conceived, choreographed and directed by MICHAEL BENNET
book by JAMES KIRKWOOD and NICHOLAS DANTE
music by MARVIN HAMLISCH
lyrics by EDWARD KLEBAN
FOLLOWS "Montage - Part 3 (Don, Judy, "Mother")"
first time I'd ever seen a dead body.
But then when I was fifteen the most terrible thing happened.
The Ted Mack amateur hour held auditions in St. Louie
and I didn't hear about it 'til after they'd gone and I nearly
killed myself nearly killed myself.
I tried to walk in front of a speeding street car and I remember
noticing boys for the first time.
Anyway, I remember etc.
practicing kissing with another girl
So that when the time came you'd know how to (Listens)
Did you, girl
Yea but just a couple of times.
Count me in.
Thank God! Anyway, I do remember
The worst thing in school was every time the teacher called on me
I'd be hard, I'd be hard.
Really I'd have to lean up against the desk like this! And the
teacher would say: "Stand up straight." "I can't. I have a pain
in my (beat) side." "Stand up straight." Or walking down the
halls, You have to walk like this, with all your books stacked
up in front of you.
I thought it was me. I thought I was a sex maniac.
CONNIE, MAGGIE (sing)
(GREG continues about his discovery that he's gay and how he
thought being gay meant being a bum the rest of his like and not
being able to wear his favorite pair of gabardine pants.)