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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.
Rated: General
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
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Completed: No
Word count: 20623 Read: 45395
Published: 11 Mar 2017 Updated: 01 Oct 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

1. Explanation by Beecharmer [Reviews - 30] starstarstarstarstar (400 words)

2. Now and Then by Beecharmer [Reviews - 0] (662 words)
Now and Then (Link is for the song, not the video and to get the sense of the music, youndon!t need to watch / know it. Most others are less obscure!


3. Hey Mamma by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (1445 words)
The language here is obviously American, and I couldn't see Joey saying the bits towards the end in those words, but the majority of the song works, so maybe just take it that she is joking / mimicking talk she's heard that day.

Hey Mamma, Hairspray Musical


4. Knock three times by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (1163 words)
I had the big problem whenever writing about Jack Lambert and Jack Maynard, where it can get very confusing quickly. So Jack gets a name change throughout most of the story, to Jacky.

Knock three times, Tony Orlando & Dawn


5. Sugar Sugar by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (782 words)
The boys are back in town, Thin Lizzy


Sugar Sugar - The Archies


6. Bachelor boy by Beecharmer [Reviews - 0] (625 words)
Cliff Richard, Batchelor Boy.

7. Pure Imagination by Beecharmer [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (691 words)
Pure Imagination - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


8. Circle of Life by Beecharmer [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (868 words)
Circle of life, The Lion King


(And a cameo mention for How to Solve a problem like Maria )

9. Starlight Express by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (704 words)
Now this could seem a leap, but weirdly this song has been the one that has been the most consistent earworm trying to get me to write this story. I could just see Stephen being attracted by the combination of the physical and practical of the trains, and the reassurance of being looked after that the song also has. I could also see Reg being a big part of the children's lives when they visit the holiday cottage and when visiting them, and being like a big brother to them. You can imagine the scene how you like, I have given possible examples of who might be singing when, but it probably would be a mixture of voices in harmony from both present day and flashback scene.

10. Dancing on the beach by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (1096 words)
Sorry for delay, I had some change to make in the story, so needed to pause in case the earlier bits needed to be adjusted.

This is one where the video actually fits reasonably well.

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


11. Does your Mother know? by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (564 words)
Sorry for the delay, I have the whole story pretty much sorted, but had a few bits next few updates that needed rearranging, then life took over !

The original of this song is Abba, but it's this version from Mamma Mia that I am thinking of with the scene being played. The video in this case is quite accurate for the scene and may be worth watching if you haven't seen the film version of Mamma Mia.

Does your mother know - Mamma Mia Musical


12. I've had the time of my life (and a Chalet rescue) by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1137 words)
Bit of melodrama and rescuing, and then soppiness...

I've had the time of my life


13. Time after Time by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (714 words)
Time after Time (version used in Strictly Ballroom)


14. Can you feel the Love tonight? by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] (1124 words)
Apologies for such a long delay. The whole story is written, so this won't be another of the beecharmer drabbles destined to sit forever on a cliff hanger! Real life got very firmly in the way, and I didn't feel up to editing or posting till now. Thank you all for reviewing. It does make quite a difference even if it's just a 'Thank you', or an 'Oh Dear what will happen!' It feels quite lonely sometimes writing and posting, but when I know other people are reading and hopefully enjoying it it becomes fun again and more interactive. Or if someone doesn't like something it can be good feedback too.

A different interpretation of this song from the film, but it's one I feel works in either interpretation if you take the side comments from Timon and Pumba out that show it as romantic more.

In context, the timing of the musical is a hot summer on the Platz, so I'm taking it that such a large party was always intending to sleep outside on mattresses or hammocks, not that they've all fallen asleep randomly on the grass!!

Can you feel the love tonight.

15. You're timeless to me by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (879 words)
There are a few American bits in this that Jack or Joey wouldn't probably say, but apart from that I've thought of Jack and Joey a few times before when heard this song.
This on is based on
'You're timeless to me' Hairspray the Musical


16. Who will buy? by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] (1523 words)
Thank you for the comments on the last couple of updates. I love the idea of Jack and Joey when I hear the song from the previous update to this, even the bald spot joke fits in !

Sorry to be so erratic with posting, life has been very random recently, so after two updates close together early last week, then ended up being ages before the next one.

This wasn't part of the orginal story I wrote but it ran into my head as a earworm, and wouldn't let me leave it out. It's from Oliver and I'm thinking of the film version when I hear it, though the size of the Platz means it would be quite a lot less people doing the dances !

17. Daydream Believer by Beecharmer [Reviews - 0] (561 words)
Back to a less stressful couple! Bet everyone can guess from the song title who this update is about !

Daydream believer The Monkees


18. Benny Hill chase tune by Beecharmer [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (673 words)
Another short update, I hadn't realised how sort these two were, I could have combined the Daydream believer one and this one really. Benny Hill Theme song chase scene (video is a tribute one)


19. You can't make old friends by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (492 words)
Sorry for delay!

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


20. Lover du Jour by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (610 words)
This is a silly song, but thought it would be fun here. Lover du Jour - Dolly Parton Blue Smoke


Sorry for delay, this story was all written ages ago, with a few amendments, but life keeps getting hugely in the way for checking and posting.

21. When the girl in your arms by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] (2294 words)
Apologies again for delay - most of this story was written before I started posting, then my dog died in the middle and I just couldn't get back to posting. A new puppy takes a fair amount of time too, so posting hasn't been practical. I've also not been quite sure about this bit, it doesn't feel quite right, but I have decided to post it, and get moving so can get this finished. It's nearly at the end, so if this scene and song doesn't quite gel then consider it the directors cut on a film, the musical can do without it, but it's there in extra features section!
Cliff Richard When the Girl in your arms (in the Young Ones film)

22. The Finale by Beecharmer [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1616 words)
And finally the finale ! Thank you for singing along and commenting !
Songs are a medley of the ones so far, but new ones are :
I only want to be with you, Dusty Springfield.

Next Time you fall in love from Starlight Express.