▶ Song: Dance Ten, Looks Three (W/Lyrics) — Musical A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

SONG: Dance Ten, Looks Three. MUSICAL: A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch. 

Song: "Dance Ten, Looks Three" - Musical: A CHORUS LINE. The music of Marvin Hamlisch.
Song: “Dance Ten, Looks Three” — Musical: A CHORUS LINE. The music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Song: “Dance Ten, Looks Three” From the Broadway Musical “A Chorus Line” — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

The human struggle behind the songs:

Every kid who ever came to New York to work in and around the theater, or anybody who dances for a living in that milieu, will immediately connect with the stories of the characters of A Chorus Line, and upon listening to them will say, “That’s me.” Which may explain why this is such an emotional show for so many people.



LISTEN: Song: “Dance Ten, Looks Three” — Musical A Chorus Line. Broadway Original Cast Recording:


Dance Ten, Looks Three” (Musical: A Chorus Line)

…But after a while I caught on…
I mean, I saw what they were hiring!
I also swiped my dance card once after an audition,
and on a scale of one to ten, they gave me
for dance: TEN, for looks : THREE! Why?
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three.
And I’m still on unemployment,
Dancing for my own enjoyment.
That ain’t it, kid! That ain’t it, kid!
“Dance: Ten, Looks: Three,“
Is like to die!
Left the theatre and
Called the doctor
For my appointment to buy…
T**s and a**.
Bought myself a fancy pair.
Tightened up the derriere.
Did the nose with it.
All that goes with it.
T**s and a**!
Had the bingo-bongos done.
Suddenly I’m getting Nash’nal tours!
T**s and a** won’t get you jobs,
Unless they’re yours!
Didn’t cost a fortune neither.
Didn’t hurt my sex life either!
Flat and sassy,
I would get the strays and losers.
Beggars really can’t be choosers.
That ain’t it, kid! That ain’t it, kid!
Fix the chassis.
“How do you do!“
Life turned into an
Endless medley of
“Gee, it had to be you.“
T**s and a**!
Where the cupboard once was bare,
Now you knock and someone’s there.
You have got ’em, hey.
Top to bottom, hey!
It’s a gas!
Just a dash of silicone.
Shake your new maracas and your fine!
T**and a** can change your life,
They sure changed mine!
Have it all done!
Honey, take my word.
Grab a cab, c’mon
See the wizard on
Park and Seventy-Third
For T**s and a**.
Orchestra and balcony.
What they want is what cha see. Keep the best of you,
Do all the rest of you.
Pits or class,
I have never seen it fail,
Debutante or chorus girl or wife.
T**s and a**
Yes, t**s and a**
Have changed…. My…Life…!

A Chorus Line, Dance: Ten, Looks: Three.

Songwriters: MARVIN HAMLISCH, EDWARD KLEBAN. © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.


Track 1: I hope I get it
Track 2: I can do that
Track 3: at the ballet
Track 4: sing!
Track 5: hello twelve, hello thirteen, hello love
Track 6: nothing
Track 7: the music and the mirror
Track 8: dance ten, looks three
Track 9: one
Track 10: what I did for love
Track 11: one (reprise) finale

A Chorus Line

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