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CHAPLIN: THE MUSICAL

Lyrics by Christopher Curtis


All songs published by Christopher Patrick Curtis Music (ASCAP)









SONG #1 OVERTURE / PROLOGUE
SONG #2 LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE

HANNAH
Come along, Charlie, and try to be happy. Give Mum a smile. See, everyone
along Kennington Lane, they got their cares and worries, same as us.
LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE,
AND SEE INTO THEIR EYES.
TRY TO FIND THE STORY
BEHIND EACH ONE'S DISGUISE.
WONDER WHERE THEY'VE COME FROM,
AND THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE KNOWN.
WE ALL HAVE A SECRET
A FACE WE NEVER HAVE SHOWN

Look at this poor fellow.
SEE HOW HE IS TRYING
TO HOLD HIS HEAD UP HIGH.
HE FIGHTS TO HIDE HIS SORROW
FROM PEOPLE PASSING BY.
MAYBE THERE'S A LADY
WHO HAS SADLY BROKE HIS HEART.
WE ALL WEAR DISGUISES,
THEN WE JUST PLAY THE PART.
SOME HAVE ANGER,
SOME HAVE HOPE,

SOME HAVE COURAGE,
AND SOME JUST COPE.


HANNAH
Oh la, look at them two. So uppity. So fake.
YOUNG CHARLIE
Fake?
HANNAH
Yes, trying to make everyone think they're rich, from Mayfair.
YOUNG CHARLIE
But they're not?
HANNAH
Uh-uh. I'm on to them, Charlie. Look at his frayed coat and her worn-out shoes.
They're as poor as we are. Oh, and look at this sorry bloke. Drunk as a lord.
YOUNG CHARLIE
Just like Daddy.
HANNAH
Just like Daddy. But trying to pretend he's sober.
YOUNG CHARLIE
Just like Daddy. Look at me, Mum.
HANNAH
Thatta boy, Charlie! Funny, you're very funny.
LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE,
AND THEN LOOK INSIDE YOUR HEART.
THERE YOU'LL FIND YOUR STORY,
THEN YOU CAN PLAY THE PART.









SONG #3 WHAT'CHA GONNA DO?
HANNAH
YOU'VE GOT A GREAT BIG HOUSE
ON TOP OF EASY STREET.
YOU'VE GOT A MILLION QUID,
A LIFE THAT CAN'T BE BEAT.
BUT YOU LOOK DOWN ON FOLK,
YOU'RE SUCH A MEAN OLD BLOKE . . .

Sorry, I can't seem to remember what comes next.
YOUNG CHARLIE
BUT THERE WILL COME A DAY,
WHEN YOU'RE KNOCKED OFF YOUR FEET.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Go on, boy!
YOUNG CHARLIE
THEN, WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN,
AND WHERE YOU GONNA GO FROM THERE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE MONEY'S GONE

AND WHO YOU GONNA BUY TO CARE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE LANDLORD SAYS
"NOW GET YOURSELF OUTTA HERE"?
WHAT'CHA GONNA PAINT
WHEN YOU CANNOT PAINT THE TOWN?
REMEMBER WHAT'CHA GIVE IS WHAT ALWAYS GOES AROUND!
AND WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Ladies and Gentlemen, Charlie Chaplin!

CHARLIE, ENSEMBLE
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN,
AND WHERE YOU GONNA GO FROM THERE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE MONEY'S GONE,
AND WHO YOU GONNA BUY TO CARE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE LANDLORD SAYS
"NOW GET YOURSELF OUTTA HERE"?
WHAT'CHA GONNA PAINT
WHEN YOU CANNOT PAINT THE TOWN?
REMEMBER WHAT'CHA GIVE IS WHAT ALWAYS GOES AROUND!
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS...
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN,
AND WHERE YOU GONNA GO FROM THERE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE MONEY'S GONE,
AND WHO YOU GONNA BUY TO CARE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE LANDLORD SAYS
"NOW GET YOURSELF OUTTA HERE"?
ENSEMBLE KARNO
WHAT'CHA GONNA PAINT Charlie Chaplin, Ladies and
WHEN YOU CANNOT PAINT THE TOWN Gentleman! And his big brother,
REMEMBER WHATCHA GIVE IS Sydney.
WHAT ALWAYS

ENSEMBLE
REMEMBER WHAT'CHA GIVE IS WHAT ALWAYS GOES AROUND!
AND WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?








SONG #4 IF I LEFT LONDON

CHARLIE
IF I LEFT LONDON TOMORROW,
WOULD I FIND GOLD IN THE WEST?
WOULD I FIND FAME IN THE FLICKERS
OR A SECOND-HAND LIFE THERE AT BEST?
AND IF I LEFT LONDON TOMORROW,
WOULD I SUCCEED OR JUST FAIL?
FOR HERE IN MY HAND IS A WORLD THAT'S UNSEEN,
WITH A NEW KIND OF FUTURE THAT APPEARS ON A SCREEN.
AND THERE ON THAT SCREEN COULD I BE
SOMEBODY OTHER THAN ME?
FOR HERE IN POOR KENNINGTON LANE,
I KNOW WHAT MY LIFE HERE WOULD BE.
BUT FAR FROM POOR KENNINGTON LANE,
COULD I BE SOMEONE OTHER THAN ME?
FOR THERE I COULD BE SOMEONE'S HERO,
NO DAMSEL WOULD BE IN DISTRESS.
AND MAYBE I'LL MEET
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL
WITH AN INNOCENT FACE
AND SWEET HONEY BLOND CURLS

AND THERE ON THAT SCREEN COULD THERE BE
SOMEBODY WAITING FOR ME?
Syd, I got offered a job making movies in America. I think I'm gonna take it.



SYDNEY
What?
CHARLIE
I just came from one of those flicker shows and I'm telling you, they're magical!
And how about this for an idea? I'll take the job and you can come with me to
California!
SYDNEY
Cablegram's addressed to you, Charlie. You're the one with the talent. I'm sorry.
CHARLIE
What if I fail. End up back on the street without you?
SYDNEY
You won't. I know it. Go! Go!
CHARLIE
SO GOODBYE TO MY LIFE HERE IN LONDON,
GOODBYE TO OLD KENNINGTON LANE.
HELLO, AMERICA, FILLED WITH ROMANCE.
I'LL PACK UP MY PAST,
AND TAKE YOU UP
ON THIS CHANCE.
'CAUSE THERE ON THAT SCREEN I WILL BE:
SOMEBODY DIFFERENT.
SOMEBODY NEW.

SOMEBODY OTHER THAN ME!








SONG #5 SENNETT SONG
SENNETT
Alright, lets get started.
CHARLIE
Wait! Wheres the script?
SENNETT
There is no script. Just do what I tell you to do.
CHARLIE
But don't we rehearse first?
SENNETT
No, we don't.
CHARLIE
Can I go back to London?
SENNETT
No, you can't. All you have to do is follow my direction.
THAT'S CHARLOTTE IN WARDROBE AND MARY IN MAKEUP,
THE GIRLS WHO WILL HELP YOU LOOK PRETTY.
THAT'S HANK ON THE DOLLY AND PETE ON THE PROPS,
AND THE MAN AT THE CAMERA IS ROLLIE.
NOW MAKEUP IS WAITING AND DAYLIGHT IS FADING,
SO WHY NOT BEGIN WITH THE FUN?
SO COME OVER HERE, CHAPLIN,
AND HANG ON MY WORDS,
AND I'LL SHOW YOU HOW PICTURES ARE DONE.

WITH A GIRL AND A BENCH, TWO PIES AND A TREE,
THREE COPS, WE'LL HAVE YOU ALL LAUGHING.
MABEL SIT DOWN, FATTY STAND UP,
CHAPLIN GET IN THERE, IT'S HAPPENING.
TROUBLE ARRIVES, A VILLAIN APPEARS,

SENNETT (CONTD)
"FATTY, CATCH HER FLIRTING."
AND HE WHO GETS IN FATTY'S WAY,
I PROMISE WILL BE HURTING!
A LITTLE TO THE LEFT, NO, A LITTLE TO THE RIGHT,
NOW STAND UP, CHAPLIN, FIND YOUR LIGHT.
SIT DOWN, STAND UP, MOVE LEFT, MOVE DOWN,
NO, NO, CHAPLIN, JUST LOOK RIGHT.

C'MON, CHAPLIN, LOOK AT ME
AND GIVE ME ONE REACTION.
YOU GET WHAT I SAID,
FORGET WHAT I SAID,
I REALLY JUST WANT TO SEE ACTION!
Charlie, run for it . . . Fast . . . Faster . . . Charlie. Don't slow it down, Chaplin.
Keep up with them. What are ya doing? You're not in a theatre, Chaplin. No! Wait!
You're slowing it down . . . Stop, cut, cut, cut! Charlie.
CHARLIE
Yes, sir?
SENNETT
They call them movies because they move faster than anything youve ever seen
on the stage. That's the difference between them. Now, I like ya, Chaplin.
So let's try it again. Rolling!

Action!
A LITTLE TO THE LEFT, A LITTLE TO THE RIGHT,
GET IN THERE CHAPLIN AND START A FIGHT!
SHOW ME JUST A LITTLE OF THE MAGIC THAT I SAW THAT NIGHT.
CUE THE COPS AND CUE THE PIES,
AND VILLAINS HIDDEN IN DUSGUISE.



SENNETT (CONTD)
CHAPLIN HELP ME, TIME IS MONEY,
WON'T YOU SHOW ME SOMETHING FUNNY?
MABEL'S SWEATING, FATTY'S THINNING,
GIVE ME JUST A GAG THAT'S WINNING.
ROLLIE'S ROLLING,
PETE IS WAITING,
MOVE IT, KID, STOP HESITATING.
CHAPLIN STAND AND MABEL STRUT,
AND FATTY PUNCH HIM IN THE GUT.
CHAPLIN UP,
MOUTH IS SHUT,
BE FUNNY, CHAPLIN, DAMMIT, CUT!
CHARLIE
It's that difference again, isn't it, sir?
SENNETT
It is. It is.
CHARLIE
Sorry, sir. I'm just trying to figure out my character's motivation.
SENNETT
What?
CHARLIE
In London, I always knew why my character was doing something.
SENNETT
Character? This is Hollywood. We don't have character here and we don't have
motivations.
CHARLIE
Let me try it one more time.
SENNETT
Alright! Rolling! Action!


SENNETT
TIME HAS PASSED,
SO MOVE YOUR ASS,
AND GIVE ME ONE GOOD SHOT.
YOU'D THINK YOU'D HAVE IT IN YA

JUST TO GIVE ME WHAT YOU GOT.
THE CAMERA'S ALMOST EMPTY
SO THE PRESSURE IS ON YOU.
THE DUSK IS HERE.
THE DAY HAS ALMOST
SLIPPED WITHOUT A TRACE.
SO GRAB A PIE, RUN ON BY,

HIT FATTY IN THE FACE.
I KNOW IT'S SCHTICK,
I KNOW IT'S CRUDE,
BUT WHO CAN REALLY BLAME US?
SO, C'MON, KID, AND SHOW ME NOW
THE GAG FOR WHICH I'M FAMOUS . . .
Cut!

SONG #6 LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE (REPRISE) / TRAMP DISCOVERY
CHARLIE
LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE,
AND SEE INTO THEIR EYES.
TRY TO FIND THE STORY
BEHIND EACH ONE'S DISGUISE.



HANNAH
WONDER WHERE THEY'VE COME FROM,
AND THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE KNOWN
ONCE YOU FIND THE STORY
THEN YOU JUST MAKE IT YOUR OWN.
Come along Charlie. Try to be happy, give Mum a smile.
Oh, Look at this poor fellow.
CHARLIE
I see him, Mum.
HANNAH
Look at them two. So uppity.
CHARLIE & YOUNG CHARLIE
I see them!
HANNAH
And look at this sorry bloke. Drunk as a lord.


SONG #7 TRAMP SHUFFLE PART 1
SENNETT
Chaplin.
CHARLIE
Yes sir?
SENNETT
That's funny!
CHARLIE
It is?
SENNETT
Yes. Do that walk for me again.
CHARLIE
This one?
SENNETT
What inspired that, boy?
CHARLIE
You did, sir.
SENNETT
Well, I do have that effect on people, don't I?
CHARLIE
You do, sir, yes.
SENNETT
Charlie, when I said I was gonna fire you, I was just trying to scare you.
CHARLIE
You did.
SENNETT
And what would you call this?
CHARLIE
Character.

SENNETT
Ah, yes, you got me there. Character.

CHARLIE
He's a poet. A dreamer. A wanderer. A tramp!
SENNETT
A tramp? I like the sound of that. But what's his, you know?
CHARLIE
Motivation?
EACH DAY HE'LL START
A NEW AND UNKNOWN JOURNEY.
AND IN HIS HEART
NO ONE WILL SEE HE'S LONELY.
HE'LL SEARCH THE WORLD
TO FIND A PLACE TO CALL HIS OWN.
HE'LL NEVER HAVE TO HIDE,
THOUGH POOR, HE'LL HAVE HIS PRIDE,
WHENEVER THE TRAMP SHUFFLES.
SENNETT
AND I SEE CHAPLIN PICTURES EVERYWHERE,
PEOPLE WAITING IN THE SQUARE,
BUYING TICKETS TO SEE.
AND YOU'LL BE TALKED ABOUT IN MAGAZINES,
RECOGNIZED ON MOVIE SCREENS,
LIGHTING UP THE MARQUEE.
AND THE DISTRIBUTORS WILL CALL MY NAME,
BEGGING TO GET IN THE GAME.
WHAT A GOLD MINE YOU'LL BE,






SENNETT (CONTD)
OH, CHARLIE!
WITH MY NAME ABOVE YOU,
THE WORLD'S BOUND TO LOVE YOU,
WHEN THEY SEE THE TRAMP SHUFFLE.

SENNETT
Action!


SENNETT CHARLIE
AND I SEE CHAPLIN PICTURES EACH DAY HE'LL START
EVERYWHERE. A NEW AND UNKNOWN JOURNEY.
PEOPLE WAITING IN THE SQUARE, AND IN HIS HEART
BUYING TICKETS TO SEE. NO ONE WILL SEE HE'S LONELY.
AND YOU'LL BE TALKED ABOUT IN HE'LL SEARCH THE WORLD
MAGAZINES, TO FIND A PLACE TO CALL HIS
RECOGNIZED ON MOVIE OWN.
SCREENS, HE'LL NEVER HAVE TO HIDE
LIGHTING UP THE MARQUEE. THOUGH POOR, HE'LL HAVE HIS
PRIDE,
AND THE DISTRIBUTORS WILL WHENEVER THE TRAMP
CALL MY NAME, SHUFFLES.
BEGGING TO GET IN THE GAME.
WHAT A GOLD MINE YOU'LL BE,
OH, CHARLIE!
WITH MY NAME ABOVE YOU,
THE WORLD'S BOUND TO LOVE
YOU,
WHEN THEY SEE THE TRAMP
SHUFFLE.
SENNETT
Cut! Perfect!


USHER
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN,
PLAYING HERE AT THE STRAND
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN,
FIRST TIME IN THE LAND!
ONE SHOW FOR A NICKEL,
THREE SHOWS FOR A DIME

USHER CHARLIE
SO COME AND SEE SOMETHING FUNNY...
WILL THEY THINK I'M FUNNY?

SONG #8 TRAMP SHUFFLE PART 2
SENNETT
What do you hear, Charlie?
CHARLIE
Laughter, Mr. Sennett. What do you hear?
SENNETT
Money, Charlie. Lots and lots of money.
REPORTERS
TELL US, MR. SENNETT,
'BOUT THIS CHAPLIN

YOU'VE DISCOVERED.
TELL US, MR. SENNETT,
'BOUT THIS TALENT YOU'VE UNCOVERED.
WHERE'D YOU FIND HIM?
AND CAN YOU TELL US WHERE HE'S FROM?






CHARLIE
HEY, SYD,
I THINK I MIGHT HAVE FOUND MY PLACE, SYD.
PEOPLE RECOGNIZE MY FACE, SYD.
ALL AROUND THE TOWN THEY ASK ME:
"AREN'T YOU IN THAT MOVIE?"
IT'S REALLY QUITE AMAZING.
I THINK NOW MY LIFE IS CHANGING.
ONE DAY, MY FUTURE WAS UNSEEN.
THEN THE NEXT DAY, MY NAME'S UP ON A SCREEN.
AND HEY, SYD, I THINK I FINALLY FOUND MY HOME.

REPORTERS
TELL US, MR. SENNETT,
'BOUT THIS CHAPLIN
YOU'VE DISCOVERED.
TELL US, MR. SENNETT,
'BOUT THIS TALENT YOU'VE
UNCOVERED.
TELL US, MR. SENNETT

USHER
COME SEE CHARLIE
CHAPLIN

COME SEE CHARLIE
CHAPLIN

COME SEE



ENSEMBLE [Offstage]
COME SEE CHARLIE
CHAPLIN

COME SEE

CHARLIE STUDIOS AND CHORUS
I THINK IVE FINALLY FOUND
MY HOME COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN

STUDIO AND CHORUS
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN

SONG #9 LIFE CAN BE LIKE THE MOVIES

CHARLIE
LIFE CAN BE LIKE THE MOVIES,
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
HERE YOU CAN WRITE YOUR STORY,
KEEPING THE PAST AT BAY
WOMEN
HERE IT'S JUST HAPPY ENDINGS
MEN
AND THE GODS ONLY AIM TO PLEASE
ENSEMBLE
LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL,
LIFE CAN BE SWEET,
LIFE CAN BE LIKE THE MOVIES.
CHARLIE
AND IF YOU'RE USED TO STEALING BREAD ON THE STREET,
WE HAVE A FEAST TO CATCH YOUR EYE.
THE ONLY COPS YOU'LL FIND HERE WALKING THE BEAT,
ARE JUST THE KEYSTONES RUNNING BY,
SYDNEY
LOOK AT THE LIFE YOU FOUND HERE,
FAR FROM OLD KENNINGTON LANE.
ENSEMBLE
THE WEATHER IS ALWAYS FINE HERE,
'CAUSE WE TELL THE SKY WHEN TO RAIN.

MEN
BEAUTIFUL FACES STROLLING ALONG,
WOMEN
KEEPING THE WORLD AT EASE.
ENSEMBLE
LIFE CAN BE LIKE THE MOVIES,
HERE YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU PLEASE.
USHER
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN,
PLAYING HERE AT THE STRAND.
In Essanay's "By the Sea"! The funniest comedy of 1916!
MILDRED
ROMANCE IT NEVER FALTERS,
IT LIFTS YOU UP LIKE A BREEZE.
LOVE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL,
LOVE CAN BE SWEET,
LOVE CAN BE LIKE . . .
USHER
COME SEE CHARLIE CHAPLIN,
PLAYING HERE AT THE STRAND.
In Mutual Pictures' The Rink, the first smash hit of 1918!
ENSEMBLE
LIFE CAN BE LIKE THE MOVIES,
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
HERE YOU CAN WRITE YOUR STORY,
KEEPING THE PAST AT BAY.





ENSEMBLE (CONTD)
HERE IT'S JUST HAPPY ENDINGS,
AND MONEY JUST GROWS ON TREES.

LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL,
LIFE CAN BE GRAND,
LIFE CAN BE BOUNTIFUL,
AT YOUR COMMAND,
LIFE CAN BE LIKE . . .
CHARLIE
Wait!

SONG #10 THE LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST
VOICE-OVER
Ladies and gentlemen, Grauman's Chinese Theatre is pleased to present the
thousand-dollar Charlie Chaplin Look-A-Like Contest!
ENSEMBLE
AND YOU WILL KNOW HIM
BY THE TIP OF HIS HAT.
AND THAT'S JUST HOW WE WILL SHOW HIM,
THE WORLD'S BOUND TO LOVE HIM,
WHEN THEY SEE THE LITTLE TRAMP!
SONG #11 JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HOLLYWOOD
ALF
He's here, everyone! He's here!
CHARLIE
Good morning, Alf!
ALF
Mornin
The Circus. Scene one! Take one!

CHARLIE
Action!
ENSEMBLE
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HOLLYWOOD,
JUST ANOTHER NAME IN LIGHTS.
CHARLIE
Ladies!

ENSEMBLE
JUST A NEW CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD,
ANOTHER STAR TO REACH THE HEIGHTS.
ONCE YOU HAVE TASTED THE SWEETNESS OF FAME,
STAYING ON TOP IS THE NAME OF THE GAME.
IT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS IN HOLLYWOOD.

ALF
City Lights, Scene 83, Take 97!
WOMEN
THE LIGHTS ARE ALWAYS GLOWING,
AND THE CAMERAS ALWAYS ROLLING,
AND THE DIRECTOR'S ALWAYS SHOUTING "JUST ONE MORE."
CHARLIE
Just one more!
ENSEMBLE
STARLETS ALWAYS GAZING
AT THE LEADING MAN WHO'S PLAYING,
WHO IS HOPING THAT HE'S BETTER THAN BEFORE.
ALF
Modern Times! Factory scene! Take 28!
CHARLIE
Conveyor belt - go!


ENSEMBLE
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HOLLYWOOD,
YOU DO YOU'RE BEST TO STAY ON TOP.
STARS ON THE RISE,
STARS ON THE FALL,
STARS YOU'LL FORGET,
AND STARS YOU'LL RECALL,
LIGHTING UP THE SKY IN HOLLYWOOD.
HEDDA
Hello, I'm Hedda Hopper and this is Hedda Hopper's Hollywood.
HEDDA
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HOLLYWOOD,
WOMEN
JUST ANOTHER INGENUE.
HEDDA
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HOLLYWOOD,
WOMEN (WITH MEN "AHH-ING")
ANOTHER MIDNIGHT RENDEZVOUS.
SWEET, YOUNG AND PRETTY, WITH SENSUOUS EYES,
BUT INSIDE THAT BEAUTY, SCANDALS ARISE.
ENSEMBLE
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HOLLYWOOD.

WOMEN
IF YOU PLAY THE GAME,
YOU MIGHT GET YOUR SHOT AT FAME.
AND THEN THE LEADING MAN
WILL ALWAYS CATCH YOUR EYE.
ONE NIGHT IN THE HAY
AND LADY LUCK WILL COME YOUR WAY.

AND THEN YOU'LL SOON BE KISSING
WAITRESSING GOODBYE.

HEDDA
HE CAME FROM AFAR,
AND THEN HE WAS CAST,
'CAUSE HOLLYWOOD'S A FANTASY,
WHERE YOU CAN LOSE THE PAST.
HE BECAME A SUCH STAR IN THE CITY OF SIN,
JUST A HAT AND CANE,
AND IT'S GUARANTEED YOU'RE IN.
CHARLIE
SHOW ME A SMILE,
SHOW ME SOME GRACE,

CHARLIE
SHOW ME THE LIGHT,
IN THAT BEAUTIFUL FACE.

HEDDA
IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY IN HOLLYWOOD.
GIRLS
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, Charlie!

ENSEMBLE
HERE YOU CAN DO
WHATEVER YOU PLEASE
WHATEVER YOU WANT
YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH EASE
IT'S JUST ANOTHER DAY

HEDDA
IT'S JUST THE WAY WE PLAY
HEDDA & ENSMBLE
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF HOLLYWOOD

SONG #12 THE LIFE THAT YOU WISHED FOR

CHARLIE
MUM, THEY STOP HIM ON THE STREET,
AND THEY HAVE HIM SIGN HIS NAME.
AND THEN THEY TAKE HIS PICTURE,
SO THE MOMENT CAN REMAIN.
AND HE IS WONDERFUL.
OH, YES, HOW WONDERFUL HE FEELS.
'CAUSE THE LIFE THAT HE WISHED FOR BECAME REAL.
NOW THE MONEY'S ROLLING IN
AND HE'S DRESSED IN FANCY CLOTHES,
AND HE LIVES INSIDE A MANSION,
AND HIS FACE THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS.
AND HE IS WONDERFUL.
OH, YES, HOW WONDERFUL HE FEELS.
'CAUSE THE LIFE THAT HE WISHED FOR BECAME REAL.

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN HE SIGNS HIS NAME,
THEY QUICKLY WALK AWAY.
HE KNOWS THEY'RE TRYING TO BE POLITE,
BUT HE WISHES THEY WOULD STAY.

I NEED FOR YOU TO HEAR ME,
AND RECOGNIZE MY FACE.

I WISH THAT I COULD SAVE YOU
FROM THAT DARK AND LONELY PLACE.
AND THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL,

CHARLIE (CONDT)
OH, YES, HOW WONDERFUL THAT WOULD FEEL,
IF THE DREAMS THAT YOU WANTED TO SEE
TURNED OUT THE WAY YOU HOPED THEY WOULD BE,
AND THE LIFE THAT YOU WISHED FOR
BECAME REAL.

SONG #13 ALL FALLS DOWN

HEDDA
HEY THERE, MR. CHAPLIN,
YOU MAY THINK I'M RATHER SMALL.
'CAUSE THE POSH PAPERS ARE FALLING AT YOUR FEET.
SO, GO AHEAD AND SNUB ME
AND DON'T RETURN MY CALL.
AND BUILD YOUR HOUSE ON TOP OF EASY STREET.

BUT, WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN
'CAUSE I LET A LITTLE RUMOR SPREAD?
WHAT YOU GONNA DO IF I CHANGE THE NAME
OF THE PERSON SLEEPING IN YOUR BED?
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN I TELL THE TALE
THAT MAKES THE COUNTRY TURN ITS HEAD?
JUST A LITTLE GOSSIP, AND JUST A LITTLE LIE.

I'LL SIMPLY SAY THE LITTLE TRAMP IS JUST A LITTLE SPY.
AND WHATS HE GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?
HEY THERE, MR. CHAPLIN,
WELL, YOUR ACT DESERVES APPLAUSE.
YOU WAVE OUR FLAG AND THE COUNTRY IS IMPRESSED.
BUT I'M A VOICE AMONG THE CROWD
THAT'S QUESTIONING YOUR CAUSE,
AND NOW I'LL SPREAD MY DOUBT AMONG THE REST.
AND WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN
AND WHERE YOU GONNA GO FROM THERE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE MONEY'S GONE
AND WHO YOU GONNA BUY TO CARE?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN THE COUNTRY SAYS
"NOW GET YOURSELF OUTTA HERE"?

WHAT'CHA GONNA PAINT
WHEN YOU CANNOT PAINT THE TOWN?
I'M GONNA WIPE THE SMILE
FROM THE FAMOUS LITTLE CLOWN.
AND WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?

AND ALL THE KING'S HORSES
AND ALL THE KING'S MEN
WILL NEVER PUT POOR CHARLIE
TOGETHER AGAIN!
AND WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?



SONG #14 MAN OF ALL COUNTRIES

CHARLIE
I am not a Communist, I am a humanist, a man of all countries, who cares deeply
for those whom the world has oppressed and forgotten.
HEDDA
HERE IS A PICTURE FROM THE COMMUNIST RALLY
AND THE MAN OF HONOR IS CHAPLIN.
HE SPOKE FOR THEIR CAUSE,
ENDORSED ALL THEIR LAWS,
WE CAN'T LET THIS KIND OF THING HAPPEN.
THE DANGER HAS SPREAD,
THE COLOR OF RED SHINES WHEREVER HE GOES.
THIS MAN OF ALL COUNTRIES,
WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHO HE KNOWS.
CHARLIE
I need no borders to define what nation I am loyal to. I may travel on a British
passport, but I am nonetheless a citizen of the world. Patriotism is a love for one's
country. Nationalism is an obsession that starts wars. And I speak for the children
of Russia, whom no one else in America speaks for.
HEDDA
A MAN OF HIS FAME,
A MAN WITH HIS NAME,
CAN'T STEP TOO FAR OVER THE LINE.
THE PUBLIC BELIEVES,
WHAT THEY HEAR AND SEE,
THE EFFECT GROWS BIGGER WITH TIME.
HE CAN'T STAY IN THIS LAND,
AND PUT OUT HIS HAND,
AND THEN TOAST TO OUR ENEMIES.

I THINK IT'S TIME THAT WE FOLLOW

EVERYONE HE SEES.
MCGRANERY
Miss Hopper, in order for me to launch a full-scale Federal investigation into
Chaplin, you're going to have to dig a whole lot deeper!
HEDDA / MCGRANERY
I THINK IT'S TIME THAT WE/YOU FOLLOW
EVERYONE HE SEES . . .


SONG #15 WHAT ONLY LOVE CAN SEE

OONA
LET ME SHOW YOU THE BEST THAT'S INSIDE YOU.
LEAVE THE FILMS BEHIND YOU, JUST STAY AND TALK TO ME.

THE TRAMP CAN CHARM ME WITH A LOOK THAT MAY BE FUNNY.
BUT HE CAN NEVER TELL ME WHAT ONLY LOVE CAN SEE.
THROUGH TOMORROW AND DAYS OF SORROW,
I WILL FOLLOW AND ALWAYS REMAIN.
IF YOU SHOW ME THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIE,

YOU'LL START A WHOLE NEW STORY
THAT ONLY LOVE CAN SEE.
THROUGH TOMORROW AND DAYS OF SORROW,
LET ME FOLLOW
AND I WILL REMAIN.

LET THEM WHISPER AND SEARCH FOR THE ANSWER.
BUT WE MUST REMEMBER WHAT ONLY LOVE,

WHAT ONLY LOVE,
WHAT ONLY LOVE CAN SEE.

SONG #16 THE EXILE
HEDDA
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?

WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?

REPORTERS
TELL US, MR. CHAPLIN, 'BOUT THIS SCANDAL SHE'S UNCOVERED.
TELL US, MR. CHAPLIN, 'BOUT THIS STORY SHE'S DISCOVERED.
STARLETS
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HOLLYWOOD.

REPORTERS
A MAN OF THE PEOPLE,
MAN OF ALL COUNTRIES,
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD.
REPORTERS
A MAN OF THE PEOPLE,
MAN OF ALL COUNTRIES,
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD.

STARLETS
IT'S JUST ANOTHER DAY IN
HOLLYWOOD . ..

AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS
AND YOU WILL KNOW HIM BY THE
LITTLE RED FLAG . . .

HEDDA
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?











HEDDA

WHATCHA
GONNA DO
WHEN IT ALL
FALLS DOWN .
?
WHATCHA
GONNA DO
WHEN IT ALL
FALLS DOWN .
. . ?








STARLETS
AND YOU WILL
KNOW HIM . . .
JUST ANOTHER
DAY IN
HOLLYWOOD.
JUST ANOTHER
DAY IN . . .








AMERICAN
LEGIONNAIRES
AND YOU WILL
KNOW HIM BY
THE LITTLE
RED FLAG . . .
AND YOU WILL
KNOW HIM BY
THE LITTLE
RED FLAG . . .










REPORTERS 2
A MAN OF THE
PEOPLE,
MAN OF ALL
COUNTRIES,
CITIZEN OF THE
WORLD.
A MAN OF THE
PEOPLE,
MAN OF ALL
COUNTRIES,
CITIZEN OF THE
WORLD.







REPORTERS 1
TELL US,
MISTER
CHAPLIN,
'BOUT THIS
STORY SHE'S
DISCOVERED.
TELL US,
MISTER
CHAPLIN,
BOUT THIS
STORY SHES
DISCOVERED
ALL
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?

WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?
HEDDA
WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN?





SONG #17 WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE

CHARLIE
ONCE UPON A TIME I HAD THE WORLD UPON A STRING.
ONCE, THEY STOOD IN LINE
TO SEE MY FACE UPON THE SCREEN.
I'D WALK INTO THE THEATER
AND THEY ALL WOULD CALL MY NAME.
AND I LIVED FOR THOSE MOMENTS.
NOW THE TIDE HAS TURNED,
AND ALL THE GLORY'S SLIPPED AWAY.
NOW THERE'S SOMEONE NEW,
AND THEY CANNOT RECALL YOUR NAME.
THEY LOVE YOU FOR THE MOMENT.
OH, BUT THEN THEY LET YOU BE.
AND WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ONCE LOVED ME?

NOW THE WORLD'S CHANGED TO COLOR,
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
YOU'RE STILL BLACK AND WHITE, SO NOW YOU'RE OLD NEWS.
THE MOVIES ARE TALKING, SO YOU'RE NEVER HEARD.
YOU'RE JUST AN OLD PICTURE,
FROM A FAR DIFFERENT WORLD.


CHARLIE (CONTD)
AND NOW ALL THAT I HAVE
IS JUST A FADED MEMORY
A WALL THAT'S FULL OF PICTURES,
OF THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE.
YOU SEARCH FOR YOUR TOMORROW,
BUT THE PAST IS ALL YOU SEE.

AND WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE?
WHERE IS MY TOMORROW?
WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE
THAT ONCE LOVED ME?


SONG #18 WHAT ONLY LOVE CAN SEE (REPRISE)

OONA
Yes, the world loved the Tramp...
...but you are who I love.
CHARLIE
YOU HAVE SHOWN ME THE BEST THAT'S INSIDE ME.
A ONCE FADED MEM'RY THAT ONLY LOVE CAN SEE.

OONA
TIME HAS SHOWN US THERE ARE NO YEARS BETWEEN US.
A LOVE SO AGELESS THAT ONLY WE CAN SEE
CHARLIE & OONA
THROUGH THE GOOD TIMES
AND ALL THE HARD TIMES



CHARLIE
NOW I'VE COME TO FIND THAT LOVE CAN REMAIN
CHARLIE & OONA
TIME WILL WHISPER
AND GIVE US THE ANSWER.
BUT WE MUST REMEMBER
WHAT ONLY LOVE,
WHAT ONLY LOVE,
WHAT ONLY LOVE CAN SEE.
BROADCASTER
Today in entertainment news: March 15, 1972: Charlie Chaplin, long considered
to be Hollywood's greatest all-time filmmaker, returns to Los Angeles tonight to
receive an honorary Academy Award. The Little Tramp, who has been living in
exile in Switzerland, has not been back to America in two decades. He will be
accompanied by his wife, Oona. Their relationship was controversial in the
beginning, but they are still together after having been married for nearly thirty
years and having had eight children.

CHARLIE
Thank you, thank you so much for the honor of inviting me here, and, oh, you're
wonderful sweet people. I've come to realize that life is not a movie. You can't go
back and edit it. It has laughter and tears -- all those things that make a great
movie but that can also make a great life. It is perfect just as it is: It has a
beginning, a middle, and ...an end.



SONG #19 THIS MAN
OONA
THIS MAN, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM
THOUGH THE WORLD MAY QUESTION WHY.
THIS MAN, THERE'S BEEN NO ONE LIKE HIM
A TYRANT, BUT STILL A CHILD.
SOMETIMES, THERE ARE DAYS I KNOW HIM.
THEN THERE ARE DAYS I LOSE HIM,

BUT I'LL ALWAYS LOVE HIM, THIS MAN.
SYDNEY
THIS MAN WAS MY ONLY BROTHER,
A DREAMER SINCE JUST A BOY.
SYDNEY HANNAH
THIS LIFE, SO FULL OF HEARTACHE, THIS LITTLE CHILD
BUT ONE LIFE GAVE SO MUCH JOY WHO CRIED THAT NIGHT,
THIS MAN, SO FULL OF WONDER, THIS LITTLE CHILD,
YET SO FULL OF ANGER, MY CHILD
BUT GAVE SO MUCH LAUGHTER BECAME THIS MAN.
THIS MAN.

MILDRED ALF
THIS MAN ONCE LOVED ME, THIS MAN
THEN I LEFT HIM LAUGHED,
ALL ALONE. AND THE WORLD LAUGHED WITH HIM
THIS MAN WAS SEARCHING THIS MAN
FOR A LOVE OF HIS OWN SMILED, AND THE WORLD SMILED
WITH HIM

MILDRED ALF / MACK SENNETT / MABEL
SOMETIMES, I BELIEVED I LOVED HIM THIS MAN WAS A GENIUS.
BUT COULD I FORGIVE HIM? HE WAS THE MOVIES
DID I EVER KNOW THIS MAN? ILL ALWAYS LAUGH AT THIS MAN.



OONA
THIS MAN, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM,
THOUGH THE WORLD MAY QUESTION WHY.
THIS MAN, THERE'S BEEN NO ONE LIKE HIM,
A TYRANT, BUT STILL A CHILD.
ALF
THIS MAN LAUGHED,
AND THE WORLD LAUGHED WITH HIM.
THIS MAN SMILED,
AND THE WORLD SMILED WITH HIM.
MILDRED
THIS MAN ONCE LOVED ME,
BUT I LEFT HIM ALL ALONE.
THIS MAN WAS SEARCHING
FOR A LOVE TO CALL HIS OWN.
SYDNEY
THIS MAN, MY BROTHER,
A DREAMER.
HANNAH
THIS LITTLE CHILD
WHO CRIED THAT NIGHT . . .
ENSEMBLE
THIS MAN, THE WORLD LAUGHED WITH HIM.
THIS MAN, THE WORLD SMILED WITH HIM


ALL
THIS MAN WILL BE LOVED FOREVER,
FOR HIS TEARS AND LAUGHTER,
THE WORLD WILL REMEMBER THIS MAN.
GOOD NIGHT.
GOOD NIGHT.
SYDNEY
MY BROTHER.
ALL
GOOD NIGHT.

MILDRED
MY LOVER.
ALL
GOOD NIGHT.

ALF
THE DREAMER.
ALL
GOOD NIGHT.
HANNAH
MY LITTLE CHILD
ALL
GOOD NIGHT.
CHARLIE
AND IT IS WONDERFUL,
OH, YES, HOW WONDERFUL YOU FEEL . . .
WHEN THE LIFE THAT YOU WISHED FOR
BECOMES REAL.





SONG #20 FINALE / TRAMP REPRISE

ALL
AND YOU WILL KNOW HIM
BY THE TIP OF HIS HAT.
AND THAT'S JUST HOW WE WILL SHOW HIM
THE WORLD'S BOUND TO LOVE HIM
WHEN THEY SEE THE LITTLE TRAMP.