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I Hope I Get It

This song is by Marvin Hamlisch and appears on the musical soundtrack A Chorus Line (1975).

Zach:
Again. Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch
Again. Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch
Again. Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch
Again. Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch. Right!
That connects with
Turn, turn, out, in, jump, step
Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch
Got it? Going on
And turn, turn, touch down, back step

Five, six, seven, eight!
Turn, turn, touch, down, back, step
Five, six, seven, eight!
Turn, turn, touch down, back step
Pivot, step, walk, walk, walk
The last part is
Pivot, step, walk, walk, walk
Reviewing from the last turn
Five, six, seven, eight!
Turn, turn, touch, down, back, step
Pivot, step, walk, walk, walk
Right, let's do the whole combination Facing away from the mirror
From the top! a-Five, six, seven, eight!

Okay, let's do the ballet combination one more time. Boys and girls together. Don't kill yourselves. Mark. A one, tow, three, four, five, six!

Okay, I'm going to put you into your groups now. When I call out your number, I'll tell you where you're gonna be in the formation

Judy:
Oh, God, I don't remember my number

Zach:
Right, when I find a number without a person, it's you

Okay, girls first. Number two, downstage. Number nine, upstage. Number ten downstage. And number Twenty-three, upstage. Twenty-three? Judy Turner

Judy:
Twenty-three

Zach:
Stage left, girls. Second group. Number Thirty-seven, downstage. Number sixty, upstage

Group:
God, I hope I get it, I hope I get it!
How many people does he need? How many people does he need?
God, I hope I get it! I hope I get it!
How may boys, how many girls How many boys, how many...
Look at all the people, at all the people
How many people does he need? How many boys, how many girls?
How many people does he...

Tricia:
I really need this job
Please, God, I need this job
I've got to get this job

Zach:
Third group of boys. Number sixty-three downstage. Number sixty-seven, upstage. Number eighty-one, downstage. And number eighty-four, upstage. Okay boys, stage left. Let's do the ballet combination. First group of girls, second group follow. One, two, three, four, five, six...

Diana, you're dancing with your tongue again

Diana:
Sorry. Shit

Zach:
Next group and
You! Any ballet?

Vicki:
No

Zach:
Don't dance. Don't dance!
Next group, and
Boys! And

Up... up... up!
Hold it. Hold it. Stop!
How many years ballet?

Roy:
One

Zach:
Any Broadway shows?

Roy:
No

Zach:
The arms are second, down, fourth. I wanna see it. Again. One, two, three, four, five, six

Next Group:
And boy in the headband, keep your head up. Headband, head up! And

Group:
God, I really blew it
I really blew it!
How could I do a thing like that?

Boys:
How could I do a thing like?

Group:
Now, I'll never make it. I'll never make it!
He doesn't like the way I look
He doesn't like the way I dance
He doesn't like the way I

Zach:
Girl in brown, much better but still too much tension face, neck, and shoulders. Relax
Five, six, seven, eight

Vicki
Hold it! Hold it!
I think I know the steps but could you have someone do it in front please?

Zach:
Larry. Five, six, seven, eight
Next group. A five, six, seven, eight
Dance out. Dance out!
Hold it. Hold it. Stop!
Sheila, do me a favor, you dance upstage. (To Val) You downstage

A five, six, seven, eight
Sheila, do you know the combination?

Sheila:
I knew it when I was in the front

Zach:
Okay, first group of boys. A Five, six, seven eight!
Hold it, hold it, stop!
The step is, down step, pivot step. Not pivot step, pivot step, right? You chewing gum? Get rid of it

It's step, step, up cross, turn from there... Okay, got it? Again. Five, six, seven, eight!

Next group. A five, six, seven, eight!

Listen, that's really great, but stay in the formation and tone it down. Okay? Boy in the headband, keep your head up. A five, six, seven, eight...

Next group. A five, six, seven, eight

Group:
I really need this job
Please God, I need this job
I've got to get this job

Zach:
Any Broadway shows?

Vicki:
No

Zach:
Broadway shows?

Tricia:
Touring company

Zach:
Okay, I'm eliminating down. When I call out your number Please form a line. Girls first. Number two, number nine, number ten, number twenty-three, Judy Turner? Right. Number thirty-seven, one hundred forty-nine, one hundred fifty-two, one hundred seventy-nine. Cassie

Zach:
Other girls. Thank you very much for coming. I'm sorry
Boys. Number five, number seventeen, number forty-four, forty-five, sixty-three, sixty-seven, eighty-one, and eighty-four

Other Boys:
Thank you, Larry

Group:
God, I think I've got it
I think I've got it!
I knew he liked me all the time

Zach:
I want your pictures and resumes, please

Group:
Still it isn't over

Maggie:
What's coming next?

Group:
It isn't over

Mike:
What happens now?

Group:
I can't imagine what he wants

Girls:
I can't imagine what he

Group:
God, I hope I get it
I hope I get it!

I've come this far, but even so:
It could be yes, it could be no
How many people does he...?
I really need this job

My unemployment is gone
Please, God, I need this job
I knew I had it from the start
I've got to get this show

Zach:
Larry (last chord vamp)
Collect their pictures and resumes, please

Paul:
Who am I anyway?
Am I my resume?
That is a picture of a person I don't know
What does he want from me?
What should I try to be?
So many faces all around and here we go
I need this job, Oh God, I need this show

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