What's Your Dream Role?

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What's Your Dream Role?#0
Posted: 6/28/03 at 11:32pm
Does everyone have a certain dream role? I have tons but my number 1 is Rose from Gypsy ever since I saw it w/ Bernadette on Broadway!
After that its
Annie Oakley from AGYG
Dolly from Helly Dolly
Peter Pan in Peter Pan
Fantine in Les Miz,
Victor/Victoria-Victor/Victoria,
Lilli Vanessi from Kiss Me Kate,
Marian from The Music Man,
Eliza -My Fair Lady,
Grace-Annie,
Calamity Jane from Calamity Jane
Hold Me Touch Me from The Producers!
But my fav roles I've ever played were
Fred(my first dream role) from Once Upon a Mattress,
Bloody Mary in South Pacific,
Aunt Eller in Oklahoma and
Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (As you can see, I'm quite known for the comedic, alto/mezzo roles What's Your Dream Role? )
"Have a child for warmth and a baker for bread and a prince for... whatever!"
Updated On: 6/30/03 at 11:32 PM
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re: What's Your Dream Role?#1
Posted: 6/28/03 at 11:40pm
My true dream role is to be CAST in something... and play a chorus,swing,prop whatever...

but if i could pick between many...
Louise- In Gypsy :)
Eponine - In Les Miz
Amneris- In AIDA
Maureen - In RENT
Penny - In HAIRSPRAY
Audrey - In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Ali - In Mamma Mia!
Napkin # 5 and U/S for Cheese Grater- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Id also love to play a bunch of dramatic roles because I love heavy stuff. I'd also love to be in ***beth (Shakespeare) :)
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re: re: What's Your Dream Role?#2
Posted: 6/28/03 at 11:45pm
Jimmy in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Link in "Hairspray"
Billy Lawlor in "42nd Street"
Mark Cohen in "Rent"
Baker in "Into the Woods"
Nick Piazza in "Fame"
Frank Butler in "Annie Get Your Gun"
and more...
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re: re: re: What's Your Dream Role?#3
Posted: 6/28/03 at 11:47pm
You both have some really cool roles!
"Have a child for warmth and a baker for bread and a prince for... whatever!"
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re: re: re: re: What's Your Dream Role?#4
Posted: 6/29/03 at 12:06am
I agree with Amneris, I will be glad to get any part on Broadway, but if I had to pick my top dream roles they would be:

- The Phantom: The Phantom Of The Opera
- The Beast: Beauty And The Beast
- Count Von Krolock: Either Dance Of The Vampires, or Tanz Der Vampire In Germany
- Alfred: Dance Of The Vampires
- Leo Bloom: The Producers
- Emcee: Cabaret
- Lumier: Beauty And The Beast
- Gaston: Beauty And The Beast
- Chris: Miss Saigon
- Javert: Les Miserables
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I also agree that I would be happy just being on Broadway, but for dream roles, here's a list of my favorites in no particular order:

Amneris in "Aida"
Irene Roth in "Crazy For You"
Millie in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Lilli Vanessi in "Kiss Me Kate"
Mayzie La Bird in "Seussical"
Penny in "Hairspray"
Norma Cassidy in "Victor/Victoria"
The Witch in "Into The Woods"
Ulla in "The Producers"
Annie in "Chicago"
Fraulein "Fritzie" Kost in "Cabaret"
Aldonza in "Man of La Mancha"
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Christine, Meg, Carlotta, Mme. Giry etc. from POTO
Sarah from DOTV
Belle from BATB
Eponine from Les Mis
Cinderella/ LRR from Into the Woods
Kim from Miss Saigon (My name is Kim I'm Asian and I'm an alto go figure)
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Impossible Dream Roles:
The first male homosexual Amneris. (Can't you picture all these Abercrombie and Fitch models wavin around their clothes while Im shirtless singing? YES!)
Velma....Chicago
Baker's Wife....Into the Woods
Jesus.....Godspell (I'm a lyric baritone. DAMN YOU TENORS!)
The Narrator.....Joseph and the Amazingetc. (I can't believe how sexist directors get over this role. A MAN CAN PLAY IT! And someday, I will be that man. You'll see)
Cathy......The Last Five Years
Elise......The Last Five Years (I could be the shadowy figure in the bed next to shirtless Norbert! hehehe)

Possible Dream Roles:
Baker, Narrator,Witch......Into the Woods (I want to be the Narrator more than the Baker ever since I saw the revival. He had one of the best roles up there. And those of you about to say "THE WITCH IS A FEMALE YOU MORON!" Billy Porter almost became the Witch for the revival so hush!)
Radames......Aida
The Balladeer.......Assassins
The Narrator.......Joseph and the Amazingetc.
Jaime......The Last Five Years
Sweeney,Tobias......Sweeney Todd
Act II George (not Act I, Act II is better).......Sunday in the Park w/ George



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re: What's Your Dream Role?#8
Posted: 6/29/03 at 4:09am
Tam in Miss Saigon.

Because I am (a) short, (b) Asian, and (c) can't sing.
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re: re: What's Your Dream Role?#9
Posted: 6/29/03 at 5:43am
Link or Edna from HAIRSPRAY.
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re: re: re: What's Your Dream Role?#10
Posted: 6/29/03 at 11:57am
>Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee ~Gypsy
>Kate ~The Taming of the Shrew (not Kiss Me Kate)
>Gussie Granger ~Hello, Dolly!
>Millie ~Thoroughly Modern Millie
>C.C. Bloom ~in a musical version of Beaches (LOL I don't think there is such a thing, but I'm watching the movie right now and that made me think of it) re: re: re: What's Your Dream Role?
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re: re: re: re: What's Your Dream Role?#11
Posted: 6/29/03 at 1:34pm
If I'm not mistaken, the Narrator in JOSEPH was originally male. There may even be a recording of an early version (the show has many incarnations) with that casting. I remember reading once when the role began to be switched to female, but I have seen very interesting productions with male Narrators.

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re: What's Your Dream Role?#12
Posted: 6/29/03 at 2:21pm
DAISY HILTON -- Side Show!!!

*giggle*

Others:

Carla Albanese -- Nine
Hope Cladwell -- Urinetown
Beth/Gussie -- Merrily We Roll Along (I *can* play both... I *will* play both before I die.)
Shelley Parker -- Bat Boy
Belle -- Beauty and the Beast
Millie Dillmount -- Thoroughly Modern Millie


and finally......!!!

Mlle Lea -- My Life With Albertine...


"I waaaaaaant yoooooou..."

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HA... that one was for you Flae. OVER MY DEAD BODY!! *covers eyes with hands* Not these THIGHS, baby! NOT THESE THIGHS!!
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Hmmm. . that's kinda tough!! LOL

I'd say Neville in The Secret Garden
Bat Boy (Edgar) In Bat Boy
Jaimie In The Last Five Years
Johnny In Tick Tick Boom
Joe In Sunset Boulevard
Lummierre In BATB
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I forgot about Nine!

Yeah in a perfect world I'd get to be Claudia (and not deny the role 3x before accepting it hehe), but in the real world I'd want to be Guido.

Adding:
The Observer, Husband......Putting It Together
Joe Boyd, Applegate.......Damn Yankees
Fiyero,The Wizard.......Wicked
Seymour, Muse #2.......Little Shop of Horrors
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Dolly Gallagher Levi (don't laugh, Danny La Rue played it in London to great acclaim!)

Henry Higgins

Antonio Salieri

Tevye

Dr. Martin Dysart (EQUUS)

Edna Turnblad

Iago
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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AGH! I have soooo many, but these are the ones I remember off the top of my head.

--Baker's Wife, ITW
--Luisa Contini, Nine (opposite L5Y's Guido and Daisy's Carla)
--Flaemmchen, Grand Hotel
--Smitty, H2$
--Fran Kubelik, Promises Promises
--Fraulein Kost, Cabaret
--Little Sally/Penny Pennywise, Urinetown
--Luise/Mazeppa/Tessie Tura, Gypsy
--Mistress, Evita

and even though you did it, Daisy, I refuse to put down Mlle. Lea's Girlfriend, because I WILL NEVER PLAY THAT ROLE! NEVER!
"Peace! The charm's wound up." --Macbeth
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god Flae! You really want to get into my pants that badly? Baker's Wife? Luisa? Daisy can be our child in Act II re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: What's Your Dream Role? Start practicing Daisy Coo-ing and being held by a Witch during Last Midnight.
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Awww... you mean you don't want me to feed you chocolates or to dance seductively with me, Flae???? *hurt* That's fine. Maybe we can dress Marc up like a girl and he can play Mlle Lea's girlfriend. Mwaha.

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ROTFL! I already have the coo-ing down... don't you remember my "Call From the Vatican" my bambino?? *pinches your fevered little brow*


Coo-ing. Ha! Seem-pal!
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Hehe.

I was mentioning that to Flae coincidentally.

"Daisy can be Carla ONLY and if ONLY she acts out the things she wants to do to me. " I'm glad we agree on that!
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"If I'm not mistaken, the Narrator in JOSEPH was originally male. There may even be a recording of an early version (the show has many incarnations) with that casting. I remember reading once when the role began to be switched to female, but I have seen very interesting productions with male Narrators."

Yep! The OLC and concept albums of Joseph have male narrators.

Laurie Beechman was the first female Narrator in the US. I can't remember who the first female Narrator was in the UK, but she was a member of the original cast of Les Miz in London.
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Tanya in Mamma Mia
Ulla in The Producers
Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray
Chorus girl in 42nd Street - the ensemble has all the fun dances
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If I have to pick only ONE.. it will be Peter in Peter Pan.