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SCENE SETTING 2

(THE STAGE IS SET. CURTAIN OPEN, STAGE LIGHTS ARE DIM. THERE IS A BED NEAR A WINDOW

WITH A WOMAN LYING IN IT. IT'S LATE IN THE EVENING, OUTSIDE IS THE SOUND OF RAIN

HITTING THE WINDOW. A DIM STAGE LIGHT SHINE'S ON HER. SHE AWAKES FROM THE MOST

STRANGEST DREAM, OR WAS IT?, PUTTING HER HANDS OVER HER EYES AS SHE RAISES FROM

THE BED SHE WALKS TOWARDS THE WINDOW, LOOKS OUTSIDE WITH HANDS ON THE GLASS.

SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT TURN HER LIFE WILL TAKE AND WHO ENTERS IT,

AND WHO ENTERS IT, AND WHO ENTERS IT.)

( SHE WALKS TOWARDS THE THE DRESSING-TABLE AND TOUCHES THE MIRROR, CONFUSED

AND SHAKING HER HEAD, RUNING HER FINGERS DOWN THE MIRROR)

( A BIT CONFUSED ABOUT THE DREAM---- STARTS TO SING---- IT JUST WON'T QUIT- TAKEN

FROM PANDORA'S BOX ALBUM.)

And I never really sleep any more

And I always get those dangerous dreams

And I never get a minute of peace

And I gotta wonder what it means

And I gotta wonder what it means

( ARIEL WALKS SLOWLY AROUND THE ROOM.)

Maybe it's nothing and I'm under the weather

Maybe it's just one of those bugs going round

Maybe I'm under a spell and it's magic

Maybe there's a witch doctor in an office in town

(ARIEL LOOKS UP TOWARDS THE CEILING, RAISING HER HANDS THEN BRINGS THEM BACK TO

HER CHEST.)

Is this a blessing or is this a curse?

Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?

Will it go on forever? Or is it over tonight?

Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?

Is it richer than diamonds?

Or just a little cheaper than spit?

( I don't know what it is)

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

And there use to be such an easy way of living

And there use to be every hope every joy

And I use to get everything that I went after

(WALKS TOWARDS THE DRESSING-TABLE, LOOKS AT IT AND TOUCHES THE MIRROR.)

But there never use to be this boy

But there never use to be this boy

( SHE RUNS HER FINGERS THROUGH HER HAIR. LOOKING AROUND THE ROOM.)

Maybe I'm crazy and I'm losing my senses

Maybe I'm possessed by a spirit of such

Maybe I'm desperate and I've got no defences

Can you get me a prescription for that one perfect touch

( ARIEL DOES A SLOW SPIN AND LOOKS UP, RAISING HER HANDS, AND PULLS THEM BACK.)

Is this a blessing or is it a curse?

Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?

Will it go on forever or is it over tonight?

Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?

It's a stairway to heaven or a subway going down to the pits

(Is it some kind of love?)

( LOOKS DOWN AND THEN LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM.)

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

(ARIEL PLACES BOTH HANDS ON THE MIRROR THEN PUSHES BACK SLIGHTLY LOOKING AT THE

MIRROR.)

Oh is this a blessing or is this a curse?

Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?

Will it go on forever or is it over tonight?

Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?

Is it richer than diamonds or just a little cheaper than spit?

( I don't know what it is)

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

( SHE WALKS BACK TO THE BED.)

There was a time when nothing ever really mattered

There was a time when there was nothing I didn't know

There was a time when I knew just what I was living for

There was a time and the time was so long ago

There was a time and the time was so long ago....

(SITS ON THE BED LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW.)

And I never really sleep any more

(SHE CHANGES HER CLOTHES LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM AND WALKS OUT THE DOOR. STAGE

LIGHTS FADE TO DARK- LIGHTS COME ON AND SHE IS AT A NIGHT CLUB WITH HER FRIENDSWHEN

SHE SPOTS A GOOD LOOKING BOY THIER EYES MEET FROM ACROSS THE ROOM (HE

FINDS HER). HER HEART LEAPS FROM WITHIN AND HER BODY TINGLES. SHE CAN FEEL

SOMETHING, SOMETHING DIFFERENT. SHE TELLS HER FRIENDS

ARIEL- "Ooo he's mine". (AS SHE SQUEESES HER FRIENDS HAND)

(HER FRIENDS START TO SING AND DANCE WITH HER)

(She starts to sing -twentieth century fox--- FROM PANDORA'S BOX-ALBUM.)

ARIEL- Well he's fashionably lean

And he's fashionably late

He'll never make a scene

He'll never break a date

But he's no drag

( A SLIGHT GLANCE ACROSS AT HIM.)

Just watch the way he walks

He's a twentieth century fox

He's a twentieth century fox

No tears

No fears

No ruined years

No clocks

He's a twentieth century fox

Oh baby

( SHE RUNS HER HANDS DOWN HER BODY SLOWLY AND LICKING HER MOIST LIPS.)

He's the king of cool

And he's the devil who waits

Since his mind left school

It never hesitates

He won't waste time on elementary talk

Cause he's a twentieth century fox

He's a twentieth century fox

Got the world

locked up

inside

a plastic box

He's a twentieth century fox.

Oh baby

( THEY ALL START TO DANCE)

(HER FRIENDS ALL SING--

( I'm gonna wait till the midnight hour

When the boys come a foxing around)

Well he's fashionably lean

And he's fashionably late

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He'll never make a scene

He'll never break a date

But he's no drag

Just watch the way he walks

He's a twentieth century fox

He's a twentieth century fox

No tears

No fears

No ruined years

No clocks

He's a twentieth century fox

Oh yeah

He's a twentieth century fox

Oh yeah

He's a twentieth century fox

He's a twentieth century fox

He's a twentieth century fox

(SHE TURNS AND TELLS HER FRIENDS)

ARIEL- "I'm gonna get him".

( FRIENDS TELL HER "GOOD LUCK.”)

ARIEL- " Watch and learn girls, watch and learn". (WITH A CHEEKY SMILE.)

(SHE BEGINS TO SING WITH HER FRIENDS FIRST BEFORE GOING TOWARDS HIM ). Dance in my

pants-- FROM THE BAD FOR GOOD ALBUM.)

(LOOKING AT HER FRIENDS.)

ARIEL- "Hey listen now it comin so close

I let the rhythm surround me

I'm getting itchy and I'm ready to move

I'm mighty glad that you found me

There's a drummer going at it

( RUNS HANDS DOWN HER BODY IN A CHEEKY WAY.)

way down in the corner of my soul

There's no escaping the music

And I'm psyching up my feet

And there telling me we're ready to roll

There are times when I can't fight it

But now's the time I want to give in

sooner or later we'll get around to the love

But now's the time to shake it

( A LITTLE SHAKE OF HER BOTTOM.)

Oh baby let the party begin

Baby let the party begin

(LOOKS AT HER FRIENDS.)

When I woke up this morning

And I looked out my window

I could see the sky was cloudy and grey

There was a chill in the air

And a pain in my heart

And the thunder it was coming my way

( SHE ROLLS HER EYES AT FRIENDS.)

It was looking really bad

And I was so alone

And there wasn't any place to go

But now out of the blue

I know what I gotta do

And something in me started to grow

Grow, grow, grow, grow

(SHE STARTS TO DANCE WITH HER FRIENDS)

I got dance in my pants

Every time I feel the power of the radio wave

I turn it up all the way

I got dance in my pants

Every time I see the glory of a good looking face

Well I just gotta say, hey now

Don't you worry baby, every thing'll be fine

We've got nothing but the best and we've got nothing but time

And there'll always be a time when they'll be waiting in line to be dancing

dancing

You don't say nothing all week.

You're getting ready for dancing, dancing

But your body really knows how to speak

You're getting ready for dancing dancing

(SLOWLY SHE WALKS TOWARDS THE BOY WITH HER HEART POUNDING DEEP WITHIN.)

You don't say nothing all week

You're getting ready for dancing

And your body really knows how to speak

(SHE STANDS IN FRONT OF THE BOY LOOKING AT HIM AND SMILNG.)

You're getting ready - come on

Take a chance

You got a whole lot of style and a load of romance

And me, me, me I've got dance in my pants

I've got dance in my pants

I've got dance in my pants

(BOY LOOKS AT GIRL, LOOKS AT HER UP AND DOWN WITH A SMILE, HE KNOWS.)

SAM- I'm a lover not a dancer

I'm a lover not a dancer

Don't wanna be on my feet when I can be on my back

Don't wanna be on the floor when I can be in the sack

I'm a lover not a dancer

I'm a lover not a dancer

I'm just a little bit tired if you know what I mean

Don't wanna be in a crowd when I can be in a dream

I'm a lover not a dancer Baby

Baby let me prove it to you

Baby let me prove it to you

( LOOKS INTO HER EYES AND GOES TO TOUCH HER.)

ARIEL- Well, we can rock it really hard or we can roll it really slow

We can lift it really high or we can dip it really low

We can hold it in tight or we can let it all out

Or we can work up a sweat and really stomp it and shout

Let me pull you so close and then we'll break away fast

We'll be the best on the floor, we got cool and the flash

We'll make a dangerous turn, but we'll come out fine

I know all the best moves, we'll get them right every time.

( HE SHAKES HIS HEAD AND SMILE'S AT HER.)

SAM- I'm a lover not a dancer

I'm a lover not a dancer

Don't wanna be on my feet, when I can be on my back

Don't wanna be on the floor, when I can be in the sack

I'm a lover not a dancer

I'm a lover not a dancer

I'm just a little bit tired if you know what I mean

Don't wanna be in a crowd, when I can be in a dream

I'm a lover not a dancer Baby

Baby let me prove it to you.

Baby let me prove it to you.

( SAM AND ARIEL SPEAK)

SAM- " I don't care what you say ain't nothing gonna get me out on

that floor"

( HE IS TEASESING HER BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE'S GOT HER. SO HE GOES ALONG WITH IT.)

ARIEL- "Oh baby! you don't know, there may be some moves that

you haven't even seen yet.”

SAM- "No way, jose

ARIEL- "Well, I got a new step for you, made it up all by myself,

I bet you never tried this before!".

(ARIEL STARTS A FAST BUT SEDUCTIVE DANCE MOVE)

SAM "Oh jeeze"

ARIEL- "come on".

SAM- "Oh jeeze".

ARIEL- "Come on".

SAM- "Oh jeeze".

ARIEL- "Now you know how its done, its only a matter of practise.”

SAM- " Well I could sure use some of that practise.”

( ARIEL LAUGHS)

ARIEL- "Now you know how its done, its only a matter of practise.”

SAM- "Grow, grow, grow, grow, grow."

(SAM STARTS TO SING AS THEY START TO DANCE TOGETHER.)

SAM- I got dance in my pants

Every time I feel the radio wave

I turn it up all the way

I got dance in my pants

Every time I see the glory of a good looking face

Well I just gotta say, hey now

Don't you worry baby every thing'll be fine

We've got nothing but the best and we've got nothing but time

And there'll always be a time when they'll be waiting in line to be dancing

Dancing

You don't say nothing all week,

you're getting ready for dancing, dancing

But your body really knows how to speak.

You don't say nothing all week

You're getting ready for dancing, dancing

And your body really knows how to speak.

You're getting ready- come on

Take a chance

you got a whole lot of style and a load of romance

And me, me, me, I got dance in my pants

ARIEL- I'll crank it up all the way

They'll never get me to stop

I gotta stay in motion till I finally drop

I know they're gonna try to put me to rest

But I won't be afraid because I know, I know there's dance after death.

SAM- Ooh, I know there's dance after death

I don't ever wanna be rescued

And I don't ever wanna be saved

I got a feeling that I'm gonna be alive forever.

Dancing on the edge of the grave,

Dancing on the edge of the grave.

I don't ever wanna be rescued

And I don't ever wanna be saved

I got a feeling that I'm gonna be alive forever.

Dancing on the edge of the grave

Dancing on the edge of a, dancing on the edge of a, dancing on the edge of a grave.

(ARIEL STARTS TO LAUGH THEN GRABS HIS HANDS)

ARIEL- "What's your name?"

SAM- "It's Sam, what's yours ay?"

ARIEL- "It's Ariel".

SAM- "So Ariel, your place or mine?".

ARIEL- "Mine! Wait here I'll be right back".

(SHE WALKS TOWARDS HER FRIENDS AND SAYS)

ARIEL- "Told you girls, see ya's latter".

(THEY BOTH WALK OFF TOGETHER--- STAGE LIGHTS DIM TO DARK)

(SCENE CHANGES TO HER BEDROOM---- WHERE THINGS START TO HEAT UP. THEY CAN'T KEEP

THEIR HANDS OFF EACH OTHER. HE HAS NEVER FELT A HUMAN BODY BEFORE, SO WARM, SO

GOOD- CLOTHES START TO COME OFF AND GO EVERYWHERE, THEY FALL ONTO THE BED.

ROLLING AROUND, KISSING ONE ANOTHER. SHE CAN FEEL THE MAGIC. OH THE MAGIC, OH THE

MAGIC. STAGE LIGHTS GO DIM TO DARK.

STAGE LIGHTS SLOWLY COME ONTO A DIM LIGHT ON HER. THE BOY IS ASLEEP, ARIEL LOOKS

AT HIM SLEEPING AND REALISE'S THAT IN THE THRONGS OF HEATED PASSION- SHE FORGOT

SOMETHING. AND SHE BEGINS TO WALK AROUND THE ROOM LOOKING AT HIM.---STARTS TO

SING---SAFE SEX—FROM THE ALBUM -PANDORA'S BOX.)

ARIEL- No one ever said I was a gullible girl

I don't believe everything I'm told

I've been around- I know the ropes

And I won't get fooled again

I don't believe in no fairy tales

I don't believe in no man in the moon

And no pot of gold or anything else

Is waiting at the rainbow's end

I got no illusions now, I guess I lost them long ago

You're not gonna get me with this cause I already know

Baby there's no such thing

Baby it just ain't true

And there's no such thing as safe sex

When it comes to loving you

(GIRL LOOKS AT BOY WITH HEART BEATING FAST AND BUTTERFLYS SERGING THROUGH HER

BODY, BURSTING, TRYING TO GET OUT)

There's always the danger of losing control

(ARIEL PLACES HER HAND OVER HER HEART WITH EYE'S CLOSED-THEN OPEN.)

And of breaking my heart and exposing my soul

There's just no protection from that look in your eye's

Or the touch of your hands when I break down and cry

There's always the risk of surrendering more

Than I ever intended to do

(SHE LOOKS AT THE BOY.)

And there's no such thing as safe sex

When it comes to loving you

I don't believe in the boogieman

I don't believe in no pie in the sky

You can wish upon a star until the stars are all gone

That doesn't mean its really so

There's no such thing as santa claus

There's no such thing as getting money for nothing

And no yellow brick road is gonna take you there

Wherever you've been trying to go

We'll never be as young as this

No matter how we try we grow

You're not such an innocent boy- and I already know

(ARIEL WALKS AROUND THE ROOM LOOKING AT THE BOY EVERY NOW AND THEN.)

Baby there's no such thing

Baby it just ain't true

And there's no such thing as safe sex

When it comes to loving you

( SHE HOLDS HER ARMS TO HER CHEST.)

There's always the danger of giving too much

Love is often a drug

Love is often a crutch

There's no guarantee I can handle it all

The higher I climb

The longer I fall

There's always the danger of losing control

And of breaking my heart and exposing my soul

There's just no protection from that look in your eye's

Or the touch of your hands when I break down and cry

There's always the risk of revealing much more

Than I intended to do

And there's no such thing as safe sex

( LOOKS AT BOY.)

When it comes to loving you

When it comes to loving you.

(ARIEL WALKS OVER AND LEANS ON THE BEDPOST, LOOKS AT THE BOY. SAM WAKES UP--

ARIEL WALKS TOWARDS HIM AND SAYS-----)

ARIEL- "I don't know what it is, but you rock my world and I can't live without you."

(ARIEL LEANS OVER HIM, PUTS HER ARMS AROUND HIM AND PULLS HIM CLOSE AND SAYS-)

ARIEL- " I think that I love you and I don't know why.”( SHAKES HER HEAD.)

(AS THE FULL MOON PASSES BY THE WINDOW . YOU CAN HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN.

SAM STANDS UP, WALKS TO WINDOW LOOKING AT THE WATER, TURNS AND STARTS TO SING---

YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH-- FROM THE ALBUM- -BAT OUT OF HELL.)

SAM- It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning

There was a fog crawling over the sand

When I listen to your heart I hear the whole world turning

I see the shooting stars

Falling through your trembling hands

( LOOKS TOWARDS THE GIRL- WITH A SMILE, RAISES HIS EYEBROWS.)

You were licking your lips and your lipstick shining

I was dying just to ask for a taste

We were lying together in a silver lining

By the light of the moon

You know there's another moment

Not another moment

Not another moment to waste.

( HE BRINGS HIS ARMS TO HIS CHEST.)

You hold me so close that my knees grow weak

But my soul is flying high above the ground

I'm trying to speak but no matter what I do

I just can't seem to make any sound

(BRINGS ARMS DOWN AND LOOKS AT HER, SHAKES HIS HEAD AND SMILES.)

And then you took the words right out of my mouth

Oh- it must of been while you were kissing me

You took the words right out of my mouth

And I swear it's true

I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth

Oh- it must have been while I was kissing you

You took the words right out of my mouth

And I swear its true

I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth

Oh- it must have been while you were kissing me

You took the words right out of my mouth

And I swear it's true

I was just about to say I love you

( HE HOLDS HIS BODY, TIGHTLY.)

Now my body is shaking like a wave on the water

And I guess that I'm beginning to grin

Oooh, we've finally alone and we can do what we want to

The night is young

And ain't no one gonna know where you

No one gonna know where you

No one's gonna know where you've been.

( HE LOOKS AT HER WITH LOVE IN HIS EYES, HE CAN FEEL HER WARMTH.)

You were licking your lips and your lipstick shinning

I was dying just to ask for a taste

We were lying together in a silver lining

By the light of the moon

You know there's not another moment

Not another moment

Not another moment to waste.

And then you took the words right out of my mouth

Oh-it must of been while you were kissing me

You took the words right out of my mouth

And I swear it's true

I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth

Oh- it must have been while you were kissing me

You took the words right out of my mouth

(SAM LOOKS AT HER AS HE SITS BESIDE HER ON THE BED WITH HIS HAND ON HER SOFT FACE.)

I swear it's true

I was just about to say I love you.

(ARIEL ASK'S HIM)

ARIEL- "Who are you? Where do you come from?'.

SAM- "I can't tell you that, it's just that I've come along . I've seen you even before I met

you. It's just taken me a while to find you

ARIEL- “ What? I don't understand.”

SAM- " Your gonna have to trust me ok. I have a follower."

ARIEL- " Who?"

SAM- "I cant tell you."

ARIEL- "Why."

SAM- "Please don't ask. Dangerous. Your gonna have to trust me. Please no more

questions".

ARIEL- "Ok." ( LOOKS DOWN AT THE FLOOR-CONFUSED.)

(WHEN THEIR LOVE GROW'S , A DARK SHADOW IS COMING AND IT'S GETTING CLOSER, SAM

CAN FEEL IT APROACH. HE TELLS HER THAT HE HAS TO GO BUT HE'LL BE BACK. HE TOUCHES

HER FACE WITH HIS HAND THEN HE LEAVES. ARIEL LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW- SHE CAN FEEL

SOMETHING, IT BURNS DEEP IN HER HEART, LIKE A HEATED END OF A KNIFE TWISTING AND

TURNING, SUCH PAIN, SHE HAS NEVER FELT BEFORE.)

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