Elaine Stritch Question: When Should a Performer Not Yell "Line"?
The wonderful Elaine Stritch is bidding her adieu to show biz, having gotten a little misty-memoried in the last few years. In fact, a show without Stritchie yelling "Line!" is like a one-person drama without a cancer diagnosis.
But there are some lines it would be especially criminal to forget part of and have to ask for assistance to complete.
Here are some definites to avoid:
"To be or...line!"
"This time for...line!"
"Can you feel the...line...tonight?"
"The line sleeps tonight."
""If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a...line!"
"Tinker, tailor, soldier, line!"
"Baby line, you've got the cutest little baby line..."
" 'Cause baby you're a line. Come on show 'em what you're line. Make em go line line line. As you shoot across the line line line..."