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Female Mary Sunshine? 
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Post Re: Female Mary Sunshine?
Yes it is possible. A high school in my area did it with a female. It is not nearly as impressive, or comical, with a female. If you plan on directing it in the future I would highly recomend casting a male, if possible, as this role!!

Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:37 pm
Broadway Legend
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Location: Norway
Post Re: Female Mary Sunshine?
When I saw it in Norway, it was very clear that the role was played by a man in drag, so noone got surprised when the wig was pulled off to reveil it was a man.

Turns out the actor playing Mary Sunshine actually was a woman playing a man playing a woman.

It was very clever.


Formerly known as Dvarg

\"Hans usually knows his shitt when it comes to theatre.\" - Salome

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Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:47 pm
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Post Re: Female Mary Sunshine?
Pannic wrote:
Not to mention that there are precious few roles for counter-tenors in musical theatre.

There is the Italian barber in Sweeny Todd.

Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:56 am
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