FINAL SPEAKEASY PERFORMANCES – Dance into the Light tonight, let Love have her way

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Tonight and tomorrow, 8pm

Final Performance Sunday, March 13, 3pm

Theater for the New City, 155 1st Avenue

Thank you to all, contributors, performers, production team, audiences, who have helped make this workshop production of Speakeasy possible.  May we all dance into the light:

Dance into the Light (demo recording)

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DANCE INTO THE LIGHT

 

CHET:

THE DANCEHALL IS BUSY

WITH LAUGHTER AND REPARTEE

ALL TABLES A TIZZY

SURROUNDING THE SMOOTH PARQUET

THEN WARM LIGHT BATHES THE OPEN ROUND

AND NO ONE MAKES A SOUND

 –

THE MUSIC STARTS PLAYING

A SWEET TUNE, A SUBTLE BEAT

THE PATRONS START SWAYING

AND SMILING AND TAPPING FEET

THEN DANCERS RISE TO TAKE THE FLOOR

WITH SOMEONE THEY ADORE

 –

One by one, couples start taking to the dance floor to dance.  Mostly opposite sex, but some same gender couples too.  They’re joined by John and Duchess as well as Jane and Julian.

 –

DANCE INTO THE LIGHT TONIGHT

LET LOVE HAVE HER WAY

FOR LOVE SHOWS YOUR HEART WHAT TO DO

JOIN IN THE ROMANCE AND DANCE

OF LOVERS AT PLAY

THE MUSIC IS CALLING TO YOU

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YOU’RE TOUCHING, YOU’RE DANCING

YOU’RE TURNING WITH SUPPLE GRACE

IT FEELS SO ENTRANCING

TO BURN IN THAT SHARED EMBRACE

THE WORLD OUTSIDE IS SMALL AND FAR

THIS DANCE IS ALL YOU ARE

 –

CHET AND ENSEMBLE:

DANCE INTO THE LIGHT TONIGHT

LET LOVE HAVE HER WAY

FOR LOVE SHOWS YOUR HEART WHAT TO DO

JOIN IN THE ROMANCE AND DANCE

OF LOVERS AT PLAY

THE MUSIC IS CALLING TO YOU

 –

The light starts dimming, getting warm and romantic.

 –

CHET:

KEEP LOVING, KEEP LIVING

KEEP LEARNING TO PLAY YOUR PART

FORGETTING, FORGIVING

THE ARROWS THAT STING YOUR HEART

MAY YOUR LOVE SONG BE ALWAYS TRUE

THE DANCE HALL WAITS FOR YOU

 –

The light is now at its dimmest. Yet Chet is bathed in a special halo, some of its glow spills over John and Jane respectively.

 –

DANCE INTO THE LIGHT

SO BRIGHT ALL HURT MELTS AWAY

WITH LOVE ALL EMBRACING AND TRUE

AWAKEN YOUR HEART

AND START IT SINGING TODAY

THE MUSIC IS CALLING TO YOU

THE MUSIC IS CALLING TO YOU

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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