At this show, we invite people to the stage to spin the big wheel of select the song. Then we we have the audience member spin the smaller inner wheel to select the prop. The host introduces the performer and then the live band plays the music. Pretty neat, right? Yeah, I think so too.
I got “When You’re Good to Mama” from CHICAGO and the Stuffed Animal which happened to be a 36″ Care Bear that belonged to my daughter and we could use on the sole conditions: We never teller her how it was used in the show. The show host even said as much, enjoying the finely roasted irony. Yep, no plausible deniability for me.
A friend of mine was in the audience and he shouted out from the front row, “Oh, I can tell her.”
Almost as a unified chorus I hear from the wings of the theater, “No!” I imagined 70 people including the show host. I imagined from my ready pointof the audience all staring down poor Phil. I smirked. And then grinded my hips on that poor bear. Of course, they call him Cheer Bear.