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AH. I was just cast as Fruma Sara; and I need some help. 
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Post AH. I was just cast as Fruma Sara; and I need some help.
Our first sing through of the show was today. I did fine, and I sounded fine, but my throat hurts a little..... and this is NOT good.

Fruma Sara needs to be able to BELLLTTT and I belt, but there's the random shrill high belts and I think that's why my voice hurts.
Any suggestions? If I lose my voice during show I will DIE.

Also: My Shrill "TEEEVVVVVYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEeeeEeeeEeeeEEEeeeEE" isn't really loud enough. Or sounds like it's not, to me. Any help on how to make that louder? Thanks!

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I just finished playing Fruma-Sarah, and it was one of the best times I've had onstage.

A few things:
a) Sarah doesn't really have to belt. I have no belt at all and I did just fine. If you can belt and you want to, go ahead, but I kept it all in a really pointed head voice and it worked.

b) As for the screaming and such ... scream like you're singing a really high note. Keep it in the head voice ... I don't really know how to describe it, but it sort of sounds like it's echoing in your head when you do it right.

c) Ham it up as much as possible. Seriously. Fling the pearls around, be really campy "scary." It's something of a farce. So don't be self-conscious and don't take yourself too seriously. It's basically a comic role.

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Ruth Madoc's Fruma-Sarah in the movie had one of the most blood-curdling screams I have ever heard - accentuated, maybe, by a tremolo or some such gizmo cut into her mike circuit.


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Post Re:
Mark Walton wrote:
Ruth Madoc's Fruma-Sarah in the movie had one of the most blood-curdling screams I have ever heard - accentuated, maybe, by a tremolo or some such gizmo cut into her mike circuit.


Agreed.

Basically it's an opportunity to binge on scenery...


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