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Bonnie-New York Accent Help? 
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Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:47 am
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I'm doing Anything Goes right now actually, tomorrow night we open! One of my best friends is playing Bonnie (we are also doing the 60's version) and she encountered the same problem. Our director suggested she watch "My Cousin Vinnie" and "A League of Their Own" for accent tips, there are characters in both of those films that have similar accents to Bonnie. Also, the "Guys and Dolls" film with Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, that show has the character Adelaide who has a similar accent. To help her with her songs I also wrote out the lyrics phoenetically how you would pronounce them with the NY accent. It helps. Break a leg at the audition!


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When I played Erma, I watched My cousin Vinnie a ton. It helped sooo much. Another option, and a character I tried to base my character off of, was watching Matilda. The mom is kinda the accent you're looking for. Also, Moon has your same accent in the play, so you two should be running lines to make sure your accents match. He can probably help a ton with your accent.

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Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:15 pm
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Oh, ha, silly me. I didnt know you didnt have the part yet. Well, I guess since the Moon part is out of the question, just watch the movies and remember: NO Rs!!!! and if you have any lines with "snake eyes" in them( i know I did at my audition), make sure you say it "snake OYEs." Our musical director was from Brooklyn and made a big deal about that one.

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