As we all know, the rigors of long rehearsals and full performance schedules can take its toll on performers and their health. This was certainly the case during the company’s 1995 production of The Gondoliers.
This minor health crisis … and the complexity of the production’s choreography! … were celebrated by James Brooks in the following song, sung to the tune of “Dance a Cachuca,” and performed at the Last Gasp Cast Bash by members of the company.
We sneeze, “Achoo!” ‘cause we’ve got bad congestion!
Left or right, I think I’ll choose the latter,
Right or left, I think I’ll choose the latter,
Cold is getting badder,
Oh, Shari said, “Drink lots of fluids and always,
We sneeze, “Achoo!” ‘cause we’ve got bad congestion.
Oh, Shari said, “Don’t stay too late at the parties!”