This Ain't the Movies

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Steve, a movie buff, is in love with Candice, but hasn't worked up the guts to ask her out; so God sends in a mischievous angel who has to earn his angel points, to save the day. Steve eventually
asks Candice out with the help of legions of angels, but then complications arise... Script needs to be adapted to school's personal town and set up, change "Boardwalk" to your own town's cinema
name, change 'bru' (South African slang for 'brother') to whatever your learners use. Angel legions can be from 5 to 25 in size. The play was originally staged with a cast of 200.

Submitted: April 15, 2018

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This Ain’t The Movies by Shannan Browne

 

 

 

 

CAST

 

God’s PA’s voice (Personal Angel)

Guardian Angel – Mike – an angel about to be fired for his ‘different’ approaches

Sidekick 1 – Fred – a trainee angel, with a quirky sense of humour

Sidekick 2 – Bob – a serious trainee angel who doesn’t want to mess with The Boss

 

Boys

Steve Zucherelli – movie buff, reserved gentleman, nervous around girls, quiet

Ray – Steve’s best friend, acts all macho

Mpho – chilled guy who doesn’t like fuss

Ronnie – Least intelligent of the group, “doff”, attractive

Jakes – kind guy, well behaved, does volunteer work

 

School kids – dancers & guests at the party

Teacher (Ma’am)

 

Girls

Candy – bubbly, fun, spunky

Natalie – serious, academically top of the grade

Zandile – completely superficial

Delia – quaint, quiet, helpful, concerned

Princess – Drama Queen

 

Curtains closed.

Guardian Angel sleeping on a block.

PA voice: Mike.

Snore

PA voice: Mike?

Snore

PA voice: Honestly, I don’t know why God keeps this guy on the cloud roll… MIKE!

Mike wakes with a start: What? Who? Eish!

PA voice: Are you awake now?

Mike: Ahhh, it’s you my love.

PA voice: Don’t start that, you know you are supposed to be awake and ready for service.

Mike: I can also get grace in abundance.

PA voice: You know it doesn’t work like that.

Mike: I’m an angel, my sin is forgiven, it’s all good.

PA voice: More like annoying.

Mike: I love you too sweetheart, and I’m awake now and ready for service. What’s the mission?

PA voice: God’s decided to give you another chance, so don’t mess this one up, or you may just lose your wings.

Mike: Aikhona, He wouldn’t do that, He loves all His children.

PA voice: Indeed, but that whole First Testament God is always around the corner.

Mike: Again? Man, why can’t Zimbabwe and the Middle East just behave themselves for a few decades?

PA voice: God knows. But you’re being kept out of politics this time, and out of the drought and natural disaster rescue team too.

Mike: Ahhh Angel, serious? I didn’t mean to start that earthquake, I was just giving all the angels a lesson in gumboot dancing.

PA voice: Yes, well, the damage is done. God has decided that what the world needs now is love, sweet love, because it’s the only thing that there is just too little of; and seeing as you seem to enjoy a bit of dancing, this mission may be just up your alley, if not, then you’ll be on angel cloud cleaning duty for the next millennia.

Mike: Eish! Ok, give it to me, what’s the damage? Where? Who? Time frame? Anything going to self-destruct?

PA voice: Annoying.

Mike: Ja, but you love me.

PA voice: Only because my job description requires it. Ok, so his name is Steve, he’s one of those nerdy, insecure, nervous types. Unfortunately, he has been sucked into the technological generation and hasn’t worked on his social skills, so he doesn’t have the guts to ask out Candy, she’s a dancer. The two of them are supposed to get together in the grand plan, but Steve isn’t stepping up. You need to head down there and make it happen.

Mike: Haikona! A guy, who can’t talk to a girl? I talk to every girl! How can I empathise with him or help him, I’ll just want to klup him up side the head.

PA voice: No violence allowed! Mike – you have to behave yourself.

Mike: Then you have to give me a team to help me. This boy Steve, not being very manly and all, it’s ridiculous.

PA voice: Ok, ok, ok, Fred is available, and so is Bob.

Mike: Seriously? Those two are barely out of training wings and super annoying.

PA voice: Exactly, you can get some of your own medicine back. Good luck and try not break a halo this time.

 

Mike: Great, I cause one little earthquake and now I get stuck with teenage love.

 

Enter Fred and Bob

 

Mike: And two annoying angels.

Fred: Howzit Mike! Long time no see! How’s your cloud cleaning come along since the earth quake?

Mike: Can we not talk about that please.

Bob: But it was legendary! Shoshaloza, one two three and bam, Italy is shaking.

Mike: Not so awesome for the Italians.

Fred: Well, it got some of them praying again, so that was a bonus.

Mike: Not quite the prayers God was wanting I’m sure, but never mind all that. Did you two get the brief for this mission?

Bob: Yes, sir. We’re here to help with love sweet love.

Fred: Quiet movie guy learns to speak to spunky dancing girl. What they could possibly have in common, who knows.

Mike: That’s irrelevant. Have either of you handled this Cupid stuff before? I honestly, don’t understand why they just didn’t give the mission to him in the first place.

Bob: Because then it would only be looked after in a decade. You should see how long Cupid’s job card is these days. This technology story is creating havoc. Some married couples can go for like two days without even looking at each other. Children and their parents, can take a week. They are all so addicted to their screens, Cupid has had to double the love potion on his darts and double the manufacture of the arrows, the factory workers aren’t pleased and a strike may be on the cards for next week. So we can’t even cash in on any potion or arrows; not that I could shoot them anyway.

Mike: No potion! No arrows! We’re doomed! How on their earth are we going to do this?

Fred: You’re right, this ain’t the movies, we can’t just special effect a slow mo ‘they-catch-eye-contact-and-fall-in-love’ scene with soppy background music. Can’t we just get them to WatsApp each other?

Bob: Did you even listen to a word I said? No eye contact! For a week! Loving a message on your phone or a picture on Facebook, is not the same as one-on-one conversation. Healthy love and real human engagement, need eye contact and conversation!

Mike: Oh… we’re in trouble. Trouble, trouble, trouble. Three of us against those teens and the impersonal effects of technology! I may as well hang up my wings for eternal cloud cleaning duty today! We can’t do this alone.

Bob: Hang on Mike. If it’s numbers we need, we can call in the up and coming legions of angels.

Mike: Won’t we get in trouble for that? Aren’t they in classes?

Bob: Nope, they’ve just finished all the Christmas training and are sitting bored on their time off before the Easter training. They are super eager to earn angel points, and who wouldn’t want to help spread a little love?

Mike: Great idea. God has angels, let’s use them. Angel time it to fetch them you two. Let’s have a briefing in a minute.

 

Excited Fred & Bob dash off and Mike paces the stage, praying nervously about asking for forgiveness for the earthquake and for God’s help in getting Steve and Candy together.

 

Enter legions of angels grade 4 – 7

 

Bob: There you are Mike, 8 legions of eager angels to help us bring about love sweet love.

 

Mike: Thanks Bob. Let’s do this. (To all the gr4 – 7 angels) Good morning angels.

 

All: Good morning Mike.

 

Mike: Are you all happy today?

 

All: Yes!

 

Mike: Are you all ready to help us with your songs and dancing?

 

All: Yes!

 

Mike: What does the world need now?

 

All: Love sweet love!

 

Mike: Yes! Let’s hit it!

 

 

SONG: What the World needs now is Love sweet love

 

What the World Needs Now

Jackie DeShannon

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, Lord, if you want to know.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.

 

Mike: That’s fantastic Angels! Well done! Now go and get ready to help Steve and Candy fall in love!

 

Exit angels. It’s a dance class. Steve is standing off to the side watching. Guardian angels on the other side watching.

 

Candy: Right girls, let’s give it one more run before the bell. We want this to be spot on for the dance. Thanks Delia.

 

Girls do a dance routine to “Footloose” instrumental. Princess, doesn’t manage to keep with it, she looks lost.

 

Candy: Awesome ladies! So proud of you! I really think we’re going to be all stars at the dance. I’ll see you all after school for another rehearsal.

 

Dancers all leave for classes. Steve leaves too, looking very dejected with himself.

 

Natalie: That was a great session Candy, you’ve really pulled everything together at the last minute for this weekend.

 

Candy: Thanks Natalie. It did go well, except for you Princess, what happened?

 

Princess: Sorry guys, Jakes and I had a fight last night and now he’s not taking me to the dance and I’m super bleak. I feel wretched! I know he annoys me and I shouldn’t even want to go with him because he is such a moron, but, I really do love him. Ugh, it’s so frustrating!

 

Zandile: Well why don’t you make up and go together then?

 

Princess: Because he’s the one who was messaging someone else on WatsApp and sent the message to me. I was so angry! I don’t even know who Gcina is!

 

Candy: Gcina? We don’t have a Gcina in our school, how weird. Did you speak to him? Ask him?

 

Princess: No, I WatsApp’d him with angry emoticons and question marks. All he gave me back was a monkey with hands over its eyes.

 

Zandile: Ha ha ha, well clearly he got the monkey part right, or maybe a dog would’ve been better. I’m so sorry my friend.

 

Delia: Me too. Our mothers have warned us that this ain’t the movies girls, no prince charming is going to step up and have a conversation with us anymore. They are too busy on their phones playing all those meaningless games.

 

Natalie: That’s not just guys Delia, that’s probably about 90% of our teenage generation with screen addiction. Maybe catch Jakes at second break so you can talk it out. Maybe he really does have a good reason.

 

Princess: None that I can see, I’m so gutted! How could he?

 

Candy: Maybe Natalie’s right, chat to him. Otherwise, all 5 of us can go solo to the dance, we’re performing anyway, so we won’t stand out as loners. Eish, the time already! We have to go get changed girls, registration’s in 3 minutes. See you there.

 

Girls exit. Screen moves back stage left. Steve walks in again. Guardian angels meet him in the middle

 

Mike: Yo! Steve!

 

Steve: What? Who? How do you know my name?

 

Mike: We’re spies and we have spied that you might need a little help in achieving your soul’s desire.

 

Steve: Can I see your visitor’s cards? Strangers aren’t allowed on school property.

 

Mike: Whoa, hold up. We’re not strangers, we’re messengers.

 

Steve: You’re nuts. And your outfits are weird.

 

Mike: Ok, I’ll hold back my anger on the outfit comment, it’s actually a privilege to get to where the dresses where I come from, and the wings too. Those who haven’t reached my status don’t get to where this.

 

Bob: Mike, you’re off the point, he’s about to have us arrested and sent to a psychiatric ward.

 

Fred: Please excuse them Steve, they are a little too full of Spirit, and nonsense. So I’m going to be honest with you, were actually international spies staking out your school for intergalactic recon on how to take over the world.

 

Bob: FRED!

 

Mike: Oh, I like that one.

 

Bob: Oh Lord, help me! Steve, we’re angels, and God knows that you’re desperately in love with Candy, and you won’t admit it to anyone, so we’ve been sent here to help you out and get this show on the road.

 

Steve: What? This is crazy! You can’t be serious!

 

Mike: Ahh, but you know we are. You know that deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you are in love with a girl, and you haven’t told anyone, so you know that we are angels, because we know what you know, even though no-one knows.

 

Steve: How do you know?

 

Mike: God told us so.

 

Steve: Eish!

 

Mike: Exactly! So please don’t try and get rid of us, just let us help you.

 

Steve: How did God know? I don’t even pray.

 

Mike: Oh but you did!

 

Steve: When?

 

Mike: Besides thinking about her 24-7 you mean? Other than that, you love watching old movies, correct?

 

Steve: Yes.

 

Mike: And the movie you watched just after you first saw Candy was “The Wizard of Oz”. Yes?

 

Steve: Correct.

 

Mike: Indeed! And just to remind you which song it was where you prayed, and to convince you that we’re angels, here are one of God’s legions of angels to remind you. Take it away my little angels:

 

Enter class to sing / dance to:

 

SONG: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

"Over The Rainbow"
 

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh, why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow.
Why, oh, why can't I?

Exit angels

 

Steve: Woah! That was the song. I wanted to be those birds to escape my fear and be near her.

 

Bob & Fred: Ahhh, that’s so cute!

 

Steve: I am not cute!

 

Mike: You two aren’t helping.

 

Bob & Fred: Sorry!

 

Mike: Don’t worry about them, they’re still junior angels. I’m the main guy here. Just like in your other favourite film where you dreamt about Candy while you were watching. It goes something like this:

 

SONG: Friend Like Me  ADJUSTED LYRICS

Friend Like Me lyrics edited

Album: Aladdin

Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves
Scheherezad-ie had a thousand tales
But master you in luck 'cause up your sleeves
You got a brand of magic that never fails
You got some power in your corner now
Some heavy ammunition in your camp
You got some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how
See all you gotta do is say that prayer
And I'll say
Mister Stephen, sir
What will your pleasure be?
Let me take your order
Jot it down
You ain't never had a friend like me
No no no
Life is your movie scene
And I'm your maitre d'
C'mon and whisper Candy’s name
You ain't never had a friend like me
Yes sir, we pride ourselves on service
You're the boss
The king, the shah
Say what you wish
It's yours! True dish
You ain't never had a friend like me

Steve: How did you know that? How did you know I watched Aladdin too?

 

Mike: Eish, my chom, you really don’t get the omnipresent thing, do you? We’re angels, God gives us all the awesome news that goes on, especially the prayers.

 

Steve: (sheepishly) All? As in everything?

 

Mike: Well, He sees everything, we’re just on a need to know basis… and what I know that you’re thinking right now, no, not that.

 

Fred: No, not what we know you know you’re thinking right now.

 

Steve: You can read my thoughts?

 

Bob: No they can’t, they aren’t high enough in rankings for that, and if they keep messing with you, they will probably never get there either! The story is that you’re totally keen on Candy and we’re here to sort out why you haven’t done anything about it in the years that you have been thinking about her?

 

Steve: Well, she’s just… and I’m just… and I couldn’t, she wouldn’t, just, you know.

 

Fred: I don’t think there was even a sentence there. Dude, she’s what? You’re what?

 

Bob: Fabulous, wonderful, marvellous, illustrious?

 

Fred: You have to use words we understand Bob.

 

Bob: Painful?

 

Fred: Ha ha ha, aren’t you so funny.

 

Mike: Steve?

 

Steve: I don’t know, she’s so amazing, so talented, so energised, and I’m, well, I like movies, why would she care? She needs someone super intelligent, super macho, super star, like her.

 

Mike: Really? And how do you know that is what she wants? Have you ever asked her?

 

Steve: Ask her? Are you mad? Like speak to her?

 

Bob: Ja, that’s normally how one would get to know another human being.

 

Steve: I can’t speak to her. . . Literally. I get all nervous and the words come out wrong and I sound like an idiot, and then I stammer and it’s just ridiculous. I can’t speak to her.

 

Fred: Hang on, let me get this straight. You love her?

 

Steve: I think so, I mean I think about her all the time. I can feel her near me, even when she isn’t there. Even if she was sick in bed and I was the one who had to help her to the bathroom, or get her meds or just hold her hand, I would. I would with pleasure. Is that love?

 

Fred: I would think so. And by the sounds of it, you think she is the ‘forever one’.

 

Steve:  Yes, I guess so.

 

Fred: So love, forever, babies blah blah blah, and all that without a conversation? Dude!

 

Mike: Fred has a point. You see we think you’re making mountains out of molehills, you know, that mustard seed faith you need to move that mountain? You’ve lost the mustard.

 

Steve: Mustard?

 

Mike: Nevermind, Bible Angel talk there. Basically: You’re making things too complicated. Let’s get another legion in to tell you about the Bare Necessities. About keeping it simple. Just say hi…

 

SONG: Bare Necessities

Disney - The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)

Look for the, bare necessities.
The simple bare necessities.
Forget about your worries and your strife.
I mean the, bare necessities.
Of mother nature’s recipes,
that bring the bare necessities to life.

Wherever I wonder,
Wherever I roam.
I couldn’t be fonder, of my big home.
The bees a buzzing in the trees,
To make some honey just for me.
When you look under the rock and plants,
and take a glance at some fancy ants,
Then maybe you, try a few.

The bare necessities of life will come to you,
they'll come to you.

Look for the, bare necessities.
The simple bare necessities.
Forget about your worries and your strife.
I mean the, bare necessities.
That’s why a bear can rest at ease.
With just the bare necessities of life.

Now when you pick a paw paw,
or a prickly pear,
and you prick a wrong paw,
well next time, beware,
Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw,
when you pick a pear, try to use the claw,
but you don’t need to use the claw,
when you pick a pear of the big paw paw,
Have I given you a clue?

The bare necessities of life will come to you,
They'll come to you.

 

Steve: Wow, really? Just say: “Hi”?

 

Mike: Indeed! You’ve got it.

 

Steve: But look at me, I won’t cope, you know me, I’ll be stuttering with the second sentence.

 

Bob: But you’ve got angels with you. How about you trust us?

 

Enter Teacher.

 

Teacher 2: Well Mr Zucherelli, what are you doing here? Who were you talking to?

 

Steve: Can’t you see them ma’am.

 

Teacher 2: Don’t you dare get smart with me Mr Zucherelli! You’re as bad as your father was when I was at Rydell High! You have missed registration and now you are making up nonsense excuses and imaginary friends. Anymore nonsense out of you and I will be sending you to the San for drug testing. Do you understand Mr Zucherelli?

 

Steve: Yes, ma’am.

 

Mike: No worries Steve, we’ll freeze this for awhile.

 

TEACHER FREEZES

 

Mike: You two, carry her out please.

 

Bob: Mike!

 

Mike: What? The school will be fine, we just need to coach him quickly.

 

Steve: I really like this! Can you guys stick around forever?

 

Bob: We are around forever, if you believe in us, but this is a once off only. Isn’t it Mike?

 

Mike: Ja, ja, ja, Bob, you’re such a party pooper.

 

They move the teacher.

 

Mike: Ok, we need to train you up. We need to get you fit and ready for this. You have to ask Candy to the dance by the end of the day, so let’s get cracking, the Frozen Time Deal doesn’t last very long.

 

Steve: Well, what must I do?

 

Mike: We’ll work on some gym stuff and practise some one-on-one conversations. Bob, you be Candy, Fred you be the coach, I’ll keep an eye out for Teach. Let’s get some music going for this, where are those angels?

 

Angels enter.

 

Mike: Great, Let’s do this.

 

SONG: Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger

Survivor

Rising up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hanging tough, staying hungry
They stack the odds still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Rising up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

 

They end and high five the workout and rehearsal

 

Mike: Teacher’s back.

 

Teacher 2: I have no idea what tricks you are playing at Stephen, but you better get to class now, or else! The girls are rehearsing in here now and they don’t need you lurking around the corner. Move!

 

Steve: Yes, ma’am.

 

Mike: Now, is your chance Steve, now’s your chance.

 

Enter the girls.

 

Steve: Hey Candy.

 

Candy: Hey Steve.

 

Steve: Um

 

Bob: Just like we practised.

 

Steve: I know you need to go practise, but…

 

Candy and Bob: Yes…

 

Steve: but, would you be keen to go to the dance with me?

 

Candy looking to her friends. Then at him: Thanks Steve, can I let you know at break?

 

Steve, trying not to look let down: Sure Candy. Ok, sure. Later.

 

Candy: Thanks Steve.

 

Steve: No worries.

 

Girls go to warm up.

 

Natalie to Princess: So have you spoken to Jakes yet?

 

Princess: No, I’m too mad to. He’s cheating on me.

 

Candy: But you haven’t spoken to him to know that for sure.

 

Princess: Well, what else could it be?

 

Zandile: Exactly, he’s two-timing you.

 

Delia: Haikona, you don’t know that, it could have been a favour for a friend.

 

Natalie: Or something to do with that township school where he helps out in the aftercare, what’s the lady’s name there?

 

Princess: Her name is Beatrice, nothing like Gcina.

 

Delia: Well, there must be a reason, Jakes is a good guy. You can’t let your suspicion get in the way – go and talk to him. Please.

 

Princess: And why are you so eager to get me back with him, when he may be a cheater?

 

Delia: Ok, ok… Ronnie asked me to go to the dance with him during the first lesson and I told him I would wait until break to let him know.

 

Zandile: Why did you wait, he’s so munchy, go for it.

 

Delia: Because Zandy, remember that we said we would go solo together, if Princess had to go it alone?

 

Zandile: Oh, ja… still, it’s RONNIE!

 

Delia: Zandy.

 

Zandile: Ja, ja, ja, whatever, I would have said yes.

 

Princess: Great friend you are

 

Zandile gives her the W with her fingers.

 

Candy: … confession, Steve asked me too.

 

Natalie: What? Did anyone actually participate in class today, or was that just me?

 

Zandile: … double confession, just you Natalie, I got Mpho to ask me.

 

Delia: But you were all up at me over Ronnie!

 

Zandile: Nah, just jealous, I was hoping for Ronnie, now I’m glad I worked it with Mpho.

 

Delia: You are something else girl.

 

Zandile: Something fabulously “else” Dee, absolutely.

 

Natalie: Can we get back to Princess here?

 

Delia: Yes, you’re right, what do you say Princess, will you chat to Jakes?

 

Princess: Ok, but only for you guys, not for his sorry self. I’m still so angry though. What am I going to do?

 

Delia: You’re going to warm up to this song and then: Let it go!

 

 

SONG: Let it go

Let It Go

Idina Menzel

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen.
A kingdom of isolation,
and it looks like I'm the Queen
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn't keep it in;
Heaven knows I've tried

Don't let them in,
don't let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel,
don't let them know
Well now they know

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore

Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don't care
what they're going to say
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway

It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all

It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
I'm free!

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You'll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I'll stay
Let the storm rage on

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiralling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back, the past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the storm rage on

The cold never bothered me anyway!

 

Princess: Thanks for the song Delia. You’re right. I’m going to go and find Jakes now and sort this out, I doubt he’s actually doing anything in GHI anyway. Please don’t go solo to the dance girls, go and say yes. I’ll check you later.

 

She leaves and they are happy for her.

 

Delia: Yay! I’m so excited Ronnie asked me! I can’t wait now either. Laters.

 

She leaves and they are happy for her.

 

Zandile: Hmmm, I’m still jealous, do you think Delia would trade?

 

Natalie and Candy: Zandy!

 

Zandile: Ok, ok, I get it. I’m going to have to go and tell Mpho what he needs to wear to match my dress, or I know I will be devastated by whatever he chooses. Ciao you two.

 

Exit

 

Natalie: So Steve asked you?

 

Candy: Yes, I know, like shock to the system.

 

Natalie: No-one knows much about him, except that he loves his movies and is the quiet one in his group.

 

Candy: There’s nothing wrong with movies, that’s where we get most of our dancing inspiration from, remember? And I could do with a quiet guy, Jim has been pestering me again. If I say yes to Steve, then maybe the ex will realise he’s an ex.

 

Natalie: So you are going to use Steve?

 

Candy: I don’t know. Something in me just says I need to say yes to Steve. I don’t know why, it was like another voice was inside my head and speaking to me when he asked me, it was weird. Besides, if it helps with the Jim problem, then I think that’s great!

 

Natalie: Ok, so long as you know that you could be getting yourself into a lot of trouble if he ever finds out you had ulterior motives.

 

Candy: I doubt he will, besides, it’s only one dance, and we’ll be performing on stage too, so it won’t be a long evening with him.

 

Natalie: True. I guess it’s something you can be proud of, that two guys want to be with you; I haven’t even been looked at by anyone, like ever.

 

Candy: Don’t be so hard on yourself. I’m sure there is an amazing guy out there who is just perfect for you.

 

Natalie: Maybe, goodness knows I’ve been praying long enough. Maybe, one day, God will hear me.

 

Candy: I’m sure He has already and wonderful times are on the way for you. I love you to bits, you’re my bestie, you have been since grade 1. I know you are awesome and one day someone worthy will realise it too.

 

Natalie: Thanks Candy. They hug

 

Mike: FREEZE!

 

Bob: Not again! Mike, we’re gonna get into serious trouble for all these freeze frames, you know this ain’t the movies. You’re already on probation.

 

Mike: I am serving, God wants servants. Did you hear her? She said she’s been praying.

 

Fred: Yes, I did.

 

Mike: So why isn’t she on our task list for this mission?

 

Bob: I think one mission at a time is plenty for us. Candy hasn’t even said yes yet, and now it sounds like she is using poor Steve and we can’t even say anything about it! It will break his stammering heart. Why did he have to choose this one, he should have chosen the other one.

 

Mike: God doesn’t get it wrong. The orders were definitely Steve and Candy. We aren’t authorised to change who he is meant to be with. I know I’m not the best angel in the flock, but I know enough not to mess with God’s plan.

 

Bob: It is not a flock, it’s a choir or flight.

 

Mike: Well, I ain’t a singer or a bird, so I’ll just host the flock option for now.

 

Bob: Oi vey.

 

Fred: So, captain, are we going to add Mission Natalie to the assignment.

 

Mike: Absolutely.

 

Bob: And if that isn’t God’s plan?

 

Fred: Then she will have a lovely evening and move on.

 

Bob: Ok, but I’m not signing off on her prayer request being granted, that’s for sure.

 

FREEZE ENDS

 

Mike: Ah, look at that, perfect timing, Steve with a mate walking in the door. What do you say to that Bob?

 

Bob: I say I am not signing off Natalie’s prayer request.

 

Mike: Fair enough.

 

Ray walks in followed by Steve

 

MIKE FREEZES AGAIN – Bob: (klupping him) Stop it!

 

Mike: (ignoring her) Steve, welcome back.

 

Steve: Hi Mike. Why’s Bob so bleak?

 

Mike: Because I’m not supposed to freeze time and we’ll probably get in trouble – again. Why are you so bleak?

 

Steve: Candy didn’t say yes.

 

Bob: Maybe that’s ok, maybe you deserve better.

 

Steve looks confused, Mike gestures to Bob to keep quiet

 

Mike: Maybe she will. You know, I’m guessing she will.

 

Steve: I don’t want to know anymore, waiting sucks. Why have you frozen time, to make the wait longer and more painful?

 

Mike: No, no, no. We’d like you to get Ray to ask Natalie to the dance.

 

Steve: But he doesn’t like her.

 

Mike: Yet. He doesn’t like her yet, you never know, they may work together.

 

Steve: No, I really don’t think they will. He’s the polar opposite of the top student in the school.

 

Mike: Would you try anyway?

 

Steve: Whatever, you’re the angels, sure. You may need to bring in background music for them though, because I don’t see how else Natalie would possibly say yes.

 

Mike: Done! Angels to the ready. Ray needs to take a chance on Natalie, let’s help them along.

 

FREEZE ends. Steve, pulls back Ray before he gets reaches the girls.

 

Steve: Hey Ray.

 

Ray: Yeah?

 

Steve: Do you have a date for the dance?

 

Ray: Nah, you know I don’t go with school chicks, they bore me, I like the Varsity College girls, they are way better at getting me into clubs.

 

Steve: Well, I need a favour then.

 

Ray: Sure, anything bud.

 

Steve: If Candy says yes to going with me…

 

Ray: Hold up! You’re asking her? Finally, after all these years? Awesome!

 

Steve: Correction, I already asked her and she hasn’t given me an answer yet.

 

Ray: Aw, sorry dude. It’s ok. We can go to Boardwalk and watch the latest release.

 

Steve: Um, well, I kinda have it on good authority that she will say yes…

 

Ray: You chatting to girls now?

 

Steve: No, well, one of them is a girl, or lady, or, I don’t know. Just trust me ok.

 

Ray: You’re weirding me out here dude.

 

Steve: Welcome to my world.

 

Ray: Huh?

 

Steve: Never mind, you don’t need to know the details, but if she says yes, will you ask Natalie, her friend to go with you, so Candy doesn’t feel bad?

 

Ray: (pointing to Natalie) Her?

 

Steve: Yes, her.

 

Ray: Steve, Steve, Steve, you know I don’t do conversation.

 

Steve: For me? Please.

 

Ray: Ok, if Candy is a yes, I’ll try and ask… no guarantees though, I may not be able to lie so well.

 

Steve: Perfect!

 

Ray: Hi girls sorry to interrupt your rehearsal, but sir says that our grade all need to go to the hall for starting to set up for the dance.

 

Natalie & Candy: Oh, ok, we’re just finishing up.

 

Steve: Uh, Candy?

 

Candy: Yes?

 

Steve: I know you said you’d tell me at break, but I have to go through to ma’am’s class for bunking registration. So I won’t see you.

 

Candy: Oh, right. Well, it’s cool, I’ll go with you.

 

Steve: Sorry?

 

Candy, smiling: I’ll go to the dance with you. All good.

 

Steve looks at Ray, Ray looks at Steve, The Angels look at the legion and they sing:

 

 

SONG: Take a chance on me

     
 

"Take A Chance On Me”

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(That's all I ask of you honey)
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we're together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
'Cos you know I've got
So much that I wanna do, when I dream I'm alone with you
It's magic
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know
That I can't let go

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(Come on, give me a break will you?)
Take a chance on me
Oh you can take your time baby, I'm in no hurry, know I'm gonna get you
You don't wanna hurt me, baby don't worry, I ain't gonna let you
Let me tell you now
My love is strong enough to last when things are rough
It's magic
You say that I waste my time but I can't get you off my mind
No I can't let go
'Cos I love you so

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa ba-ba
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me

 

Ray: Natalie?

 

Natalie: Yes, Ray?

 

Ray: I know this might sound a bit weird, and I’m not even sure where these words are coming from, but, would you take a chance on me and go with me to the dance?

 

Natalie: Well, that is not exactly how I dreamed I would get my first request, but as weird as it is, that was exactly the song playing in my head. . .

 

Ray: Me too! So is that a yes then?

 

Natalie: Yes, but I really don’t know what just happened here.

 

Ray: Me neither, but at least the four of us are sorted for the dance. Now we had better get to sir or he’ll stick us all in detention.

 

Girls pick up their bags

 

Steve: It’s started raining outside, so GHI was cancelled. Leave your bags here if you don’t want them to get wet in the rain.

 

Candy: Thanks Steve.

 

They all leave, Steve is super excited.

 

Mike: Yehaaa! Mission accomplished. Angels, let’s hear it for the boy!

 

SONG: Let’s hear it for the boy!

Let’s Hear It for the Boy

My baby he don't talk sweet
He ain't got much to say
But he loves me, loves me, loves me
I know that he loves me anyway

And maybe he don't dress fine
But I don't really mind
Because every time he pulls me near
I just want to cheer

Let's hear it for the boy
Let's give the boy a hand
Let's hear it for my baby
You know you go to understand

Whoa, maybe he's no Romeo
But he's my lovin' one-man show
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Let's hear it for the boy

My baby may not be rich
He's watchin' every dime
But he loves me, loves me, loves
We always have a real good time

And maybe he sings off key
But that's alright by me
Because what he does he does so well
Makes me wanna yell

Let's hear it for the boy
Let's give the boy a hand
Let's hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand

Maybe he's no Romeo
But he's my lovin' one man show
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Let's hear it for the boy

'Cause every time he pulls me near
I just wanna cheer

Let's hear it for the boy
Let's give the boy a hand
Let's hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand

Maybe he's no Romeo
But he's my lovin' one man show
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Let's hear it for the boy (Let's hear it for the boy)
Let's hear it for my man (Let's hear it for my baby)
Let's hear it for my baby (Let's hear it for the boy)

Let's hear it for my man
(Let's hear it for the boy)
(Let's hear it for my babe)
Let's hear it for my man

 

On the floor area in front of the steps. All the guys.

 

Ronnie: What’s gotten into you Steve, you haven’t stopped smiling since you walked back from the dance room.

 

Ray: He’s finally made progress and said two words to Candy!

 

Ronnie: No way, work with my mind here: which two words?

 

Steve: Ay Ronnie, that’s my date you are talking about.

 

Ronnie: Well then?

 

Ray: Will you go to the dance with me?

 

Ronnie: But that’s eight words?

 

Ray: And I thought I was the dumbest in the school. It’s a cliché Ronnie. A cliché.

 

Ronnie: What’s that?

 

Steve: Never mind Ronnie, you’ll read all about it in the English Memo.

 

Ronnie: Cool.

 

Mpho and Jakes walk in

 

Jakes: What’s up?

 

Ronnie: Steve finally spoke to Candy and they are going to the dance together.

 

Ray: Yip, the pigs are flying.

 

Ronnie: Where? Where? I wanna take a photo to show my mom, she always says I can only do things when the pigs fly.

 

Ray: Dude! Naught!

 

Jakes: That’s great Steve, well done. Turns out Princess really does love me. She chatted to me in GHI and I told her to trust me that the WatsApp miscommunication was not to another girl, even if it looked like it.

 

Ray: She believed you? Wow, that’s unexpected. I thought it was overs for you two after her messages last night.

 

Jakes: Me too. But I’m glad it’s not, because I have spent a three months’ pocket money savings to buy her an authentic original Gcina designed bracelet. I can’t wait to give it to her.

 

Mpho: You charmer you. What next; an engagement ring?

 

Jakes: Is it bad if that thought has crossed my mind?

 

Mpho: I have no idea, but it isn’t crossing my mind after Zandile gave me the outfit instructions for what she wants me to wear to the dance, right down to the colour of the socks she thinks would match her nails. Seriously? Socks and nails? I can’t do that for life, it’d be like a jail for life.

 

Jakes: Maybe you two will wear down each other’s edges.

 

Mpho: I’d like to see her wear down the length of her nails, that’s what I’d like to see right now.

 

Ronnie: I’m totally glad I asked Delia to go with me, no way I’d put up with Zandile. You are more of a man than I am Mpho, although the colour-coding might put an end to that.

 

He dodges a punch, they laugh together.

 

Jakes: What about you Ray? Are you going to the movies again this year?

 

Ray: No, I’m doing Steve a favour and playing wingman with Natalie for the evening.

 

Mpho: Natalie? But she’s set to be Dux!

 

Ray: So?

 

Mpho: Um, ja, no, sorry chom, I didn’t mean anything by that, you’ll have a great time. Looks like Steve is having a great time already.

 

Jakes: Yo, still such a smile Steve-o. So happy! Just like Gene Kelly!

 

Steve: Bring it on. It has been raining after all. You guys remember the lyrics don’t you? From the musical last year? Come on.

 

Ray: Is anyone watching?

 

Steve: Nope, it’s just us, come on … he starts the opening beat and coaxes them until they are all dancing and singing.

 

SONG: Singing in the rain

LYRICS: SINGING IN THE RAIN

Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo

Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo

Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo

Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo...

I'm singing in the rain

Just singing in the rain

What a glorious feelin'

I'm happy again

I'm laughing at clouds

So dark up above

The sun's in my heart

And I'm ready for love

Let the stormy clouds chase

Everyone from the place

Come on with the rain

I've a smile on my face

I walk down the lane

With a happy refrain

Just singin',

Singin' in the rain

Dancin' in the rain

Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah

Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah

I'm happy again!

I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain!

INTERVAL

 

 

ACT TWO

Curtains closed. Angels chilling.

 

PA: Knock knock

 

Fred: (thinking it’s Bob) Who’s there?

 

PA: An angel wondering why you lot are relaxing when there is work to be done!

 

Fred: An angel wondering why you lot are relaxing when there is work to be done who?

 

PA: Fred!

 

Fred: That doesn’t make sense.

 

Bob: Because it’s not a joke Fred, it’s God’s Personal Angel.

 

Fred: Oooops! Sorry lovely lady! Sorry! Um, no we’re not really relaxing, we are… we are… praying, yes, that’s it, we’re praying for tonight to go well, I think you are answering our prayers here.

 

PA: Not funny, Fred.

 

Fred:  I promise I’m not being funny, Angel. (forced whisper) Mike, this is your job!

 

Mike: Nah, I’m enjoying watching you getting all tied up too much.

 

Fred & PA: Mike!

 

Mike: Ok, ok, ok. Hello again, honey, thanks for checking in on us. All is on track. We’re just waiting to watch the dance unfold. Steve asked Candy, Candy said yes, and all is great. Love is in the air.

 

Bob: Except for a chap named Jim, remember?

 

Mike: SHHHHH!

 

PA: Jim? Miiiiike!

 

Mike: It’s nothing, he’s just Candy’s ex. Nothing to worry about, he’s completely out of the picture.

 

PA: You better hope so Mike. I will be checking in on you at the end of the evening and you better have good news.

 

Mike: Yes, ma’am. Way to go Bob, now they are going to be on our case all over again.

 

Bob: Am I the only one here who got the “honesty” trait that we are all supposed to have?

 

Mike: There’s honesty and knowing when to keep quiet, Bob. I suggest you get to know the difference. But for now, I feel like its angel time before the party starts and all the teens arrive. Let’s use this venue and party in angel-style, we gotta cut loose from all the pressure here boys. Bring it on angels!

 

Mike, Fred and Bob enjoy themselves as the SP performs Footloose.

 

Song: Footloose

"Footloose"
Been working so hard
I'm punching my card
Eight hours for what
Oh, tell me what I got

I've got this feeling
That times are holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town

Now I gotta cut loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Deep way down in your heart
You're burning yearning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try

You can fly if you'd only cut loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Oo-wee, Marie, shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo, come on, come on let's go
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Oooooooooh

(First) You've got to turn me around
(Second) And put your feet on the ground
(Third) Now take the hold of all

I'm turning it loose footloose,
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

(Footloose) footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut, everybody cut

Everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
(Everybody) everybody cut footloose

 

Instrumental of Footloose plays

 

Bob: Ok guys, they’re all arriving now.

 

Mike: Fantastic! This is all going to work out sharp, sharp; I can feel it in my bones!

 

All the school kids enter

 

Teacher 1: Welcome everyone to this year’s Grade 11 Fundraising dance. Well done to our grade 11s on the excellent décor. Everything looks fabulous.

 

Teacher 2: Remember to keep it clean you lot. We will both be making sure that no funny business is going on.

 

Ronnie: But ma’am, we have ordered clowns!

Response to the humour.

 

Teacher 2: Well then you phone them and cancel Mr van der Merwe.

(Awkward – learners amused – teachers are not)

 

Teacher 1: Yes, well, you all know how to behave.

Teacher 2: Food and beverages are available outside and please make sure the food stays there.

 

Teacher 1: I am sure everyone will. Ok everyone, to get the party started the grade 11s have put together a show for you, so please put your hands together for the School Dance Girls.

 

Dancing to Footloose

Cheers of appreciation – Steve had been watching in awe.

Dancers leave to go and put on their dance dresses.

 

Mike: Look at you!

 

Steve: Oh! You’re still here?

 

Mike: Yes, we’re not sure why; but yes, we are still here.

 

Bob: You know why?

Steve is confused

 

Mike: Remember that quiet we talked about, Bob, that would be now.

 

Bob storms off

 

Steve: What’s gotten into him?

 

Fred: A bit too much cloud-in-the-head, you know how it goes… blank look from Steve Nevermind. - So, how great was Candy in that dance?

 

Steve: expression changing Ah Mike. She was gorgeous. So gorgeous.

 

Mike: Indeed she was! Good choice my man, good choice. I’m guessing that my angels know exactly how you are feeling, let’s see if they have it right. Take it away angels.

 

SONG: I’ve got this feeling

I got this feeling inside my bones
It goes electric, wavey when I turn it on
And if you want it, inside your soul
Just open up your heart, let music take control

I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops, ooh
I can't take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally
Room on lock the way we rock it, so don't stop

And under the lights when everything goes
Nowhere to hide when I'm getting you close
When we move, well, you already know
So just imagine, just imagine, just imagine

Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance
Feeling good, good, creeping up on you
So just dance, dance, dance, come on
All those things I shouldn't do
But you dance, dance, dance
And ain't nobody leaving soon, so keep dancing

I can't stop the feeling
So just dance, dance, dance
I can't stop the feeling
So just dance, dance, dance, come on

Ooh, it's something magical
It's in the air, it's in my blood, it's rushing on
Don't need no reason, don't need control
I fly so high, no ceiling, when I'm in my zone

'Cause I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops, ooh
I can't take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally
Room on lock the way we rock it, so don't stop

And under the lights when everything goes
Nowhere to hide when I'm getting you close
When we move, well, you already know
So just imagine, just imagine, just imagine
Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance
Feeling good, good, creeping up on you
So just dance, dance, dance, come on
All those things I shouldn't do
But you dance, dance, dance
And ain't nobody leaving soon, so keep dancing

I can't stop the feeling
So just dance, dance, dance
I can't stop the feeling
So just dance, dance, dance
I can't stop the feeling
So just dance, dance, dance
I can't stop the feeling
So keep dancing, come on

I can't stop the, I can't stop the
I can't stop the, I can't stop the
I can't stop the feeling

Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance
(I can't stop the feeling)
Feeling good, good, creeping up on you
So just dance, dance, dance, come on
(I can't stop the feeling)
All those things I shouldn't do
But you dance, dance, dance
(I can't stop the feeling)
And ain't nobody leaving soon, so keep dancing

Everybody sing
(I can't stop the feeling)
Got this feeling in my body
(I can't stop the feeling)
Got this feeling in my body
(I can't stop the feeling)
Wanna see you move your body
(I can't stop the feeling)
Got this feeling in my body
Break it down
Got this feeling in my body
Can't stop the feeling
Got this feeling in my body, come on

 

Mike & Fred: Well?

 

Steve: That’s exactly how I feel. She just makes me wanna…

 

Fred: Woah! Stop there, we’re kinda the PG monitors around here for our younger angels.

 

Mike: Fred!

 

Fred: Just saying…

 

Mike: Quiet. That’s all you and Bob need to be.

 

Fred: Whatever.

 

Mike draws his fingertips together in the air to show him to close his mouth.

Candy and the dancers enter in their dance outfits. Steve is completely distracted.

 

Mike: Go on Steve, go on. Off you go, your lady is waiting.

 

Steve gets himself to go to Candy, the other guys have already gone to their girls. Jim and his crew enter very omninously.

 

Steve: Wow Candy, you look awesome. I mean, I thought you were awesome on stage too, but now you look super awesome.

 

Candy: Ah, thanks Steve, you don’t wash up too badly yourself.

 

Steve: Thanks… awkward silence… do you want to go and get something to drink?

 

Candy: No thanks, I had straight after dancing, it’s really dehydrating in the lights.

 

Steve: But I’m sure it’s worth it.

 

Candy: Absolutely. I really love dancing stage, when we get to show people how much we love the music and everyone can have fun with us. Did you enjoy the routine?

 

Steve: Absolutely, you girls totally out-danced Kevin Bacon.

 

Candy: Kevin Bacon – you know the original?

 

Steve: It’s my sister’s favourite. My mom loves Flashdance and Grease, the one with John Travolta, and my gran is a sucker for the old musicals. Like My Fair Lady, The King and I and, um, ok, so, don’t judge me, but The Sound of Music was also part of deal when I was growing up. My gran always told us she wanted to be Swiss thanks to that Musical.

 

Candy: Well, then I think I would get along well with your mom and gran, Steve… soft pause… If you have watched all of those Mr Zucherelli, then you must know how to dance.

 

Steve: No, um, I haven’t had lessons really, I wouldn’t make you look very good.

 

Candy: Well then, I shall do my best to make you look good, come on.

 

Mike gives Steve a shove and Steve and Candy end up on the dance floor

Dance routine around them.

 

Can you feel the love Tonight – Instrumental

 

Slow Dancing. Bob comes back and points out Jim and how he is watching the two and getting ready to fight with his mates.

 

Jim: Break it up Candy, break it up.

 

Steve: Who are you?

 

Candy: Jim! What are you doing here?

 

Jim: I’ve come to fetch what’s mine baby, so you better be leaving with me.

 

Steve: Candy? I don’t… What’s he talking about?

 

Candy: Jim, you can’t be here, it’s only a dance for school kids.

 

Jim: Where you go I go, and you know that baby.

 

Candy: I am not your baby!

 

Jim: I didn’t get that impression last night when you were WatsApping me.

 

Steve: Oh, I didn’t know. I thought that you - that we - might… I can’t believe this.

 

Fred: We have to do something Mike.

 

Mike: We can’t get involved, only Steve can see us and we’ll distract him which will make him look ridiculous.

 

Bob: I warned you Mike. Now what?

 

Mike: Just pray!

 

Candy: It’s not like that Steve. Jim, you know we are over.

 

Jim: Then why were you messaging me?

 

Candy: You said that you were down and I was reaching out as a friend.

 

Jim: We’ve been together too long for that, and you know it. You still want me.

 

Candy: I do not! Why can’t you get that into your thick head?

 

Jim: You insulting me in public? Do you need me to teach you a lesson?

 

Steve: Don’t you dare touch her!

 

Jim: And what you gonna do about it? Huh? Skinny?

 

Steve: Whatever I can.

 

Jim: Laughs Check this ou. Dude, butt out. She’s mine and it needs to stay that way.

 

Steve: Not if she doesn’t want to it doesn’t.

 

Jim: Well then, I’ll show you. Stage fight, all get involved. Teachers eventually break it up.

 

Teacher 2: That’s it everyone! This party is over! Clean up and clean out!

 

Teacher 1: Jim, you’re leaving first, the rest of you outside. NOW!

 

Everyone files out … except Candy sitting on the stair… singer sings and dancer dances on stage.

 

SONG: I could have danced all night LYRICS ADJUSTED

 

Home! Home! I couldn't head home!

My head's too light to try to set it down! Sleep! Sleep!

I couldn't sleep tonight.

Not for all the jewels in the crown!

I could have danced all night!

I could have danced all night!

And still have begged for more.

I could have spread my wings

And done a thousand things I've never done before.

I'll never know What made it so exciting;

Why all at once My heart took flight. I only know when he

Began to dance with me I could have danced,

danced, danced all night!

I could have danced all night!

I could have danced all night!

And still have begged for more.

I could have spread my wings

And done a thousand things I've never done before.

I'll never know What made it so exciting.

Why all at once my heart took flight.

I only know when he

Began to dance with me.

I could have danced, danced danced all night!

I could have danced all night,

I could have danced all night.

And still have begged for more.

I could have spread my wings,

And done a thousand things I've never done before.

I'll never know What made it so exciting.

Why all at once my heart took flight. I only know when he

Began to dance with me I could have danced, danced,

danced All night!

 

 

Dancer Exits. Steve enters

 

Steve: Candy?

 

Candy gets a fright

 

Steve: Sorry, I didn’t mean to disturb you.

 

Candy: Oh, no, I was just thinking…

 

Steve: About Jim I guess.

 

Candy: No –

 

Steve: Look, sorry Candy, but I don’t want to hear about it. The last couple of days of my life have been seriously strange and some people talked me into asking you out because I have been waiting for a long time to work up the courage to let you know that I really do think you are awesome, that I really do love you, that all I think about is you. I had you on such a pedestal, that I didn’t for a moment think that you would two-time anyone or play with a guy’s feelings like you did with mine tonight. I guess this really isn’t the movies and all the great stuff I saw in you was just my movie mind making up nonsense. I really thought you were better than what happened tonight. I’m sorry that Jim messed up everyone’s evening after all the hard work of putting it together, but maybe that’s what you had planned all along. Maybe I really did get you all wrong. I’m out of here Candy. Cheers.

 

Candy: No, Steve, I … (he’s left.)

 

Delia: Woah, Steve looks really mad. Did you break his heart even more?

 

Candy: No, I didn’t get a word in. I didn’t realise how strong a character he is… or that he loves me.

 

Delia: Come on, Candy, you can’t be serious? Have you been that blind? He’s loved you for years! He’s just not the kind of guy who takes advantage, and that’s all every other guy around here seems to do. Steve is a real gem Candy, I just wish you could have seen it sooner.

 

Candy: Me too.

 

Natalie: Hey you two. How’s it going in here?

 

Delia: Candy has had a rude awakening, Natalie. I think she’s realising what real love is and that it does not come in the form of Jim!

 

Natalie: Well that’s a relief. I told you it wasn’t a good idea when you first said you were killing two birds with one stone.

 

Candy: Yes, I know, but I didn’t expect to fall in love on the dance floor either. Guys, I’m so messed up inside, I don’t know how I am going to fix this.

 

Enter Zandile and Princess: Fix what?

 

Delia: Fix the new opinion Steve has of her.

 

Zandile: And why would you want to? You never liked him that much, it was always like he wasn’t worth your time.

 

Candy: It wasn’t that, I just never saw him for who he was, a guy with a gran who likes old musicals. I guy who says what he feels and doesn’t mess around. A guy who treats me with respect.

 

Princess: It’s a good feeling isn’t it? It’s how I feel with Jakes. It’s like all the pictures in my mind of what it is to be safe and looked after have come to life when I am with him.

 

Candy: Yes, that’s it exactly, Princess. When I was dancing with him, I felt safe. It was as if it was a fit made in heaven.

 

Zandile: Please girlfriend! The only fit made in heaven is the fit of my feet into brand new Jimmy Choos!

 

Princess: I think Candy is finally experiencing a different kind of passion, Zandy, one that isn’t so fake and materialistic.

 

Candy: I think so Princess, What a feeling!

 

SONG: What a feeling

"Flashdance... What A Feeling"
First when there's nothing
But a slow glowing dream
That your fear seems to hide
Deep inside your mind

All alone, I have cried
Silent tears full of pride
In a world made of steel
Made of stone

Well, I hear the music
Close my eyes, feel the rhythm
Wrap around, take a hold of my heart

What a feeling
Being's believing
I can have it all
Now I'm dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life

Now I hear the music
Close my eyes, I am rhythm
In a flash, it takes hold of my heart

What a feeling, being's believing
I can have it all
Now I'm dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
Now I'm dancing through my life

What a feeling

What a feeling (I am music now)
Being's believing (I am rhythm now)
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life

What a feeling (I can really have it all)
What a feeling
(Pictures come alive when I call)
I can have it all (I can really have it all)

Have it all (pictures come alive when I call)
(Call, call ,call, call, what a feeling)
I can have it all (being's believing)
Being's believing (take your passion)
(Make it happen) Make it happen
(What a feeling) What a feeling

 

Steve enters and watches, angels behind him.

 

The girls finish dancing and get a shock that he is there.

 

Steve: Um, sorry, I didn’t want to interrupt. The last bus is leaving just now, ma’am sent me to let you know.

 

Bob goes behind Candy and gives her a little push along to Steve.

 

Candy: Hey Steve?

She looks back at her girlfriends and they gesture her to carry on.

 

Steve: What?

 

Candy: Look, I’m sorry. (disbelieving expression from Steve) Seriously. I just really want to apologise for what I did to you. I was just trying to be friends with Jim last night and now I realise that it was wrong of me and I know I gave the wrong impression with my messages and what I did. I created a situation that didn’t have to happen and I messed up the evening for everyone. I’m just really sorry and…

 

Steve: I’m listening.

 

Candy: And … and I’m really glad that you asked me to the dance tonight. I honestly could have danced with you all night, I loved it so much.

 

Steve: What about Jim?

 

Candy: Honestly Steve, I promise you that I did end it with him and I’m sorry that I didn’t make him realise it sooner. I’m sorry Steve, I really am.

 

Steve: Thanks Candy, I’m glad you told me what you did; thanks. So, I guess I’ll see you around then?

 

Candy: Um, well, seeing as you confessed your feelings to me, my girlfriends made me realise something just now…

 

Steve: Oh, what was that?

 

Candy: I think it’s on my phone actually.

 

Steve: Your phone?

 

Candy: Yes, let me just… ah, there it is… I think your mom would like it too…

 

SONG: You’re the one that I want (other boys walk on during the song - dancing)

 

Grease – You're The One That I Want Lyrics

I got chills they're multiplying
And I'm losing control
Cause the power you're supplying
It's Electrifying!

You better shape up cause I need a man
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up, you better understand
To my heart I must be true(nothin left, nothin left for me to do)

You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
The one that I neeeeeed oh yes indee-ee-heed

If you're filled with affection
You're too shy to convey
Meditate in my direction
Feel your way

I better shape up, cause you need a man (I need a man)
Who can keep me satisfied
I better shape up, if I'm gonna prove (you better prove)
That my faith is justified
Are you sure? Yes I'm sure down deep inside

You're the one that I want (You are the one I want)oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
The one that I neeeeed oh yes indee-ee-heed

You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
The one that I neeeed oh yes indee-ee-heed

You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
The one that I neeeed oh yes indee-ee-heed

You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
You're the one that I want(You are the one I want) oh oh oh honey
The one that I neeeeeed oh yes indee-ee-heed

 

 

Ray: That’s awesome guys, finally!

 

Natalie: Yes, finally!

 

They look at each other.

 

Ray: That was weird again.

 

Natalie: Totally. It really doesn’t make me feel very comfortable, you know? How’s about we just stick to being their best friends and leave it at that.

 

Ray: I’m cool with that, I’m missing my University chicks.

 

Natalie: Oh really?

 

Ray: I can get away with more when I’m the youngest one around, and when I bunk school they don’t have lectures so they can go to the movies with me.

 

Steve: And this ain’t the movies, huh?

 

Ray: Correct!

 

Jakes: I’m cool with that, I still think Princess is way better than any movie.

 

Princess: Ahh, thanks Jakes, and I still just LOVE my Gcina bracelet! You’re such a darling! I think we go together just fine. How about you two, Zandile?

 

Zandile: Mpho? What do you reckon? Could you handle being as gorgeous as I can make you?

 

Mpho: You know, I think I would like a proper full evening to try it out and see, it seems that this evening was cut too short.

 

Candy: I’m sorry guys. I really am. I’ll make sure security gets Jim’s mugshot and that they never let him on the school premises again.

 

Ronnie: Well, if Steve doesn’t defend you, I will.

 

Delia: Hey, Romeo, Steve might be sorting you out if you carry on like that with his new girl.

 

Ronnie: Anything you wish my treasure.

 

Steve: Delia, I think you are the only one who has ever been able to keep Ronnie in line! His mom uses the “when pigs fly” line apparently, so feel free to join her if you need to.

 

Ronnie: Ah Steve, you’ve wounded me here dude, show some love!

 

Steve: Always Ronnie, always! Hey, we’re going to miss the bus if we don’t go together!

 

 

We go together

 

"We Go Together"
 

We go together
Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Remembered forever
As shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
That's the way it should be
Wah-oooh, yeah!

We're one of a kind
Like dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Our names are signed
Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy
Shooby doo-wop she-bop
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
We'll always be like one, wa-wa-wa-waaah

When we go out at night
And stars are shinin' bright
Up in the skies above
Or at the high school dance
Where you can find romance
Maybe it might be love
 

Enter leagues of Angels


Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
Dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy
Shoo-be doo-wop she-bop
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yippity dip de doom

Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
Dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy
Shoo-be doo-wop she-bop
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yippity dip de doom
Wop ba-ba lu-mop and wop bam boom!

We're for each other
Like a wop ba-ba lu-bop and wop bam boom
Just like my brother is
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yippity dip de doom
Chang chang chanitty chang sha-bop
We'll always be together
Wha oooh, yeah!
We'll always be together (Chang chang chanitty chang sha-bop) [x13]

 

Everyone dances and exits… and bows…

Last to bow – angels…

 

PA with microphone at the front: Mike!

 

Still bowing and dancing

 

PA: Miiiike! (in a nice way)

 

Mike: Yes, my love?

 

PA: Well done. God says you can keep your wings.

 

Mike: Nice! I want to try some Spanish Dancing classes.

 

PA: Well then, I suggest that you do that up in the clouds this time.

 

PA & MIKE final bow together.


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