A Musical About Ants
A future musical by Vince, provisionally entitled Ants.
This concept was originally written and published in October 2003 in the original version of the vinceunlimited web site.
In case you are feeling a bit of déjà vu here I conceived the concept about a rebel ant when the cold war started to thaw. Yes that long ago.
The story is an allegory about individualism in a closed equalitarian society. Designed way before the Disney / Pixar Animation team released their feature length cartoon A Bug's Life. And before Dreamworks' Antz as well. The release of these films caused a pause in my tracks.
However, the concept differs from these films so my idea may still have legs. Hopefully, at least six. It's just that I know everyone will say I pinched the theme from others. It kinda shows how concepts must be finalised, the early bird will always get the worm. Or the ant in this case.
Still I'm not defeated yet I need to up the ante. One day I intend to develop it in the format I originally intended it for. As a musical. The songs will all be written, eventually. Some, one, or more are already done. As can be seen below.
Introduction of the ant individuals (Chorus)Leafcutter AntIntroduction of Anthony, the main male ant
Birth of a new Queen - Anthea (no, not Turner)
Lifestyle shownEggs Food
Worker Larvae chorus
An attack by invading Soldier ants
Life goes on. No grieving.
Anthony explains his mutiny to the colony
The mutiny (stage set out as a huge Bounty Chocolate bar perhaps?)
Arguments for and against
The Queen intervenes
Anthony explains his brave new world to Anthea
Anthea falls in love with ideals and Anthony (ahh...)
New system in place
Happy ever after (as usual)
Act oneAntsong by the chorus. UpbeatAct two
One In A Million by Anthony. Poignant
I'm The Queen, If You See What I Mean by Anthea. Upbeat
Oh For The Love (of honeydew) by the chorus. Upbeat
Pest In The Nest (Beware, a predator there) by the chorus. Upbeat
Life Goes On by Soldier Ant. Poignant
We Need To Care by Anthony. Poignant
We Can Change by the chorus. UpbeatI'm Going For It by Anthony. Upbeat
Colony In Crisis by the chorus. Poignant
Fight For Your Rights by Anthony. Upbeat
I Can't Stand This Noise by Anthea. Upbeat
(Too much to lose) No Time To Lose It by Anthony. Upbeat
I Love This Love Thing. A duet by Anthony and Anthea. Slow
(Like a) Breath Of Fresh Air by all. Upbeat
Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.004 10 Oct 2017
First Published: Version 1.00 in Oct 2003
The image depicts some ants, going about their business and was added in Version 5.005 14 Oct 2017 and updated in Version 5.013 27 Oct 2017