Auditioning with Accent?
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Author:  Harmonia_G [ Fri May 26, 2006 8:42 am ]
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Hi All,

I'm auditioning shortly for the show, and am interested in playing Meg. We were given monologues from the show to audition with, and I'm trying to decide whether to do it with an accent or not. Of course, I would ideally want to do it with an accent, but I don't want to fudge the accent too badly. Would it be standard to audition with an accent? Any suggestions as to how I might achieve the accent?

Author:  ALoneWanderer [ Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:52 pm ]
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I would say prepare it with and without an accent, and when you go in ask whether the director wants to hear it with an accent or not.

Author:  Salome [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:07 am ]
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Audition with the accent. Brigadoon requires and accent and it must be done at the audition so the director knows if you can work into one.

I bought a scottish dialect tape when i did Brigadoon. it worked immensley.

Author:  Luc [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:51 am ]
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Who were you, Salome?

Author:  what_the_heck013 [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:13 pm ]
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If you can do it right, go with the accent.

If not, don't sweat it. Do it without. When you get the part, the director can work with you.

Author:  Salome [ Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:44 am ]
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musikal_geek wrote:
Who were you, Salome?

I was Jeannie.

Author:  Luc [ Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:37 am ]
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Awww you'd be perfect! I was Charlie!!

Author:  Salome [ Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:52 am ]
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musikal_geek wrote:
Awww you'd be perfect! I was Charlie!!

cool! I wasl ucky they changed "come to me bend to me" into a duet. it looked great too. both singing from the opposite sides of the door. jeannie echoing charlie on verse 2.

Author:  accentjim [ Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Sources for Scottish Accent

If you are trying to work on the Scots accent, there are a few very good sources.

You can listen to Scottish speakers at the International Dialects of English Archive:

If you're looking for something that actually teaches the accent, check out --There you'll find downloads that teach you how to speak with the accent and there are recordings of native Scots included.

You can also order a Scottish dialect CD from which will include instruction and examples.

(Full disclosure: I'm a dialect coach and contributor to both IDEA and AccentHelp.)

Usually it is very hard to audition properly for a show that requires a dialect without actually doing the dialect. Being able to do the accent will always put you a step above anyone who is not able to pull it off.

Good luck!

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