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
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.
Canadian radio station @MTR run by Jean-Paul Yovanoff plays songs from #musicaltheatre 360 days a year.
Here is a Podcast of #FRED from @MTR radio. Listen here: onedrive.live.com/?cid=01F99B238
SIZE TEN – ALISON
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
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 PERFECT
NOT LIKE ME – I’M PLAIN FAT
FAT’S A SMALL WORD FOR SUCH A BIG THING
I PREFER SUPERFLUOUS FLESH
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
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 COOPER
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 HIM
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
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
IT RAINED LIKE IT DOES IN THE MOVIES
BUT HIS FUNERAL WENT ON JUST THE SAME
IT WAS SUNDAY THE ROSES HAD FALLEN
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
DENNIS 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 MYSELF
THEN HE GAVE ME THE FLOWER FOR HIS MOTHER
AND HE SAID DON’T PUT LOVE ON THE SHELF
I 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 SKY
AND TELL HIM I’LL SEE HIM IN HEAVEN
BUT FOR NOW I WILL TELL HIM GOODBYE…
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Hi there are lots of #musicaltheatre sites on Twitter and here is an excerpt of #FRED from Canadian radio station where they ONLY play musical theatre songs. @MTR radio excerpt from my #musical #FRED. Listen here to Podcast: https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=01F99B2389A64CD1&id=01F99B2389A64CD1%215540&parId=root&o=OneUp
Reblogged this on Catch The Moon, Mary and commented:
Due to renewed interest in my #musicals #FRED and @ALEXANDER I am reposting this.
Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids.
I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter
and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and
screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched
her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!