Synopsis

TITANIC begins (Prologue) as Thomas Andrews, the architect of the great 
ship, pores over the blueprints of his design (In Every Age). The 
curtain then rises to reveal the Ocean Dock in Southampton, England, 
where people are gathering to wonder at and to board the ship on sailing 
day: first a stoker (How Did They Build Titanic?), then additional 
crewmen (There She Is), officers and stevedores (Loading Inventory), the 
owner, the architect and the captain (The Largest Moving Object), the 
Third and Second Class passengers (I Must Get On That Ship), and finally 
the First Class Passengers (The 1st Class Roster). Now, fully boarded, 
the ship pulls out as the company sings a prayerful farewell (Godspeed 
Titanic). 

One by one, the dreams and aspiration of key characters are presented: 
Barrett, the stoker who wanted to get away from the coal mines (
Barrett's song); Murdoch, the ship's officer contemplating the 
responsibility of command (To Be a Captain); Kate McGowan and the Third 
Class passengers who yearn for a better life in America (Lady's Maid); 
Chief Steward Etches and the millionaires he serves who exult in the 
wonders of their world (What a Remarkable Age This Is!). 

Barrett finds his way to the Telegraph Room where he dictates a proposal 
of marriage to his sweetheart back home (The Proposal) in a telegram 
transmitted by Harold Bride, a young telegraph operator smitten with the 
possibilities of the new radio technology (The Night Was Alive). 

The next day, April 14, after Sunday morning church service, the First 
Class attends the shipboard band's spirited out-of-doors- concert (
Hymn/Doing the Latest Rag), an exclusive event crashed by Second Class 
passenger Alice Beane, a hardware store owner's wife who wants more out 
of life (I Have Danced). That evening, as Fleet the lookout scans the 
horizon (No Moon) and bandsman Hartley regales the First Class Smoking 
Room with a new song (Autumn), the ship sails inexorably towards her 
collision, which ends Act One. 

Act Two opens as the suddenly awakened First and Second Class passengers 
are assembled in the Grand Salon (Dressed in Your Pyjamas in the Grand 
Salon) for life-belt instruction by Chief Steward Etches, before being 
sent up to the Boat Deck to board the lifeboats. In the Telegraph Room, 
Captain Smith, Mr. Andrews and Mr. Ismay, the owner, argue over who is 
responsible for the disaster (The Blame) while Mr. Bride tirelessly 
sends out the S.O.S. Up on the Boat Deck, the male passengers are 
separated from their families (To the Lifeboats), and all express hopes 
of being reunited (We'll Meet Tomorrow) as the final boat is lowered. 
Isidor Straus (the owner of Macy's) and his wife Ida remain behind 
together, as she refuses to leave his side after 40 years of marriage (
Still) and Mr. Etches utters a prayer (To Be a Captain (Reprise)). In 
the abandoned Smoking Room, Thomas Andrews desperately redesigns his 
ship to correct its fatal flaws, until the futility of his actions leads 
him t! o predict, in horrifying detail, the end of Titanic just as she 
begins her now-inevitable descent (Mr. Andrews' Vision). 

In an Epilogue, the survivors picked up by the Carpathia numbly retell 
what had once been Mr. Andrews' dream (In Every Age (Reprise)). The 
living are joined by their lost loved-ones in a tableau recapturing the 
optimistic spirit of the Ocean Dock on sailing day (Finale). 

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Transcribed by Laura Morrison


Midis

Boarding Titanic
By: Smee
God Speed Titanic (Sail On)
By: All 4 Mikey
In Every Age
By: All 4 Mikey
The Proposal/ The Night Was Alive
Lady's Maid
Still
Doing thr Latest Rag
By: Randy Ziegenfuss

Titanic Links

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