The stage manager scowled from backstage as Funny Philly sang his opening song, “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts…” Since Billy Cotton and Danny Kaye's deaths, the vaudeville acts went wild with imitations. And Funny Philly was famous for his spirited performances that endeared him to audiences across the country.
However, it was unknown to audiences that Funny Philly was a tightwad, paying his crew paltry salaries. The schism this created was reaching monumental proportions.
With no motivation, the stage and prop crews became sloppy and some walked away. Funny Philly found his bookings sinking lower and lower. It took two weeks for Funny Philly to extrapolate the cause.
This are a Wed. Words challenge from Delores in 2015. I love this stuff. Playing with words is so fun.