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Musical Director

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This week's horoscope

So Mary and Elizabeth are both rapidy expanding, and Joseph seems to have taken an extended leave of absence. Meanwhile, on the forest moon of Endor...

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ChrisT sez: *sigh* Let's take it once more from the top...

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Narrator

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There once was a Magi called Balthasar,
Who thought he had spotted a death-star.
He said, "Follow the light,
Von Daniken's right,
A spaceship's turned up in Judea.

There once was a Magi called Casper,
Who gazed up at the sky in great wonder.
He cried, "This marvellous thing
Speaks of a great King.
A Jedi in a tie-fighter."

There once was a Magi called Melchior,
Who couldn't believe what he saw.
He packed up a gift,
Gave the others a lift,
"It's the aliens I've always hoped for."

There once was a Magi called Phil.
History has taken against him quite ill;
Right out of the script
His story's been ripped
And no-one has heard of him still.

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Chapelhead

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Dragon

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Enter dragon quietly

Twinkle twinkle little star
wise men follow where you are
make the most of your brief fame
soon we'll all forget your name

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Sheep

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Wanders across the meadow, with a slight hangover

Baaaaaa! Baaaaaaaa!

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I may be just a purple sheep with a funny nose, but ThatsMrJuice 2U!

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Dragon

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twinkle twinkle 3 wise men
forgotten to turn up again?
perhaps it would be some surprise
to know that folk still call you "wise"...

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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<Sotto voce>

What do you mean, lost?

Gone to Jerusalem by mistake? [Ultra confused]

How many times have they been told? [Disappointed]

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Chapelhead

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Dragon

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People see your ornate dress
mistaking it for cleverness
they do not know what lies within
they only listen to the spin

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Dragon

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you 3 kings at such great cost
worked out your journey - and got lost...
Hey, hear the clapping, loud and slow,
now we all wait for you to show

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Sheep 3

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[Sheep 3 wanders on-stage, joins Red-nosed Sheep in staring up at a stage light.]

Baaaaa.

[ 11. December 2002, 20:30: Message edited by: Musical Director ]

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jlg the sheep

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Dragon

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So they left all their realms behind,
to foreign travel keen inclined,
now, lost, tired out, not nearly there,
they're even worse than Tony Blair...

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Dragon

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Now I have got no cunning plan
to sort out this blank space I see
cos I am a republican
kings don't excite my sympathy

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Dragon

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What did I hear, you have, ahem,
alighted in Jerusalem?
Have you been drinking too much beer?
That ruddy star is over here

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Musical Director

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OK, OK, I'll start 'Why are we waiting'

And don't shout at me - I told them all to be onstage! Tuh, you cant get the Magi nowadays...

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ChrisT sez: *sigh* Let's take it once more from the top...

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Dragon

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To keep us waiting is not nice
(at least there was no ticket price)
but all this talking hoarsens me
I'm gonna make a cuppa tea

Exit dragon in direction of kitchen

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Joseph

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Meanwhile Joseph toils in his carpenter shop, carefully preparing a chair for old Mrs Wolfstein with the bad back. He also puts some finishing touches to a sign saying:

I'M WAITING FOR A SCENE FEATURING ME TO HAPPEN!


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Musical Director

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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph:
I'M WAITING FOR A SCENE FEATURING ME TO HAPPEN!

Well make sure you turn up tomorrow night then!

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ChrisT sez: *sigh* Let's take it once more from the top...

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Sheep 3

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[Sheep 3, blinded from staring at the stage light, attempts to exit the stage and falls into the orchestra pit.]

Baaaaa.

Baaaaa.

Oooomph - BAAAAAA!

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jlg the sheep

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Stable Cat

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*stable cat wanders in. looks around the mostly em[ty stage. sits down in the exact middle*

mrrrrt?

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nicolemrw says "meow!"

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Joseph

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quote:
Originally posted by Musical Director:
quote:
Originally posted by Joseph:
I'M WAITING FOR A SCENE FEATURING ME TO HAPPEN!

Well make sure you turn up tomorrow night then!
I plan to, matey. I was just responding to the "Joseph seems to have taken an extended leave of absence."

Anyway, why am I discussing this with a "musical" director?! Where's the real director?

Oy.

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(that's the first laugh I've had from all these sheep!) [Killing me]

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The original bessie rosebride.

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Virgin Mary

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TXT 2 JOE
AM STAYING WIV LIZ A FEW MNTHS
HOPE U R OK
HAV MRNIN SCKNSS : (
CANT W8 2 C U AGAIN
LUV MARY
(VIRGIN)

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Can you have a white wedding in blue?
(Smudgie)

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Wonders over to the orchestra pit, wonders why Sheep 3 is lying on top of a violin player.

Wanders around stage looking for anyone with food or beverages.


Baaaaaaaaa!

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HI BVM
HOPE ALLZ WELL
IM HVNG GR8 TIME
WD B EVN GR8R WTH U
C U SOON!

(WHERE R THE %^&*ING WISE MEN?)

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Joseph, the not-so-Jesuitical ex-Lad.

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[Sheep 3 scrambles out the orchestra pit, stepping on a mandolin in the process, and runs into the wood shed to hide for a while.]

Baaa.

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jlg the sheep

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bee_of_good_cheer

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roars up to joe's place. (leaves 7 foot skidmark and a small puddle of oil... sorry!)

yo, joe
be of good cheer.

those wise guys'll be around just in time with some dough and stuf. here's a broken mandolin that needs fixin. think you can handle it?

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how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? (ponders zephirine of the roses)

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Sheep 1 finally plucks up courage to wander out on stage, having spent the last 24 hours lying low due to the various murderous, slanderous and sheep-baiting comments being bandied about by certain cast and audience members. Decides to look for the other sheep, and make sure that Rudolph isn’t joining in any of the sheep games.


Baaaa

Exits stage left.

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Jack the Lass the Sheep (but you can call me Shaun)

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Dashing in from the dark of the night, telescope in hand ....

Brrrr, it's cold out there. Really cold. True brass monkeys weather. What on earth possessed me to take up a job requiring me to sit around outside on cold, dark nights? Now that wasn't very wise was it [Roll Eyes]

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I've had my tea and now I'm back
and still those kings are looking slack
a spark of insight comes to me
lets turn our minds to - anarchy!

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Fairy Godmother

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Wanders from dressing room yawning*

If wise men aren't here looks like you'll have to hace wise women instead

Goes in search of caffiene

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It could only be Nanny Ogg

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Dragon

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oh welcome welcome king most wise,
this is a sight to cheer our eyes!
This king comes with a fitting twist
he's almost a rocket scientist!

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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So, Wise Man 2, tis really fab
to have you venture from the lab!
And tell us what is in the skies,
oh man who art so very wise...

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Musical Director

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A Wise Man! *short burst of the 'Hallelujah Chorus'*

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ChrisT sez: *sigh* Let's take it once more from the top...

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I guess it was some great research
that made you leave us in the lurch,
but it's so great that you've arrived
we'll just forget the 3 who skived...

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And now you're here please tell us what
is burning up the sky so hot?
and what is gonna happen when
and will it get on News at Ten?

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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So do you think astrology
has some sound scientific base?
And do you think that you can see
the future in a comet's trace?

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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quote:
Originally posted by Musical Director:
A Wise Man! *short burst of the 'Hallelujah Chorus'*

Halle-tuppin'-lujah.

They better not be late when they get to me.

I disembowel stragglers.

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Stoo

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Just about to wander back on stage, Sheep 1 spots Herod and thinks better of it ... [Eek!] ... for now

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Jack the Lass the Sheep (but you can call me Shaun)

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Oh wise man wise man speak to us
we've waited for you all this time
to have you here is such a plus
and you don't have to speak in rhyme...

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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TXT 2 JOE
MISS U
WISH U WR HERE
WONDER WOT PRESSIES WE'LL
GET 4 TH BABES
AFTER ALL, THEY'LL B
BRN AT XMAS SO SHD GET 2x!
LUV MARY
(VRGN)

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Can you have a white wedding in blue?
(Smudgie)

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*Wanders back with 2 Vodka Red Bulls*

That'll do for starters - no where are these wise men?

*Realises that "wise" and "men" do not go together*

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It could only be Nanny Ogg

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quote:
Originally posted by Virgin Mary:
WONDER WOT PRESSIES WE'LL
GET 4 TH BABES

I'm thinking arsenic, hydrochloric acid and a machete.

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Stoo

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Oh Wise man Wise man be not shy
for life is far too short to dally
and if you lot don't speak up soon
I'll find some more who are more pally...

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Pssst Herod - want a drink?

*Lifts up skirt and detaches yet another hip flask*

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It could only be Nanny Ogg

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(emerging from the Crown Inn, Bethlehem)

OO Arr!

It be time I was abiding in my fields again! I be missing my sheep (in a pastoral way, naturally). And I needs to get washing my socks!

What be that dragon up to?

Thought I'd left her in Nazareth!

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I be also known as Moth!

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Well, thank God for that...

(Wise Guy dashes on stage, clutching an assortment of script pages, mimeographs, and corrected exams)

Sorry about the delay. I've been cramming for my Advanced Entrail Gazing final and was seeking freelance employment as a tabloid astrolger. Maybe I picked the wrong career field.

(Looks about..)

Uh...which way do I go?

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KELLY ALVES makes a flip remark and ends up in a play. Hi, Mom!

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These bloody kings are not much cop
(we don't know where most of them are)
and we don't want this show to flop
so I say we "Search for a Star..."

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Summoned by dragonly verse,
to reveal the secrets of the the universe

Darn it, that poetry thing must be contagious

Um, where was I? Oh yes .... the secrets of the universe revealed by the motion of planets through the starry sky.

:cough: :clears throat:

As Jupiter and Saturn enter Pisces I foresee that great things are happening among the people of the Jews. A priest and king is coming among them. And with Pisces entering ascendancy ushering in a new age this coming priestly king will change the whole world.

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Perhaps we now should re audition
(a little breaking with tradition)
and try a couple of new things
to help us choose a few more kings…

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come home to a real welsh dragon fire..

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Chief Comic Shepherd

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Who be these poncey foreign blokes then?

What be they a-doing in my fields?

I reckons they're after my sheep, I does!

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I be also known as Moth!

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("Thank God " was in reference to Dragon's no rhymes comment. Four cross-posts in two minutes? What time is it Over There?)

Wise Guy (Trying to contribute to action) Ho! a friendly dragon! Are you my ride?

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KELLY ALVES makes a flip remark and ends up in a play. Hi, Mom!

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