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Am I right for Laurey? 
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Post Am I right for Laurey?
I'm auditioning soon for Oklahoma, and I want to audition for Laurey, if i'm right for her.
I have a fairly high soprano range, but its kinda twangy/character-y souding
I'm 5'9", not pale, not tan, dirty blond wavy hair thats 6 inches longer than shoulder length, i'm skinny but with a good sized chest.
I'm 16, but its at a youth/teen community theatre.
What do you think?

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Post Re: Am I right for Laurey?
Dear Elphaba22,

You say that you have a slighty "twangy" voice? I am not a theatre expert, but I'd say that, depending upon how you style your "twangy" voice, character-wise, you could audition for either the role of Laurie OR the role of Ado Annie.

In the stage version of "Oklahoma", Laurey is a sassy tomboy, and she's not really afraid of much in the world. I think that Laurey's voice could sport a "twang," because she's a country girl who's bold and independent.

Ado Annie is naiive, newly seductive (physically, anyway), and super fickle. She's not a mean tease; she just loves fellas, and she can't seem to make up her mind as to which fella is right for her. Ado Annie's voice could be "twangy," because she's supposed to have a "character voice" anyway. She's a real character, and she provides much of the comedy within "Oklahoma". She gets to argue with Will Parker, behave flirtatiously towards Ali Hackim (without intending to upset her boyfriend Will), and explain her plight to her father with hillarity. She should be a fun character to play.

Thanks in advance for your reply, and good luck, with regards to the auditions.
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Elphaba22 wrote:
I'm auditioning soon for Oklahoma, and I want to audition for Laurey, if i'm right for her.
I have a fairly high soprano range, but its kinda twangy/character-y souding
I'm 5'9", not pale, not tan, dirty blond wavy hair thats 6 inches longer than shoulder length, i'm skinny but with a good sized chest.
I'm 16, but its at a youth/teen community theatre.
What do you think?

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Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:25 am
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Thanks!
Yeah, I think i'm actually going to audition for Ado Annie
The people i've seen belt her part though.
I do belt, and fairly well, but i'd rather audition for a mezzo/soprano part.
What do you think?

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Post Whichever role feels more appropriate for you...
Dear Elphaba22,

I think that you should audition for whichever role feels more comfortable, appropriate, etc., for you.

If you think that you'd really love to belt out those Ado Annie notes, go for the role of Ado Annie. If you'd be more comfortable trying out for the role of Laurey, then go for that role.

You could try out for both roles, and then you'll have the chance to get either one of them.

Thanks in advance for your reply, and good luck, with regards to the audition(s).
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Thanks!
Yeah, I think i'm actually going to audition for Ado Annie
The people i've seen belt her part though.
I do belt, and fairly well, but i'd rather audition for a mezzo/soprano part.
What do you think?

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Whatever you do, if you audition for Laurey or Ado Annie, focus on which part you want the most. However you portray your character in the audition shows the director(s) how much you want that specific part, and they're more inclined to give it to you...whether or not you look the part.

Hope everything goes well! (:

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Yeah, I think i'm actually going to audition for Ado Annie
The people i've seen belt her part though.
I do belt, and fairly well, but i'd rather audition for a mezzo/soprano part.


Laurey is a pure soprano role. There is nothing mezzo about her. I agree with bwaybaby. Decide exactly which role you're auditioning for (since they're completely different) and base your audition off of that. Best of luck!

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