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*MOMENTS of LOVE! ~ A MUSICAL
*Set Sample PARASOL DOWN at THE WYNN, Las Vegas.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN ~ THE HILTON HOTEL ~ NASHVILLE - TENNESSEE
Set Sample THE ACTUAL NASHVILLE HILTON HOTEL. NHH web photo.
GRAND PIANO IN THE LOBBY Pic from the Nashville Hilton. My stuff .
MOMENTS of LOVE!...begins like this
from: FRANK! / FRANK WESTCOTT
*Winner, Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award, 2011
*Finalist, Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize, 2014
*Music and writing are the pillars in my professional life. I sing, write, make songs, do lyrics and play a guitar or a set of drums, a keyboard or a piano. I like to write short stories, philosophical pieces, plays, fiction of all kinds and poetry. Much more at: www.FrankWestcottPoet.com
Running Time: About 2 hours & 15 minutes
MOMENTS of LOVE!
aka frank westcott
SONG COMPOSERS: Frank Westcott Grand Piano in the Lobby; Fly to Me in the Sun; I Wrote You a Love Song; Icarus Love Lights; Moments of Love; Lucy & Charlie/Lizzie & Danny. Natalija Konjevic for Coming to the Fore; Don’t Let Your Dreams Die; Gone Fishin’; Happy Glee Emotion; I Am Your; Inside Be True; Live for Today; Taking a Chance on Me; Traditional Male Wanted; Walking Through a New Door; You Cheated on Me;Kate Swan & Frank Westcott for Just Like It’s Meant to Be.
SONG LYRICS: Frank Westcott for all but Just like It’s Meant to Be which was co-written byKate Swan & Frank Westcott.
“Don’t jump to conclusions and lose the love of your life!”
ELIZABETH thinks DANIELcheated on her! He is ditched. Already! The TRUTH comes out. And all is resolved happily, in a fun, comedic, storytelling & singing way!
NOTE TO THE DIRECTOR
This is to be an upbeat, high energy performance, enhancing the comedy with physical, not over-the-top, but engaging comedy-actions on the parts of the characters where noted, and/or desirable. It is a fine, fun experience, if done right, for all, pros-amateurs and audiences alike. Enjoy. And it’ll reflect outwards to all! And that is what is important.
I got the idea, seed-planting-in-my-brain-wise, for MOMENTS of LOVE,while sitting in the lobby of the Hilton, Nashville, having a coffee and listening to jazz coming out of speakers in country music’s lair… Nashville. There was a grand piano off to one side where I had dropped my bags. A fine bar at the back with an overhead balcony and stairs coming down both sides. It all came from their-there, in country music’s lair, jazz at its best in the ear, and the thoughts of what it could be in a play or musical or? This is the beginning… culminated… now in a final product. Pleased, to say the least. I thank Kate Swan for her work on JUST LIKE IT’S MEANT TO BE with me. A song we co-wrote. And I thank Natalija Konjevic for her work on the music for a bunch of the songs. And I thank my muses for giving me the lyric-triggers to write the songs, as I did… and the music notes where they came to me for my part in this creation. And of course, the music and literary gods combined in the stratospheres to enable me to write the script, in what I hope is a fun, fine, better than it could be with just me, piece. Enjoy. At least smile once in awhile. Heard it takes you that extra mile when you need it. The smile-thing. A smile-awhile-mile. So to speak. So does rhyme. I heard. Anyway! Do that extra mile-thing, especially if it be smile-the-mile-rhymes with… at least for awhile.
(12 unless more CHORUS GALS & CHORUS GUYS
are added for effect & showmanship)
!VEGAS STYLE ENTERTAINERS !
BLUE-JAY: (beak ‘n all) One beaky-bird! No… cheeky bird! Sample
costume in pic. Removable head. Well covering. Comedic character. Physical, that is. Lots of tongue-in-beaky opps for comedy renditon-ing. *See appendices for more detail
DANIEL: (no beak) Ah… ELIZABETH’S devastated ex-boyfriend.
ELIZABETH believes she saw DANIEL in an ooopsie!, marriage proposal-ing
video with HOLLY HOLLY-THE BAR-GIRL! That’s an oopsie!, supreme!
ELIZABETH thinks DANIEL cheated on her! What’ll he do? What’ll he do?
To win her back! *See appendices for more detail
ELIZABETH: Cheated on, she believes, by the philandering DANIEL . On the video with HOLLY-HOLLY-THE-BAR-GIRL yet! Hates him. No more him. Done with him. For good. Walking through a new door. Gone fishin’! So to peak. No speak! And sing too! *See appendices for more detail
HOLLY-HOLLY-THE-BAR-GIRL: Runs LOBBY BAR at hotel they perform at sometimes. Shoots videos and takes pics for customers’ memories & souvenirs. Sends them to their rooms or emails.Pal of DANIEL’S, who plays piano in the LOBBY BAR. Made the transient video with DANIEL. Was a mock-up. Not real characters, DANIEL proposing marriage to…to... to. DANIEL had wanted to use the video as a prelim to actually proposing marriage to ELIZABETH. To show his love for her. To help him win her for keeps! He blew it. ELIZABETH saw the video! By mistake. Too early. An errant email send by HOLLY-HOLLY-THE-BAR-GIRL, when she was sending souvenir, memory videos, to customers. *See appendices for more detail
CHORUS GALS #’s **1-4 (or more, if desired): Vegas-like chorus gals. Sing.
Dance. Comedic propensities. With high energy, positive vibes. They exude this positive energy. Vital to the performance. Upbeat vibes. *See appendices for more detail
CHORUS GUYS #’s **1-4 (or more, if desired): Vegas-like chorus gals. Sing,
Dance. High energy. Exude positive, upbeat vibes like CHORUS GUYS. *See appendices for more detail
**CHORUS GALS & GUYS can be increased in quantity if extravaganza, big production in order.
& MOST OF ALL!!!!!!!!
*Leave ‘em feelin’ better than when they came in. With *Tongue-in-cheeky humour-fun!
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