One of our favorite things to do when we’re home? Dance and sing! NYCCT is going to be providing video and lyrics of some of our favorite songs from our musicals so you and your little ones can sing and dance at home!

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Wringer is a show created for kids ages 8 and up. Please note, the word ‘jerks’ is used in this song and is included on the lyrics below the video and on the lyric sheet. 

Where I Fit In

Wringer

Palmer has just let Dorothy in on his big secret – he’s become friends with a pigeon named Nipper! And now that the three of them have found each other, a friendship begins to form…

DOROTHY
[Spoken]
You know your friend is a pigeon, right?

PALMER
I know, but when we laugh, and boy do we laugh, I’m laughing sincerely and at no one’s expense.
Though I don’t speak bird, and he doesn’t speak, we communicate clearly, somehow it makes sense.
All the pressure, all the dread,
the judge and jury in my head
They melt away
when we’re at play.

And I don’t care what the guys say about him,
don’t care how crazy I sound.
When he’s around, I feel more myself than I’ve ever been
Like I finally found where I fit in.

[Spoken]
DOROTHY
Huh. Pigeons are a really smart! This says they’re one of the few animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror!

PALMER
They’re pretty good goalies too.

DOROTHY
Says here they mate for life. That explains the two of you.

PALMER
Nipper blocks the pass again! He’s done it! I can’t believe it, for the first time ever, the World Cup goes to Wingland!

[Sung]
DOROTHY
It’s weird, I didn’t intend – I mean, does anyone intend, to have a pigeon as a friend?
Who cares what’s weird or not? I don’t mind a friend who doesn’t talk a lot.

PALMER
All the bullies, all the fears.

DOROTHY
My disappointing formative years don’t matter now.

PALMER/DOROTHY
They’re gone somehow.

PALMER
And I don’t care what the guys say about you, don’t care how crazy I sound.

PALMER/DOROTHY
When you’re around, I feel more myself than I’ve ever been
like I finally found where I fit in.

DOROTHY
Moving here was a prison term with no parole,
doomed to live with cretins, jocks and jerks.

PALMER
I could never find someone who liked to have my kind of fun,
Funny how the universe works.

DOROTHY/PALMER
Funny how this gang totally works!

There would be somebody who liked me for me, but now there’s you.
And I like you for you too!

And I don’t care what the world thinks about us,
Don’t care what people will say cause every day,
I feel more myself than I’ve ever been
like I finally found where I fit in,
I finally found where I fit in,

I finally found where I fit in.

Book and Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik
Music by Jacob Yandura
Music Supervisor: Matt Gallagher
Based on the book by Jerry Spinelli
Directed by Stephen Brackett

Performed by Dan Rosales and Storm Lever
Band: Michael Epperhart, Brent Frederick, and Tom Monkell

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