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Kristin C - A Little Night Music

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Kristin C - A Little Night Music#0
Posted: 1/28/06 at 3:29pm
I was recently in a production of 'A Little Night Music', playing Henrik and was thinking (while listening to 'Let Yourself Go') what a fantastic Anne, Kristin would make. She has the perfect operatic tone to sing 'Soon' and the pretty, youthful looks.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#1
Posted: 1/28/06 at 3:35pm
Too old.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#2
Posted: 1/28/06 at 3:35pm
well, kind of sort of.

Kristin may have a little too much FIRE to play Anne.

Part of the biggest difference between Anne and Desiree is that Desiree has loads more personality than the pretty, innocent Anne.


I doubt there is a person in musical theatre who has more personality than Chenoweth.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#3
Posted: 1/28/06 at 3:36pm
I don't see Chenoweth pulling off the naivete required for Anne.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#4
Posted: 1/28/06 at 3:36pm
Kelli O'Hara. Period.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#5
Posted: 1/28/06 at 4:50pm
Yeah, I dont see Kristin as being right for the role.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#6
Posted: 1/28/06 at 4:51pm
I do think she could have pulled it off, but her best Sondheim part would have been Johanna in SWEENEY. That would have been perfect, cause she's supposed to be cooky and funny and have that amazing soprano.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#7
Posted: 1/28/06 at 4:55pm
O'Hara would never take that role at this point in her career anywhere. Maybe Pre Piazza, but not now. Remember, Anne is 18 years old.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#8
Posted: 1/30/06 at 10:21am
Now don't everyone jump down my throat, but I think Emmy Rossum would be stunning in the role of Ann. Right age, right look, a certain sweetness to her voice that could adapt well to Sondheim style.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#9
Posted: 1/30/06 at 11:13am
I actually agree with Emmy Rossum playing the role.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#10
Posted: 1/30/06 at 11:22am
Ann is 18 years old in Night Music. It's essential to the plot that she be a convincing 18-yer-old "virgin."

As talented as she is... I don't think Father Time would allow Kristin to pull this off anymore.

(the AGE part, not the virgin part)

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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#11
Posted: 1/30/06 at 11:56am
Joanna Riding played her in the Sean Mathias (Judi Wench) version and she was almost 30, no one disputed that.
Also, I think many of you are viewing the role of Anne as two dimensional. She is innocent and virginal but is also quite flirtatious and head strong at times.
I don't think Emily is 'bubbly' enough to play the role.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#12
Posted: 1/30/06 at 12:25pm
I'd think Kristin as Petra before Anne...as for Sondheim...why not Dot?
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#13
Posted: 1/30/06 at 12:39pm
Whether or not she'd take the role - O'Hara would be fantastic in it.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#14
Posted: 1/30/06 at 1:00pm
She played Anne at OCU in her undergrad days. Was Fabulous. I think she could still pull it off.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#15
Posted: 1/30/06 at 1:12pm
It's Emmy, not Emily.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#16
Posted: 1/30/06 at 2:10pm
Regarding anyone in their 30s playing Anne, of course it's fine as long as they are a "convincing" 18 year old. I don't care how old they really are.

But I also don't believe Kristin can pull of 18 on stage anymore. It has nothing to do with her "real" age, more about her appearance and demeanor.

Plus, honestly, she's to "brassy" for the part.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#17
Posted: 1/30/06 at 2:17pm
What about Theresa McCarthy?
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#18
Posted: 1/30/06 at 2:40pm
Since Kelli is busy with PJ Game how about giving it to the amazing Katie Clarke?
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#19
Posted: 1/30/06 at 3:55pm
LOL it's funny reading these. I'm sure no one here knows any of these performers personally yet. Kelli would never do that role at this point in her career. Ummmmm...why not?! It's not like Anne is a small role. It's Sondheim. EVERYONE will do Sondheim. That's like saying ohh Phylicia Rashad would never take that role at that regional theatre. Think of her career. Well...she does often. If the work is good, you generally go.

I agree that the character of Anne has more dimensions then people seem to be given credit for. There's more to her than bubbly stupidity. And there are WAY more important differences between Anne and Desiree than personality.

As for Emmy, she would need to sing for this role...that alone disqualifies her. Anne has to sing high C's. Emmy doesn't even have a good G. Kristin prob would have been great about 7 years ago. I still think she could do it in concert. I saw her doing Phantom at North Shore, she def had the naive, innocent, exubrant quality down. People don't realize that she CAN do more than cute. People just wanna pay her to be perky etc. There's other colors there.
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re: Kristin C - A Little Night Music#20
Posted: 1/30/06 at 4:07pm
My thoughts!

She would be pretty good at singing the role, and I don't think the innocent quality would be that hard for her to convey at all. But I think she would read older than 18ish. Plus I highly doubt she would do it. She would be great in a Concert version and since every other sonheim show has one, why not her. I also think Audra McDonald would be great as Anne

As for Kelli, I think she would be WONDERFUL as Anne. She is younger and looks younger than Kristin and can sing the part. I have no idea as to why she wouldn't take the part. I mean she's in The Pajama Game, it's not like A Little Night Music is below her standards. Also Anne is a pretty big role. Probably more than Charlotte and almost as much as Desiree, but don't hold me to those! Honestly, I can't see why she wouldn't take the role!