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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?

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fifties charm
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Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/23/07 at 09:05pm
At my high school, the drama program is awful, so my friend and I have kind of been shoved in a leadership role. We were really wanting to put on a musical. We have many girls but only one or two boys, so we couldn't seem to find a good fit. Some suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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byorkman
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/23/07 at 09:13pm
Well there's The Spitfire Grill which is mostly a female cast. I think it only has like 2 or 3 guys in it.
Then there's Little-by-Little which is a 3 girl 1 guy cast.
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Juliash
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/23/07 at 09:22pm
Little Women is a good on. I was just in it! At first glance it looks like there are more male roles then there are- they are made to be double cast.
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/23/07 at 10:04pm
Annie
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fabala4077
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/23/07 at 11:32pm
Grr, off topic, but my school is doing Guys & Dolls in spring. We have the same situation you do, lots and lots of talented girls but maybe 5 guys. The people doing the musical (who aren't connected to the school) have been warned several times, but they don't want to accept that it will be impossible to cast Guys & Dolls without any guys.

I was trying to convince them to do Pippin. There are several guys in that show as well, but if you cast the Leading Player as a woman (my preference actually) you have Pippin (lots of singing) the King (one song) and Louis (no singing) and maybe a couple other minor male characters.

Good luck! Trying to run a high school drama program sounds awful, but keep it up!
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/24/07 at 12:16am
Well, I go to an all-girls school, and we just did Cinderella.
I leave the room smiling.
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/24/07 at 12:24pm
Nine, only two male roles, and one is a kid...

it's rated R....but yeah...

BERNARDA ALBA!
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/24/07 at 02:24pm
That's a tough one. I love shows with lots of guys because even with the seniority factor of school musicals I can get big roles. Like, my school's doing Beauty and the Beast and my theatre group is doing Tommy. That's hard. Every choice I think of has at least three guys.
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/24/07 at 07:56pm
Bernada Alba is rated R?
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Sporti2005
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/24/07 at 08:42pm
sort of obvious...but Chicago.
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chinto1984
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/25/07 at 10:18pm
Check out BEEHIVE. It's a 60s pop musical revue. You can make the cast as big as small as you need to. It is all female. Its cute and a very fun show.
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:52pm
Sweet Charity
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EmieMarie
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/26/07 at 11:17pm
Arent the right out to Millie now? I know like, 5 highschools in my county alone did it last year
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/28/07 at 11:30pm
Nunsense.......
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AKDPerformer
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/28/07 at 11:53pm
With the exception of Bill Sykes, Mr. Bumble and Fagin OLIVER! can easily be turned into a mainly female cast.
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/29/07 at 06:49am
My school is doing Pippin as well and me and my friend who is a girl were casted as the Leading Player. Then we have Pippin The Kine and Lewis. Anyways also Moby Dick The Musical has only 2 guys in it. The rest are girls.
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Andante
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/29/07 at 02:35pm
My college is having the same problem; we're doing a workshop with 13 girls and one guy. Yup, it's tough, but we're trying to apply for the rights to Little Women, our top choice.
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myshikobit
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 11/30/07 at 05:59pm
Moby Dick the Musical? I have now seen it all...
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InfiniteTheaterFrenzy
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Try A My Name Will Always Be Alice... a GREAT show for a high school group of mostly girls.
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IdinaBellFoster
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 12/16/07 at 08:38pm
Thoroughly Modern Millie could work, if you got a decent amount of guys.

Only 4 actual male parts in it.
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 12/17/07 at 12:55am
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 12/17/07 at 01:16pm
Believe it or not, but The Sound of Music has a huge percentage of female singing roles.

The Captain, Max and Rolf along with two of the kids are the only male principals who sing and the mens chorus sings all of two words: "Good Night".

The other male roles are non-singing.

On the other hand, the show is a bit treacly.
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 12/20/07 at 11:15pm
i'm in a similiar situation at my school. however, to add more stress, i live in a small town with a fairly new drama program, so our director says that for the time being we only need to do plays that are over-the-top comidies. i've looked into "thoroughly modern millie" and "into the woods." (that one might not fit the catagory, i just really want to do it.) what do you think?
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Broadway Bound2
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 12/22/07 at 09:34pm
Annie would be a good show. You must however have a strong male dancer for the part of Rooster and a strong male actor for Warbucks. Roosevelt also could present a problem if you are limited with male actors, as you must be a very good character actor in that role. Other than the other minor male roles like Bert Healy, Mr. Bundles, and the chorus the rest of the cast is female.
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myblanketandme
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 12/23/07 at 12:05am
problem...we're already doing you're a good man charlie brown in january, so my director said that he doesn't want to do two plays back to back where teenagers have to play little kids. stupid, i know, but he's already said no to annie. any other suggestions?
I was raised to be charming, not sincere. - Into the Woods
b-wayboy55
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re: Musicals with a Mainly Female cast?
Posted: 12/23/07 at 11:11pm
Last year my school did a show called Bee hive the 60's Musical. It was a show with an all qirl cast. Guys can be in it but its up to you. But in the show are songs like respect, its my party, and the banana game. It is really bright and colorful. Good luck in deciding.

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