Shakespeare Rocks

Upper School Production 2018
Shakespeare Rocks

 

 

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Track 3:                                 Will’s Wonderful Words

 

All:                     Will's wonderful words really have to be heard
Make a very cool language
When you understand it
You'll be a fan, he's the man – William

 

Minstrels:          Yo!

Minstrel 1:         We'll tell you 'bout the man, we call him Will-e-am

Minstrel 2:         He wrote the greatest plays and poems in Ing-ger-land!

Minstrel 3:         He was a serious, literate genius

Minstrel 4:         Gave innovation, inspiration to all of us!

 

All:                     William Shakespeare, bard of Warwickshire
Had a big showbiz career
William Shakespeare gets you right here
Make you smile or shed a tear

 

All:                     Will's wonderful words really have to be heard
Make a very cool language
When you understand it
You'll be a fan, he's the man – William

 

Minstrels:          Yeah!

Minstrel 1:         Born by the Avon, performed in London

Minstrel 2:         Knew Queen Elizabeth and King James the First

Minstrel 3:         He was a fly guy, his style will never die

Minstrel 4:         His stories will be told and retold in verse
 

All:                     William Shakespeare, bard of Warwickshire
Was amazing when he appeared
William Shakespeare gets you right here

 

All:                     Though we're not quite sure of the beard!
 

All:                     Will's wonderful words really have to be heard
Make a very cool language
When you understand it
You'll be a fan, he's the man – William

 

All:                     Will's wonderful words really have to be heard
Make a very cool language
When you understand it
You'll be a fan, he's the man – William

 

All:                     W-I-L-L, Will Shakespeare

W-I-L-L, Will Shakespeare

Shake his hand, he's the man – William
 

W-I-L-L, Will Shakespeare

W-I-L-L, Will Shakespeare

Shake his hand, he's the man – William

William!

 

Minstrels:          Word!

 

Track 7:                                      No Girls Allowed

 

Nic:                    (Spoken) This one’s for all the brothers,

Training to be sisters

Kick it!  Uh, uh, yeh!

 

Burbage:            All the boys go ho!

All:                     Ho!

Nic:                    Like a lady go oo-oo!

All:                     Oo-oo!

 

Hot wax your legs, ow!

Stick out your chest, huh!

Put on a dress, even though you’re a guy

 

Adjust your hair, check it’s all there

No-one would guess, you’re a man in disguise

 

Give it all, you have got

It’s a job that can pay a lot

 

On the stage across the land

Every woman is a man

There are no girls allowed, no girls allowed

It’s a crazy lady ban

Though we’ll never understand

There are no girls allowed, no girls allow-owed

 

Burbage:            So all the boys go ho!

All:                     Ho!

Nic:                    Like a lady go oo-oo!

All:                     Oo-oo!

 

Cash in your hand, it’s just an act

That’s where you stand, show your feminine side

Real ladies love, someone in touch

And man enough, to play a girl with pride

Give them what, they all want

Grow your locks and you can’t go wrong

 

On the stage across the land

Every woman is a man

There are no girls allowed, no girls allowed

It’s a crazy lady ban

Though we’ll never understand

There are no girls allowed, no girls allow-owed

 

Burbage:            So all the boys go ho!

All:                     Ho!

Nic:                    Like a lady go oo-oo!

All:                     Oo-oo!

 

Burbage and

Nic:                    Everybody say yeh yeh!

 

All:                     Yeh! Yeh!

 

When your drama needs a dame

You know brother, it’s a shame there are

No girls allowed, that’s right!

No girls allowed, no girls allowed

 

It’s a crazy lady ban

Though we’ll never understand

There are no girls allowed, no girls allow-owed

So fellas be proud

‘Cause there are no girls allowed.

 

 

Track 10:                                   Show In The Globe

 

All:                     Dig it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha!

Hit it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha!

Work it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha!

Build it up!

 

By the Thames in London's heart

People gathering from worlds apart

Making friends, taking part

Feeling all the glamour, meeting the stars

 

Flooding in from every side

Don't you let the rising tide over your head

Get on up and shake a leg

 

We're gonna lay these wooden beams

We're gonna make this a theatre of dreams

We'll give it soul and rock 'n' roll

We're gonna get this show in the Globe

 

                          Ha! Hoo-ha!  Build it up!

See the queues behind the door

Can't we make a little room for more?

In the roof, the pit or floor

Everybody welcome, rich or poor

 

Theatre that's affordable

Just a penny for the Lord Chamberlain's men

Keep 'em coming back again

 

                          We're gonna lay these wooden beams

We're gonna make this a theatre of dreams

We'll give it soul and rock 'n' roll

We're gonna get this show in the Globe

Ha!  Hoo-ha!  Build it up!

 

                          Will's wonderful words

Have a place to be heard

Somewhere grand for the man

 

                          William! Woah!

He's the man! Woah! Shake a leg!

 

                          We're gonna lay these wooden beams

We're gonna make this a theatre of dreams

We'll give it soul and rock 'n' roll

We're gonna get this show in the Globe

 

 

Group 1:

Show in the Globe

Show in the Globe

Show in the Globe

 

Group 2:

Dig it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha! 

Hit it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha!  

Work it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha! 

Build it up!

 

 

All:                     Show in the Globe!

Ha!  Hoo-ha!  Whew!

 

Track 15:                                   Don't Mention Mac

 

All:                     Shh!

 

There's a name you mustn't name

And if you do you'll get the blame

When things happen to go bad

So if you please, don't mention Mac

 

Better you know right away

Than ruin our entire day

Could you show a little tact

And notice we don't mention Mac

 

Is this premonition, merely superstition?

Don't tempt fate, on this stage

One must say "The Scottish play" and

 

Leave it there, if you care

Don't discuss it anywhere

Keep that word under your hat and

Make sure you don't mention Mac

 

Woo!  Woo!

 

Biddily-boddily biddily-boddily

Be bop bop

 

Is this premonition, merely superstition?

Don't tempt fate, on this stage

One must say "The Scottish play" and

 

Leave it there, if you care

Don't discuss it anywhere

Keep that word under your hat

And make sure you don't mention Mac

 

Mac, Mac, mention Mac

No, no, no don't mention Mac

If you do just watch your back

Listen, dears - a little chat

While you're here don't mention Mac!

 

Track 18:                                  Romeos And Juliets

 

Juliet:                In a dream far from the fight

We both belong, as one tonight

We can see from either side

Their world is wrong, our love is right

Montagues and Capulets

Like me and you are everywhere

 

Both:                  There will be Romeos, and Juliets

In love against the flow, forever yet

Love they won’t be denied, and they will fight

To keep alive, for all time

 

Romeo:              Hate forbade us to be near

Yet still the stars have brought us here

Miles away across the years

So many hearts will face the fear

Montagues and Capulets like me and you are

 

All:                     Everywhere, ah, ah, ah

 

There will be Romeos, and Juliets

In love against the flow, forever yet

Love they won’t be denied, and they will fight

To keep alive, for all time

 

There will be Romeos and Juliets

And Heaven only knows they will be blessed

With a love they will hide, in all the lies to stay alive

‘Til their time

 

Juliet:                In a dream far from the fight

Romeo:              We both belong

Both:                  As one tonight.

 

 

Track 19:                               All The World's A Stage

 

All:                     Life won't always turn out as you like it

Life will sometimes be cruel to be kind

Whatever you believe

Wear your heart on your sleeve again

 

Yeh, yeh, yeh

 

Be great in act as you have been in thought

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none

The words you feel within

Are easy like the wind, my friend

 

Come and take your place, find your space

All the world's a stage

Face it every day, come what may

All the world's a stage

 

Oo, oo, oo

For me and you

 

All the men and women merely players

In a play that comes in seven parts

So there it is in writing

Everyone's a rising star

 

Come and take your place, find your space

All the world's a stage

Face it every day, come what may

All the world's a stage

Gonna tell ya

 

All of your wonderful words

Will have a place to be heard

All the boys and all the girls

Step on up and do your turn

 

Show the world

What a great cliché - all the world's a stage!

 

Track 23:                                  To Be Or Not To Be

 

All:                     To be a creator, putting pen to paper

Tragedy or caper, putting in the hours

 

Centuries later, millions of players

Nothing ever greater, you can share the power

 

Take it from the pages, take it to the stages

Take a little dream and make it true

Life is down to you

 

If you want to be or not to be

That's the question we finally need to answer

Livin' a soliloquy

Tell me, do you wanna be or not to be?

 

Think about to be or not to be

That's the mystery line that means you matter

Written in your history

Tell me, are you gonna be or not to be?

 

What are we defining?

Never stop trying, see the silver lining

All is well that ends well

 

Fight fire with fire

We can fly higher, we can inspire

We all have a tale to tell

 

Tell it on the pages, tell it through the ages

Tell them all your dreams and they'll come true

Life is down to you

 

If you want to be or not to be

That's the question we finally need to answer

Livin' a soliloquy

Tell me, do you wanna be or not to be?

 

Think about to be or not to be

That's the mystery line that means you matter

Written in your history

Tell me, are you gonna be or not to be?

 

Say hey nonny nonny  (Hey nonny nonny)

Yey yey yey  (Yey yey yey)

Ay ay ay (Ay ay ay)

Do ado ado  (Do ado ado)

 

Keep on imagining

We can do anything

 

If you want to be or not to be

That's the question we finally need to answer

Livin' a soliloquy

Tell me, do you wanna be or not to be?

 

Think about to be or not to be

That's the mystery line that means you matter

Written in your history

Tell me, are you gonna be or not to be?

 

Say hey nonny nonny  (Hey nonny nonny)

Yey yey yey  (Yey yey yey)

Ay ay ay (Ay ay ay)

Do ado ado  (Do ado ado)

 

Say hey nonny nonny  (Hey nonny nonny)

Yey yey yey  (Yey yey yey)

Ay ay ay (Ay ay ay)

Do ado ado  (Do ado ado)

 

If you want to be!

 

Track 24:           Bows/Curtain Calls (Show In The Globe Reprise)

 

(The italicised lyrics are included in case you do not have the space/facilities to enable your children to come to the centre of the stage to take individual bows.

Is this is the case, please sing from the beginning of the song.

If you DO have the space/facilities for individual/small group bows, the singing starts where the lyrics are bold.)

 

All:                     By the Thames in London's heart

People gathering from worlds apart

Making friends, taking part

Feeling all the glamour, meeting the stars

 

Flooding in from every side

Don't you let the rising tide over your head

Get on up and shake a leg

 

We're gonna lay these wooden beams

We're gonna make this a theatre of dreams

We'll give it soul and rock 'n' roll

We're gonna get this show in the Globe

 

                          Ha! Hoo-ha!  Build it up!

See the queues behind the door

Can't we make a little room for more?

In the roof, the pit or floor

Everybody welcome, rich or poor

 

Theatre that's affordable

Just a penny for the Lord Chamberlain's men

Keep 'em coming back again

 

We're gonna lay these wooden beams

We're gonna make this a theatre of dreams

We'll give it soul and rock 'n' roll

We're gonna get this show in the Globe

Ha!  Hoo-ha!  Build it up!

 

(If your children have taken individual/small group bows, now is the time for them to all spread out along the front of the stage to start singing.)

 

 

All:                     Will's wonderful words

Have a place to be heard

Somewhere grand for the man

 

William! Woah!

He's the man! Woah! Shake a leg!

 

We're gonna lay these wooden beams

We're gonna make this a theatre of dreams

We'll give it soul and rock 'n' roll

We're gonna get this show in the Globe

 

 

Group 1:

Show in the Globe

Show in the Globe

Show in the Globe

 

Group 2:

Dig it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha! 

Hit it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha!  

Work it!  Ha!  Hoo-ha! 

Build it up!

 

 

All:                     Show in the Globe!

Ha!  Hoo-ha!  Whew!