The stage goes black, with the exception of a single spotlight on Mr. Herriman.
Mr. Herriman: "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns, driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Homer's The Odyssey, the story of Odysseus, one of the heroes of the Trojan War.
Bloo is lit up again when Odysseus is mentioned. He is wearing a toga.
Mr. Herriman: Odysseus is trying to get home to his home of Ithaca after the war. Waiting for him are his wife, Penelope and his son Telemachus, who, for our purposes, will be called Mac.
Frankie is lit up at the mention of Penelope, and Mac at the mention of Telemachus. Mac is wearing a toga, too. Frankie is wearing a dress like the stereotypical ancient Greek women.
Mr. Herriman: At the end of the War, Odysseus gathered up the surviving men from Ithaca, and they began to sail home.
The stage goes dark, except for the spotlight on Bloo. The beginning of Styx's "Come Sail Away" begins.
Bloo: (Singing.) I'm sailing away, set an open course for the Virgin Sea. 'Cause I've got to be free, free to face the life that's ahead of me. On board, I'm the captain, so climb aboard. We'll search for tomorrow on every shore. And I'll try, oh, Lord, I'll try to carry on…
The song trails off, and the spotlight goes off.