Mtn.Play Hike - Sing-Along - Watch the Dress Rehearsal

          Photo - Mountain Play 2012, "The Music Man"-This Year, 2014, "South Pacific"

We've held the annual Mtn.Play Hike every year since 1996. The vision for the hike is to reacquaint ourselves with the music from the Play, this year, "South Pacific". (See Lyrics below. Print the lyrics to your favorite songs and bring with you.) or Click for link to the lyrics for, "South Pacific".

Lyric sheets will shared and we'll give voice to "South Pacific". (With boombox accompaniment). 

Let's generate some excitement for the upcoming play. Performances starting Saturday, May 17th, that performance is called the Patrons Performance it is not on the published schedules. Then the play is staged each Sunday through, June 16th. And Sat., June 7th.

One year we sang all 24 songs, yes 24, from Hair.  

After the hike and Sing-Along, we'll walk over to Mountain Theater and watch one of the final rehearsals, maybe the dress rehearsal for this years Play. 

Bring something to sit on, drink, lunch and snacks. Then sit back and see how the players are doing. (Use that blanket and cushion you brought to sit on at Mtn.Theater.)

Hike length today will be about 3 miles.  Initially getting back to the cars by 12:30pm. After we get back we'll go watch the rehearsal. We'll be close to the cars. You can walk back to your car whenever you have to leave. 

The first time I encountered the Play was when hiking. I could hear in the distance songs from "Guys and Dolls", coming from somewhere. 

Later on I thought; this is like summer camp meets Broadway.

During the South Pacific performance in 1996, the Director arranged for a restored WWII fighter to fly over the Theater near the end of the show.

                             Hiking group at Mtn.Theater, 2007.

A Cockeyed Optimist

When the skies are brighter canary yellow
I forget ev'ry cloud I've ever seen,
So they called me a cockeyed optimist
Immature and incurably green.

I have heard people rant and rave and bellow
That we're done and we might as well be dead,
But I'm only a cockeyed optimist
And I can't get it into my head.

I hear the human race
Is fallin' on its face
And hasn't very far to go,
But ev'ry whippoorwill
Is sellin' me a bill,
And tellin' me it just ain't so.

I could say life is just a bowl of Jello
And appear more intelligent and smart,
But I'm stuck like a dope
With a thing called hope,
And I can't get it out of my heart!
Not this heart...

Bloody Mary is the girl I love.
Bloody Mary is the girl I love.
Bloody Mary is the girl I love.
Now ain't that too damn bad!

Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove.
Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove.
Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove.
Now ain't that too damn bad!

Bloody Mary's chewin' betel nuts.
She is always chewin' betel nuts.
Bloody Mary's chewin' betel nuts.
And she don't use Pepsodent!
Now ain't that too damn bad!

[Instrumental]

Bloody Mary is the girl I love.
Bloody Mary is the girl I love.
Bloody Mary is the girl I love.
Now ain't that too damn bad!
Now ain't that too damn bad!

There is nothin' like a dame,

We got sunlight on the sand,
We got moonlight on the sea,
We got mangoes and bananas
You can pick right off the tree,
We got volleyball and ping-pong
And a lot of dandy games!
What ain't we got?
We ain't got dames!
We get packages from home,
We get movies, we get shows,
We get speeches from our skipper
And advice from Tokyo Rose,
We get letters doused with perfume
We get dizzy from the smell!
What don't we get?
You know darn well!

We have nothin' to put on a clean white suit for
What we need is what there ain't no substitute for...

There is nothin' like a dame,
Nothin' in the world,
There is nothin' you can name
That is anythin' like a dame!

We feel restless, we feel blue,
We feel lonely and in grief,
We feel ev'ry kind of feelin',
But the feelin' of relief
We feel hungry as the wolf felt
When he met Red Hiding-hood
What don't we feel?
We don't feel good!

Lots of things in life are beautiful, but brother,
There is one particular thing that is nothin' whatsoever
In any way, shape or form like any other.

There is nothin' like a dame,
Nothin' in the world,
There is nothin' you can name
That is anythin' like a dame!

Nothin' else was built the same,
Nothin' in the world
As the soft and wavy frame
Like the silhouette of a dame!

There is absolutely nothin' like a frame of a dame.
So suppose that dame and bride
Are completely free from flaws,
Or as faithful as a bird dog,
Or as kind as Santa Claus,
It's a waste of time to worry
Over things that they have not,
We're thankful for the things they got!

There is nothin' you can name
That is anythin' like a dame!

There are no books like a dame,
And nothin' looks like a dame.
There are no drinks like a dame,
And nothin' thinks like a dame,
Nothin' acts like a dame,
Or attracts like a dame.
There ain't a thing that's wrong with any man here
That can't be cured by pullin' him near
A girly, womanly, female, feminine dame!

Most people live on a lonely island,
Lost in the middle of a foggy sea.
Most people long for another island,
One where they know they will like to be.

Bali Ha'i may call you,
Any night, any day,
In your heart, you'll hear it call you:
"Come away...Come away."

Bali Ha'i will whisper
In the wind of the sea:
"Here am I, your special island!
Come to me, come to me!"

Your own special hopes,
Your own special dreams,
Bloom on the hillside
And shine in the streams.
If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea.
"Here am I your special island
Come to me, Come to me."

Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i!

Someday you'll see me floatin' in the sunshine,
My head stickin' out from a loaf nighin' cloud,
You'll hear me call you,
Singin' through the sunshine,
Sweet and clear as can be:
"Come to me, here am I, come to me."
If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea.
"Here am I your special island
Come to me, Come to me."

Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i!


I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
Nellie and Girls:
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
And send him on his way.
Don't try to patch it up
Girls:
Tear it up, tear it up!
Nellie:
Wash him out, dry him out,
Girls:
Push him out, fly him out,
Nellie:
Cancel him and let him go!
Girls:
Yea, sister!
Nellie:
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.
If a man don't understand you,
If you fly on separate beams,
Waste no time, make a change,
Ride that man right off your range.
Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.
Oho! If you laugh at different comics,
If you root for different teams,
Waste no time, weep no more,
Show him what the door is for.
Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.
You can't light a fire when the woods are wet,
No!
You can't make a butterfly strong,
Hmm, hmm!
You can't fix an egg when it ain't quite good,
And you can't fix a man when he's wrong!
You can't put back a petal when it falls from a flower,
Or sweeten up a fellow when he starts turnin' sour
Oh no! Oh no!
If his eyes get dull and fishy,
When you look for glints and gleams,
Waste no time,
Make a switch,
Drop him in the nearest ditch!
Rub him out of the roll call,
And drum him out of your dreams
Oho! Oho!
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
And sent him on his way.
she went to wash that man right outa my hair,
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way!

I'm in love with a wonderful guy!

I expect everyone of my crowd to make fun
Of my proud protestations of faith in romance,
And they'll say I'm naïve as a babe to believe
Every fable I hear from a person in pants.

Fearlessly I'll face them and argue their doubts away,
Loudly I'll sing about flowers in spring,
Flatly I'll stand on my little flat feet and say
Love is a grand and a beautiful thing!
I'm not ashamed to reveal
The world famous feelin' I feel.

I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
I'm as normal as blueberry pie.
No more a smart little girl with no heart,
I have found me a wonderful guy!

I am in a conventional dither,
With a conventional star in my eye.
And you will note there's a lump in my throat
When I speak of that wonderful guy!

I'm as trite and as gay as a daisy in May,
A cliché comin' true!
I'm bromidic and bright
As a moon-happy night
Pourin' light on the dew!

I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
High as a flag on the Fourth of July!
If you'll excuse an expression I use,
I'm in love, I'm in love,
I'm in love, I'm in love,
I'm in love with a wonderful guy!

I'm as trite and as gay as a daisy in May,
A cliché comin' true!
I'm bromidic and bright
As a moon-happy night
Pourin' light on the dew!

I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
High as a flag on the Fourth of July!
Nellie:
If you'll excuse an expression I use,
I'm in love,

I'm in love,

I'm in love,

I'm in love,

I'm in love,

I'm in love,

I'm in love,
I'm in love,
I'm in love,
I'm in love,
I'm in love,
'm in love,
I'm in love with a wonderful guy!

Younger than springtime, are youI 

Touch your hands, And my heart goes strong,

Like a pair of birds

That burst with song.

My eyes look down

At your lovely face,

And I hold a world

In my embrace.

Younger than springtime, are you

Softer than starlight, are you,

Warmer than winds of June,

Are the gentle lips you gave me.

Gayer than laughter, are you,

Sweeter than music, are you,

Angel and lover, heaven and earth,

Are you to me.

And when your youth

And joy invade my arms,

And fill my heart as now they do,

Then younger than springtime, am I,

Gayer than laughter, am I,

Angel and lover, heaven and earth,

Am I with you!

And when your youth

And joy invade my arms,

And fill my heart as now they do,

Then younger than springtime, am I,

Gayer than laughter, am I,

Angel and lover, heaven and earth,

Am I with you.

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!

My doll is as dainty as a sparrow,
Her figure is somethin' to applaud.
Where she's narrow she's as narrow an arrow,
And she's broad where a broad should be broad.

A hundred and one pounds of fun,
That's my little honey bun!
Get a load of honey bun tonight.

I'm speakin' of my Sweetie Pie,
Only sixty inches high,
Ev'ry inch is packed with dynamite!

Her hair is blond and curly,
Her curls are hurly-burly.
Her lips are pips!
I call her hips 'Twirly' and 'Whirly.'

She's my baby, I'm her pap!
I'm her booby, she's my trap!
I am caught and I don't wanna run,
'Cause I'm havin' so much fun with honey bun!

I am caught and I don't wanna run,
'Cause I'm havin' so much fun with honey bun!

Believe me sonny!
She a cookie who can cook you 'till you're done,
Ain't bein' funny!
Sonny, put your money on my honey bun!

Some enchanted evening

You may see a stranger,

you may see a stranger

Across a crowded room

And somehow you know,

You know even then

That somewhere you'll see her

Again and again.

Some enchanted evening

Someone may be laughin',

You may hear her laughin'

Across a crowded room

And night after night,

As strange as it seems

The sound of her laughter

Will sing in your dreams.

Who can explain it?

Who can tell you why?

Fools give you reasons,

Wise men never try.

Some enchanted evening

When you find your true love,

When you feel her call you

Across a crowded room,

Then fly to her side,

And make her your own

For all through your life you

May dream all alone.

Once you have found her,

Never let her go.

Once you have found her,

Never let her go!




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  • Hampton (.

    Hampton
    Thanks Jordan for putting this together.. Mary and I had a really wonderful time. It was after all some enchanted afternoon. Couldn't resist Really liked the dress rehearsal. A perfect end to a wonderful day! Cheers!

    May 11

  • Kathryn

    What a day. We hiked, we picnicked, we sang, we hiked a bit more and then watched incredible acting and singing at the dress rehearsal. Wonderful! I was so happy to be a part of this day! A great time was had by all!

    1 · May 10

  • Donni

    Yep! A good one! Thank you, yet again, Jordan!!
    Donni and Jay

    May 10

  • jessica

    Great hike!

    May 10

  • Filia F.

    Probably the best hike of the year.

    May 10

  • Stephanie B.

    It was a wonderful day! Thanks Jordan

    May 10

  • Lyn

    I will be there later

    May 9

  • Meg

    Anyone driving by the 2AM Club who I could car pool with?

    May 7

    • Karen

      It seems that we should arrive a little early. Can you meet at 9:15?

      May 8

    • Meg

      Thanks Karen. I will be there by 9:15

      May 9

  • Lyn

    Will we be having lunch while we watch the dress rehearsal?

    May 8

  • Ernie C.

    Peter C. , There is no charge for parking at Rock Springs. I suggest that all hikers arrive early (9:30-9:45) due to parking availability constraints.
    Ernie (Hike Leader)

    May 7

  • Peter C

    Are you going to watch the whole rehearsal??? What is the charge?

    May 8

  • Peter C

    meet at 10am. Does it cost money to Park??? Anyone interested in Carpool???

    May 7

  • Hampton (.

    Looking forward to the hike, music and new friends. Thanks.

    May 6

  • carol

    great

    April 14

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