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BALANCING ACT A musical in 2 acts; book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin. Presented Off Broadway - Westside Theatre, 2 June - 2 August, 1992 (56 perfs + 16 previews) SYNOPSIS The musical takes an amusing look as life's problems. It is a story of the conflicts inside our heads as we try to achieve balance in our lives. A unique concept, the show features five players portraying attitudes, optimistic, sceptical, humorous, ambitious and sensitive in the mind of the Main Character who "could be anyone, could be you trying to be true to yourself." A sixth player portrays Everybody Else in the Main Character's life. The show lets us laugh at life's trials while it touches our hearts. CAST (in order of appearance) The Main Character The Ambitious Side The Sensitive Side The Optimistic Side The Sceptical Side The Humorous Side Everybody Else Anyone Harriet Stottlemeier Maisie Mr. Revere Jane Pickford-Bellingham Dr. Sybil INSTRUMENTATION: Conductor/piano; keyboards; percussion MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE 1. Overture 2. Life is a Balancing Act Company 3. Next Stop: New York City Main Character 4. Home, Sweet Home Main Character 5. Play Away the Blues - Maisie 6. A Tough Town Main Character 7. I Left You There Sensitive Side 8. A Tough Town (Reprise)/ Twist of Fate Main Character 9. The Fifth From the Right Humorous Side 10. You Heard It Here First Sceptical Side 11. A Long, Long Way Optimistic Side 12. The Woman of the Century - Jane, The Main Character ACT TWO 13. Welcome, Bienvenue - Maisie 14. Where Is the Rainbow? Ambitious Side 15. I Am Yours Main Character 16. That Kid's Gonna Make It - Harriet 17. Chew-Chewy Chow - Jane, The Main Character 18. Hollywood 'n' Vinyl Optimistic, Sensitive and Humorous Sides