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All Part of the Magic
Lyrics by Betina Hershey, Music by Denver Casado

Overview

Age:  8+Song for Kids: All Part of the Magic
Type: Trio
Length:  3:05
Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5

Backstage, three stage crew members quietly work on tasks that usually go unrecognized. They reveal what it means to be behind the scenes and their dedication to helping every cast member. They may go unnoticed, but for them its the joy of being part of the magic of theatre.

 

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Lyrics

 

SOLO 1
You can find me behind the scen’ry
Standing firm ’til I hear my cue
Moving platforms and bits of green’ry
Making sure nothing falls on you
You might imagine that my arms get pretty tired
And yes they do but I don’t mind

Cuz it’s all part of the magic
It’s much more than mundane
It’s all part of the magic
The magic of helping to entertain

SOLO 2
Nothing happens in utter darkness
So they need me to shed some light
Up I go with my bulbs and colors
Switching gels ’til I get it right
You might forget me while I’m up there on that ladder
But still I’m proud of what I do

SOLO 1 & 2
Cuz it’s all part of the magic
It’s much more than mundane
It’s all part of the magic
The magic of helping to entertain

ALL
When I was a little kid I never really knew
Being so behind the scenes is what I’d want to do
Most kids dream of being stars and hope for something more
But I take pride in what I do
Although it’s quite obscure

SOLO 3
I’m the one with the cloth and needle
Hemming pants ’til the last one’s fixed
Though some actors are never happy
It’s the audience I’ve transfixed

ALL
Although we never get to stand there in the spotlight
We know we’re part of every bow

Cuz it’s all part of the magic
It’s much more than mundane
It’s all part of the magic
The magic of helping to entertain
The magic of helping to entertain 

 

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