ALL ALONE BENEATH THE MISTLETOE
by Jay Althouse
|Positioning:||Mixed voices: Guys L vs. Gals R, couple or trios. SSA: adapt choreo around chair(s) using guys from audience.|
|Props:||All gals should have hankie/tissue (white or bright).|
|All guys should have a piece of mistletoe.|
|INTRO||GUYS: chug to R 2X, L 2X, repeat (Vol. 1, 92-93).|
|GALS: dramatic cry to R 3X, look over shoulder at Guys, repeat.|
|MEAS. 3||GALS: scoop R w/clasped hands (Vol. 2, 24), then pan from R to L w/L palm up. M5: scoop L, then draw heart from top of head w/both hands, throw kiss to audience. GUYS: turn to L and sway w/hands out to side (Vol. 1, 85) down, up, down, then double to turn R. Repeat facing R.|
|M7: ALL turn shoulder shyly R, L, R, L. Guys lift mistletoe in R and above head on rest.|
|M9: Gals hold hankie up R (Vol. 2, 141), Guys look up w/L palm flat out. ALL cry 3X, lower each time, sob on beat 4.|
Repeat as before.
Gals: M6 freeze, throw kiss w/L on rest.
|MEAS. 13||GALS: lean toward guys w/palms facing out R beside face. React to guysí attention on M14, beat 3. Lean again, then vapors 3X on oo we, flash jazz out around face on oo.|
|GUYS: scoop to gals w/clasped hands (Vol. 2, 24), then extend palms to her while leaning back. Repeat.|
GALS: drop hands behind back, lower head.
M19: turn R, cry w/hankie on Boo hoo, sad head nod slow R, lift on cresc.
GUYS: flat palms out to sides (Vol. 2, 84), turn L w/crossed arms.
M19: palms out again, lean L w/L jazz to forehead. Turn R to gals w/arms out (opt. on knee) on you. freeze.
|MEAS. 22||GALS: flat palms out to sides, look L w/palms R, palms flat.|
M23: scoot w/clasped hands to L.
M24-25: crazy wave hankie.
|GUYS: stand up slowly on M23. Sneak in towards gals w/slow step touch (lean R). Big smile to R on M25 rest.|
|MEAS. 26||ALL primp. M27: scoop center, GUYS lift mistletoe on rest.|
M28: all freeze center.
M29: stand, sigh, peek on rest.
|MEAS. 30||Head nods R, L, R, L, R, L, R.|
M32: chug to R 2X, L.
GALS: vapors 2X, GUYS: hot hands 2X.
|M34-35: repeat. Stand, lift inside hand on M37: GALS throw kiss L (+ hankie), GUYS w/mistletoe in R and kiss.|
SATB, Level 4.....11570
SAB, Level 3.....11571
SSA, Level 3.....11572