Well , here I am again having a go at @miblodelcarpio s word challenge
This week the words are ;
staged , shorten , twine , cases , rankle , deaden , singers , coaxes , trained .
They all have to be included at least once in the story or article .
It was that time of year again , as the days began to shorten and the air began to chill , excitement flew round the little town. It would soon be Pantomime time and casting for this years production was taking place in the theatre today ! This year the producer/director , Jason Androv , had decided it would be completely different .... something completely new . Young aspiring actors and actresses sat around on packing cases in the long hallway outside the rehearsal room and discussed the new show . " Do you think it will be " Babes in the Wood " ? They havent done that for years " Lucy said , to no-one in particular .
" Oh no , I've heard its to be something REALLY unusual " said a cute little curly haired red-head , who was practising her tap steps on the scuffed wooden floor . " Hey " , someone further down the hall shouted , " Deaden that clatter a bit will you ? Im trying to learn my audition song here " The red haired girl sat down and pouted . It did rankle a little , all these trained singers " la la la-ing " . All she wanted was a part in the chorus !
Lucy was now chattering to a tall blonde girl , who was telling her all about the director . " Oh yes, Jason is marvellous , no-one coaxes a performance out of you better than Mr. Androv !! I have been in every panto he has staged , " Alladin " ; " Cinderella " ; " Dick Whittington " . Oh yes , I expect I will get the leading role "
" Oh , please God ,let me get a part . Let me be an actress at last " Lucy prayed silently , as she nervously twisted a piece of twine round her fingers .Then ,suddenly , the door of the rehearsal room was flung open and there stood the flamboyant figure of Jason Androv . " Come in . come in !" he yelled " what are you all doing huddled out here ? " In they trooped and arranged themselves around the room , glancing at each other , eyeing up the competition . " Now then , 'enfants' ", Jason began , " The pantomime is soooooo over , soooooo last decade . This Christmas we are doing something completely different ! "
" Oh , a play ? " whispered someone , " Or a Musical ? " , voiced another .
Just then a dark-haired girl came out from behind a screen in the corner of the room . She was scantily clad in a bright red basque , timmed with black lace , red fishnet stocings and very high heels . Her heavily made-up eyes smouldered at the group as she walked slowly over to a beaming Jason .
" No sweeties , " he smiled , " This year we are doing Burlesque , striptease ! So, come on , who's first "
If you want to try the word challenge , details and rules can be found on http://miblodelcarpio.blog.co.uk/ Do give it a try , its great fun !!