Friday, April 30, 2010
The Capitol Steps - You Probably Had to Be There #1 Monster Mash
Me: TS!!! You're PELOSI! They're waiting for you!!
TS: No I'm not.
Me: Uh, yes you are! Look at the running order. If I am the announcer, who do you suppose it left to play Pelosi??
TS: I've never done it.
Oops. Onstage, I hear my hubby Kevin (who is playing W that night) and MD singing the first verse and chorus and hoping TS will show up. The verse and chorus end - Pelosi is supposed to sing now. Kevin ad libs (he is really good at this). TS still doesn't show. The audience is...I'll be kind and say "perplexed". I shove the wig on her head, hand her the lyrics I have printed out and drag her backstage.
TS: I don't KNOW THIS PART!
Me: Just read the lyrics! You don't even have to sing a tune!
TS sort of digs her heels in. I literally push her out onstage. She stands there.
Kevin: Finally! There's crazy little bitch!
MD: fhsdhfdsfjd fdjkdl jsfdk Monster Crash jkdsjfd. (He's not good at ad libbing...)
The rest of the song is a fits and starts. TS read the lyrics...badly...mispronouncing various words and stumbling over every line. Kevin is laughing the entire time. MD is trying his damnedest to regain his usual aplomb, to no avail. The song ends with:
Kevin: (to Audience) You're probably more confused than we are!
Audience: (Laughter - FINALLY).
I was backstage with the roadie weeping with laughter. I supposed I could have donned the wig and taken one for the team when I realized TS had no intention of going onstage.
But it was more fun to just stand backstage and laugh. These are the moments I live for.