another time when I was probably 13 I was playing Chip in this really spectacular production of Beauty and the Beast and even though I had to be constantly reminded back stage to Shut Up, I took acting Very Seriously my obnoxious 13-year-old behavior never made it out of the wings
except this one time when Bell’s dad Maurice had just escaped the wolves at the beginning of the show and Lumière and the other furniture sat him down and welcomed him and they wheeled me over in my cart to give him a cup of tea and idk WHY bc we’d done this scene 1 million times before but I wasn’t mic’d and when Maurice took a “sip” out of what was literally my head I quietly gurgled “aeEEEeeee my brains”
and only he heard it and I really fucked him up and took him a while to recover
was worried I wouldn’t be able to find a photo of me in all my glory but here it is
oh man fucking storytime:
about 4 years ago, at my sleep-away camp, we decided to put on beauty and the beast for our end of summer musical. seeing as we were at camp we only had 12 days to learn it, and like most of our shows nobody knew their lines. skip forward to the night of the play during the mob scene before the villagers all go to ransack the castle. Maurice was confirming that the Beast existed, and the girl who was supposed to say “crazy old maurice!” got mixed up with “kill the beast!” line (which we were supposed to say about about 10 minutes later), and ended up shouting “KILL MAURICE!”, causing the girl who went after the kill the beast line to pipe up with “we’re not safe until he’s dead!”, which led to us having to improvise and beat maurice to death in front of an audience of 7-12 year olds
My last year of highschool we did BatB and my friend was Mrs. Potts.
So it was the last performance and everyone was playing little pranks on each other/purposely ..ahem…”improvising” lines.
So at the end when everyone’s human and Chip asks
“But mama, do I still have to sleep in the cupboard”
She just goes “Oho ho ho…” and then in the most deadpan way possible “Yeah. Ya do.”
She knows she is!