Monday, May 11, 2015

Monologue Mania Day #453 That Should Have Been My Part! by Janet S. Tiger May 11, 2015

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Monologue Mania Day #453 That Should Have Been My Part! by Janet S. Tiger  May 11, 2015
    This is really a VERY rough song without music yet, for a musical in my brain.  The musical would be about - what else?- the theater!  Thanks for being here for the first draft.

                                 That Should Have Been My Part!
                             A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved  2015                                                                             

           (Young woman comes onstage, she is very upset, whirling around in anguish.  She points.)

       Spoken you see her......she's doing what I should be doing.....because....

That's My Part!
Did you hear me world?  I'm telling you.....THAT'S MY PART!
I'm perfect for it!
 I rehearsed for weeks......
And I knew every word

That's the part I should have had....
If the director had been smarter....
If I didn't that zit
If the moon had been rising....
If I'd bought those bigger tits
That's where I should be now
On that stage in the spotlight
Instead of third row
In the back, with my boss' kids in tow
While everyone is looking at……. someone else…..

I should have been up there
With all eyes upon ME!
It should have been the show
Everybody had to see
If only......If only.....
I hadn't missed that line
If my make-up had been divine!
Instead of......okay

If only I'd been able
         to remember that unstable
Stagehand's name......
Perhaps he would not
Have had to drop
That rope upon the stage
When my big moment came to rage....
Oh, it should have been MY part.....
My part....oh, it should have part...
         (She turns to leave, stops, looks back and leans over to whisper)
If I only.....I wish I never ever had to.....fart....

         (She exits to the finale of the song)

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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