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Moonie's Accent... 
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Fresh Face
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Post Moonie's Accent...
well I am a sophmore in high schooland we are doing Anything Goes (80's version) augh... and am very passionate about theater, as is everyone who posts. I am a decent actor, although I have never been in a musical comedy before, hence I have like no experince with comical parts. My initial ideal charchter in this play was Billy, as I am a stronger singer, but after seeing the show, my heart is set on Moonie. However, i know that he has a very strong New York/Brooklyn accent (please correct me if Im wrong)...and I am not sure I will be able to pull it off. A senior male i know for sure will get the part of Billy, but there isnt really any other guys that i know of who would be fit for Moonie. Can Moonie be played without an accent?

thanks for your help everyone!



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Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:08 pm
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i guess it depends the most on the way your director sees it and how strict he or she wants it to be, but personally i think the part is way funnier with the accent, and i think 99% of directors would want to keep it in. you're right though, it is a new york/brooklyn kind of accent, so i'd say just try to find sound samples (or hey, a real new yorker if you're lucky! :wink:) to get an idea of what it sounds like. once you get a feel for it, it's really not as hard as you might expect. hope this helps :P and good luck with your audition! i hope you get the part :D

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Young Hoofer
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I'm not sure with this is too late but... whatever.
If the accent is your problem, they make tapes and books and such that can teach you how to do accents. I know I've used them in the past, and they have worked. I can't remember which one I used. Do some research on it.

Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:42 am
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