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What part should i go for? 
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Fresh Face
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Post What part should i go for?
I'm a strong bass/baritone (My range is about E2-F4), and I sing better than I act (mostly because of experience/lack thereof). If it matters, I'm Chinese, which could affect casting depending on the director. What parts should I look at auditioning for?

btw, I'm 17, and this is for high school, if that matters.


Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:33 pm
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Rolf, Liesl's boyfriend, sounds like a good part for you!

The range is baritone, D3 to E4. Rolf doesn't have a ton of challenging acting; the scene where he is torn between the Nazi party and the Von Trapps might be a bit difficult but I think you can pull it off if you try :D

I sincerely hope ethnicity will not play a part in the casting. I really don't like it when people do that, especially high schools or community theatres.

Best of luck!

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Arti, I like your name.


Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:07 pm
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musikal_geek wrote:
Arti, I like your name.


Has anyone ever told you you're random? :)


But you're right... Arti is a cool name.
I wonder if it's short for anything.

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you would laugh if i told you.


Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:49 pm
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No, I wouldn't! :)

Is it, perhaps, Artemis? If it is, that's freaking sweet.

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Ok, well I ended up getting cast as Friedrich (the Rolf is a better actor than I am, which is ok, given my inexperience...I have only done chorus before). Can someone tell me about this part? Do I get to sing or have any lines?

And Arti comes from Articuno, my favorite Pokemon from when I was in like 4th grade. I told you you'd be unimpressed!


Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:15 pm
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In terms of lines, I don't think you have very many, and same with solos. BUT, you are in all of the scenes that the von Trapp kids are in (obviously), so you get to sing a lot in the group.

PLUS you get to sing the two best songs in the show:
The Sound of Music (the a capella four-part harmony)
Do-Re-Mi (Concert Version)

I wasn't cast as a von Trapp, but they couldn't sing those two rather difficult songs on their own, so I was singing offstage to help them, and I absolutely adored doing that.

Have an awesome time, Arti! Keep us posted on everything, and give us some pics if you can! :D


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Congrats! Being a Von Trapp is great. I was Kurt, you will really enjoy it.

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