G said...

That's a neat take on it! Really good!
I hope you make it through Christmas - and I also hope the show goes really well.
(I did mine last night as a break from writing the [censored] Christmas cards.

Jensen Flamly said...

Hope you get your rest-loved the rewrite as well as Mary G's. December is so busy. But I love it.

Beck said...

Hahah! Awesome. And I could use a day in bed, too.

Jennifer said...

Genius!!

Indigo Virgo said...

you're too clever.

I enjoyed this 95%, with 5% reserved because you really do need some rest. Hope you get it soon.

Kyla said...

So fun!

the dragonfly said...

I am so very impressed. The Little Mister and I watched Beauty and the Beast a few weeks ago and I had that song in my head for days...now, of course, it will be back with a vengeance. *sigh* But still, I love it! :)

ewe are here said...

Brilliant! I love it.

Rima said...

Are you saying you need rest? ;)

Very cute!

another good thing said...

much too brilliant for me to compete with... have missed your posts- need to play catch up.

No Mother Earth said...

Now this was very funny and well done. (You know I had to sing it in my head, right?).

Rest is elusive.

carrie said...

I am *never* going to get that song out of my head. It is the sole reason I hid the Beauty and the Beast movie from our kids. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Brilliant and funny and.... so. true.

Sigh.

Furrow said...

You are ridiculously talented. Hey, have you ever seen a tv show called Slings and Arrows? It's Canadian, and it's about a Shakespearean acting troupe. It sort of reminds me of you, only because you're the only stage actor I sort of know.

Woman in a Window said...

You're just plain wacky. I can barely handle my meagre bits on my plate. Four productions! I only have one. ONE BIG PRODUCTION! oH, my life.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Brilliant!! I actually sang it too! ;-)