Chalet - The Musical (UD 18 Benny Hill Theme song) by Beecharmer
Summary: A Chalet Musical, Set in mid 1960s. The Maynard family and friends come home to the Platz for the Summer. Many thanks to those on the CBB facebook group who helped with song choices. If you don't know the songs, links to the nearest You Tube versions are added at the start and on each relevant update. However I'd recommend just listening to the songs and reading the lyrics rather than watching, as the videos aren't helpful or necessarily fit the story.
Categories: St Scholastika's House Characters: Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Geoff Maynard, Hilda Annersley, Jack Lambert, Jack Maynard, Jane Carew, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mike Maynard, Nell Wilson, Reg Entwistle, Roger Richardson, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Friendship, Humour, Romance
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Completed: No Word count: 15611 Read: 4223 Published: 11 Mar 2017 Updated: 14 Jun 2017
Story Notes:
Songs used : Now and Then (Film Soundtrack) Hey Mamma, Hairspray Musical Knock three times, Tony Orlando & Dawn The boys are back in town, Thin Lizzy Sugar Sugar - The Archies Pure Imagination - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Circle of life, The Lion King Starlight Express - Starlight Express Andrew Lloyd Webber On the Beach - Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Wonderful Life Does your mother know - Mamma Mia Musical I've had the time of my life - Dirty Dancing Time after Time (version used in Strictly Ballroom) Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John, Lion King (version has german subtitles, no idea ifnthey are correct !) You're timeless to me, Hairspray Musical Daydream believer The Monkees Benny Hill Theme song chase scene (video is a tribute one) You can't make old friends Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Blue Smoke Lover du Jour - Dolly Parton Blue Smoke I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield Next time you fall in love - Starlight Express You tube playlist here : https://youtu.be/c-BCnHzNOVI?list=PLdQvEkakA5ZivglXCIbMVng6M__LUGb4S
Explanation by Beecharmer
The idea behind this story is a Chalet character inspired Musical, set in the 1960s, but with songs from all eras. The difficult bit as a reader could be if you have an association with the original song, as sometimes the song has been an inspiration for a scene or situation, based on the words or feeling the song gives, and that might not match the original musical / song meaning if you know it.

In fact quite often that will be the case as a lot of these songs are from musicals already.

The first one is a relatively obscure song from a film, but most of the rest are fairly famous, so you may need to click the link for that one, but probably will already know at least the sound of some of the other ones.

There's links to the song versions I am meaning on each update, and you'll probably get more out if it if you do listen. However the story should be reasonably readable without knowing any of the songs or listening to them. .

Finally, the story is one that started out with me trying to control it, and the characters and songs that inspired it changed that. Like most musicals, the songs and dialogue are sometimes blatantly just to move the story on to the next musical number.

Sometimes also if you know the song well there will be things like a chorus only repeated a few times, not ten, or a couple of lines that don't make sense cut out, mostly however it will be using the online versions found of the song lyrics so should follow what you expect.

Also as a lot of these songs are American originally, there are phrases and slang words we all know that character might not say. You can think of them as joking or copying another character, or just go with it as it fits the flow of the song, but if you are someone who only likes stories that are exactly right with the speech and set up of the times, this probably isn't for you.

As like most musicals it's a melodramatic fantasy version of a story, not real life (unless in your own life you do suddenly burst into song every five minutes to express something, in which case feel free to consider it just like real life...)

Enjoy !!
End Notes:
You tube playlist here : https://youtu.be/c-BCnHzNOVI?list=PLdQvEkakA5ZivglXCIbMVng6M__LUGb4S

Individual names and links if the one above doesn't work.

Now and Then

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLSc4IBej-3_q3NdovGcPPYePDBAWypCMS&v=c-BCnHzNOVI


Hey Mamma, Hairspray Musical

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lu5zrI3eUL0


Knock three times, Tony Orlando & Dawn

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KjGhO4B923Y


The boys are back in town, Thin Lizzy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5_xqb416S7o


Sugar Sugar - The Archies

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JywK_5bT8z0


Pure Imagination - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g

Circle of life, The Lion King

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g


Starlight Express - Starlight Express Andrew Lloyd Webber

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PL43VrNdCWfiMoeGxoRa7C-1XXbPn6OcdI&v=RaJ0zEBWbeI


On the Beach - Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Wonderful Life

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rJhq46ZpVbM


Does your mother know - Mamma Mia Musical

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iKC4tWmw2d0


I've had the time of my life - Dirty Dancing

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l9BbUqHrWFI


Time after Time (version used in Strictly Ballroom)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLdQvEkakA5ZivglXCIbMVng6M__LUGb4S&v=RcN0b7J_PfE

Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John, Lion King (version has german subtitles, no idea ifnthey are correct !)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eEjkvOgkAeo


You're timeless to me, Hairspray Musical

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WpiUk_EDZy0

Daydream believer The Monkees

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9_SMJ-Uwmkg

Benny Hill Theme song chase scene (video is a tribute one)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnmoBgfztJQ

You can't make old friends Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Blue Smoke

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDUllsSR1UQ

Lover du Jour - Dolly Parton Blue Smoke

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HeSyzLr4hy8

I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TJMJSpOQEvk

Next time you fall in love - Starlight Express

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iCAPONj4y24
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