re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!

emi89
Swing
joined:7/3/05
Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 9/20/05 at 05:14am
Hey everyone, I have an audition for Miss Hannigan (Annie) in a few days time and I desparetly need a monologue!! If you know of one that kind of resembles the character that's easy to whip up, let me know!
redhotinnyc2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/17/04
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 9/20/05 at 08:05am
Where are you auditioning that you need a monologue? Seriously, I've been doing musical theatre for almost 20 years and I've never been asked to do a monologue for a singing character. I'm just curious.
"I don't really get the ending,all i can go with is when after several months,Judith saw Pat sang,and later she kissed him on the toilet,after that the story back to where Pat went down from the stage after he'd sung,and he went to the italian lady.I just don't get it,what Judith exatcly meant when he kissed Pat that she had seen,and did Pat end up together with The Italian Lady?Please help me,thank u very much!" Quote from someone on IMDB in reference to a movie he/she didn't understand. Such grammar!
MojaniD
Stand-by
joined:5/19/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 9/20/05 at 11:47am
I think something from Medea would be appropriate.
emi89
Swing
joined:7/3/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 9/20/05 at 08:20pm
Neither have I. I live in Australia, and it's a weird requirement they are asking!
emi89
Swing
joined:7/3/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 9/20/05 at 08:21pm
Medea? Never heard of it!! Is it Shakespeare?
noloversfool
Understudy
joined:9/5/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 9/20/05 at 09:25pm
Nope it's a Greek tragedy by...Euripides.
"One day, is that enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we'll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that enough for you? They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more." --Waiting for Godot
bebe de broadway
Chorus Member
joined:10/14/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 02:34am
I don't think Medea would be good for ANNIE. don't get me wrong, I adore Medea... but.... Medea is nothing like Hannigan, not to mention it's a completely different style....

haha. Maybe one of Ouiser's monologues from Steel Magnolias. She's cranky and cantankerous, though a different kind than Hannigan is (depending on the style of Hannigan you want to play).

I love ANNIE. Break some legs. I played Lily last year, and can't wait until i'm old enough to play Hannigan. lol
"I'd rather be 9 people favorite thing than 100 people's ninth favorite thing." http://youtube.com/profile?user=nekoexcel
Bdwy24
Leading Actor
joined:8/17/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 10:45am
Ofthen in high school you are asked to do a monologue. At least we were.
WOSQ
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/03
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 11:14am
Miss Hannigan is funny because she is very serious. Find something along those lines.

Can you stitch something together from Auntie Mame because Vera Charles is the same kind of comic character? For that matter so is Sally Cato and Mother Burnside.

"If my life weren't funny, it would just be true. And that would be unacceptable." --Carrie Fisher
bebe de broadway
Chorus Member
joined:10/14/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 12:30pm
I totally forgot mame. lol There would be a good monologue if you are allowed to do one from a musical.

At my university, they yelled at me for using a monologue from gypsy. lol. Well not yell... but chastised. lol

And as far as monologues for musicals go, it makes sense. Just because someone can sing doesn't mean they can act, and sometimes an actor's acting doesn't get much better than a good cold read. I've seen it happen.

Hell, I've probably BEEN that actor when I first started out. lol
"I'd rather be 9 people favorite thing than 100 people's ninth favorite thing." http://youtube.com/profile?user=nekoexcel
Bdwy24
Leading Actor
joined:8/17/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 01:22pm
Auditors SHOULD be able to tell that you can act from the performance of your song.
michelle4
Stand-by
joined:10/10/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 02:05pm
I have been asked for monolouges for musicals. Mostly by regional theatres, but also for the tour of Little Women.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 02:12pm
It's hard to find a decent monologue from a musical (except maybe A Chorus Line). Musical characters rarely spill their guts at length in prose. It's usually time for a song by then.

MojaniD---Medea. That's a hoot! I was thinking Lady Macbeth, maybe... or Clytemnestra!

Can we say OVERKILL?
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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BSoBW2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/8/04
re: Miss Hannigan audition monologue!
Posted: 10/14/05 at 02:21pm
Clytemnestra - what goes around comes around and around.