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How high does Audrey sing? 
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Post How high does Audrey sing?
On MTIshows.com it says she sings to a high D. Is that a D on the staff or off? If it's off the staff, thats a lot higher than I expected Audrey to sing. o_O

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i've seen sheet music that has her all on ledger lines but i'm pretty positive that it was meant for her to sing down an octave (that would be crazy high even for a coloratura soprano)

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She doesn't sing very high at all (A3 to D5). I think the reason she's usually listed as a soprano is becase of the quality of the voice; she should be singing in her head voice for most of the songs, with the exception of the belting/let loose parts in "Suddenly Seymour".


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Not higher than a D above middle C, although I sang high G's in the last song because I am a soprano. But that is not written as Audrey's part.

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In some versions of Somewhere That's Green she goes very very high (either high C of D, I think) but I've never actually seen it performed that way. It's usually an octave down from that, or at least a few keys. Sorry I don't know any exact notes!


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Yeah, I looked at the sheet music in the vocal book for Somewhere That's Green because I was going to be singing it in a competition and it was all on ledger lines, but I found another copy in a compilation book that was in the right key. It really confused me though, mainly becaue it was the movie version song book and I knew that Elle Greene never sang that high!


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Similar vocal roles are often written an octave higher than they will ultimately be sung. Rizzo in "Grease" and Dolly in "Hello, Dolly!" are noteable examples.

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In the movie she was singing high Ds all off the stave but in the actual show she doesn't. Her solos don't go higher than a D on the stave (think that's D5 but I'm not sure!) and in the finale she has to go up to an Eb or E.
But I believe she's classed as an alto.


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What?!

So some of her songs are written so she goes up to a high C, except it isn't performed that way?
Help, I'm confuzzled.

I really hope she is a soprano, and I sorta thought she'd be a mezzo soprano. But I guess I'm just hoping because I can go up to a high C.. woo

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Nope. The version we did and all the other versions I have EVER seen (excepting the movie) she is an alto or possibley a mezzo depending how you class it. Promise. There is NO way she is a soprano as she doesn't go past an E on the stave.

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i reckon the version in the vocal selections book is written for a guy to sing.... i mean, how many "belter"'s can go that high in chest voice?!?!
It should be sung an octave below how it is written in this book, if that's your question. So she only sings from A3-D5 - a comfortable mezzo/sop range :)

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To break it down so it's REALLY simple...the "high" D(s) she hits is the D that is still in the staff. (And, if you can rock it, there's a momentary E near the end of "Suddenly Seymour" that you can opt for)

Often, when singing "Don't Feed the Plants", she has the option of going up to a high G (The one "sitting on" the staff), but that's the ONLY time she has to sing anywhere that is above the staff.

Hope that clarified!

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