SO THE CHEESE IS EATEN UP BUT NOTHING ENDS IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE SHOW!

Well, you heard it here first, but CHEESE is done, bar several songs, like Monsieur Malleece’s ‘Now fear is here‘ and one a Composer suddenly decided to use in a different musical! Hope you enjoyed it, but perhaps this is the spirit of the thing, in the vein of ‘let’s put on a show, right here and now‘…. as the Mousettes return to fight for art and entertainment and Victor arranges a fishy denouement for Scarapina’s new dress and, with Zola and The Desperate Crew, they drive the rats and Monsieur Malleece the secret policeman from the old Paris theatre forever.

LYRICS – ONLY A DAY TO PUT ON A PLAY

Only a day
To put on a play
Prop up the set
And learn what to say
Only a day
To stitch in her stay
Sew up these seems
How utterly gay.

Then you’ll see there’s going to be a show
Oh no!

Only a day
To set up the lights
Work on your lines
And pay for the rights
Only a day
To fill in the holes
Write some more words
But what should I say?

Oh how divine, is our time
When we’re treading on the boards

(The Mousettes get to work)

Only a day
To prop up our play
Learn how to act
NO, that’s not the way!
Only a day
To put on a play
Learn how to fight
Why don’t we pray?

Soon you’ll know – there’s going to be a show
Let’s go!

When you’re in the theatre
And you’re really near ta…
Lights up, wigs on, open up the doors
Then you raise the curtain
Never really certain…
Chin up, eyes front, working that applause…

(Reprise)
We work and slave just to earn some cheese
But soldiers, we’re singing a stirring reprise,
We toil and chore just to meet our debts
A family together – the brave Mousettes!

Only a day,
A dwindling day
Nearly the time
To put on our play

Only a day
To put on the play
Work on the scenes,
Get out of my way!

Only a … hey
No more of the day!
I’ll break a leg
Now what did you say?

Only a day
To polish our play
Will it succeed?
I think it just may!

(CORAL CRESCENDO)

Only a day
To polish our play
Will it succeed?
I think it just may!

Only a day
To polish our play
Will it succeed?
I think it just may!

Now we know that we’ve got us a show
Bravo!

Mr Moliere’s Mouse, Royal Academy of Music workshop. Story, book and lyrics by David Clement-Davies, music by Michael Jeffrey. All rights strictly reserved. Phoenix Ark Press 2014

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