Ali Hakim's range
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Author:  Apples2for10 [ Sat May 23, 2009 11:02 pm ]
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What is Ali Hakim's vocal range? He's the one character in the show that I can't find a listing of his range anywhere. It doesn't have to be exact; just any help you can give me would be great!

Author:  Salome [ Mon May 25, 2009 6:56 am ]
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no range is listed because his song is a patter number.

Author:  Apples2for10 [ Mon May 25, 2009 2:06 pm ]
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Salome wrote:
no range is listed because his song is a patter number.

So then, any vocal type can play him?

Author:  PeggySeldon [ Wed May 27, 2009 9:58 am ]
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I'd say yes. He kind of talk-sings. It's more about the character than the voice, and a lot of productions actually cut his number out.

Author:  Salome [ Fri May 29, 2009 7:57 am ]
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ive never seen a production that cuts his song. except the film. cutting one of the best songs would be a crime.

Author:  PeggySeldon [ Fri May 29, 2009 10:43 am ]
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I've seen two productions cut the song and unfortunately the production I'm in right now has cut it. I agree though, it's a crime.

Author:  Trevor Harder [ Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:17 am ]
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Hi Brian, greetings from Spain, where I will be playing Ali Hakim in November (my Will Parker days are sadly now over).
The reason that you can't find a vocal range, is that Ali does NOT SING.
He only has 1 musical number "It's an outrage", in which he speaks his lines, in strict tempo with the music.
A baritone voice would be ideal, but frankly as long as you have a good loud voice, you are home and dry. I hope this helps you; go for it!
Good luck, Trevor.

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