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A Good Place to Sing  Solo 

Sonya was in the mood to sing a tune. She hadn't had any time to sing since she got to Hogwarts and was really missing her form of artistic expression. Her mother was a performer and her aunt introduced her to broadway shows and she'd loved musicals ever since. She loved preforming, and was quite good at it. She'd been taking various singing and dancing lessons since childhood and was told she had a great stage presence.

She walked down the halls of Hogwarts when she found the rehearsal room. She peaked her head in, it was empty. Sonya entered the room and smiled, just being in a room that was used to practice performances gave her an energetic feeling. She smiled and spun around and did a couple of leaps as she walked to the center of the room and then stood in neutral position, thinking of what she would sing as she did a few vocal warm ups. She finally decided on Watch What Happens from Newsies. It was a song with a lot of quirkiness and a lot of belting.

She sang the song animatedly, hitting all the right notes. It felt so good to be preforming again.
"Write what you know"
So they say, all I know is I don't know what to write
Or the right way to write it
This is big, lady, don't screw it up
This is not some little vaudeville I'm reviewing
Poor little kids versus rich greedy sour pusses
Ha, It's a cinch
It could practically write itself
And let's pray it does, cause as I may have mentioned
I have no clue what I'm doing
Am I insane? This is what I've been waiting for
Well that, plus the screaming of ten angry editors
A girl? It's a girl, how the hell? Is that even legal?
Look, just go and get her
Not only that, there's a story behind the story:
Thousands of children, exploited, invisible
Speak up, take a stand, and there's someone to write about it
That's how things get better
Give life's little guys some ink, and when it dries just watch what happens
Those kids will live and breathe right on the page
And once they're center stage, you watch what happens
And who's there with her camera and her pen
As boys turn into men
They'll storm the gates and then just watch what happens when they do
Picture a handsome, heroically charismatic
Plain spoken, know nothing, skirt-chasing, cocky little son of a-
Lie down with dogs and you wake up with a raise and a promotion
So, he's a flirt
A complete ego maniac
The fact is he's also the face of the strike
What a face
Face the facts, that's a face that could save us all from sinking in the ocean
Like someone said, "Power tends to corrupt"
And absolute power, wait, wait, corrupts?
Absolutely, that is genius
But give me some time, I'll be twice as good as that six months from never
Just look around at the world we're inheriting
And think of the one we'll create
Their mistake is they got old, that is not a mistake we'll be making
No sir, we'll stay young forever
Give those kids and me the brand new century and watch what happens
It's David and Goliath, do or die
The fight is on and I can't watch what happens
But all I know is nothing happens if you just give in
It can't be any worse than how it's been
And it just so happens that we just might win
So whatever happens, let's begin

"Life is never what you plan"