Monica smiled at her fellow seniors. They all seemed pretty nice. A bit weird, yes, but weren't they all? "What's our first order of business?" she asked Darcy.
"The opening act, I believe." Darcy answered Monica.
"Does anyone want to volunteer any ideas?" asked Byron, looking around at the others.
"I think we should all have a part in the opening act." Darcy said, looking around the room for agreement.
"I agree," said Monica. "The opening act is a coveted slot. It would probably be best if we all were in it. Plus, it sets a good mold for the show."
"I agree as well." Mel says, going and sitting back down at the piano. an opening act was supposed to be like an introduction to all the others, so for them all to be in it would give the audience a little taste of everyone's talent right off the bat.
Ames rushed in as the others were talking about the opening act. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry, I spilled paint all over the studio- again." She brushed her hair out of her eyes and glanced around the group. "What did I miss?"
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Darcy looked at Ames with a friendly smile, "Nothing much, we just started really."
"We're all going to be in it?" Ames thought that's what she'd heard. She went through her different pieces. None were quite finished yet and she tried to plan ahead on what she could finish by the opening act. Not much.
"Mhm, we figured it would be a mix of our different talents. Like a preview before the actual show begins." Darcy said, looking through sheet music and thinking through dance routines for something she could do. Or maybe she would act. Decisions, decisions...
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Mel looks at Darcy, "I could do some music, a piano piece that you guys could make some lyrics for and some choreography for?" she suggests. "Add a few more instruments to make it interesting and you got yourself an opener for the show."
((Okay, thanks for the heads up.)) Darcy nodded, biting her bottom lip in thought. "That would work." she said to Mel, "But, what Ames? She's a paint and sketchbook artist, not a musical artist..."
"Well if she's not a stage performer, we still need someone to design the set and everything else." Byron suggested, pacing up and down. "I can play an instrument if you like, maybe drums or guitar?"
"True... And maybe drums... I don't know, I just really like drums." Darcy said, throwing Byron a smile.
"Drums it is then!" Byron returned her smile, but looked away before it became awkward. "Is there anything else we need to sort out?" he asked.
"Exactly." Mel says, referring to the set design comment. "Drums... You and me are going to have to work on the music together, Byron. Figure out what sounds good." She tells him.
"Um, the length of the show. Are we having an opening act, an act for every person, and then closing act or... More than that? I don't know. Any ideas?" Darcy asked, laying back down in the stage.
"I would say an opening and a closing with everyone," said Monica. "Maybe up to 2 individual acts per person and a few other acts that are small groups," she suggested.