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Ali Hakim Audition Help! 
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Post Ali Hakim Audition Help!
Hi, I'm a 19 year old college student and I want to go out for the role of Ali Hakim (I'd be okay with another role though.) I've done comedic supporting roles before (Lord Evelyn, "Anything Goes"; Schroeder, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown")

I was wondering if anyone had any advice for possible monologues for an audition. Also, I don't know if I should work a monologue with a Persian accent.

Also, I am well aware that Ali's song is actually spoken most of the time, if not the entire time. In this case, how should I choose a song for the audition? Should I display my range (Baritone/Bass) in case the director sees me as another character?

Really I just have no idea how to focus an audition for Ali... HELP ME OUT.

Thanks!


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My community theater did Oklahoma last year and Anything Goes this year...the same person that played Ali Hakim played Lord Evelyn. Just thought that was interesting.


Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:41 am
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Ali Hakim is a con man. He's not actually supposed to be Persian. I don't believe he even attempts an accent, fake or otherwise.

I'd recommend looking at some of Harold Hill's monologues from The Music Man.

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uhm..yes he attepmpts an accent. his accent should be part fake persian and part midwestern.

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Either way, it's not significant enough to prepare a whole monologue for it. Anyone can do a fake Persian accent.

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LMAO. how wrong that statement is.

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WTF.


Explain.

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