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Author:  aworthyboyishe [ Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:50 am ]
Post subject:  Male Lead Player

Our school is considering this for my senior musical. And.. I love the show. Seen it 3 times now. But I'm torn. I'm a High Baritone-Tenor 2.

Which is better for the range.. Pippin? Or the Lead Player?

Author:  kozafluitmusique [ Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:07 pm ]
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To be honest, if I remember from the vocal score, both are more Tenor...I think the highest the leading player goes to is the second octave F# after middle C (could be wrong) and Pippin goes up to a G/A above the staff (so the second octave after middle C).

Author:  Monsieur D'Arque [ Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:42 am ]
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The leading player goes up ton an A, with an optional C on some of Ben Vereen's riffs.

Author:  navada [ Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:03 am ]
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From memory I believe Pippin is a higher singing role (and pretty taxing vocally - nine solo songs and some big high Broadway belting required in some of them, especially Extraordinary). I think the decision depends more on your dancing ability, as the LP has to be someone who is a brilliant dancer while this is less essential for Pippin.

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