"We seem to be missing a bee," said an amplified male voice.
"Emerald," the Oz-like voice answered, adding more loudly: "Could I please have all sapphire bee -- "
"She's here!" cried an unamplified female voice from backstage.
A moment later, a small, apologetic-looking girl in a blue leotard scampered forward and joined two other girls who had been waiting downstage in the glare...