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Pasco GOP's drama makes good theater

GOP Mia! A musical based on the songs of Abba.

Lyrics and music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

Prologue: In a small Greek town, south of Pasco, (Hallelujah Land was booked) Republicans must figure out who will be their real leader. It's been a controversial tenure for the executive committee chairman and now he must face the music in a convoluted campaign season.

Cast:

Bill Bunting as the chairman who defines good Republicans by how much cash they contribute to the party.

Dan Meahl as the guy trying to oust the chairman from his neighborhood precinct committee post as a precursor to the coup.

Steve Graves as the vice chairman and would-be successor as party chairman if the coup succeeds.

John Renke as the longtime state committeeman who is being challenged by the chairman for his state party post.

Alison Morano as the chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee.

John Nicolette as a Republican candidate for County Commission conspiring to disenfranchise Democrats and independents.

Chorus: Assorted rank and file Republican faithful.

The house lights dim. The music begins and the players start the serenade.

Chorus: Friday night and the lights are low

Looking out for the place to go

Where they play the right music, getting in the swing

You come in to look for a king

Bunting: Money, money, money

Must be funny

In the rich man's world

Money, money, money

Always sunny

In the rich man's world

Chorus: Where are those happy days?

They seem so hard to find

I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind

Whatever happened to our love?

I wish I understood

It used to be so nice, it used to be so good

Meahl: If you change your mind, I'm the first in line

Honey I'm still free

Take a chance on me

Morano: Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me

But I won't feel blue

Like I always do

'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

Nicolette, seeking a mystery write-in candidate:

Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight

Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away

Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight

Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Morano's refrain:

Tonight the Super Trouper lights are gonna find me

Shining like the sun

Smiling, having fun

Feeling like a number one

Renke to the faithful:

Don't go wasting your emotion

Lay all your love on me

Don't go sharing your devotion

Lay all your love on me

Bunting to the faithful:

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)

There is nothing we can do

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)

We just have to face it,

This time we're through

Graves: The winner takes it all

The loser standing small

Bunting: My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender

Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way

The history book on the shelf

Is always repeating itself

An ensemble of Ron Paul supporters as the place goes dark:

I have a dream, a song to sing

To help me cope with anything

If you see the wonder of a fairy tale

You can take the future even if you fail

Epilogue: To be written by voters Aug. 26.

Pasco GOP's drama makes good theater 07/31/08 [Last modified: Monday, August 4, 2008 4:36pm]

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