Month: May 2012

Rehearsal Section 11 Songs and Notes

Ni Bikkuri

Oh Ni Bikkuri

Note:  Starred (*) sections are sung simultaneously/with overlap.

PITTI SING

For he’s going to marry Yum-Yum

CHORUS

Yum-Yum

PITTI SING

Your anger pray bury,

For all will be merry,

I think you had better succumb

CHORUS

Cumb, cumb

PITTI SING

And join our expressions of glee.

On this subject I pray you be dumb

CHORUS

Dumb, dumb

PITTI SING

You’ll find there are many who’ll wed for a penny

The word for your guidance is “Mum”

CHORUS

Mum, mum!

PITTI SING

There’re lots of good fish in the sea!

PITTI SING & CHORUS

On this subject we pray you be dumb, dumb ,dumb!

We think you had better succumb, cumb, cumb!

You’ll find there are many who’ll wed for a penny, who’ll wed for a penny,

There are lots of good fish in the sea!

There are lots of good fish in the sea!

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea!

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea, in the sea, in the sea, in the sea, in the sea!

KATISHA

The hour of gladness is dead and gone

In silent sadness I live alone

The hope I cheris’d all lifeless lies

And all has perishe’d, all has perish’d save love,

Which never dies, which never, never dies!

KATISHA (spoken/sing-song)

Oh faithless one, this insult you shall rue!

In vain for mercy on your knees you’ll sue.

I’ll tear the mask from your disguising!

NANKI (spoken)

Now comes the blow!

KATISHA (spoken)

Prepare yourself for news surprising!

NANKI (spoken)

How foil my foe?

KATISHA (spoken)

No minstrel he, despite bravado!

YUM YUM (spoken)

Ha! Ha! I know!

KATISHA (sing-song)

He is the son of your —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri, shak-kur-i to!

KATISHA (sing-song)

In vain you interrupt with this tornado

He is the only son of your

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

I’ll spoil –

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

Your gay gambado!

He is the son —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

Of your —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

The son of your —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to! O ya! O ya!

KATISHA

Ye torrents roar!

Ye tempests how!

Your wrath outpour

With angry growl!

Do ye your worst, my vengeance

Shall rise triumphant over all

ALL

We’ll hear no more, Ill omen’d owl

To joy we soar, despite your scowl

The echoes of our festival

Shall rise triumphant over all!

KATISHA

Prepare for woe, ye haughty lords

At once I go, Mikado wards!

ALL

Away you go, collect your hordes,

Proclaim your woe in dismal chords

YUM-YUM

We do not heed their dismal sound

NANKI POO

For joy reigns ev’ry where around

YUM-YUM

We do not heed their dismal sound

YUM YUM & NANKI POO

For joy reigns ev’ry where around

ALL

The echoes of our festival shall rise triumphant over all!

Shall rise triumuphant over all!

Shall rise triumphant,

Triumphant over all! Shall rise triumphant over all!

KATISHA

My wrongs with vengenace will be crown’d!

ALL

We do not heed their dismal sound, for joy reigns ev’ry where around!

We do not heed their dismal sound, for joy reigns ev’ry where around!

*KATISHA

My wrongs with vengeance will be crown’d! My wrongs with vengeance shall be crown’d!

*ALL

We do not heed their dismal sound, for joy reigns ev’ry where around!

Rehearsal Section 10 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Rehearsal Section 10

Dani

Natalie

Izzy

Evie

Ian

Gabe

Carlie

Beth

  • Oh Fool

Oh Fool!

Note:  Starred (*) sections are sung simultaneously/with overlap.

KATISHA

Oh fool that fleeest my hallow’d joys!

Oh blind, that seeest no equipoise!

Oh rash, that judgest from half the whole!

Oh base, that grudgest

Love’s lightest dole!

Thy heart unbind

Oh fool, oh blind!

Give me my place,

Oh rash, oh base!

Thy heart unbind,

Give me my place,

Oh fool, oh blind,

Oh rash, oh base!

Thy heart unbind,

Give me, give me my place

CHORUS

If she’s thy bride, restore her place

Oh fool, oh blind, oh rash, oh base!

KATISHA

Pink cheek, that rulest

Where wisdom serves!

Bright eye, that foilest

Heroic nerves;

Rose lip, that scornest,

Love laden years

Sweet tongue, that warnest,

Who rightly hears

Thy doom is nigh,

Pink cheek, bright eye!

Thy knell is rung,

Rose lip, sweet tongue!

Thy doom is nigh,

Thy knell is run,

Pink cheek, bright eye,

Rose lip, sweet tongue!

Thy doom is nigh,

Thy knell, thy knell is rung.

CHORUS

If true her tale,

Thy knell is rung,

Pink check, bright eye,

Rose-lip, sweet tongue

*CHORUS

If true her tale, thy knell is rung,

If true her tale, thy knell is rung

Thy knell is rung!

*KATISHA

Thy doom is nigh, thy knell is rung

Thy knell, thy knell is rung!

Rehearsal Section 22 Songs and Notes

  • Act II Finale

Act 2 Finale

PITTI – SING

For he’s gone and married Yum-Yum

CHORUS

Yum-Yum!

PITTI – SING

Your anger pray bury,

For all will be merry, I think you had better succub

CHORUS

Cumb-Cumb!

PITTI – SING

And join our expression of glee!

KO-KO

On this subject I pray you be dumb

CHORUS

Dumb-Dumb!

KO-KO

Your notions, though many,

Are not worth a penny,

The word for your guidance is “Mum”

CHORUS

Mum-Mum!

KO-KO

You’ve got a good bargain in me!

ALL

On this subject we pray you be dumb – Dumb-Dumb!

We think you had better succumb – Cumb-Cumb!

You’ll find there are many who’ll wed for a penny,

Who’ll wed for a penny, There are lots of good fish in the sea,

There are lots of good fish in the sea,

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea,

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea,

In the sea, in the sea, in the sea, in the sea!

NANKI – POOH

The threatened cloud has passed away

YUM-YUM
And fairly shines the dawning day;

NANKI – POOH

What tho’ the night my come too soon,

YUM-YUM

There’s years and years of afternoon!

ALL

Then let the throng our joy advance,

With laughing song, and merry dance,

Then let the throng our joy advance,

With laughing song, and merry dance,

With laughing song, and merry dance,

With laughing song,

With joyous shout,

With joyous shout and ringing cheer,

Inaugurate,

Inaugurate their new career!

With joyous shout and ringing cheer

With joyous, joyous shout!

With laughing song and merry dance,

With laughing song and merry dance.

With song and dance.

Rehearsal Section 6 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Section 6 rehearsal

Dani

Natalie


  • Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted

Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted, Both Singers

Yum Yum’s singing ONLY

NANKI POO

Were you not to ko-Ko plighted

I would say in tender tone,

“Love’d one, let us be united

Let us be each other’s own!”

I would merge all rank and station,

Worldly sneers are nought to us,

And to mark my admiration

I would fondly kiss you thus

NANKI POO/YUM YUM

(I/He) would fondly kiss (you/me) thus

YUM YUM

But as I’m engaged to Ko-Ko

To embrace you thus con fuoco

Would distinctly be no gioco

And for yam I should get toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

YUM YUM and NANKI

Toko

NANKI

So in spite of all temptation,

Such a theme I’ll not discuss

And on no consideration

Will I kiss you fondly thus

Will I kiss you fondly thus.

Let me make it clear to you,

This is what I’ll never do

This, oh, this, oh this, oh this

This is what I’ll never, never do!

YUM YUM & NANK

This, oh, this, oh, this, oh, this, this,

NANKI

Is what I’ll never do!

YUM YUM

He’ll never do!

NANKI

I’ll never do!

YUM YUM

He’ll never do!

NANKI

Oh this,

NANKI/YUM YUM

This is what (I’ll/he’ll) never do!

Rehearsal Section 4 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Section 4 Rehearsal:

Evie

Izzy

Dani


  • Three Little Maids

Three Little Maids

YUM YUM, PEEP BO , & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school are we,
Pert as a a school girl well can be
Fill’d to the brim with girlish glee,
Three little maids from school!

YUM YUM

Ev’ry thing is a source of fun! (chuckle/giggle)

PEEP BO

Nobody’s safe for we care for none! (chuckle/giggle)

PITTI SING

Life is a joke that’s just begun! (chuckle/giggle)

YUM YUM, PEEP BO, & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school
Three little maids who all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary
Freed from its genius tutelary
Three little maids from school,
Three little maids from school.

YUM YUM

One little maid is a bride, Yum-Yum

PEEP BO

Two little maids in attendance come

PITTI SING

Three little maids is the total sum

YUM YUM, PEEP BO, & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school.

YUM YUM

From three little maids take one away

PEEP BO

Two little maids remain, and they

PITTI SING

Won’t have to wait very long, they say

YUM YUM, PEEP BO, & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school!
Three little maids from school.
Three little maids who, all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary,
Freed from its genius tutelary,
Three little maids from school,
Three little maids from school!

Rehearsal Section 14 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

Note that this is a narrow rehearsal time, so be ready to rock-and-roll as soon as you arrive. We’ll plan on running through the song and dialogue w/o worry about choreography much, if at all.

People who need to come to Section 14 rehearsal:

Natalie

Bree

Dani


  • Here’s a How-de-do!

Here’s A How-De-Do!

YUM YUM

Here’s a how-de-do!

If I marry you, When your time has come to perish

Then the maiden whom you cherish

Must be slaughter’d too!

Here’s a how-de-do!

Here’s a how-de-do!

NANKI POO

Here’s a pretty mess!

In a month or less,

I must die without a wedding!

Let the bitter tears I’m shedding

Witness my distress,

Here’s a pretty mess!

Here’s a pretty mess!

KO-KO

Here’s a state of things!

To her life she clings! Matrimonial devotion

Doesn’t seem to suit her notion

Burial it brings!

Here’s a state of things!

Here’s a state of things!

NANKI POO & YUM YUM/KO-KO

With a passion that’s intense (I/you) worship and adore

But the laws of common sense we oughn’t to ignore

If what (he says/I say) is true

’tis death to marry you!

Here’s a pretty state of things!

Here’s a pretty how-de-do!

Here’s a pretty state of things, a pretty state of things!

YUM YUM

Here’s a how-de-do!

NANKI POO

Here’s a how-de-do!

KO-KO

Here’s a how-de-do!

NANKI POO & YUM YUM/KO-KO

For if what (he says/I say) is true, I cannot, cannot marry you!

Here’s a pretty pretty state of things!

*spoken*

Here’s a pretty how-de-do!

Rehearsal Section 3 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section 3 Songs and Notes:

People who need to attend Section 3 rehearsal

Izzy

Jesse

Bree

Natalie

Carlie

Evie

Ian

Gabe

Again, we’ll be working on choreography, so come ready to move about. We might duck back and work a little on Wandering Minstrel at bit as well. Pooh and Ko-Ko will either need to run through their dialogue in section three of their own accord or during this rehearsal – whatever they prefer.

Please rehearse songs + sections on your own that we have already covered. So in addition to listening to songs and reading through section 3 this week, you should still be working on section 1 as well. Sing the songs a lot! Any work ahead you want to do as well is great, but at a minimum, you should be working on these items.

  • Behold the Lord High Executioner

Lord High Executioner

Note: Starred (*) sections are sung simultaneously/with overlap.

CHORUS
Behold the Lord High Executioner
A personage of noble rank and title
A dignified and potent officer,
Whose functions are particularly vital
Defer, defer
To the Lord High Executioner!
Deder, defer
To the noble Lord, to the noble Lord, to the Lord High Executioner!

KOKO
Taken from the county jail
By a set of curious changes,
Liberated then on bail
On my own recognizances;
Wafted by a fav’ring gale
As one sometimes is in trances,
To a height that few can scale,
Save by long and weary dances;
Surely never had a male
Under such like circumstances
So adventurous a tale,
Which may rank with most romances,

*CHORUS
Taken from the county jail
Liberated then on bail
Surely never had a male
So adventurous a tale
Defer, defer
To the Lord High Executioner!
Defer, defer
To the noble Lord, to the noble Lord High Executioner!
Bow down, bow down
To the Lord High Executioner!
Defer, defer
To the noble noble Lord, the High Executioner!

*KOKO
Taken from the county jail
By a set of curious changes
Surely never had a male
So adventurous a tale.

  • I’ve Got A Little List

I’ve Got A Little List

KOKO
As someday it may happen that a victim must be found,
I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground
And who never would be miss’d who never would be miss’d!
There’s the pestilential niusances who write for autographs
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs
All children who are up in dates and flore you with’em flat
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that
And all third persons who on spoiling tête-a- têtes insist
They’d none of ’em be miss’d, they’d none of ’em be miss’d!

CHORUS
He’s got ’em on the list, he’s got ’em on the list;
And they’ll none of ’em be miss’d
They’ll none of ’em be miss’d!

KOKO
There’s the banjo serenader, and the others of his race
And the piano organist, I’ve got him on the list!
And the people who eat peppermint and puff it in your face,
They never would be miss’d, they never would be miss’d!
Then the idiot who praises with enthusisatic tone,
All centuries but this and ev’ry country but his own;
And the lady from the provinces who dresses like a guy
And who doesn’t think she dances but would rather like to try
And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist
I don’t think she’d be miss’d, I’m sure she’d not be miss’d!

CHORUS
He’s got her on the list, he’s got her on the list;
And I don’t think she’ll be miss’d
I’m sure she’ll not be miss’d!

KOKO
And that Nisi Prius nuisance, who just now is rather rife,
The Judicial humorist I’ve got him on the list!
All funny fellows, comic men, and clowns of private life
They’d none of ’em be miss’d they’d none of ’em be miss’d!
And apologetic stesmen of a compromising kind,
Such as what d’ye call him
Thing ’em bob, and likewise Never Mind,
And ‘st-‘st-‘st and What’s his name
And also You know who
The task of filling up the blanks I’d rather leave to you
But it really doesn’t matter who you put upon the list,
For they’d none of ’em be miss’d they’d none of ’em be miss’d!

CHORUS
You may put ’em on the list, you may put ’em on the list;
And they’ll none of ’em be missed,
They’ll none of ’em be missed!

Rehearsal Section 1 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Section 1 rehearsal

Jesse

Carlie

Natalie

Ian

Gabe

Evie

Izzy

This first rehearsal of the section will be focusing on choreography, so wear clothes you can move comfortably in. Listen to the songs/music as much as you can, but we aren’t expecting you to have anything memorized yet.

The songs do have vocal tracks recorded, Gentlemen of Japan just has a long musical intro.

  • Song 1 : Gentlemen of Japan

Gentlemen Of Japan

*note: guys will sing “gentlemen”, girls will sing “maidens”

CHORUS, PISH TUSH, POOH BAH, PEEP BO, PITTI SING

If you want to know who we are

We are (gentlemen/maidens) of Japan

On many a vase and jar

On many a screen and fan

We figure in lively paint

Our attitude’s queer and quaint

You’re wrong if you think it ain’t

Ohhhhhh!

If you think we are worked by strings

Like a Japanese marionette

You don’t understand these things

It is simply court etiquette

Perhaps you suppose this throng

Can’t keep it up for long?

If that’s your idea you’re wrong

Ohhhhhhhh!

Ohhhhhhhh!

If that’s your idea you’re wrong

If you want to know who we are

We are (gentlemen/maidens) of Japan

On vase and jar and screen and fan

On many many

many many

many many

many many a jar

Ohhhhhhh!

Ohhhhhhh!

Ohhhhhhh!

Ohhhhhhh!

On vase and jar,  on screen and fan



  • Song 2 : Wandering Minstrel

Wandering Minstrel

NANKI-POO

A wand’ring minstrel I, a thing of shreds and patches,

Of ballads, songs, and snatches and dreamy lullaby

My catalogue is long through every passion ranging

And to your humours changing I tune my supple song

I tune my supple song

Are you in sentimental mood?

I’ll sigh with you, oh, sorrow!

On maiden’s coldness do you brood?

I’ll do so too, oh, sorrow, sorrow!

I’ll charm your willing ears with songs of lover’s fears

While sympathetic tears my cheeks bedew

Oh, sorrow, sorrow!

But if patriotic sentiment is wanted,

I’ve patriotic ballads cut and dried;

For where e’er  our country’s banner may be planted

All other local banners are defied

Our warriors in serried ranks assembled

Never quail or conceal it if they do

And I shouldn’t be surprised

If nations trembled

Before the mighty troops

The troops of Titipu

CHORUS, PEEP, PITTI, POOH, PISH

We shouldn’t be surprised if nations trembled

Trembled with alarm

Before the mighty troops

The troops of Titipu

NANKI-POO

And if you call for a song of the sea

We’ll heave the capstan round

With a yo heave ho for the wind is free

Her’s anchor’s a trip and her helm’s a lee

Hurrah for the homeward bound!

CHORUS, PEEP, PITTI, POOH, PISH

Yo ho heave ho hurrah for the homeward bound!

NANKI-POO

To lay aloft in a howling breeze may tickle a landsman’s taste

But the happiest hour a sailor sees

Is when he’s down at an inland town

With his Nancy on his knees

Yo ho!

And his arm around her waist.

CHORUS, PEEP, PITTI, POOH, PISH

Then man the capstan off we go

As the fiddler swings us round

With a yo heave ho

And a rum below

Hurrah for the homeward bound!

With a yo heave ho

And a rum below

Yo ho!

POOH, PITTI, IAN

Heave ho!

PISH, PEEP, GABE

Heave ho!

POOH, PITTI, IAN

Yo ho!

PISH, PEEP, GABE

Yo ho!

CHORUS, PEEP, PITTI, POOH, PISH

Heave ho, heave ho, heave ho, yo ho!

NANKI-POO

A wand’ring minstrel I

A thing of shreds and patches

Of ballads, songs, and snatches and dreamy lullaby

And dreamy lull-la-lull-la-by lullaby



  • Song 3 : Great Mikado

Our Great Mikado

PISH TUSH

Our great Mikado, virtuous maid

When she to rule our land essayed

Resolv’d to try

A plan whereby

Young men might best be steadied

So she decreed in words succinct

That all who flirted, leer’d, or wink’d

(Unless connubially linked),

Should forthwith be beheaded

Beheaded Behe-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-ded

Should forthwith be beheaded

And I expect you’ll all agree

That she was right to so decree

And I am right

And you are right

And all is right as right can be!

CHORUS, PEEP, PITTI, POOH

And you are right!

And we are right!

And all is right, is right as right can be!

ALL

And all is right as right can be

Right as right can be!

PISH

This stern decree you’ll understand

Caus’d great dismay

Throughout the land;

For young and old and shy and bold

Were equally affected

The youth who wink’d a roving eye

Or breath’d a non connubial sigh

Was thereupon condemed to die

He usually objected

Objected, obje-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-cted

He usually objected

And you’ll allow, as I expect

That he was right to so object

And I am right and you are right

And everything is quite correct!

CHORUS, PITTI, PEEP, POOH

And you are right

And we are right

And everything is quite, is quite correct!

ALL

And everything is quite correct, all is quite correct.

PISH

And we straight let out on bail

A convict from the county jail

Who head was next on some pretext

Condemned to be mown off

And made him headsman

For we said

“Who’s next to be decapited,

Cannot cut off another’s head,

Until he’s cut his own off,

His own off, his oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-own off,

Until he’s cut his own off.”

And we are right, I think you’ll say,

To argue in this kind of way

And I am right

And you are right

And all is right

Too-loo-ral-lay

CHORUS, PEEP, PITTI, POOH

And you are right

And we are right

And all is right

Too-loo-ral-loo-ral-lay

ALL

And I am right

And you are right

And all is right!

Dinner Party – The Planning Part 1

1st in what *ought* to become a series detailing the twelve course tasting menu I cooked and served over spring break.

Although I have organized several formal multiple course dinner parties before, my plan for this menu was different from the beginning. My last dinner, while still consisting of good food, was less than the inspirational/lick-your-plate flavors I was hoping for. Overall, I and my kitchen staff, plus the hosts, agreed that the courses were mainly mild, tending toward bland. Nothing was memorable, with the exception of the cranberry orange palate cleanser, which could hardly help itself, considering its main ingredients.

Since I wanted redeem myself from this past dinner and focus on interesting food, but avoid alienating or starving any of the guests who might prefer delicate flavors, I decided to cook more courses, with even smaller quantities than I normally use. Now, my typical dinner menu has ranged from five to eight courses, but since the inspiration for these dinners was partially gained from such light reading as Miss Manner’s Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, these courses have been arranged and chosen more by ingredient than any other factor. A soup course, a seafood course, a salad course, an egg course, a meat course, a dessert course, etc.

Since I try to make the naming factor of the course the showcase ingredient for that course and invisible in all other courses, creating a longer menu was going to be tricky. Knowing that my previous limit of eight courses was still in effect as long as I held to this style, I decided to make each course more of an individual meal or a combination of dishes, rather than exclusively one dish. I was also attracted by this idea because attractive plating is more difficult when all you have to work with is a steak or slice of roast chicken and much easier when you add in some vegetables, starches, and sauces. This approach released me from the “I put the vegetables for the meal with the egg course, so I can’t have any on the seafood course” distress that I have previously been known to talk myself into and opened up a new realm of planning possibilities.