FRED – A Musical

FRED is my Book Musical. It’s the story of three lonely women living in adjoining apartments in a crowded city. They never open their doors or their hearts to one another until the power in the building fails and an electrician called FRED arrives to fix it.

As Fred fixes the fuses he chats to the women and comes up with a plan that will unite them in friendship and purpose. #heartwarming #redemptive #familyfriendly

https://m.tweeddailynews.com.au/news/fred-is-here-to-lend-an-ear/3434054/

Fred Poster

FRED Poster

 

The musical Premiered on the Gold Coast in July 2018.

Here’s to a long and happy life FRED.

Size Ten is the first song in the show. It is Alison’s I Want song. Alison is a lonely twenty-two year old girl who wishes she could lose weight and get down to a Size 10. If she could only get to that magical size all her problems would be solved, she thinks.

In this song she fantasizes about a gorgeous guy she met at the Mall and subsequently at the cemetery when he was visiting his mother and she was visiting her brother.

SIZE TEN  – ALISON

FRED 2

I WANNA BE SIZE TEN WHEN I SEE DENNIS COOPER AGAIN
AND NEXT TIME HE WON’T SURPRISE ME
AT THE MALL EATING HOT FUDGE WITH CARAMEL TOFFEE
I’LL BE SITTIN’ AT THE BAR IN MY TANK TOP AND JEANS SIPPING VODKA OR COOLING BLACK COFFEE

 

I WANNA BE SIZE TEN    FRED 1
WHEN I SEE DENNIS COOPER AGAIN
WE WERE CRUISING AT THE MALL IT WAS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
WE WERE BORED THERE WAS NOTHING ON TELE
AND HOW COULD HE BE THERE? I MEAN, DOES HE HAVE A LIFE?
THAT’S OF COURSE IF HE BREATHES THE SAME AIR

DENNIS COOPER – HE’S SO PERFECTFRED denis in cafe
NOT LIKE ME – I’M PLAIN FAT
FAT’S A SMALL WORD FOR SUCH A BIG THING
I PREFER SUPERFLUOUS FLESH
OR OBESE

I WANNA BE SIZE TEN – THE SIZE ALL THE MOVIE STARS ARE
NOTHING MOVES WHEN THEY RUN
NOTHING WOBBLES ABOUT
NOTHING BUDGES OR EVER GETS STUCK
NOT LIKE SUNDAY AT THE MALL WITH MY FRIEND CHERYL BLACK
AND THAT MORON IN THE MAKEOVER TRUCK

FRED Cheryl & Alison CHERYL BLACK SHE’S MY BEST FRIEND SINCE GRADE FIVE AND A HALF
SHE’S NOT PERFECT BUT I ASK YOU AN HOUR IN THE MAKEOVER TRUCK
AN HOUR IN THE TRUCK AND WHEN SHE CAME OUT
SHE LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME EXCEPT SHINY
BUT THE LADY IN THE TRUCK SAID SHE LOOKED LIKE A STAR ANGELINA, SHE CRIED
I SAID BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT!

THAT’S WHEN I SAW DENNIS COOPERFRED 3A

I WANNA BE SIZE TEN
IT’S THE SIZE I MUST BE TO FEEL SAFE
NOTHING EVER GOES WRONG AND NOBODY DIES
IN THE DAYS OF A TEN PERSON’S LIFE
NOT LIKE MY LIFE WHERE PEOPLE GET TOO SICK TO CARE
AND THEY DIE AND THEY DON’T SAY GOODBYE

IT WAS SUNDAY THE LAST DAY I SAW HIMFRED JD
AND HE JOKED AND HE SPARED ME HIS PAIN
WE TALKED ABOUT MEN AND OLD MOVIES
AND THE CONSTANT INCREDIBLE RAIN
HOW COULD SOMEONE LOOK SO GOOD WITH CANCER?
HOW CAN SOMEONE LIKE ME NEVER CRY?
HE WAS BRAVE, HE WAS YOUNG, HE WAS FUNNY
I NEVER TOLD HIM GOODBYE

FRED couple I WANNA BE SIZE TEN
AND I WANNA SEE MY BROTHER AGAIN
AND NEXT TIME I’LL SAY THE THINGS I MEANT TO SAY
AND I’LL ASK HIM IF HE HAS REGRETS
OR DREAMS THAT HE NEVER CAME CLOSE TO
OR PEOPLE HE’LL NEVER FORGET
MOBILE PHONES ARE SO HANDY
IF YOU’RE WAITING FOR BOYFRIENDS TO CALL
BUT THEY’RE A PAIN IN THE ARSE WHEN THEY FIND YOU
EATING FUDGE IN A CONE AT THE MALL
YOUR BROTHER JUST DIED – ARE YOU SITTING?
NO, I THINK I’M BEGINNING TO FALL
BUT CHERYL IS HERE AND SHE’LL GET ME HOME
BY THE WAY, THANKS FOR THE CALL

FRED 7IT RAINED LIKE IT DOES IN THE MOVIES
BUT HIS FUNERAL WENT ON JUST THE SAME
IT WAS SUNDAY THE ROSES HAD FALLENFRED 9
IN THE CONSTANT INCREDIBLE RAIN
CHERYL BOUGHT ME SOME FUDGE
WE WENT WALKING AND I SIGHED BUT HAD NOTHING TO SAY
CHERYL SAID LIFE GOES ON WE SHOULD LIVE IT
BUT MY BROTHER STILL GETS IN THE WAY
DON’T I KNOW YOU? SAID SOMEONE, HIS BACK TO THE SUN
THE GIRL WITH THE FUDGE I RECALL
YEH THAT’S ME, I SAID SOFTLY, THE FAT GIRL IN THONGS,
THE FUDGE, THE SHOUTING, THE MALL
FRED JAMES DeanDENNIS COOPER, HE SAID WITH A GRIN
DENNIS COOPER – THE PERFECT THE COOL
DENNIS COOPER WITH A FLOWER FOR HIS MOTHER
I COME WEEK DAYS, HE SAID, AS A RULE
CAN I SIT? HE SAID GENTLY ‘WHY NOT?’
AND WE STARED AT MY BROTHER’S RED ROSE
WHO WAS HE? HE ASKED WITHOUT BLINKING
MY BROTHER, I SAID, IN REPOSE

DENNIS COOPER, THE PERFECT, WAS CRYING
AND I CRIED FOR THE FIRST TIME MYSELFFRED 3
THEN HE GAVE ME THE FLOWER FOR HIS MOTHER
AND HE SAID DON’T PUT LOVE ON THE SHELF

FRED 10I WANNA BE SIZE TEN
WHEN I VISIT MY BROTHER AGAIN
AND TELL HIM MY LIFE IS IN PROGRESS
AND TELL HIM HIS WASN’T IN VAIN
AND TELL HIM THE SUN STILL HAS MOMENTS
IN THIS CONSTANT INCREDIBLE RAIN
AND TELL HIM THE THINGS I AM PLANNING
AND TELL HIM GOOD LUCK IN THE SKYFRED 2A
AND TELL HIM I’LL SEE HIM IN HEAVEN
BUT FOR NOW I WILL TELL HIM GOODBYEFRED 9

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