My school is putting on the play “Little Mermaid”. My part involves setting up the lights, programming the cues into the light board and being there for all the plays (6 of them, not including 2 dress rehearsals) to help make sure everything goes smoothly.
At the part where the prince and Ariel are having dinner and start to dance, we had a big snafu. The music wouldn’t play. The kid playing the prince decided to just start singing and dancing anyway, then stopped, looked offstage and commanded “Servants, how about a little music so I can dance with Ariel?”
He paused, just long enough, put his hands out in a questioning gesture and said “No?”
Two seconds later the music started and the play went on. I don’t know if the elementary kids caught that this wasn’t a planned part of the play, but I was on the floor laughing.