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Astronaut Like You (Opening Song)

Intro: People walk onto the stage in groups (recreating walking into the bar). Over the course of 10.5x8 you end up with the Americans (stage left/slightly downstage) on one side and the Soviets (stage right/slightly upstage) on the other.

 

Americans are looking at the Soviets drinking on the other side of the stage

 

Yeah 

Heads turn to face the front       

there is a war

gun action around to face the front

Russia versus U.S.A.

Point to Sovietsà point to themselves

They're both based on the moon

Slide and pull forward with space arm actions

Fighting for control of space

Kick, ball changeà point to the stars

They both have, strong space crews,

Hand comes down to army-warmy strong position

yeah

Head to the front

Buzz Aldrin battles through

Half group kicks forward with the right leg

Alongside Neil Armstrong too

Other half kicks with left leg (end up back to back) with arms in gun position

Nasa!

Toyota jump!

 

Americans run to the side

 

SINGER 2:

Communists fight too!

Run onto stage middle of stage

U.S.S.R. can't breakthrough

Fan over

The fighting they withstand

Jump out into run

So the battle continues

Runà slide in

But there's a bar,

Turning forward with hand opening old-timey swing doors

that is subdued

back, over the top and in

Where we forget about the war

Step overàpoint (right leg over, left leg point); step overàpoint (left leg over, right leg point)

Leave your issues at the door and come in!

Step the front, drag people in,

 

Everyone runs into lines

 

S1&2:

Here we like you

Right fan over

Yeah we like you

Left fan over

Doesn't matter who you fight for we like you

Kick to bend, and up (change to face stage left)

 

Yeah we like you

Right fan over

Yeah we like you

Left fan over

The bars the place for you!

Walk in a circle to face the front

Drink or two! One for you! Don't feel blue! We like you!

Signal two drinks, hand one over to one person, then to another, then cheers

 

 

SINGER 3:

But.

 

Just outside, spaceships launch from the pad

Group 1: Turns to the left

Group 2: Turns to the right

 

Jump (straight up/like spaceships launching from a pad)

Soldiers go to war

March (so you should be marching in opposite directions)

Yeah you got shot that's too bad

Half of group one+group2: gets shot! L

Other half: walk around them @”that’s too bad” wipe sweat off brow (in dancey way)

But wait instead, of getting all upset

Other half: walk behind hurting half and pretend pick them

Remember there's a happy place

Walk your hurt half to line formations for bar (i.e. chorus)

You can hang out at the bar with your friends!

Other half consoles hurting half and “at the bar with your friends” gestures outwardly

 

S1,2&3:

Here we like you

Right fan over

Yeah we like you

Left fan over

Doesn't matter who you fight for we like you

Kick to bend, and up (change to face stage left)

 

Yeah we like you

Right fan over

Yeah we like you

Left fan over

The bars the place for you!

Walk in a circle to face the front

Drink or two! One for you! Don't feel blue! We like you!

Signal two drinks, hand one over to one person, then to another, then cheers

 

SINGER 4:
I'm getting drunk
Stumble around the stage in pretend drunk
And this astronaut's starting to like you
Run, run, run,--> hit, hit pop
A beer for my comrade please
Walking backwards, gesturing backwards (x2)
American? Russian? There's no such thing
Point to left--> point to right
There's no such thing
"who knows?" gestume
When you drink with me
everyone pretends to scull

S1,2,3&4:
Yeah we like you, we like you, we like you, we like you, we like you, we like you
We like you
The bars the place to be! There's no war in here! We're all friends in here! So come and have a beer!

 

Here we like you

Right fan over

Yeah we like you

Left fan over

 

 

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