The Actors and the Troupers

The actors and the troupers should be friends – singalong (by Tom Sandow)

(a) the actor (c) the circus trouper (a – c) both together

(a) We really must praise the theatre, its scenery and effects are quite a treat, musicals and shows fill West-End  stages to make your visit there complete.

(c) But, a circus show can also be fabulous, its colour style excitment is unique. Every town is sent this spectacular event – even if it is in a tent.

(a – c) So, the actors and the troupers should be friends, yes the actors and the troupers should be friends, one has chose a plastic tent, to the other the stage is heaven sent but thats no reason why they can’t be friends. Showbiz folk should stick together showbiz folk should all be pals. Actors dance with the jugglers daughter, the acrobats danc with the chorus gals!

(a) I’d like to say a word for the actor, the life he spends is difficult and phoney. He must learn his lines, precise a million times (c) but he may still end up broke and stony!

(a – c) Still, the actors and the troupers should be friends, yes the actors and the troupers should be friends. One performs incredible tricks, the other tours too in the sticks but there’s no reason why they cant be friends. Showbis folk should stich together showbis folk should all be pals, lend a hand to each other just make sure it is not a grand!

(c) I’d like to say a word for the trouper, the life he leads is never understood, he practices all day risking life for dismal pay (a) but thats not saying he is any good!

(a – c) But, the actors and the troupers should be friends, yes the actors and the troupers should be friends. thespians play so many parts, the trouper has those early starts but thats no reason why they can’t be friends. Showbis folk should stick together showbis folk live a life thats hard, to make sure they stick together just make sure of a union card.

(a) I must say a word for the thespian, his daily doubts are huge and so many. He strives for years and years for that Oscar via tears (c) but work dries up because there isn’t any!

(a-c) Still the actors and the troupers should be friends, the actors and the troupers should be friends. One must work within a ring the other may have to dance and sing – TV Ads are the only thing, but thats no reason why they can’t be friends. Showbiz folk should stick together showbiz folk should all get on, showbiz folk should stick together even use some unibond!

(c) You must spare a thought for the trouper, his daily grind can be a heavy load, he would appreciate your understanding (a) just do not get behind him on the road!

(a-c) But, the actors and the troupers should be friends, the actors and the troupers should be friends, whether it be stage or ring the audiences are the thing, to keep them happy is our aim, to that end we are all the same so thats the reason why we should be friends. Showbiz folk should stick together, showbiz folk – should be a friends, dressing rooms are alloted with the troupers down the end.

(a) A simple word of warning for the thespian, so many come along with starry eyes, he tries and tries at auditions (c) but the joey makes it bigger with soap pies! (a) Yet another word for the actor, his life on stage is not a certain bet, he strugglers for his art and to learn a different part (c) but he will never need a safety net!

(a-c) Now the actors and the troupers must be friends, the actors and the troupers must be friends. Both look for that crock of gold, but the only guarantee we’re told, is both of us will end up old! Nonetheless we always will be friends.

How many circus artistes needed to change  overhead ring lights? Eight Arab tumblers performing a pyramid with the top man changing the bulb.

How many bulbs does it take the mindreading act to change before they realise the generator has stopped?

How many circus artistes does it take to change a large movable spotlight bulb? None! Circuses no longer have large moveable spotlights.

How many tent-hands does it take to purchase lightbulbs? Two, one to act as interpreter.

How many circus Directors, Artistic Directors, Managers, Assistant Managers does it take to change a bulb? No-one knows they have never done it!

The local animal rights group say ‘whether they have animals or not let them work in the dark!

Circus Friend rally on the day said; before we can help we must consult our constitutional rule book but none of the members had a copy.

 

 

Author: Tom Sandow

born into showbusiness - full life entertaining, management, agency, engager of acts and artistes - show producer presenter.

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