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“Stars” – Red Bucket Follies 2019 Opening Number

“Stars” – Red Bucket Follies 2019 Opening Number


You know, every now and then you might like
to think us Broadway actors have it “nice and easy.” But there’s just one thing: You see, nothing
we do comes “nice and easy.” Yeah, we have to work “nice and rough.” So, we’re gonna show you what we do and
make it look “easy.” But what they don’t tell you is this business
is tough. This i s how we make our Broadway debut. ‘CUZ IT’S TOLLIN’, I’M SWOLLEN, ROLLIN’
ONTO BROADWAY LISTEN TO THE STORY. LEFT A GOOD SCHOOL IN THE SUBURBS,
DANCING FOR THE MAN EVERY NIGHT AND DAY I CAN’T EVEN COUNT ALL THE MINUTES OF SLEEP
SPENT DREAMING OF MY DEBUT ON BROADWAY
MY HAMSTRINGS KEEP ON BURNING THE NODES ON MY CHORDS ARE CONCERNING
AND IT’S TOLLIN’, I’M SWOLLEN, ROLLIN’ ONTO BROADWAY
PLAYED LITTLE COSETTE IN MEMPHIS BABY SIMBA TWICE DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS
ALL THE MONEY SPENT COMMUTING TO THE CITY ALL THOSE HOURS SPENT LEARNING SIDES AND SCENES
THE NERVES IN MY STOMACH ARE CHURNING MY THERAPIST KEEPS ON EARNING
AND IT’S TOLLIN’, I’M SWOLLEN, ROLLIN’ ONTO BROADWAY
Wait wait wait! Hold on! Stop the music! I can’t listen to all you kids complain
anymore! Wow! It’s Broadway’s Aladdin! Yeah, but you can just call me Clinton. Like Hillary? …Sure. Listen, you kids shouldn’t be so jaded. Your dreams are coming true and you’re what? Nine? Ten? Six. What are you, in like the EIGHT GRADE? Please, I’m far more mature. I just turned 26. Ew! You ARE old! I’ve dreamed of making my Broadway debut
my whole life, and now I get to ride a magic carpet every night, here at the beautiful
New Amsterdam. Oh, you work for Disney too!? It’s a dream come true, right!? Just working for the mouse, man. Come on, t his should be the most thrilling
time of your lives! Making your Broadway debut! Being a part of this incredible community! Going to the Tony Awards! I just wanted to make it to the Jimmy Awards… Did someone say Jimmy Awards!? Last year’s Jimmy Award winner and Mean
Girl’s star: Reneé Rapp!? What are you doing here? Anytime someone says “Jimmy Awards” – I
suddenly appear. It’s very inconvenient. I know how demanding being in this business
can be. I’ve b een there too. But there is so much to be grateful for. PAINS, ACHES
LITTLE HEART BREAKS I KNOW IT CAN BE TOUGH
LONG, DAYS BARELY AWAKE
WHY DOES IT FEEL SO ROUGH? THIS IS YOUR TIME
WATCH HOW YOU SHINE IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
THIS IS UNREAL THIS IS SO RARE
I SEE YOU THERE I SEE YOU
I SEE STARS SO MANY STARS TONIGHT
YOU’VE HIT THE BROADWAY STAGE BEFORE YOUR DRINKING AGE
YOU’RE ALL STARS SEE , WE WORKED ALL OUR LIVES
BRINGING US TO THIS DAY DON’T JUST LET IT PASS BY
THIS SPECIAL TIME WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN THIS IS YOUR TIME
WATCH HOW YOU SHINE IT’S NOT EVERY DAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
THIS IS UNREAL THIS IS SO RARE
WE ARE RIGHT THERE BESIDE YOU
WE ARE STARS WE ARE ALL STARS TONIGHT
FROM LEADS TO ENSEMBLE WE STAND WITH HEARTS SO FULL
WE’RE ALL STARS WE’VE DREAMED ABOUT THIS DAY
MAKING OUR GRAND DEBUT HERE ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY
WE’RE ALL STARS SUCH VARIED PATHS
TO JOURNEY THROUGH THEY LEAD YOU TO YOUR
BROADWAY DEBUT NOW SAY WHAT WE ARE! STARS! SAY WHAT WE ARE! WE ARE STARS
BROADWAY STARS SO MANY STARS
WE ARE STARS WE ARE STARS
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER OH I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO BE KING
BRING ON THE MONSTERS BRING ON THE MONSTERS
BRING ON THE REAL WORLD PROUD OF YOUR BOY
I’LL MAKE YOU PROUD OF YOUR BOY YOU WILL BE FOUND
WE’RE IN PLAYS AND WE DON’T SING
WE ARE STARS WE ARE ALL STARS TONIGHT
CHORUS TO PRINCIPAL WE STAND WITH HEARTS SO FULL
WE’RE ALL STARS WE’VE DREAMED ABOUT THIS DAY
HERE ON A BROADWAY STAGE WITH BCEFA
THIS IS UNREAL THIS IS SO RARE
WE SEE YOU THERE WE SEE YOU
WE’RE ALL STARS BROADWAY STARS
SO MANY STARS STARS!

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