Alzheimer’s: The Musical

Dear Hayley,

Okay, time to work on our musical. I know we don’t have one, but I think it’s up to us to bring the joy of Alzheimer’s to the stage. The opening  number would be repeated because the characters forget they already sang it.

The song is Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me” but it’s upbeat rather than dirge-like. And the actors are dancing as if it were “Singing in the Rain” but with walkers and canes swinging around instead of umbrellas. Pills would fall from the sky instead of rain.

Won’t you come see about me?
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby

Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything inside and out and
Love’s strange so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on

Slow change may pull us apart
When the light gets into your heart, baby

Don’t You Forget About Me
Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t
Don’t You Forget About Me

Will you stand above me?
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down

Will you recognize me?
Call my name or walk on by
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down, down

I know two fine Broadway actors who could star.



One Comment Add yours

  1. Allan Nicholls says:

    I think the idea of a musical is a great one…maybe you could get Douglas bean carter involved…come up with a simple story line that can make one laugh and cry and you are in!

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