Take a Break staging!
Phillip and Eliza are seated at a piano on the turn table facing downstage and Ham is at his desk right next to them facing upstage and it’s lit to look like two separate rooms and as they count in French the stage rotates so that Ham is now looking downstage and piano is facing upstage. When Ham starts being all dramatic and comparing himself to Macbeth the lights dim on the piano and Eliza sits down next to Phillip and side hugs him and it’s super cute. Then Eliza walks upstage and then back downstage but into Ham’s office like she went into a hall between the two rooms and takes Ham out with her. Then when Phillip starts rapping he stands up from the piano and Phillipa beat boxes (it’s even cuter than you’re imagining) then Phillip and Ham have a little proud father son precious moment hug thing and Phillip runs off. When Eliza tries to get Ham to take a break with her they are holding each other and are very close, it’s very intimate and loving but Ham’s a little bitch and won’t go with her and he kisses her hand before going back to his office. Then Angelica appears at the top of the stage right staircase twirling a parasol. She starts down the stairs and Hams at his desk and they sing about commas. And during that Eliza is standing in the piano room and I think she was pretending to look out the window like she was watching for Angelica. And Angelica comes down the stairs and they turn and see each other and squeal and it’s honestly so flipping cute and Phillipa runs over to Renee and they hug like little girls and it’s very cute. Ham comes in and Angelica walks over to him and they hug when she tells him how good it is to see his face. Eliza joins them and they talk about John Adams. When Ham reveals he’s not coming upstate with them Eliza moves to Angelica to tag team it up and try and get him to take a break and come with them. They go on either side of him, when Angelica says “Eliza’s right” she hugs her sister from behind, very tender. On the “lets go upstate” they both grab his hands and Angelica gets extra close to him and Ham smiles at her, he’s very conflicted. Finally he breaks away from them cause he needs to get his plan through congress and he goes back to his desk. Eliza moves to follow him but Angelica stops and consoles her and then they exit together hugging each other while Ham works.