Sing A Silly Love Song

  • Cast Number: 3
  • Run-time: 45 minutes

A fun activity for audience participation, any size of audience.
Note: good singing ability is not a requirement!
Individuals in the audience react to key words in a story by singing a snippet from a love song.
Great for Valentines or couples retreat.

Peuther FWB Church in Virginia first performed this drama for Valentines Day and report:

"Our Valentine dinner was a great one and everyone enjoyed the singing drama! Thanks for writing this for us.  One group---I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU---was made up of 8 men who stole the show.  They said they had never had so much fun.  They did actions along with their singing!"

Cast:              3 male:

Tim Taylor, the Toolman
Al Borland, his assistant

offstage voice of Wilson W. Wilson, Tim’s neighbor          

 

Set, Lighting:  standard

 

Sound:           A number of song snippets which have messages relating to love are sung in this drama. All are common songs which can be found on the internet, including on YouTube.

 

Costumes:     Al wears flannel shirt, Tim wears a Detroit Lions teeshirt

 

Special Instructions:   Words for all songs are projected for all to read
Audience is broken into several groups. Groups are made aware of their key word and when that word is spoken they will stand and sing their song
As an alternative you may just have one group who do all the singing
Note that Wilson has some rather long winded dissertations from an offstage position. This puts extra pressure on Tim and Al, (since they are the only actors on whom the audience can focus), not to over act or under act while Wilson is speaking. Tim and Al need to be interested, may nod in agreement or roll their eyes in disbelief or whatever but DON”T OVERDO IT or Wilson’s words will be lost to the audience.
 

Time:             45

 

Sample of script:           

 

Tim and Al come on stage from opposite sides, wander, bump into each other

 

Tim:                 Al Borland, just what are you doin’ here?

 

Al:                   I will have you know Tim that I am the narrator for the program tonight, that’s what I am doing here!

 

Tim:                 I don’t think so Al! . . .  See, fact is these fine people asked me to be the narrator tonight.

 

Al:                   Well I have good news for you Tim.

 

Tim:                 What’s the good news? . . . your mom’s got her own apartment??

 

Al:                   No Tim, she did not. . . The good news is these fine people also asked me to narrate here tonight.

 

Tim:                 Not gonna happen! There’s not room for both of us in narration world. . .  Capeesh?

 

Al:                   You are saying . . . capeesh?

 

Tim:                 Yes I am matter of fact I am . . . (points to script) . . . See it’s printed right here on my script . . . (spells it out) . . . C A P E E S H. . . . So there you go.

 

Al:                   OK Mr. Know-It-All, capeesh is an Italian word and I just happen to know it is spelled  . .  (spells it out) . . . C A P I S C E. . . . OK?

 

Tim:                 So you are tellin’ me you know Italian?

 

Al:                   Some yes Tim, much more than you I am sure.

 

Tim:                 Nah aaah!

 

Al:                   Right about now you are going to tell me you are Italian, am I right?

 

Tim:                 No, Irish and Scottish . . .  But I eat a lotta pizza.

 

Al:                   Oh that should do  it! . . .  NOT! . . . But it seems like these good people want the two of us to share the narration.

 

Tim:                 You mean like share?

 

Al:                   I believe that’s what I said Tim. But I have to be honest with you . . .  I have never been a narrator before.

 

Tim, coy smile: Never, ever huh, Al?

 

Al:                   No I haven’t ever Tim.

 

Tim:                 Well, no problem Al, just follow my lead and you will do just fine.

 

Al:                   So what you are saying Tim is that you have done narration, is that right Tim?

 

Tim:                 Well basically yes Al, however . . . .

 

Al:                   So the short answer Tim is, you have narrated in your whole life, am I right?

 

Tim:                 Look, how tough can it be, I mean . .

 

Al:                   Oh boy!

 

Tim:                 Look Al, just follow my lead, I mean, have I ever lead you wrong?

 

Al:                   Yes, many, many times Tim.

 

Tim:                 What I meant to say Al was, have I ever led you wrong this afternoon?

 

Al:                   Same answer works Tim. Anyhow, people are here, we need to get started.

 

Tim:                 Yah, I thought maybe I would open with a little joke, kinda break the ice, know what I mean?

 

Al:                   My sense is we should just get started Tim.

 

Tim:                 My sense is you aren’t making sense Al!
( to audience)
Did you guys hear the one about the blonde lady who was trying to put this puzzle together . . . .

 

Al:                   Tim, I just think you shouldn’t tell that joke, after all there are many women here, some of whom are blond and, well, we wouldn’t want to offend anyone now would we?

 

Tim:                 So like I say, there was this blond lady trying to put a puzzle together, she gets all frustrated, asks her hubby for help. She says, “this is supposed to be a tiger.” Hubby says, “put the Frosted Flakes back in the cereal box dear.”
(to Al)
Get it? . . . Frosted Flakes . . .  tiger . .  cereal box . . . puzzle . . Get it?

 

Al:                   So,  in spite of that, on to tonight’s program . . The theme for tonight’s program is  . . love.

 

Cue for Love group to sing “Love Me Tender”

 

Love:             Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
I’ll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.

 

Tim:                Love?

 

Love:             Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
I’ll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.

 

Cue for Love group to sing “Love Me Tender”

 

Al:                   Love.

 

Love:             Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
I’ll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.

 

Cue for Love group to sing “Love Me Tender”

 

Love:             Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
I’ll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.

 

Tim:                Now that is a subject which, although foreign to my friend Al here, is definitely a subject well known by the Toolman!

 

Al:                   Excuse me Tim, it just so happens that I know a thing or two on the subject of romance.

 

Tim:                 Of course you do Al. . . . A bachelor, living with your mom, yeh that should do it.

 

Al:                   I will have you know that I am in a relationship with my girlfriend Ilene.

 

Tim:                 Did your mom give you permission to be in a relationship Al?

 

Al:                   Ilene and my Mom are very good friends Tim.

 

Tim:                 So when’s the wedding gonna be Al?

 

Al:                   Well Tim, we are thinking about April.

 

Cue for April group to sing “April Love”

 

April:             April love is for the very young
Every star's a wishing star that shines for you
April love is all the seven wonders
One little kiss can tell you this is true.

 

Tim:                 So your friendship with Ilene is no longer a secret?

 

Cue for Secret group to sing “Secret Love”

 

Secret:           Once I had a secret love which lived within the heart of me
All too soon my secret love became impatient to be free

 

Al:                   I gotta tell you Tim, Ilene makes me feel . . . young!

 

Cue for Young group to sing “Young Love”

 

Young:           Young love, first love, filled with true emotion
Young love, true love, we share with deep devotion.

 

Tim:                Oh darn Al, I forgot to tell you. Ilene called.

 

Cue for Called group to sing “I Just Called To Say I Love You”

 

Call:               I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart
Baby of my heart.

 

Tim:                 I think it’s maybe about time for another one of my surefire jokes.

 

Wilson:            I don’t think so Tim.

 

Tim looks around for the source of the voice

 

Tim:                 For a minute there I was gonna say that sounds like my neighbor Wilson.

 

Wilson:            Your ears do not deceive, neighbor Tim.

 

Tim:                 But I can’t see you Wilson, I am used to seeing you behind your fence.

 

Al:                   We weren’t able to rent a fence for this occasion Tim.

 

Tim:                 Well why didn’t you ask me Al, you know I have fence building experience.

 

Wilson:            We did discuss it Tim however memories of your last fence building episode are still all too fresh in our minds. . . .

 

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