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THE SCENES OF THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

A. INITIAL INCIDENT
Scene 1
A man named Barnum who worked as the circus player was showing a circus. In the
middle of his performance, the light was off.
- Barnum was singing on his performance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyVYXRD1Ans&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdGH3Lo
C85PgixsOq5vDUV3 (The Greatest Show)
- Barnum flashed back to his childhood
Flashback to his childhood, Barnum met Charity since he was young to his adolescent.
Charity’s parents sent her to private school. Barnum and Charity kept communicate
through letter. When Barnum was ready to marry with Charity, he went to Charity’s
house and marry her then they have four children.

Scene 2
Barnum was fired from Shipping Company. He borrowed money from a bank to buy a
museum. Barnum met his children and his children gave idea to make a circus show.
Barnum : “Charity, I have something for you.”
Charity : “what is that?”
Barnum : (giving fired letter)
Charity : “It is ok. I think the job is not appropriate with you. I just wanna a happy
life with you.”
Barnum : “But this is not what I want. I want a miracle”
Charity : “what are you saying? See there.. they are a miracle for us. Hi guys.
Look! who is coming?”
Hellen, Nichole, Elle, Carol : “dadyyy...” (run to theit father)
Hellen : “Do you bring any presents, dad? Because today is my birthday”
Barnum : “Oh, today is your birthday? Okay. Sit down. (put out something from
his bag) I have something for you and others.”
All : “yeayyy...” (clap hands)
Barnum : “this is a special gift for you. And all of you can make a wish. Who want
to be the first?”
Hellen : “meee dad. (raise the hand make a wish). I wish i could marry with
Sinterklas.”
Nichole : “I wish i have a ballet shoes.” (Barnum look at his wife)
Elle : “I wish i have a beautiful hat”
Carol : “I wih i have a wonderful ballet dress”
Hellen : “and what’s your wishes, Mom?”
Charity : “I just wish a happy family, life with my children and my husband.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akdkEh-
fzes&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdGH3LoC85PgixsOq5vDUV3&index=3 (A million Dreams)
Scene 3
After he fired from his work, Barnum tried to borrow money from the bank. He bought a
museum and started to sell the ticket, but no one interested to come to his museum.
At the night time, in the bedroom, his children gave an idea to Barnum to enlighten the
museum.
Barnum : (try to turn off the light and see his children) “Hey.. You all have not
sleep yet?”
Hellen : “not yet Daddy. Come here” (Barnum close to his children)
Carol : “how many ticket that you sold today?”
Barnum : “yeah.. some”
Elle : “don’t worry daddy.. I think you should enlight the museum.”
Nichole : “like something live, something real.”
Hellen : “like mermaid.”
Carol : “no, it is not real. Maybe like unicorn?”
Elle : “Unicorn not real too.”
Barnum : “ssshhh. Okay okay its time to sleep. Good Night dears.”
All : “night daddyy...”

B. RISING ACTION
Scene 1
Barnum made brochure to find unique people to build collaboration for Circus Show in
his museum. But before that, he came to Emily and Julie’s house to ask them to join his
Circus.
Barnum : “(knock the door) “hellooo. You have child, right?”
Emily’s Mom : “who are you?”
Barnum : “Im Phineas Taylor Barnum. I want to see your daughters”
Emily’s Mom : “I don’t have any daughters.”
Barnum : “but from your family certificate,yo u have two daughters and now they
are 22 and 20 years old.” (Barnum enter the house)
Emily’s father : “what’s going on?”
Emily’s Mom : “he try to meet our daughters.”
Emily’s father : “oohh” (open the Emily and Julie’s room) “Emily..Julie, someone
looking for you.”
(Both of them out from their room)
Emily : “who are you? Why you want meet us?”
Barnum : “I’m P.T Barnum. I want the world know both of you”
Julie : “you want everyone laughing us?”
Barnum : “yes. But both of you will be famous persons.”
Emily & Julie : (close the door)
Barnum : “everyone don’t know who both of you. That’s why they laughing you.
But both of you will be famous with beautiful dress and amazing crown in your head!”
Emily & Julie : (open the door and smile)

After that, Barnum began to interview other people who have unique character.
Barnum : “okay. What the unique thing from you.”
Anne & W.D Wheeler: “We can roll”
Barnum : “okay. Next. Wow. Could you tell me your weight?”
Big man : “I’m 750 pounds.”
Big woman : “I’m 450 pounds.”
Barnum : “okay. Thanks. Nexttt! Woww..What is your name and where are you
from?”
Tallest woman : “Im Lucy from California”
Barnum : “let me change your name. It will be The Tallest Lucy.”
Barnum : “wow. Do you have the uniqueness?”
White girls : “yeah. We are the last species albino from our country, Africa”
Barnum : “awesome! Welcome to my world!”
Barnum : “What is your uniqueness?”
Rabbit girl : “Im not walk, but Im jump”
Dog girl : (jump to the table and roaring)
Barnum : “wow. That is awesome.. welcome to my Circus Show!
Dog girl : “thankyou.. auuuuu”

Barnum went to batik factory and heard a woman sing a song.


Barnum : “who is singing?”
Worker 1 : “don’t open it!
Barnum : (open the curtain) “wow.. you are so beautiful”
(all workers laughing)
Lettie : “are you kidding me?”
Barnum : “no. You will be the main actress in my performance.”
Lettie : “you want people laughing me with this thing?”
Barnum : “no. It is your uniqueness. You are so unique. People will like you.”

In the first performance, they were so shy. But finally, they can enjoy their performance.
(dancing – the greatest show)

At the end of the show, the theater critic


Critics : “Hei Barnum. Can you keep your people in your stupid show? You will
be bullyied.”
Barnum : “it’s ok. Im happy with this life. People can laugh so hard because of
this.”

Barnum decided to meet Phillip in the bar.

Scene 2
(Phillip get drunk)
Phillip : “Give me more, Please”
Bar girl : “You already get drunk sir”
Phillip : “JUST GIVE ME SOME!!”
Bar girl : “Ok here it is. The same one”
Barnum : “Hey buddy! You have no job now, right?”
Phillip : “Hah! Who are you? Are you kidding me?”
Barnum : “it will be better if you join with me in a greatest performance.”
Phillip : “i already read a newspaper about your performance, i think it is so
strange”
Barnum : “but you can get 30% from my performance”
(dancing and singing, play the glass with the Bar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk008ADh4iY&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdGH3LoC85P
gixsOq5vDUV3&index=5 (The Other Side)
Phillip :”OK deal!”

Scene 3
The news about Barnum’s performance was heard by Queen Victoria. She made a great
party to meet some great people in the world. Barnum and his unique friends from circus
were one of Queen Victoria guessess and there was one singer from sweden named Jenny
Lind who came to the party too.
(Barnum and unique people wait outside the door)
Pengawal : “Barnum, its your time to meet The Queen. Make sure all of you have a
great attitude”
Barnum : “Okay. Don’t worry about it. Come on guys”
All : (entering the room)

(the guests shocked)


(unique people feel doubt)
Phillip : “You’re Majesty. I presented. Mr Barnum”
Barnum : (shake hand)
Victoria : “I’ve heard about your little women from my friend in America”
Emily : “Princess Ma’am”
Victoria : “Ohh you are really small as I never expected”
Julie : “ You also not tall!”
Guest : SHOCKED
Victoria : “(laughing) HAHAHAHA so funny. (All people in the room were laugh)
Well thank you for coming and have a great party”
Barnum : “Thank you You’re Majesty”
(Barnum and unique people move to the other side)

Pengawal : “This is the time to Jenny Lind. A sweden singer”

(Jenny masuk)
Jenny : (menunduk memberi hormat)
Victoria : “I heard that you have beautiful voice and you are quite famous in your
country”
Jenny : “Yes I am you’re Majesty”
Victoria : “Thank you for your time to be here and please enjoy the party”
(jenny pergi, Philip and Barnum nyamperin Jenny)

Barnum : “I think she is good for you, lets go and lets have some talk”
Philip : “But, I don’t know her.” (Barnum narik Phillip)
Barnum : “ Hello! I think you are Jenny Lind from Sweden. I heard you have really
beautiful voice and my friend want to know you more”
Phillip : “Hello Jenny, I am Phillip”
Jenny : “ Hi! Oh Mr Barnum is it you right? I heard you have a big performance
from unique people and I believe it is not easy to make it. But you did it
well Mr Barnum, congratulation!”
Barnum : “Oh you too! Your voice make the world can’t stop to hear it. And could
you want make a collaboration with me? I will bring you to America and
become famous singer in this world. You give a one night big show or 2
nights and you can take 20% from the performance”
Jenny : “I give my money to orphans and the needy”
Phillip : “Ohhh...A great voice with an angel heart”
Jenny : “well I’ll think about it”

Scene 4
Phillip fell in love with Wheeler and Barnum fell in love with Jenny Lind.

Phillip had some attention to Anne Wheeler since he knew Anne from the first and he
think that he fallen in love with her. In another side, Barnum and Jenny were having
some conversation and getting closer each other.
Phillip : (Looking at Anne that still preparing her stuff (rope) for show) “I have not any
special thing to perform”
Anne : “Every one have their thing to be performed”
Phillip : “you have a greatest rolling, I just think that i could not do something special”
Anne : “ you may find it here”
Phillip : (starring at Anne and smile) “okay then.”

Scene 5
Barnum gave short speech in front of the audience before Jenny Lind performance.
Barnum : “Thank you for coming to this show and hope all of you enjoy it.
Jenny sing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKEMBn_JdCE&index=6&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdGH
3LoC85PgixsOq5vDUV3 (Never Enough)
Barnum looked it beside the stage
Charity and her daughter look in the guest stage but charity feel so different. There’s a
strange sight from barnum eyes when he saw jenny’s performance. The other side, there
was Anne and Phillip who slowly getting closer. At the end of the show Jenny called
barnum to give respect together.
At the end of performance, Phillip want to take Anne to a party. But, in the middle, they
met Phillip’s parent.
Phillip : “you want to come with me to the party?”
Anne : “why me? You should find other girls!”
Phillip : “no. I want you. Here, come with me.”
(akhirnya Anne mau)
Phillip’s father : “hey phillip, who is that girl?”
Phillip : “hi dad. This is Anne Wheeler.”
Anne : “hello, Sir.”
Phillip’s mother : “you didn’t shy? You are an office worker and a shareholder!”
Phillip’s father : “yeah. I’m fine if you join the Barnum’s circus, but why you have to
walk with this thin girl?”
Phillip :“oh stop it dad! I’m a freelancer now that have to work in a
performance.”
(Anne jengkel trus pergi)
Phillip : “Anne.. please don’t go”
C. CLIMAX
Scene 1
Barnum and Lind went to their previous circus place to build the same performance.
Then Barnum ask her wife to give permission and she gave it. Then, Barnum and Lind
were together left the house with a carriage and followed by his children from the back of
carriage.

Barnum : “I have a great performance with Jenny. She was amazing and I’ll make
the same performance as well”
Charity : “You forget about happiness. You just think about money”
Barnum : “You didn’t know it Charity! I’m happy. I really happy with this. And
because of this, we live in this big house, vancy clothes, this luxury. And
our children were happy too. They can get what they want”
Charity : “Happiness is not always money. But it could make our family being
happy again like....”
Barnum : “You mean we were poor like several years ago?! Oh no! I can’t imagine
it! I’ll go with Jenny and make a greatest performance”
(Barnum left his family and went with Jenny. Barnum’s Children ran and cried. Charity
was singing sad song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He5NctQPXK8&index=9&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdGH
3LoC85PgixsOq5vDUV3 (Tightrope)
Scene 2
In another side. In circus place, there were some gangsters who did not like the circus and
tried to fight with the unique people. However there was a person from gangsters burn the
place because of the fight.

Gangster 1 : “Hey you! You’re fckn disgusting! Leave this place btch!”
Gangster 2 : “you’re not human! You just part of other galaxy! Alien!!”
Gangster 3 : “Hey!! Get out from this place!!”
Gangster 4 : “you just bring animals, not human here!!”
(the unique people out and fight with the gankster)

Scene 3
In the other side, Barnum and Jenny Lind held a party to celebrate their success in a great
performance. There were Charity, their children and Charity’s parent too in that party.

(charity dan anaknya nyamperin si Barnum)


Charity : “i can’t believe that you have a great perfomance and amazing party.”
Barnum : “thankyou my love! Do you like the place?”
Charity : “yeah. I like it. That’s so beautiful.”
(Jenny Lind came to them)
Barnum : “oh. Let me introduce you. This is Jenny Lind, Jenny, this is my wife,
Charity and my children.”
(jenny sama charity salaman)
Carol : “Wooww. You look so beautiful”
Helen : “like a princess”
Charity : “Nice to meet you Jenny Lind.”
Jenny : “Ohh yeahh.. Nice to meet you too. I hope you enjoy the party.”
Charity : “yeah. Sure.”
(suddenly, Charity’s parent came, Charity mundur)
Barnum : “oh, look! Who is coming here. Father, let me introduce you. This is
Jenny Lind.”
Charity’s father : “i just here for attending the party and see my daughter.”
(jenny lind ngliatin si Barnum sama orangtua Charity)
Jenny Lind : “I hope you enjoy the party here, Sir.” (menunduk trus pergi)
Charity’s mother : “where is my daughter? I want to see her. I miss her and my
grandchildren too.”
Barnum : “she is safe with me. You know? I give so many luxuries for her because
of my performances. Father, do you remember you said? I’m a poor man
and can’t give everything to your daughter? Look! I’m very famous now
and i bought a big house and beautiful dress to your daughter.”
Charity’s father : “eventhough you are famous now, you still son of a taylor!”
Barnum : “go out now!”
(orangtua charity pergi, charity jengkel)
Scene 4
Jenny and Barnum have some talk. Jenny want Barnum to make bigger show and marry
her. Barnum refuse it. Jenny realize that she just his partner to gain the money. Then,
Jenny was so angry because she just his money machine. And, the last performance was
the end of their relationship. Then, Jenny make audience surprise with GATAU.
Everyone think that Jenny and Barnum will married.

Barnum was sitting


Jenny : “Hei Barnum! Our show was very amazing, lot of people like it and i
think bigger performance will be good for us”
Barnum : “Hmm I think so. May be we will go around the world with this”
Jenny : “yeah its very good and better you inform our relationship and marry
me”
Barnum : “ WHAT!! Oh sorry Jenny I cant”
Jenny : “So what’s our relationship? You act me like a princess but you would
not marry me?!”
Barnum : “You did not know, we just a partner. We collect money and being
famous. Just it”
Jenny : “so you think that I am your money machine/founding machine?! Ok I’m
done!”
Barnum: (just seeing Jenny)
(jenny pergi)

In the show Jenny’s voice was get worst because she is crying. At the end of the show,
she kissed Barnum. And all the reporter catch their picture. All news in New York wrote
that they will married because of that incident.
Jenny sing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515CCwsds14&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdGH3LoC85Pgi
xsOq5vDUV3&index=10 (Never Enough)

Scene 5
After the show, Charity and her children come to Barnum and a catastrophe came to
them.

Charity : “im sure you have a great performance. Why do you want to go home so
fast?”
Barnum : “because i miss you.”
(suddenly, some people shouted)
People 1 : “firee.. firee..”
Barnum : “where do the fire come from?”
People 2 : “from a museum out there!”
(barnum sama charity liat2an trus lari)
The museum was burnt and Barnum was shocked. All of the unique people went out and
firefighters tried to extinguish the fire.
Phillip : (panic) “where is Anne?”
Dog girl : “i don’t know, maybe she is inside.”
(phillip go inside and all of people got panic)
Barnum : “where is Phillip?!!”
Lettie : “he goes inside!!”
Rabbit girl : “it’s Anne!!”
(Barnum ran into the museun to save Philip)
Charity : “Barnum...noooooo!!!”
(barnum go inside and the situation increasingly stressful, but finally, Anne out from the
museum safely and Barnum and Phillip too. Anne feel touch with Phillip and began to
love him)

There was a demonstration between the audience and the circus player. Then, Barnum
got scared. Barnum and Lind could not marry because she had realized that Barnum
already had a wife and children. The reporters knew about their wedding’s cancelation.
Because their wedding was cancelled, Barnum’s mansion was foreclosed. Barnum’s
circus show was burned and he got stressed.

(at the Barnum’s house)


Barnum : “where will you go?”
Charity : “you want to marry with Jenny?”
Barnum : “no. I refuse it. I don’t like her.”
Charity : “of course you don’t. You don’t love anything except your job! See? We
don’t have house anymore!”
Barnum : “why?!!”
Charity : “the bank!! The bank seize our house! Why you didn’t talk with me
first?? Now, i will go to my parent’s house!” (leave Barnum)
Barnum : “no, Charity.. please..”
Barnum went to local pub.

D. FALLING ACTION
Scene 1
In the local pub, Barnum met with his former members of his circus. They encouraged
him to build again a new circus show.

(Unique people come to the local pub)


Barnum : (get drunk and see the unique people come) “im sorry for didn’t take care
of you all. I know im a bad person.”
Emily : “why you said like that? You give us a happiness.”
Barnum : “i lose everything now”
Lettie : “it’s ok. Just try to rise up and threw up the sadness.”
Dog girl : “life is not only about money, but happiness too.”
Rabbit girl : “now, lets make the great circus again and show to the world.”
Julie : “go to your wife and want her to be yours again.”
(barnum jadi semangat trus bangkit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW2FUY3N-
n0&index=11&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdGH3LoC85PgixsOq5vDUV3 (From now on)

Barnum had difficulties to build a new circus show because he did not have money again.
Phillip and Wheeler helped him to fund his new circus show. Barnum built open air
circus show.
In the middle of the show, Barnum let Phillip to lead the Circus
Barnum : “it is time for you to show yourself to the world!”
(phillip just smile and run to the circus and continue the dancing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyVYXRD1Ans&index=1&list=PLi0vNpDrBJPdG
H3LoC85PgixsOq5vDUV3 (The Great Show)

E. RESOLUTION
Scene 1
The new circus was so successful. Barnum met Charity and they wanted to continue their
relationship.
At the Charity’s house
Barnum : (knock the door and Charity’s father open it) “Im sorry for my mistakes,
i’m here to see my wife. Where is she?”
Charity’s father : (pasang muka marah) “she goes to somewhere, not here.”
(Barnum’s children know that their father came)

Children : “daddyy... mother goes to the beach.”

At the beach
Barnum : “i bring sadness to your family, you already remind me but i didn’t hear
it. I want to be more from myself at the past.”
Charity : “i don’t want anyone except the man who i loved”
Barnum : “from now, lets start our life from the beginning.”
(charity smile)
Barnum and Charity come together to support their children in a ballet performance. And
they live happily ever after.