Desperate for Lumiere
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Author:  MorningReport [ Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Desperate for Lumiere

Let me start by saying; this is my first post in this forum. I've done a lot of searching for an "Actor's Forum" lately with no luck. Finally, I found this place, and I think i'll stay for a bit =]
I know this is an odd place to throw my first post, but this is entire reason I've been looking for this kind of forum.

Anyway, the my school is currently considering three different plays, one of them being BatB. Lumiere has always been my dreem role, and based on the amount of boys trying out, I think I have a good shot.

Can anyone provide with tips to learning a French Accent (so i can rock auditions ;D) and just overall how to be Lumiere?

Author:  gemma17 [ Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desperate for Lumiere

This may sound kind of weird, but a lot of Lumiere's I've seen on Youtube have ended up sounding like Yoda. French people don't sound like Yoda. As Lumiere you shouldn't either. ;)

Author:  ~Masquerade Dancer~ [ Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desperate for Lumiere

Hi and welcome! I recently did Beauty and the Beast and I must say, good choice of character. However, maybe have a back up plan and think of another role you'd like to play just in case. For Lumiere's accent, it really depends. The guy in our show was just a natural. At the callbacks he had this perfect French accent. But for some people it takes a lot of practise to master. Also remember, sometimes accents can really tire your voice so take care you don't sacrifice your singing. But just keep practising, watch videos (plenty of good ones on youtube) and listen to the OBCR. Other things to work on are definitely charisma and humour. Maybe have a go reading the script in character for practise. Hope this helps :)

Author:  MorningReport [ Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desperate for Lumiere

I think that will help me out loads! Thanks!

Allthough it turns out that we WONT be doing BatB this year. Too much tech work, I suppose.
But theres always next year ;D

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