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The Louse and The Flea - Rehearsal

We all just got silly because this one's so fun to do. You should listen to this just so you know how dangerous it is to brew beer in an eggshell. You were thinking about doing that, right?

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Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Narrator
Broom
Door
Cart
Furnace
Tree
Girl
Spring

NARRATOR

A louse and a flea kept house together.

SFX: happy noises

NARRATOR

One day they decided to brew beer in an eggshell.

SFX: mmmmmm, wheee!

NARRATOR

Suddenly, the little louse fell into the hot beer and burned herself.

SFX: ow! ow! owie! owie!

NARRATOR

So the little flea began to weep loudly.

SFX: Boo-hoo-hoo

NARRATOR

Then the little door began to creak.

SFX: creak creak creak

NARRATOR

Hearing this, the little broom in the corner said -

BROOM

Why are you creaking little door?

DOOR

I’m creaking because of a little louse has burned herself and a little flea is weeping.

NARRATOR

So the little broom began to sweep frantically.

SFX: sweeping sound

NARRATOR

Just then, a little cart was passing by and said -

CART

Why are you sweeping, little broom?

SFX: sweeping sound in the background

BROOM

I’m sweeping because the little louse has burnt herself and the little flea is weeping and the little door is creaking.

CART

Then I will run!

SFX: wheels spinning and squeaking

NARRATOR

As the little cart ran, it passed a little furnace. The furnace said -

FURNACE

Why are you running so, little cart?

ASIDE COMMENT

Who knows.

CART

I am running because the little louse has burnt herself, the little flea is weeping and the little, and the little door is creaking and the broom, and the little broom is sweeping, and the little cart is running.

FURNACE

Then I will burn furiously!

SFX: burning sound

NARRATOR

A little tree stood next to a little furnace and it said -

TREE

Little furnace, why are you burning so?

FURNACE

I am burning because the little louse has burned herself and the little flea is weeping and the little door is creaking and and the little broom is sweeping and the little cart is running.

TREE

Then I will shake myself!

SFX: leaves shaking

NARRATOR

The tree shook so hard that all its leaves fell off.

SFX: dah dah daah

NARRATOR

A little girl was walking past and she said -

GIRL

Little tree, why are you shaking so much?

TREE

I'm shaking because the little louse has burned herself and the little flea is weeping and the little door is creaking and the little broom is sweeping and the little cart is running and the little furnace is burning.

GIRL

Then I will break my water pitcher.

SFX: crash, glass breaking, boom

NARRATOR

A little spring next to the girl said -

SPRING

Little girl, why have you broken your water pitcher?

GIRL

I've broken it because a little louse has burnt herself and a little flea is weeping and a little door is creaking and a little broom is sweeping and a little cart is running and a little furnace is burning and a little tree has shaken all its leaves off.

SPRING

Oh ho! Then I will begin to flow!

NARRATOR

So the little spring began to flow violently, and in the water, everything was drowned. The little girl said -

SFX: oohhh!

NARRATOR

- the little tree -

SFX: cracking of wood, thud

NARRATOR

- the little furnace -

SFX: sssssssss

NARRATOR

- the little cart -

SFX: blub, blub, blub

NARRATOR

- the little broom -

SFX: long sweep and a sigh

NARRATOR

- the little door -

SFX: slam bang

NARRATOR

- the little flea -

SFX: eek!

NARRATOR

- and the little louse.

SFX: darn!

NARRATOR

All together. Just like that.

ASIDE COMMENT

Wait, the little -

ASIDE COMMENT

That's so sweet.

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