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keep their blood moving. Joe then tells the group that he is ready to sing a song and will need the help of you, me, him, them, and her. Dori enters with Tom’s guitar and hands it to Schulie who says about her playing, “Oh … on a scale from one to ten, I’d give myself about an eight. Schulie reminds Tom that “Figure Eight” was the way she had learned her eight multiplication tables. Joe and Shulie enter in their leather jacket and poodle skirt and dance to George’s rock and roll physics lesson. George and Schulie then join together to sing “Zero, My Hero” while the rest of the gang acts out their duet. Tom goes over all of the parts of speech that they have covered (adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, nouns, and verbs) and wonders what they have left out. Conjunctions! – and where do they come together – at the junction! Joe reminds Tom that English will not be the first language of many of his students. School will be a very important transition to America for many of his students, just as America went through an important transition as it struggled to expand and continues to expand. Hey! Wow! The thought of going to the moon has the whole group energized, and what kind of word bets expresses that energy – “Interjections”. Tom then thanks them all for helping him remember that learning can be fun. He asks them to stay around and listen to him do a song. As the song ends, all of the characters are gathered around Tom as if he were teaching. “Any questions, kids?”, he asks – and on the final beat we see Schulie’s hand go in the air. MUSICAL NUMBERS • Verb, That's What's Happening • A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing • Three Is a Magic Number • Mother Necessity • Sufferin' Till Suffrage • Lolly, Lolly, Lolly • Unpack Your Adjectives • Just a Bill • The Preamble • Ready or Not, Here I Come • Do the Circulation • Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla • Figure Eight • A Victim of Gravity • Zero is My Hero • Conjunction Junction • Great American Melting Pot • Elbow Room • Interplanet Janet • Interjections • The Tale of Mr Morton CAST • DINA The mature side - thoughtful and grounded. (Mezzo) • DORI The goofy side - silly and playful. ( Mezzo) • GEORGE The romantic side - caring and in control. ( Baritone) • JOE The cool side - laid-back and fun-loving. (Baritone) • SHULIE The sweet side - genuine. (Alto) • TOM A young teacher who has just received his degree. (Baritone) INSTRUMENTATION: percussion, keyboard, bass guitar db. banjo