Ruddigore ’09

Sung to the tune of “My Eyes Are Fully Open to My Awful Situation”
Robin, Mad Margaret and Sir Despard’s song from Act II
Written by James Ahrens
Performed by James Ahrens, Waldyn Benbenek, Victoria Valencour

When you see an operetta, you expect it to be charming,
But there’s one thing that can happen that we all would find alarming.
        We require your attention when we’re acting and we’re singing,
        And that simply cannot happen while a telephone is ringing.
If you’re carrying a cell phone, please, just set it to be silent,
For if we hear it ringing, we just might become quite violent.
        And then they’d shut us down and we would have to call the show off,
        But that all could be avoided if you turn your telephone off.

So just turn your telephone off,
So just turn your telephone off,
So just turn your telephone off,
So just turn your telephone off,
So just turn your telephone off,
So just turn your telephone off,
So just turn your tele, tele, tele, tele, telephone off!