Music, Lyrics and Book
by
Cameron Michael Parkes




In the musical “HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT” the arc of Marilyn Monroe's life is viewed through the prism of the events surrounding her performance at JFK’s birthday Gala at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962. 


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MARILYN:


"I’M GOING TO SING FOR THE PRESIDENT,

MARILYN'S TAKING WING FOR THE PRESIDENT.

I'LL BE FLYING IN HIGH STYLE

ON FRANKIE’S PRIVATE PLANE…

AND LOUNGING IN THE ISLE

SIPPING PINK CHAMPAGNE.

I’M GOING TO SING FOR THE PRESIDENT,

MARILYN’S "RING-A-DING" FOR THE PRESIDENT

I'M OFF TO SING THE BIRTHDAY SONG...

FOR THE PRESIDENT!”

(Excerpt from “I’M GOING TO SING FOR THE PRESIDENT” - Prologue)
 

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MARILYN:


“I SURVIVED, PLAYED THE GAME

WITH A DESIRE HOTTER THAN ANY FLAME.

WENT THROUGH THE FIRE FOR THE FAME

AND LIVED THROUGH IT ALL FRAME BY FRAME...

FOR A WONDERFUL, MYSTICAL, MAGICAL

TECH-NI-COLORFUL LIFE..... “

(Excerpt from “TECHNICOLOR LIFE” - Act Two)
 

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MARILYN:
 

"THE PRODUCER WHO MOLESTS YOU
WANTS TO DRESS YOU UP IN MINKS.
THE DIRECTOR WHO WILL 'TEST' YOU
IF YOU COME UPSTAIRS FOR DRINKS...
THE CITY SLICK FROM ILLIONIS
WHO DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE,
THE DUMB HICK COUNTRY BOY
WHO IS PRETTIER THAN YOU!"

(Excerpt from "BOYS" - Act One)


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MARILYN (to BEAUTICIANS):
 

"I WANT TO FEEL BLONDE ALL OVER,
SO WAVE YOUR MAGIC WAND ALL OVER..."

(Excerpt from "BLONDE ALL OVER" - Act One)
 

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MARILYN:


"LIGHT THE FIRE...
CHILL THE CHAMPAGNE. LET IT POUR,
LET IT RAIN.
HAVE A LAUGH,
THE JOKE'S ON ME.
LET 'S HAVE A BALL,
AFTER ALL IT'S NEW YEAR'S EVE.... "

(Excerpt from "NEW YEAR'S EVE" - Act Two)
 

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MARILYN:


"WHEN HE TELLS YOU HE LOVES YOU
AND THAT HE'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU,
YOU BELIEVE HIM RIGHT THEN AND THERE...
WHEN YOU TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM
AND HE DOESN'T BELIEVE YOU
BELIEVE ME IT JUST ISN'T FAIR".

(Excerpt from "HOW A WOMAN" - Act Two)

  

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Music, Lyrics & Book
by
Cameron Michael Parkes



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