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Author:  Apples2for10 [ Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Motel Audition

What would be a good audition song for Motel?

Author:  Mark Walton [ Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Motel Audition

Apples2for10 wrote:
What would be a good audition song for Motel?

If the director wants a Fiddler number, Miracle of Miracles would be the obvious choice. If he wants non-Fiddler, a good bet might be Standing On The Corner (Watching All The Girls Go By) from The Most Happy Fella.

Equally important, if not more so, than singing is showing Motel's development as a person, from a shy nobody petrified at first of Tevye to a respected citizen in his own right. Leonard Frey in the movie is a good counter-example: he had a nervous laugh that he never shook free of, long after the character should have. IMO he was an unmitigated disaster, so bad that John Cleese couldn't have done worse! I can almost hear Cleese screeching Motel's make-or-break line "Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness!", maybe interjecting a "bloody", in the same tone I would expect to hear "This is an ex-parrot!" (an apt metaphor, BTW, for arranged marriages).

Author:  Apples2for10 [ Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Motel Audition

I wound up singing "More I Cannot Wish You" from GUYS AND DOLLS and I didn't get cast.

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