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Titanic, The Musical

Music and Lyrics by: Maury Yeston

Overture/prologue: In Every Age

Thomas Andrews, Designer & Builder of R.M.S. Titanic:
In every age mankind attempts To fabricate great works at once magnificent and impossible... On desert sands, from Mountains of Stone A Pyramid! From Flying Buttresses alone A Wall of light A chapel ceiling screaming one man's ecstasy! One man's ecstasy... Miracles them all! China's endless wall... Stonehenge, the parthenon, the duomo the aqueducts of Rome We did not attempt to make with mammoth blocks of stone a giant pyramid... No, not a pyramid… Nor gothic walls that radiate with light... Our task was to dream upon and then create a floating city!... Floating city!... A human metropolis... A complete civilization! Sleek! and Fast! At once a poem and the perfection of physical engineering... at once a poem and the perfection of physical engineering...
Southampton: "The Ocean Dock" The Launching Wednesday, April 10, 1912; 6:00am

How did they Build Titanic
Stoker Frederick Barrett:
How did they build Titanic? Near a thousand feet in length. Huge beyond past endeavor Strong beyond mortal strength Forty-six thousand tons of Steel Eleven Stories high! She's a great floating palace, Floating... Quiet as a lullaby
There She Is
(to his girl on the dock) Fare-thee-well my darlin' I'll be back before a fortnight has passed...
Radioman Harold Bride:
Fare-thee-well my darlin' I'll be back before a fortnight has passed...
Barrett & Lookout Frederick Fleet:Fare-thee-well, my darlin'
All three:
I'll be back before a fortnight has passed! (they turn and introduce themselves)
Barrett:Barrett - stoker off the Baltic-
Fleet:Fleet -lookout off the Majestic-
Bride:Harold Bride - wireless operator with the Marconi Telegraph Company.
Barrett, Bride & Fleet:
(looking at the ship, overwhelmed) There she is... Towering high... Broad and grand... Ship of dreams!
Barrett, Bride, Fleet & Crewman:
Sailing Day! Morning Bright! Take your flight! Ship of dreams!... She strains at her lines, The smoke from her funnels trailing. Her prow like a knife, She'll cut through the waves unfailing. Soon to be Underway, Size and speed unexplored… And I'll be aboard That ship of dreams!
Same scene: 8:00am

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Stevedore:7,000 Heads of fresh lettuce, Titanic!
3rd Officer Herbert Pitman:Morning, Mr. Lightoller
2nd Officer Charles Lightoller:Morning, Mr. Pitman
Pitman:Morning Mr. Boxhall Morning, Captain Smith!
Lightoller:Morning Captain!
4th Officer & Navigator Joseph Boxhall:Morning Captain…
Stevedore:36,000 oranges Titanic!
Pitman:Morning, Mr. Hitchens
Quartermaster Robert Hitchens:Morning Mr. Pitman
Pitman:Morning Mr. Murdoch
Hitchens:Morning, Captain Smith
Capt. Edward J. Smith:Morning Murdoch...
1st Officer William Murdoch:Morning, Captain!
Capt Smith:
Mr. Pitman, Please Complete the loading of the freight And prepare for the boarding of the serving staff and crew!
Pitman:Aye Captain!

Crew & Staff:                               Bellboy:
There she is...                         Morning Mr. Andrews
                                        Hello Mr. Ismay
Towering High!                          Morning Mr. Etches
                                        Hello Mr. Pitman
Broad and Grand!                        Morning Mr. Whitely
Ship of Dreams!

Stevedore:42,000 fresh eggs Titanic!

Crew & Staff:                               Bellboy:
Sailing Day!
                                        Morning Mr. Crawford
                                        Hello Mrs. Hutchinson
Morning Bright!
                                        Morning, Mrs. Robinson
                                        Hello, Mrs. Beecham
Take your flight..
                                        Morning, Mr. Weikman!
ship of dreams!

Pitman:122,000 pounds of meat, poultry and fish Titanic!
40 tons of potatoes, 1100 pounds of marmalade, 37,000 bottles of wine, beer and spirits, Titanic!
Pitman:55,000 china dishes and 20,000 crystal drinking glasses, Titanic!
Stevedore:One Renault town carriage motorcar, Titanic!

Crew and Staff:                             Bellboy:
Soon to be...
                                        Morning Mr. Widgery
                                        Hello Mr. Oliver
                                        Morning Mr. Hartley
Size and speed                          Hello Mr. Joughin
                                        Cheers! Mr. Weikman

All:And I'll be aboard that ship of dreams!
10:00 AM

The Largest Moving Object
J. Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line:
Captain Smith has there ever been A finer morning to sail!
Capt Smith:Never quite like this, Mr. Ismay! Never quite like this, Sir!
Ismay:Mr. Andrews, has the line ever had a faster ship for the mail?
Andrews:Not as fast as this, Mr. Ismay! Never quite like this one, Sir!

Ismay:  The pride
     Captain & Andrews: The pride
All Three:Of mankind... Dominion over the sea!

Ismay: The Dream
     Captain & Andrews: The Dream

All Three:Of progress! It brings great honor to me!
Capt Smith:To be the master...
Andrews:And the builder!
Ismay:And the owner!
All Three:Of the largest moving object in the world!

I Must Get On That Ship
3rd class passengers proceed at once to the gangway! Please bring your boarding documents and await further instruction!..
Kate Murphey:Holy Mother of God! Is that a ship or a mountain?
Kate McGowan:
It looks long enough so a body could walk to America! I'm Katherine McGowan, but everyone calls me Kate.
Kate Mullins:I'm Kate, too. Kate Mullins.
Kate Murphey:And I'm Kate, three! Kate Murphey--
Kate Mullins:It must be fate, then!
Kate McGowan:It's not fate. It's Irish.
Kate Mullins:You travelin' alone?
Kate McGowan:
Not me. I've got a feller. See that good-lookin' one up ahead? (indicating Jim Farrell) I'm plannin' to marry him.
Kate Murphey:When that's gonna be?
Kate McGowan:Soon as I meet him. Get me aboard
Three Kates:Call out my name
3rd class passengers:
It's to America we aim to find a better life, We prayed to make this trip! Let all our children's children know That this day long ago We dreamt of them and came aboard this ship!
All:For the maiden voyage! For the maiden voyage! Get us all aboard!
Second class passengers proceed to "C", "D" and "E" decks! Please contact the ships purser to arrange dining assignments!...
Charles Clarke:No account in the national press has quite done justice to this!
Edgar Beane:It's a sight for once in a lifetime!
Edgar & Alice Beane, Charles Clarke & Caroline Neville:Yes, a sight for once in a lifetime!
Charles Clarke:And the chance to run away and marry now we two daren't miss!
Caroline Neville:It's a chance for once in a lifetime!
2nd Class passengers:
Yes, a chance for once in a lifetime! Can't wait to board that ship today, Be with her when she pulls away And takes her maiden sail, I must get on that ship! The largest grandest on the earth And I've reserved a birth to be aboard, now point me toward that ship!
Alice Beane:
The finest people will attend. The best among them we'll befriend They'll stand right next to us, Be at my fingertip...
Great heads of state and millionaires Who run the world's affairs Will all be there. I must get on that ship! For the maiden voyage! For the maiden voyage! Get us all aboard!
The First Class Roster
Colonel John Jacob Astor And Mrs. Astor, too. Arriving now from that boat train Direct from Waterloo station May proceed to their parlour suite A-62!
Alice Beane:
Her name is Madeline She's John Jacob Astor's Second Wife, She's only Nineteen-years-old And now she's married to a prominent man Worth over a hundred and fifty million And twenty-nine years her senior! They've only been married seven months She's already seven months pregnant And the scandal was such They ran away to the Europe to avoid The publicity! Avoid the publicity!
Pitman:Mr. and Mrs. Isidor Straus may proceed to the Parlour Suite - B-55!-
Alice Beane:
Aren't they modest? You'd never think by looking at them That he and his brother own Macy's Department Store... Own Macy's Department Store Outright! And he was close advisor to President Grover Cleveland And served in the House of Representatives Two Full terms! And that's his wife of forty years, named Ida Sad! She's hasn't been well So the two of them have been wintering On the French Riviera French Riviera!
Pitman:Mr. Benjamin Guggenheim and party will find his customary suite on A Deck!
Alice Beane:
Made his money smelting gold spends it like the water Forty five hundred dollars for The Louis Quatorze Suite! So he can live in luxurious sin With his latest mistress! And they call that justice! They call that justice?...
Pitman:Mr. and Mrs. George Widener may proceed to Promenade Suite B-51!
Alice Beane:He's the richest man in Philadelphia
Pitman:Mr. and Mrs. John B Thayer and family, Promenade Suite B-58!
Alice Beane:Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Railroad!
Pitman:Mrs. Charlotte Drake Cardoza Suite B-54!
Alice Beane:
No one really knows who she is but the newspaper says she's booked The most expensive suite on the ship And travels with fourteen steamer trunks A medicine chest Her personal pillows and sheets And four little Pekinese dogs... So she must be somebody! She must be somebody…
Pitman:Last call for boarding! This is the very last call for boarding!
(going up gangway) Lift up the ramp Let go the lines Raise up her colors and design! Prepare for the casting off And through the port we'll slip Each person standing at the rail, Let one great thought prevail, One single prayer... God bless this noble ship!
Pitman:All ashore who are going ashore! All ashore who are going ashore!

Godspeed Titanic
Full Company:
Farewell, Farewell Godspeed Titanic... From your berth glide free! As you plough the deep, In your arms I'll keep. Safely West May you carry me. Sail On, Sail On Great Ship Titanic... Cross the open sea Pray the journey's sound 'Til your port be found Fortune's winds Sing Godspeed to thee... Fortune's winds Sing Godspeed To thee!
The Bridge

Captain:Thank you, Mr. Murdoch. What is our present course?
Murdoch:281 degrees North
Captain:Steady as she goes.
Murdoch:Aye Aye Captain.
Captain:Mr. Lightoller what is our current speed?
Lightoller:19 Sir.
Captain:Maintain 19 knots Mr. Murdoch.
Aye Aye Sir. (on speakerphone) Boiler Room 1- 6- Maintain 68 revolutions of the main propellers

(Ismay and Etches enter Bridge)
E.J! Now that we are officially underway I thought a little celebration might be in order.
I'm sorry Mr. Ismay - I don't allow alcohol on my bridge. You know that Mr. Etches.
Etches:Yes Sir, I do.
Ismay:Oh technically speaking E. J. it would be considered my bridge.
Captain:Not at sea, Mr. Ismay.
I'm terribly sorry- Sir - this bottle seems to have gone completely flat. I couldn't possibly allow you to drink it. Would you like me to fetch you another Mr. Ismay?
Ismay:Never mind - let it go.
Etches:Again - my apologies.
Captain:Thank you Mr. Etches.

(Etches leaves with champagne bottle)
Yes -well with or without champagne I want to toast our ship. Royal Mail Steamer - Titanic! Nearly a quarter mile in length - She's bigger- grander and safer than any ship in history! The greatest achievement in Trans-Atlantic Navigation since that very first crossing nearly 420 years ago. Ah Andrews ! I'm glad you are here! I was just congratulating the three of us on our magnificent contribution to the 20th Century. Progress Gentleman! I give you both...
Captain:(interrupting) I trust you will forgive us Mr. Ismay - We have our duties!
Ismay:Tell me E.J. what is our present speed?
Captain:19 knotts, Mr. Ismay.
Really? I would have expected us to be going much faster now that we've cleared land. I want us to make NY by Tuesday afternoon. Tell me Andrews, I understand that 22 knotts would be necessary in order to make a six day crossing. In your expert opinion is Titanic capable of that speed? Come Andrews, you're the one who built the thing. Are we capable of 22 knotts?
Andrews:Capable, yes I'm sure we are. Possibly a bit more if pushed 23 perhaps...
Ismay:Excellent! Sir!
Andrews:(continuing) But - it is customary for a maiden voyage to precede prudently.
It's the maiden voyage that creates news dammit! I intend for this one to create a legend! Talk to me straight man - when can we expect full speed?
Andrews:When the Captain orders it, Sir.
Ismay:Well then we must persuade him to do so mustn't we?
As a point of fact, I was about to give the order when you walked in. Mr. Murdoch - increase speed to 20 knotts.
20 knotts Aye Aye Sir! (on speakerphone) Increase speed Mr. Bell, give us 71 revolutions.
Ismay:20 knotts? Well, it's a start I suppose. Carry on Gentleman.
Captain:Watch your compass Mr. Hichens - you are drifting off course!
Hichens:I don't think so Sir
Don't argue with me man, If I say you're off course - you're bloody well off course!
Boiler Room #6

Bell:Set your screws to 71 - Mr. Barrett
Barrett:71? If you ask me Mr. Bell - it's a might soon for 71.
Bell:Captain's orders, Mr. Barrett- if you've got no objections that is!
It's his ship isn't it? 71 it shall be! But I speak plain Mr. Bell, if it was my ship I wouldn't recommend the speed be increased too quick
Bell:Do as you're told Mr. Barrett.

Barrett's Song
She's sparkling clean, this new-born ship But one old thing is clear The orders they propose above We execute down here... We'll watch from here as up above They'll catch a whiff of glory This wonder ship may be brand new But it's the same old story... Stoke the fire down in the hold As the men draw back... Feed the heat in the hold As the men draw back And the dust of the coal in the air is black And a trickle of sweat runs down your back... And what are the boys from Midlands doing here? Coal it is that makes the steam That runs the machines that run the world That sends the men below the ground To mine the coal Each day...From Leicetershire and Nottingham Us Lads who worked down in the pit Knew if you got above the ground You'd save your soul Some way... Get out of the pit And Westward I knew I could run And ship out to sea and there my new life was begun... And the screws are turning at seventy-one... It became my dream to got out to sea... Further out from the mine you couldn't be... But, born to the coal, there's no place for you elsewhere You trade a life of dank and gloom To shovel in the boiler room But now you're seven decks below A Lady's dainty feet... And nothing has changed There's nothing a miner can do The pit and your mates Turned into the hold and crew... And the screws are turning at seventy-two... Faster and faster we watch as we gain evermore Seventy-three, and too soon it is seventy-four... For a record speed I believe we strive! For the maiden trip that's too hard to drive If you push her faster than seventy-five. That is the truth I swear!
The Bridge

To Be a Captain
Thousands on board each in his class You are the master of all that must pass Yours to set course Yours to command You hold their souls In the palm of your hand You hold their souls In the palm of your hand
3rd Class Commissary

Lady's Maid
Kate McGowan:
I will be a proper person People will look up to me What a girl that girl McGowan Katie Violet Maud Marie I aspire to heights of glory In that new world, that can be! In that grandest nation I'll stand tall Reach my very highest hopes Of all... I want to be a Lady's Maid! Lady's Maid in America In America the streets are paved with gold
Kate Murphey:
I want to be a Governess Governess in America In America It's better I'm told
Kate Mullins:
I want to be a sewing girl Sewing girl in America In America I'll sew till I am old...
Kate McGowan:There's a place called Chicago I've seen it on the map
Kate Murphey:There's a place called Mary-land I've seen it on the map
Kate Mullins:
There's a place in America called Albuquerque And I'm hopin' it's a bit like Donegal
Kate McGowan:Oh, I'm hopin' that it is...
McGowan & Murphey:There I'm hopin' that it is... <DT.Three Kates:
Where my dreamin' And my hopin' and my schemin' And my prayin' and my wishin' to be happy will come true enough And...
1st Man:
I want to be an engineer...            Kate McGowan:
An Engineer...                         Oh, I will be grand...

In America                             Murphey & McGowan:
The streets are paved                  In America
with gold                              The streets are paved
                                       with gold

2nd man:
I wanta shop to call my own...         Three Kates:
to call my own...                      Oh, I will be grand...

In America                             Murphey & McGowan:
It's better I'm told                   In America
                                       It's better I am told..
Oh far beyond the northern sea A new life can unfold And I'm planning that it will How I'm planning that it will Where my dreamin' And my hopin' and my schemin' And my prayin' and my wishin' to be happy Will come true enough And...
3rd Man:
I want to be a millionaire! Millionaire in America Strike it rich and spend the fortune I amass...
4th Man:
I want to be a constable! Constable in America In America you rise above your class...
All:Oh, there's a place your industry and talent Can be sold...
Kate McGowan:And I'm certain that it will...
Three Kates:There I'm certain that it will...
German Man:Ich will ein gutes leben haben...
Italian Man & Woman:Una Bella vita negli stati uniti...
Where my dreamin' And my hopin' and my schemin' And my prayin' And my wishin' to be happy Will come true enough And...
I Want to rise above myself...

Three Kate's and Farrell:
...Oh I will be grand
          Tenors & Sopranos:
          America, the streets
          Are paved with gold...
                    Three Kates and Farrell:
                    America, the streets
                    Are paved with gold...
                         Altos & Basses:
                         America the streets
                         are paved with gold
Kate McGowan:
I want to be a lady's maid...
          3rd Man:
                    1st Man:
All: In America!
Kate McGowan:
(to herself):Better place for me and you... Better land to start anew... Better land for the baby... that I hold.
The 1st class Dining Saloon

What a Remarkable Age This Is!
1st class Steward Etches:
My Dear Mr. Latimer! Prepare to greet our clientele Our meeting is imminent Our having just run the dinner bell It won't be a novelty We mostly have seen them all before... Prepare for the usual You should be aware of what's in store... We've served them on the Baltic And the Oceanic Olympic and Majestic And today's the same There's nothing changed... Mr. Astor takes his toast dry Mrs. Straus Likes the grouse with the sauce on the side And the Wideners love Kidney Pie Bring it hot, if it's not They'll be fit to be tied They're accustomed to the best Of all that money buys The world of free enterprise Has given this privilege to the rich... When they're idle They're entitled to the luxury Which we provide That's forever the source of our pride... Which is why we're always there With our especial form of care For every hungry millionaire By now they've all arrived...
Male 1st class passengers:
We're sailing aboard the greatest ship That ever sailed the seas The hull and the keel imperviously Stronger by degrees!
Female 1st class passengers:
Magnificent crystal chandeliers parquet in all the floors
All:The ceiling is Jacobean A Decor the world adores
Remarkable ship
     Oh what a ship!
Remarkable keel
     Oh what a keel!
Remarkable steel!
     Oh what a ship!

If it could be put in a phrase.. it's "What a remarkable age this is!"
Male 1st Class Passengers:
A Fellow's invented see-through film He calls it "cellophane!"
Another has built a parachute For jumping out of an airplane! Remarkable things flow endlessly From out the human brain! Indeed And what a remarkable age this is!
(addressing his staff) Keep the Captain's table pristine Where we seat the elite whom we happily serve Here they dine on fine French Cuisine It's the Creme De La Creme's Exclusive Preserve! It's the pleasure of the leisure class's greatest wits To be where the Captain sits When taking their dinner on the sea Giving difference to their preferences is our chief art! We play a part In a perfectly working machine You should be ever aware This is a privilege great and rare A Special burden that we bear In our respective lives!
Remarkable! U.S. Steel Is splitting shares at five to four! Monopoly makes the industry Far better than before!
Millionaire's wives:Attending the coronation of King George the Fifth was grand
Etches:And afterwards off to Monaco To frolic in the sand All:
Remarkable talk
     Oh what a talk!
Remarkable times
     Oh what a time!
Remarkable world
     Oh what a world!

So much to surprise and amaze... And...
Millionaire's & Wives:
What a remarkable time What a remarkable world What a remarkable age...
Etches & Staff:
The hull and the keel Impervious Magnificent crystal Chandeliers A fellow's invented see- through film and what a remarkable age...
All:This... Is!

The Bridge

Andrews! There you are! I've been looking for you everywhere! I want to know your opinion on how you think the crossing is going so far.
Not as well as I'd hoped Mr. Ismay. We've got a few problems.
Ismay:Really? Such as what?
I'm disappointed in the water pressure in the upper decks. The kitchen staff are complaining that their quarters are overheated.
There's gratitude for you. In my fathers day they were lucky to get any heat at all. Come, come Andrews. Are you satisfied with our present speed?
Andrews:I think so, Sir.
Well, I don't mind telling you - I'm very disappointed. The sea is calm, the weather is fair - why aren't we going faster?
We are doing 22 knots, Mr. Ismay. That's faster than any White Star Ship has ever managed.
Talk to me straight Andrews. You chaps at Harland & Wolff built the Cunard ships. Was Titanic intentionally designed to run slower?
I really must protest the implication, Sir. When your father ran the line, he demanded safety and comfort before speed. Cunard may get their passengers here a little faster yes- but White Star gives them a far better ride.
It's a new world Andrews! These days people want speed above everything else! Americans would gladly lose their dinner over the rail if it meant arriving in New York a day sooner.
Captain:Mr. Ismay is there something that you wanted?
EJ, I was wondering if you could now predict with any certainty our landing in NY by Tuesday afternoon.
Captain:I can only say it's still possible.
Possible! But it's imperative dammit! If we have to stand off till Wednesday morning our return to England will be delayed for 24 hours. Titanic must be known as a six day ship! EJ - Even the bloody krouts can do it. And if second rate tubs like Deutchland and Kaiser Wilhelm can turn around in fortnight than so by God will we!
Captain:I'm sure that we will do everything that we can Mr. Ismay!
Ismay:Splendid! That's all we can ask isn't it?

The Radio Room, Late Saturday Night

Barrett:Excuse me! Excuse me!
Bride:Who's there?
Barrett:Barrett! Barrett!
The stoker? I remember! Welcome to the most important place in the whole ship! What can I do for you?
Barrett:I heard you can actually send a message back to England.
You heard right - all right. Sitting right here I can communicate with important people all over the world. I'd explain how it works but I'm ... Hold on - message coming in! An iceberg warning. It's from the Baltic. That's your old ship!
Barrett: Yeah!
Bride: As you can see I'm awfully busy Barrett so what is it you want?
Barrett: Shouldn't the Captain know about that iceberg then?
Not to worry, I've already sent him half dozen warnings just like it. If you ask me - they don't know what the bloody hell they're doing up there! Excuse my French. It's like we say in the telegraphy business- you can't be in the telegraphy business and remain a Christian.
So how much would it cost to send a message to my girl in England? Sort of a romantic message?
Bride: Very pretty. But romance or not the minimum rakes 2 pounds 4.
Barrett: 2 pounds quid!? That's twice what I get for going to America and back!
Bride: Hold on! Maybe I can give you a professional discount..?
Barrett: Oh yeah, How much would that cost?
Bride: Ahhh ...nothing! They'll never know the difference!
Barrett: Ah you must be sort of a romantic person yourself!
Not me. Romance and telegraphy don't mix. How can you communicate with only one person when you've got the entire world talking to you! I'll need the name & address...
Barrett: Darlene Watkins, Knottingham, England
Bride: All right.
Barrett: What's that you're doing?
Bride: Darlene Watkins- Knottingham, England, Sir -what's the rest of it?
I don't know...it's gotta be just the right thing. Darlene's sort of funny you see. She said if I wouldn't take it serious she knew somebody who would. I'm not due back for another 2 weeks so I might as well come straight out with it...

The Proposal/The Night Was Alive

I'll be coming back to you, Darlene Back to your dark eyes and hair Marry me when I return, Darlene And until that day, my love, take care Be thee well May the Lord who watches all watch over thee May God's heaven be your blanket as you softly sleep Marry me When you're fin'ly in my arms you'll plainly see This devoted sailor's heart and soul are yours to keep!
Yours-to-keep Every day from G-M-O-M "Good morning old man" to G-N-O-M "Good night old man" My telegraph sends it's messages to ships at sea Sending out its dit dit-dah-dit dah-dit... Dit dit-dah-dit dah-dit Dit dit-dah-dit dah-dit... I was young and shy, detached and sad Spent my days indoors, a home-bound lad Hardly spoke, few friends I kept myself to myself Quite alone Then I found Marconi's Telegraph It could span the planet's width by half Fifty yards, two thousand miles The same! Touch the spark...sound the tone And the night was alive with a thousand voices Fighting to be heard And each and every one of them Connected to me... And my life came alive With a thousand voices Tapping out each word Like a thousand people Joined in a single heartbeat Tapping out our dit dit-dah-dit da-dit Dit dit-dah-dit dah-dit Dit dit-dah-dit da Everywhere...

Marry me                                Bride:
                                        It's alive with a thousand
May the Lord who                        voices
watches all
watch over thee                         And every one of them
                                        Connected to me

Marry me                                So alive with a thousand
May God's heaven be
Your blanket
As you sleep                            Those people
                                        joined with a single
Tapping out our dit-dah-dit-dah-dit
Marry me...
dit dit-dah-dit-dah-dit
Marry me...
dit dit-dah-dit-dah-dit

Barrett: Signed "Fred"
(tapping out "F-R-E-D" on this telegraph key) Everywhere! (He picks up a signal from the receiver) Message received.

Upper Promenade "A" Deck

Hymn/Doing the Latest Rag

God lift me up in mighty waters Keep my eyes on things above Righteousness, divine atonement Peace and everlasting love...
Bandmaster Wallace Hartley and his Two-Man Ensemble:
Ladies and gentleman - Everyone up and out Follow the band and shout: "Isn't it a lovely day?" (Yes!)
Hartley: Watching all the ladies in Parisian fashions On display
Band: Young Mister Hartley Is playing quite smartly In Rhythm that could never lag
1st class Passengers:
It's a musical treat to hear a band with a beat Performing their latest rag!
How do you do, my friends? So good to see you once more! How long since we first met? Has it been three days or four? It seems like so much longer Than a little weekend jag
Hartley & Band: On the ship, by ourselves On this glorious afternoon Doing the latest rag!
I love the cool of the Breeze Feel the rhythm of the song in your knees Promenading along at your ease Like a feather in the air
Hartley and band:
Is that the hint of a chill? When you're dancing out of doors it's a thrill Keeps you hardy and healthier still Take a partner if you dare Everyone is bursting with emotion Dancing as we cross the mighty ocean Moving to the rhythm of The latest rag!
All: Come on and

Men and band:                                   Hartley & Women:
Dance with me please                            Dance
Feel the rhythm
of the song in your knees                       The latest ragtime
Promenading along
At your ease                                    Ragtime
Like a feather in the air!                      Now!
Is that a
Hint of a chill?                                Dance
When you're dancing
Out of doors                                    The latest ragtime
It's a thrill
Keeps you hardy and
Healthier still                                 Ragtime

Take a partner if you dare...
Hartley & Band: Out on the well-deck Ship's personnel deck Feel all the ocean spray
Band: Get yourself upon
Hartley & Band: The upper hotel deck Oh what a swell deck! Great for your déjeuner
Band: Turn the corner on
Hartley & Band:                         Passengers:   
The port parallel deck                  Port...
It's La Plus belle deck
All of the rest passe
Now the band is betting This ragtime setting Will take you away.. Everyone up and out! Nobody lag about Let your darker spirits climb! Strolling with the orchestra beside you Playing four-four time
Hartley & Band Member:
We've got a fellow Who's better on cello Than any other ship can brag
So take your girl by the hand And lend an ear to the band And do today's latest rag! Come dancing!

Hartley & Band & Bystanders:            Dancers:
Out on the well-deck                    Out
Oh what a swell deck!
Feel all the ocean spray   
Band: Get yourself upon
Hartley & Band & Bystanders:            Dancers:
The upper hotel deck                    Out
Oh what a swell deck
Kick all your cares away
Band: Turn the corner on
Hartley & Band & Bystanders:            Dancers:
The port parallel deck                  Out
Great Demoiselle Deck!
Watch the girls sashay
All: How the ragtime music The ragtime music Can take you away!
All:                                    Dancers:
Out on the well-deck                    Dance with me please
Ships personnel deck!                   Feel the rhythm of the
Feel all the ocean spray                song in your knees
                                        Promenading along
Upper Hotel Deck                        At your ease
Oh, what a swell deck!                  Like a feather in the air!
Kick all your troubles away             Is that a
The port parallel deck                  hint of a chill?
It's La Plus belle deck                 When your dancing
                                        Out of doors
All of the rest passé                   It's a thrill
                                        Keeps you hardy and
Great demoiselle deck                   healthier still
watch all the girls                     Take a partner if you
Sashay!                                 Dare…

Everyone is bursting with emotion Dancing as we cross the mighty ocean Hasn't it been absolutely great to dance The latest rag!

Have Danced

Alice Beane: I have danced with the first class Edgar It was oh, such a dream come true!
Edgar Beane: That class isn't for our kind, Alice...
Alice Beane: That won't do! There are hotels on island Edgar! Great resorts near a sandy beach...
Edgar Beane: That's a world that's beyond our income And our reach...
Alice Beane: Please don't tell me never I'll want this forever...ever... There's a new world around us, Edgar
Edgar Beane: Won't you ever give up that view?
Alice Beane: I want more than we've got now Edgar Why don't you?

The Crow's Nest, 10:30pm

No Moon

No moon No wind Nothing to spy things by No wave No swell No line where sea meets sky Stillness Darkness Can't see a thing says I No reflection Not a shadow Not a glint of light Meets the eye... And we go sailing Sailing Ever westward on the sea We go sailing Sailing Ever on Go we...

The First Class Deck

Ida Straus:
It's a beautiful night, Mr. Straus Even though there's no moon Look at all the stars Can you find the big dipper?
Isidor Straus:
The big dipper? I Can't even find our own stateroom. Every time I go out for a walk, finding my way back is an adventure.
Ida Straus: Maybe you should break bread crumbs
Isidor Straus:
Can you feel how cold it's getting, Mrs. Straus? All in the past couple of hours Would you like me to get your fur stole?
Ida Straus:
What and maybe never see you again? No thank you, I'd rather freeze

Scene: The 3rd Class Deck

Jim Farrell: Are you cold then Katie?
Kate McGowan: Not now that you've got your arm around me...
Jim Farrell:
But I don't ... (realizing he puts his arm around her) Oh you're a funny one, Kate McGowan.
Kate McGowan: Funny? T'anks very much
Jim Farrell: Because you come right out with what you want.
Kate McGowan:
And you find that funny do you? What kind of girl do you think I am? You think I need to be told what I want? Life's too short for that, me boy-o

Scene: On the Bridge, 11:00pm

Capt Smith: The weather's quite changed Mr. Lightoller
Lightoller: Yes sir, it's turned very cold Only one point above freezing.
Murdoch: Ocean temperature's down to thirty-one degrees, Captain.
Capt Smith:
Warn the carpenter to check our supply of fresh water, Mr. Murdoch- and tell the engine room to watch the stream winches.
Murdoch: Aye, Aye Sir.
Capt Smith: There's not much wind, is there?
Lightoller: No sir. It appears to be a flat calm.

Scene : The Crow's Nest & the Bridge

Fleet:                              Smith, Lightoller & Murdoch:
  ...And we go sailing        See how calm it is
                                        Smooth as polished glass
  Ever westward               Ah, the open sea
  on the sea
                                        Feel the bite in the air
  ...we go sailing                              
  sailing                             Ah, the open sea
                                        Smooth as polished glass
  ever on                                       
  go we...
Scene: The 2nd Class Deck

Caroline Neville:
Charles, think! In two days, America! What's the first thing you're going to do when we get there, darling? After marrying me of course!
Charles Clarke:
Apply to the sports desk of an important New York newspaper. I'm sure that they can use a journalist with my experience.
Caroline Neville: Oh, darling, you're sure to be a success!
Charles Clarke: Let us both hope so!
Both: That's why we're going there...

Scene: The 1st class smoke room

Mrs. Cardoza: Good evening, gentleman.
The Major: Madam, this happens to be the Smoke Room!
Mrs. Cardoza: So I see
J.J. Astor: Woman are never permitted it the 1st class Smoke room, madam
Mrs. Cardoza: Don't look so shocked gentleman, There's a new world out there.
The Major: There's a new world out where?
Mrs. Cardoza: Mr. Hartley, that's a new melody - what's it called?
Hartley: "Autumn" m'am.


Autumn Shall we all meet in Autumn? Golden and glowing by autumn Shall we still be best of friends? Best of friends... All through the languorous season We ebb and flow Romance, defying all reason Will come, then go Still, perhaps this Autumn Love won't retreat in the Autumn We'll be complete in the Autumn All that we have won't be past ...Won't be past Let breezes blow And turn cold As we continue growing old This Autumn Love newly found May yet last
Mrs. Cardoza:
So what do you say gentlemen? I happen to play an excellent game of auction bridge. May I join you?
The Major:
Where's your sense of occasion madam? I understand you've just lost your husband.
Mrs. Cardoza: Yes. But not at cards.

Scene: The Crow's Nest & Boat Deck

Ahead we plow Into the darkening night Can't see the bow How then to search With only starlight?...

Fleet:                                      Passengers:
No moon                                 Autumn
No wind                                 Shall we all meet in the
Nothing to spy things                   Autumn?
By                                      Golden and glowing, by
No wave                                 autumn
No swell                                Shall we still be best of friends
No line where sea                       Best of friends?
meets sky                               Best of friends...
Fleet; Personnel & Passengers:
Stillness; darkness Can't see a thing, says I No reflection Not a shadow Not a glint of light Meets the eye

Passengers:                             Fleet & Personnel:
And we go sailing
                                        See how calm it is
                                        Smooth as polished glass
Ever westward
                                        Ah, the open sea
On the sea, we go…
                                        Feel the bite in the air
                                        Ah, the open sea
                                        Smooth as polished glass
All: Ever on go we...
Fleet: No moon No wind...
Fleet & Passengers:             Bride:
No moon                         The night was alive
No wind                         with a thousand voices...

No moon                         Night was alive
No wind                         with a thousand voices
No moon                         The screws are
No wind                         At eighty-one
No moon                         The screws are
No wind                         At eighty-one
Fleet &     
Passengers:     Bride:          Barrett:        Andrews:
No moon         The night       The screws      At once a poem
                was alive       were turning    and the
No wind         with a          at eighty-one   of physical
                Thousand                        engineering
                voices          The screws
No moon                         were turning
No wind                         at eighty-one
All: No moon! No wind!

Scene: The Crow's Nest, 11:38pm

Fleet: Dear mother of God - (he rings the brass bell three times) Iceberg right ahead!

Scene: The Collision; a tableau

End of Act One

Act Two

1st Class Corridor

Wake Up, Wake Up!

Mr. Murdoch breaks the news to the Captain that they have struck an iceberg. The Captain sends Mr. Etches to awaken the passengers. Mr. Andrews, also at the Captain's request, goes below to assess the damage. He come back shortly to report the news.

The Bridge

Captain: Yes - Mr. Andrews.
Andrews: There is a series of small gashes below the waterline along the three hundred foot section of the starboard side. There is water in the fore peak, 1 & 2 holds; in the mailroom; 3 of her boiler rooms - all six of the six single compartments have been breached.
Ismay: That's all right. You assured us those compartments are watertight.
Andrews: She was built to stay afloat if 3..perhaps 4 compartments flooded. Certainly not six.
Ismay: Andrews what are you saying?
Andrews: ...Titanic is sinking, Mr. Ismay.
Ismay: Nonsense! God himself couldn't sink this ship!
Captain: How long has she got Mr. Andrews?
Andrews: An hour and a half, Captain... two at the most.

The 1st class Grand Salon ,Sunday morning, 12:03 am

Dressed in Your Pyjamas in the Grand Salon

1st class passengers: Strange and quite disorienting being here... Recently awakened from a dream... How the lights burn, Every crystal bright as a star! Dressed in your pyjamas in the grand salon, Looks to be bizarre in the extreme... Things could improve if the steward opens the bar! Oh...It's a memory I'll want to keep... Now...I would like to go Back to sleep... Dressed in your pyjamas in the grand salon Wondering if things are what they seem Can you be sure? Do you ever know where you are?
Etches: Mr. Astor, please your life belt Mr. Guggenheim, please put it on now... Captain's orders Ladies and Gentlemen, wear your life-belts! Mrs. Widener, if you would, M'am Mr. Thayer, we must insist now It's a mere formality There is no cause for concern
Etches & Stewards: We'll be on our way! A minor delay now... A simple precaution... A moment of rest... We'll be on our way! We hardly need stay now... In a moment or two she'll be right again Traveling west!
John Thayer: See here Mr. Etches, I demand to know exactly what's happening!
Etches: The latest word, sir, seems to be that she's damaged one of the wing propellers and we could be delayed for an entire day, sir.
Thayer: I don't like the way this sounds...
Benjamin Guggenheim: Not a bit, not a bit, not a little bit...
Thayer: We spent eighteen hundred pounds
Benjamin Guggenheim: Not a bit, not a bit, not a little bit...
Guggenheim & Thayer: This is not the sort of a voyage we paid for! I demand to know what the ship is delayed for! Right now!
1st class passengers: How could this ever have come to pass
Etches: Christ! Look who's here! It's the second class!
Alice Beane: Everything is gorgeous in the grand salon! Stunningly appointed for the cream Thousands of bucks Gets a trip deluxe without par!

All Passengers:                             Etches & Stewards:
Dressed in your pyjamas                 Mr. Astor, please
in the grand salon                      your lifebelt
Feels to be bizarre                     Mr. Guggenheim, please
In the Extreme                          put it on now
How the lights burn                     It's a mere formality
Every crystal bright                    There is no cause for                   
As a star                               Concern
Stewards:   1st Group:               2nd Group:      3rd Group:
We'll be on
our way!        Strange and quite
                disorienting            We'll be on
A minor delay   being here!             our way!        Strange and quite
Now!                                                    disorienting being
                Recently                A minor delay   here!   
A simple        awakened in a           now!            Recently awakened in a
precaution!     daze!                   A simple
                Every light is          precaution      daze!
A moment of     burning                                 Every light is burning with
rest!           with intensity!         A moment of     intensity!
We'll be on     surrounded by a haze!   rest!           We'll be on
Our                                                     our
way!            Strange and             We'll be on     way!
                quite disor-            our
We hardly       being here!             way!            Strange and
need                                                    quite disorienting
stay now        Recently                We hardly       being here!
                awakened in a           need…

(Everyone quiets as a serving tray rolls gently across the room ....)

Mr. Guggenheim, please
upstairs now...
                                        Everyone Else:
Mrs. Widener, if you would              Wondering if things
M'am...                                 Are what
                                        They seem...
It's a mere formality                   Can you be sure?
There is no                             Do you ever know
                                        Where you
Cause for concern                       are?
Stewards:        1st Group:            2nd Group:     3rd Group:
We'll be on
our way!             Strange and quite  
                     disorienting          We'll be on
                     being here!           our way!        Strange and
A minor delay                                              quite
                                                           disorienting being
Now!                  Recently                  
                      awakened in a        A minor delay           here!
A simple              daze!                now!            Recently awakened in a
precaution!           Every light is       A simple
                      burning              precaution      daze!
A moment of           with intensity!                      Every light is burning with
rest!                 Everything           A moment of     intensity!
                      surrounded by a haze!
We'll be on                                rest!           We'll be on
Our                                                        our
way!                  Strange and          We'll be on     way!
                      quite disor-         our
We hardly             being here!          way!           Strange and
Need                                                       quite disorienting
stay                  Recently             We hardly       being here!
                      awakened in a        need...
now                   daze                 stay now!       Recently awakened in a
Any minute now!                                            Daze!
                      any minute!       
Any minute                                 Any minute
Now                                        Now             any minute!
Any minute                                 Any minute
Now!                                       Now!
All: We'll be on our way! We'll be on our way! We'll be on our way! our way! our way!

The Staircase

The Upper Promenade ("A" Deck)

Andrews: Captain!
Captain: Yes, Mr. Andrews.
Andrews: I'm sure it hasn't escaped your notice, Sir but there are in excess of 2200 souls aboard this ship...
Captain: I am well aware of that!
Andrews: But space for less than a thousand in the lifeboats...
Captain: I didn't design this ship Mr. Andrews!
Andrews: And I didn't instruct the management on the number of boats .
Captain: Evidently 20 boats were enough to satisfy the line! But how many would we need to save everyone on board?
Andrews: 54. But the line thought that anything more than 20 would take away too much deck space from first class. And that means that well over half of us are going to die in approximately 90 minutes ...
Captain: Not if a ship arrives!
Andrews: Do you know of one?
Captain: I'm just on my way to find out!
Lightoller: Captain all first and second class passengers are proceeding to the boat decks as ordered! The 3rd class have been assembled below on the well deck awaiting further instructions
Andrews: Captain, I don't think the passengers and crew fully comprehend their predicament yet. You will have to tell them!
Captain: Tell them what Mr. Andrews? That more than 1200 of them are going to be dead! I think not sir! There would be general panic. They would kill each other in order to survive.
Lightoller: Awaiting instructions Captain...
Captain: I want you and Mr. Murdoch up top in charge of loading the boats
Lightoller: But the 3rd class passengers Sir. They are all down below...
Captain: That's not your concern, Mr. Lightoller. Carry on!
Lightoller: Yes, Sir.
Andrews: Are you taking it upon yourself to decide who lives and dies? I remind you that while you are the Captain, you were not hired to play God!
Captain: Well then let it be God who decides!
Andrews: Well it seems that God is already leaning toward the first class! They are closest to the lifeboats!
Captain: Then perhaps - he'll even the score by sending us a ship!

The Radio Room., 12:16 am

Bride: CQD! CQD! Titanic! CQD! Situation critical! Repeat situation critical!
Captain: Radioman have you reached any..
Bride: (not looking up from his telegraph) Can't you see I'm busy! Go bother the captain!
Captain: This is the Captain!
Bride: Sorry Sir!
Captain: Sit down Mr. ..
Bride: Bride Sir. With the Marconi international marine radio telegraphy..
Captain: Yes, yes! Sit down...
Bride: Sorry Sir!
Captain: And continue..
Bride: Yes sir!
Captain: Now have you reached any ships in the immediate vicinity Mr. Bride?
Bride: 6 or 7 sir! The closest seems to be Carpathia- that's the Cunard line..
Captain: Yes I know Carpathia, Mr. Bride...
Bride: They acknowledged our CQD at 11:58pm saying they turned and are coming hard...
Captain: How far is she?
Bride: 58 miles...
Andrews: That's more than four hours away!
Captain: Carpathia can't be the only ship in the vicinity Mr. Bride!
Bride: There was one other sir.. The California. Her signal was much stronger than the others. I put her within 10 miles but since the accident - she hasn't responded..
Captain: Why not??
Bride: I don't know sir...
Ismay: EJ- You've got to do something!
Captain: What would you suggest Mr. Ismay?
Ismay: We need another ship here immediately!
Captain: I'm afraid the nearest one to respond is four hours away.
Ismay: Four hours! We'll be on the bottom by then!
Captain: What about the California Mr. Bride? You said that she might be close by...
Bride: I'm sure she is Sir. But still no response..
Ismay: You must demand a response...
Bride: The smaller ships only carry one radio man Sir. He must have signed off and gone to bed...
Ismay: Well keep trying for God's sake!
Bride: There's a new distress call- SOS. It's hardly ever been used but it's easier to read than the CQD and I thought perhaps if I tried...
Captain: Try anything you like Mr. Bride! You must rouse that ship!!
Bride: Yes Sir! Titanic - SOS. Situation critical! Come in California! Where are you old man?! Why the hell don't you answer?!

The Blame

Ismay: Surely something can be done to help us...
Andrews: Thousands on board Trusting and warm Roused from their sleep Sent up above Unsinkable ship What is she now? What is she now?
Ismay: Possibly she won't go down Possibly she'll stay afloat Possibly all this could come to an end On a positive note...
Andrews: Not unless the ship could fly Not unless we all sprout wings! Honestly sir, I have built her from scratch And I know certain things!
Ismay: If you know so much Why didn't you know to prevent this! What's to become of us all, Now that providence sent this! This is your work Mr. Andrews! You have done us in! Where's her leakproof bulkheads? Where's her double skin? That's your job! If someone must take the blame It is you! You!...
Capt Smith: Innocent folk Held in our care Living their lives Dreaming their dreams Dreaming their dreams...
Ismay: Possibly a ship will come Possibly we'll all be saved...
Andrews: Dammit sir, Listen! We're hemorrhaging fast! It's our hull that's been staved!
Ismay: Couldn't you design it right? Whoever heard of steel that rips?
Andrews: Ismay, I'm just in the business of building It's God who sinks ships!...
Ismay: There stands the Captain Who sailed us straight into disaster!
Andrews: Oh, now it's the Captain's turn! Pray, who urged him to go faster?... Well then, thank you Mr. Ismay For your contribution! Now please pray for some miraculous solution! Your timing is perfect! Now help us, please If you can!
Capt Smith: Who called for speed and to break every record?! Who had to keep all the millionaires happy?!
Ismay: How dare you Smith! I will not stand here indicted! Who ignored warnings of icebergs when sighted? (to Andrews) Who, Sir refused to extend up the bulkheads?!
Andrews: You sir! To give the first class Bigger staterooms!
Capt Smith: And who undermined the position of Captain?
Ismay: And who took a course too far north for the Season?
Capt Smith: And who kept insisting We land ever sooner?...

And who should have posted      Andrews:
More lookouts in darkness?...   And who had to have both
                                The largest and fastest?…
Who did it?!

Capt Smith:                 Andrews:
Who did it?!                    Who did it?!

Who did it?!                    Who did it?!
All three: Who did it?! Who did it!?!

All three pause for a possible message from another ship... no response...

Andrews: Possibly the Lord will act...
Capt Smith: Possibly he will provide...
All three: And indicate how Our unthinkable fate Can be somehow denied Somehow denied...
Ismay: (to Andrews) Your work No one else's...
Andrews: My doing No one else's...
Capt Smith: (to himself quietly) There's only one Captain And I was in charge... This is my ship No one else's...

The Boat Dock

To the Lifeboats

Getting in the Lifeboat

Marion Thayer: (to her young son) You and I are getting in the lifeboat Father will be staying here a while It will be like rowing in the serpentine Come along now, Let us have a smile...
John Thayer: Go Along with mother to the lifeboat...
Marion Thayer: John...
John Thayer: Don't even say it I'll be fine I'll collect you both tomorrow morning you and this beloved son of mine

I Must Get on that Ship (reprise)

Murdoch & Lightoller: (to Ida Straus) Madam, step this way into the lifeboat
Lightoller: Mr. Straus, by all means take a place...
Isador Straus: No. I will not go before the younger men Go Ida- you must go now -
Ida Straus: For what? To live without you? Absolutely not! Where you go I go!
Murdoch, Lightoller & Steward:
You must get in                         John Jacob Astor:
Please step this way...                 Maddie Dear, you must
                                        Get in the lifeboat

There is no time                        Alice Beane:
Please don't delay                      Edgar, Look I'm next
                                        to Mrs. Astor
This is the last to leave
It must be lowered now

Murdoch; Lightoller,
Steward & Bellboy:
You must get in                         George Widener:
Please step this way                    Eleanor you must
                                        Get in the lifeboat
There is no time
Please don't delay                      Charles

                                        Caroline, come quick here
                                        Is a lifeboat
This is the last to leave
All Passengers:                         Little time remaining,
It must be lowered now... ,             Final lifeboat

Lady's Maid (reprise)

Jim Farrell: There's gotta be a place in that boat Kate - take it for God's sake!
Kate McGowan: Jim Farrell! I don't want to be a widow before I'm a bride!
Jim Farrell: You're going to be a Lady's Maid! Lady's Maid in America!

The Proposal/The Night was Alive (reprise)/Canons

Barrett:              Bride:              Company:
(to the photo of Darlene)
Be thee well            It's alive with    Hurry up now we must
May the Lord who        A thousand         Get in the lifeboat!
Watches all             voices,
Watch over thee         the night          Hurry now we're
May God's heaven be     is alive           Running out of time!
Your blanket            with a thousand    (etc)
As you softly sleep     voices (etc)

Be thee well
When you're finally in                  Andrews:
My arms you'll plainly see              My work
This devoted sailor's heart             No one else's
And soul are yours to keep...
Yours to keep!
Ships Officers: Lower Away!!!
Company: Hurry Now! There isn't any time!

We'll Meet Tomorrow

Company: We'll meet tomorrow We will find a path And reach tomorrow Past this day of wrath We'll be together once again Cling to your hope and prayers till then...
Barrett: (to the photo) I'll hold thee closely As I say goodbye And keep your image In my memory's eye And all this love of ours will soar Come dawn or danger We'll meet tomorrow And have each other evermore
Company: Give us tomorrow And another hour Let our reunion Come within our power... Grant one more chance To make a start That we may live for As we part...
Charles Clarke: Come say you love me As I kiss your eyes Let one brief moment Make eternal ties...
Full Company: If tomorrow is not in store Let this embracing Replace forever Keep us together Evermore.

The Upper Promenade -"A" Deck, 2:01 am


Isidor Straus: Still The way I love you Still Lives in my heart
Ida Straus: After all the years We've been together
Both: Holding our Love Still...
Isidor Straus: The way you move me Still Feels as it did When you first became mine Whispered the words
Both: "I will" I loved you then And I love you Still
Ida Straus: No one else could play your role Forever know my mind
Isidor Straus: True Companion of my soul I won't turn from You I learn from Still...
Both: Through fortune's changes Still Always we've known...
Isidor Straus: That the promise we made...
Both: Kept us as one And will! I loved you then... And I love you… still!

The Boat Deck

To be a Captain (reprise)

Etches: Thousands on board Each in his class You are the master of all that must pass Yours to set course Yours to command You hold our souls In the palm of your hand You hold our souls In the palm of your hand.

The First Class Smoke Room, "A" Deck, 2:16 am

Mr. Andrews' Vision

Andrews: Just a cursory look at the blueprints here Shows the weaknesses that we have missed How the water poured in A three-hundred foot gash And caused the bow to flood and to list and then it filled to the top Our separate watertight compartments And began to overflow... Because the walls in between the compartments Are too low! She's the only sinking because these bulkheads stop a deck too low! But here's a thought! Take a line... And extend up the walls to the brink… It's just a small redesign... But when it's done, then I know that she can't sink! Like this!… Like this!… (wildly erasing and redrawing lines on the blueprints) Like this!… And then like this!...
Bellboy: Mr. Andrews! Aren't you going to make a go for it? Mr. Andrews!
Andrews: The ship will start to plunge beneath the surface The water lapping at our feet Down sinks the bow, up flies the stern To the sky... The panicked people in retreat A thousand strong, they'll climb up Toward the aft deck They'll cling they're desperately Like Bees to a hive! There they'll hold fast Doomed to the last Lost and abandoned and all Still alive A few of them will hang there From the railings As, one by one, they'll drop away! More than two-hundred-fifty feet They will fall And after that, I cannot say I will not say! The rest in swarms will overrun the boat deck They'll lose all sense of right and wrong It will be "every man for himself" all right! The weak thrown in with all the strong! First class, and third, and second Will mean nothing! And sheer humanity alone will prevail One single class Brute, Harsh and crass That's what will come of the world that set sail Autumn... Shall we all meet in the Autumn?… Shall we all meet in the Autumn?...

Aboard the Carpathia

Survivors: One moment the ship was there - the next she was gone. There were over a thousand poor souls floundering in the freezing water... We wanted to go back for them of course to pick them up... But they would have swamped us... then no one could have survived... The sound they made was deafening like there was an entire football stadium out there in the dark... And then after half an hour... It just stopped... I'm ashamed to say I was relieved... I'll hear those voices for the rest of my life... Why shouldn't I have taken a place in the lifeboat? It would have gone empty... There were more than 450 empty seats in the lifeboat... The women were so brave. Alone in the dark in the middle of the ocean... If only I had seen that iceberg before it was too late... If only they hadn't kept increasing the speed... If only the California had heard my call. I stayed with the key 'til the end. They could have saved every man, woman and child aboard... We were only 95 miles from dry land... When dawn came we could see the ice everywhere... And it was all bathed in pink and hundreds of deck chairs floating in the water... All of the poor women & children in third class who never made it to the boats...All of the musicians who kept playing Autumn right to the very end... With only 711 survivors - 1517 souls lost their lives… Including the man I called my husband... And my husband... And my husband... And my husband... And my husband... And after only a few minutes the largest moving object on earth had totally disappeared...

In Every Age (reprise)/Finale

Bride: Fare thee well May the Lord who watches all Watch over thee May God's Heaven be your blanket As you softly sleep...
All Survivors: Softly sleep... In every age mankind attempts To fabricate great works At once magnificent And impossible... On Desert Sands, From mountains of Stone A pyramid! From flying buttresses alone A Wall of light! A Chapel ceiling Screaming one man's ecstasy! One Man's ecstasy... Miracles them all! China's endless wall... Stonehenge, The Parthenon, The Duomo the Aqueducts of Rome We did not attempt to make With mammoth blocks of stone A giant pyramid No, Not a pyramid... Nor gothic walls that radiate with light...
The Company: Our task was to dream upon And then create A floating city!...
Offstage voices: Floating city!...
The Company: A Human Metropolis... A Complete Civilization! Sleek! And fast! At once a poem And the perfection of physical engineering... At once a poem And the perfection of physical engineering...

Southampton: The Ocean Dock

Entire Company: Sail on, Sail on Great Ship Titanic! Cross the open sea Pray the Journey's sound Till your port be found Fortune's winds Sing Godspeed to thee... Fortune's winds Sing Godspeed to thee!

The End