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JANE MALLETT: Welcome to the rededication of MY theatre... Well, it's not MINE, exactly, but it does have my name on it! Regrettably, I've never even performed here...until tonight...in spirit. (Vamp starts.) So sit back and watch the newly formed Echo Theatre Company do what I did for 60 years: Make you laugh!

With Drive q=200

 

JANE MALLETT

    

Keep - 'em

        

    

  

open vamp

 

            

        

Make - 'em

              

   bel - low,

                         

laugh - in'

8

Music and Lyrics by

KONRAD PLUTA and HARRY LEWIS

                                                                   

Introduction

4

COMEDY 101

'til they're

  

        

         "We

sore.

            

       

 want

                  

 more!"

         

   

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     

 


"COMEDY 101"

2

          

     

12

Get those gig - gles

17

     

not

a

ru

-

 mour

             

   

plause!

     

       

     

sense of





hu

-

mour

       



   

of

hu - mour

 

     

    

ap

      

  

-

      

         

has cer - tain

the

       

It's

  

gar - ners

  

    

Each kind

  

  

                             

        

  

20

 

and guf - faws!

                              

 

rules,

 

     

   

                    

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"COMEDY 101" 25

  

lis - ten

   

            

34

for play - ing

ev

- 'ry

  

 

-

 

and

get the

tools

                        

    

    

thing

from

   

roy -

   

  

 

 

 al

-

ty

to

 

 

 

JANE MALLETT: Comedy of Manners!

  fools!

                      

 



 

close - ly

                            

29

  

  

 

      

3

  

                       

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"COMEDY 101"

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ACTOR(S) SING THE FOLLOWING IN A STUFFY BRITISH ACCENT:

Comedy of Manners

41

kept.

 

q=176

 

The speech is

 

  

po - lished,

  

De - co - rum's

                           

 

4

Daintily in a Classical Fashion

  

  

The peo - ple,

snob - bish,

          

main - ly

in -

                                

 

 

45

ept!

 





The jokes are

 

  





sub - tle,

 

  



   



  



the



plot

is

  



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"COMEDY 101" 49

5

  

 

droll.

  53

The



  

all

a

 56

  

    

co - me - dy

in

is



the wit,



it's

             

 



    

 

-

bout

con

 

 -

 

    

trol.

  

       



temp - ted

to

   

         

    

   

if.... you're...

  

  

 

So...

espress.

 

  punch

 

    a

line,

           

      

  

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"COMEDY 101" 59

  

 

 

62

6

please

re - con -

si

  

 -

der,

in - stead

            

  cline

  

to

toss

 a -

  

  

65

quip

  

in -

 

way

each

              

     

as

if

it's

day

                  



 

 3  3         3  3    

                    

             



       -

old

          

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"COMEDY 101" 68

 

 



7 Dramatic Excerpt

 

wine!

   

      

         etc...

ACTORS PERFORM A VERY SHORT EXCERPT FROM AN OSCAR WILDE OR NOEL COWARD PLAY

70



Musical segue to next section.

JANE MALLETT: Romantic Comedy!

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"COMEDY 101"

8

A la Rachmaninoff

 q=104   

73

ACTOR(S) SING THE FOLLOWING IN A SIMPLE/SINCERE MANNER:

Romantic Comedy

76

one,

    

  

but plans for

  done!

  

  

to

be

as

 

                           



un - ion

                   

  

There's much ad

 -



ven - ture

                                        

 

soon come un

 

      

       

80

    

Two lov - ers hank - er

         mf    

   

   

  

-

  

 

and "Much A -

         

   

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"COMEDY 101" 84

9

  do,"

           L,H,

f

   

        

     88    

 

  

but

ev' - ry -

 

thing

  



  

R.H.

two!

    

93

  

 

        



 

mug - ging

   

 

 



   

            

through an - y



  

    

   

 

 

 

and by

 

no

 

means

 

 

             

    

    

scenes

   

or

   

  

an act

       

 

    



   

in - dulge in



 

   

 

  

    

arp.



 

So do not pos - ture

      

  

turns out all - right with - in

 

molto rubato

 

and you will

        

 

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10

appassionata with movement

 

pack

          

'em

in

like

en

  

  

L,H,

102

        

      

    

dines!

 

ter

     

- tained

    

    

     

  

      

     

    

-

Dramatic Excerpt

      

    

sar

 

 



    

-

 

  

 

          

     

     

 etc...

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

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11 Wryly 109

q=98

        

ACTOR(S) SING THE FOLLOWING:

  

 

It's con - tro - ver - sial

 



Satire

and some - what

  

 

 

 

 

                        prone the fun - ny - bone! It deals with      to bump and pric - kle     5             

111

 

114

 

   to - pics

 

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

  5     

  

 

 

 

   

that most a - void,

       

   

 

but pack - aged oh, so cle - ver - ly that

  

        

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  no



one

gets

 

  

  

119

 

an - noyed!

    

larm,

 

 

121

 



 molto rit.

one

 

    

         molto rit.     

and you will hit

quite

cer - tain

per

-

so

    



-

 



with

de

your mark

na

       



   

  

you don't a -

 

   

  

be

 

      

To

find

arm

 

 

that

will

  

 -

 dis -

  

   

vas - ta - ting

         

   



117

12

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13

Dramatic Excerpt

  charm!



  

 

126



Musical segue to next section.

etc...

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14 Over-the-Top 129

ACTORS SING THE FOLLOWING IN A HISTRIONIC (NOT OPERATIC) MANNER:

132

 

q=64 - 108

 

The he - ro's

 

 

136

  

      

  

 

                    3

no - ble,

 

3

3

3

        

  

   

   

sub - tle,

  

    

the vil - lain's...

                          

It's hard - ly

BAD!

   

   

  

       



and of - ten

   3 3 3 3                                    

          

vio - lent

sad;

is

    



  

The plot

Melodrama

  

   

 

   

   it's

   

an

       

as -

  

       

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  

140

sault!

    

  

 

   -

  



145

 

  

      



So

if

you

find

it

hu - mour - ous, it's

   

  

 

    

'bly

by

de

 

 

 

     

   

-



mu - sic

to

  

  

    

  

fault!

   

    

  

  

There's

  

     

lots

 

 

 

 

    

   

 

     

  



  

 

  

143

pro

of

un - der - score

 

  

  

 

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 


"COMEDY 101" 148

 

the

 

   

   

16

 

broad e - mo

-

tions

 

   

  plore.

  

155



  

               

ti

  

 

So when in

               

you

                            

151



   



 

 

   

 -

-

-

cu

-

-

              

 

 

   -

doubt,

e

-

    

  will ex -

       

mote,

ges

    

late

and

  

-

 



  

     

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 


"COMEDY 101" 157

17 Dramatic Excerpt

 

ROAR!

  3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3           

          

 

          

  

 etc...

    

ACTORS PERFORM A MELODRAMATIC EXCERPT

160



Musical segue to next section.

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164

ACTOR(S) SING THE FOLLOWING IN A LIGHT-HEARTED MANNER:

  

Slapstick and Farce

167

q=126

 

 

The hap - less



a

hope

 

  

 -

less

bit

    

ab -

he -

ro's

 

 

 3    3  3  3           

nerd!

 

 

 

3 3 3            3                                   

     

 

a

   

  3    3                     

  3            

170

The si - tu - a - tions



     

     

surd.

18

With Jocularity

 

There's lots of

 

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19

   

mix - ups

     

176



179

but

in

  

  takes

 

  a

-



 

 

way

the

prize!

   

  

 

ten

he

tri

 -

umphs

       

 pies,

                

        

     

-



           

 

 

end

 

          

of

     

   the

and

 

 

      

     

s.

is gl

                             

  and

he

     

 

      

    

     

     

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20

    

     

 

The co - mic se - cret:

        

         

     

       



187

    

tru - ly

 sin -

    

  

  help

  

  

      

   

cere.

190

He must ap - pear

 

   

to

have

some

pad

    

 

to be in earn - est,



  

  

And

would

it

                -

ding

3  3          3 3                     

  

 

 

 

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Dramatic Excerpt

 

for

his

rear!

3  3                   3

3

       

 

     etc...

  

 

 

 

 

THE ACTORS PERFORM A SHORT SCENE IN THE STYLE OF FEYDEAU

196



Musical segue to next section.

JANE MALLETT: Burlesque!

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ACTOR(S) SING THE FOLLOWING RAUCOUSLY:

 

203

swung iq

  

 

With - out pre - ten - sion

Burlesque

q=88

     



 

hoke,

     



      

                     



   

star - tle

             3  3  3  3                                               

207

 

joke!

3

3

3

3

                          3 3 3 3             

       

No

one

is

3

      3        

3

and filled with

     

it's meant to

and THAT's the

              

    nat - 'ral, 3

3

3

3

3

                                       3  3 3 3 3 3                                   

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23

    

they're o - ver

           

  

214

   

 

  

217

  

 

 

 

3               3                

 

their traits can

be

our

                 

          

un

             

   

 own!

                           

Stripper Tempo

 

   

Which makes us see,

                    

To do it

  

 

blown.

         

flin - ching - ly,

 

3

 

    

allargando 3

3

 

    

3

3

 

    

3

3

 

  

3

                             

AN ACTOR HOLDS OUT A CYMBAL FROM OFF-STAGE AND HITS TWO AND FOUR

  

     

                          

jus - tice,

       

you must ex - pose

 3   3   3    3           

 

 

 

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24

221

  

more than the

              

 

      

225

 

bo - dy

         

 

   

 

   

 

          

228

     

 

clothes.

 

3 

 

        

  

will

be - come

 

 

3

 

   

 

bra - vis - si - mos!

                                                      

   

SPOKEN "One more time!"

3              

3              

be neath the

  

 

             

And the cat - calls

         

  

   And the

 3         

             3

cat - calls

 will

 be -

                           

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   

231

  

come bra - vis - si mos!

                               

             

 

 



  

          





etc...

        



THE ACTORS PERFORM A SHORT EXCERPT FROM A MAE WEST ROUTINE

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 

240

244

  

If

 a

 

it's

    

a

   

   

clas - sic

or

   

     

 

play by

                   



JANE MALLETT

      

                                    

237

Ending

THE ACTORS WALK OUT AND PORTRAY ALL THE VIGNETTES SILENTLY AS JANE SINGS

A Tempo

         

         



Al - bee

                  

   or

                            

 

a - vant - garde,

                            

   

Eng - land's

                 

                     Bard,

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     

248

252

what

the

ac

    



 

as

he

 



 

 

 

re - mem - ber

     

lay

 gasp

    

-

  

      

-

ing,

al

-

  

  

ea -

sy,

tor

said,

        

     

  

 

      

   

    

      

most

dead,

  

  

  

      

 

 

 

Slowly D..y....i....n.......g

256

ACTOR

    

"Dy - ing's



 molto rall...

 

 

     

play - ing

co

     

dy

is

  

 

 

 

 

-

me

-

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A Tempo

  hard!"

    

264



       

  

It's

268

  

    

   

  

hard

 It's

              

   

  

                        

  

            

      

ALL ACTORS SING "IT'S HARD" IN A ROUND

      

  

   

       

    

hhh............

   

      

  

  

      

                             

HE DIES

      

   

             

      

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  

   

29



     

 

273



Cle - ver,

     



        

    

 

        

  

court - ly,

     

  

 



       

     

court - ly,

Cle - ver,

   

   

  

cun - ning,

     

  



cun - ning,

    

         

  

 

 

    

 

 

    

cor - ny,



cor - ny,

     

    

   

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         

 

277

cra - zy,

   

  



   

  

co - me - dy!

 



co - me - dy!



 

co - me - dy!

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

curv - ey,

       

   

    

 

   

 

   

 

 

      

      



   

         

    



  

           

cra - zy,

  

280

   

  



   

       



 

curv - ey,

  

 

 

    

 

    

 

 

 

    

 

    

    

      

    

 

    

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 

 



JANE MALLETT: It's great to be back!

 

   

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