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I should have posted before but I have been busy with INTO THE WOODS. We opened last night and some things went wrong but overall, I think it went pretty good.

Anyway, so I have callbacks tomorrow and I've been working on getting into character for Fred, as I am hoping for her. I really like her character and I kind of relate to her.

I'm 5'9, larger, awkward, expressive (I have a very expressive face) and I've seen many Winnifred's on Youtube who were larger. I think I could pull it off physically. (:

Also, I have a brassy voice kind of and my belt is very loud. I also have a very, very clear and easy to understand voice when singing in belt and lower notes.

What is also cool is that I share the same last name as Carol Burnett, the original Winnifred. She's been my idol since I saw her in Annie. I used to pretend I was related to her when I was little. Pathetic, right?

Anyway, my audition went well. I messed up lyrics twice but my voice never sounded off once and I got quickly back on track. And my readings were good. I read for Aggravain and Winnifred but yeah, I think my Winnifred was awesome.

I would like some hints about character and stuff in general if you could give some advice.

She's very unprincess-like, awkward, outgoing, not proper in any sense. But I would like some more help if you could spare some. =D

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I think you've got a really clear and good idea of her, but keep in mind just because she's accepted she's not the idea of a princess waiting for her happy ever after doesn't mean she wants it no less!

Pappycat would probably be a better help than I am though.


Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:56 pm
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IMHO, larger Freds are overrated. Our Fred was only about 125-130 lbs.

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Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:27 pm
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ConverseSeeker: Thanks. (:

Apples2for10: Um, no thanks. That wasn't constructive or helpful...at all.

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I GOT LADY LUCILLE!

It wasn't what I wanted but I'm happy. The girl who got Winnifred is so funny and so nice. I'm happy that she got it! =DDDD

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:D Lady Lucille can be absolutely hilarious! Congrats!


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I hope they don't cut out her fashionable personality in the G2K verison. D: I actually am obsessed with fashion, so it's kind of fitting. Hehe.

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You definitely sound like the Fred type! She is expressive, loud, fun-loving, and overall crazy. Don't be afraid to use your entire body for every line and solo. If you don't have curly hair, curl it or get it done before opening night. Every Fred that I've seen from elementary school to professional theater has had tight curly hair. Other than that, have fun and break a leg! You are going to rock this role!


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