That’s Entertainment

The song:

A symphony in high E, belted undoubtedly by a mezzo-soprano, showcasing her frustrations, her goal to make her notes be as high as her temper. Or even higher, her vocal cords vibrating dangerously as she throws her voice up to the six-foot metallic ceiling.

The dance:

A modern ballet in eight counts, inspired by both hip-hop and contemporary styles. The movement starts slow and gets sharp at the middle as she covers the stage with her precisely timed movements. The dance culminates with a loud banging of the counter.

The piece du theatre:

A classical monologue of betrayal, straight from a 40’s film, complete with the hand on the forehead, the eye rolls, and clearly modulated sighs. Follows the classic mantra of method acting to totally inhibit the character.

The scene:

A quiet family dinner, broken only by the clanking of spoons on bowls and the loud chewing, as disrupted by one of the nation’s most talented performers.

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This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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