Boy/Girl Comedic Duets

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Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#0
Posted: 1/7/04 at 6:48pm
Hey everyone,

I need everyones help. Every year theres a music festival held locally, and its a big deal. There are many different categories for singing (classical, folk, Musical Theatre,etc) My friend and I sang "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved you" from Royal Wedding for the Musical Theatre class last year and we came in #1 and we won this scholarship and everything for it. This year we want a really kick ass musical theatre duet to blow this judge away, but I need some help in finding some Boy-Girl Comedic duets. Preferably not ones that are used 24/7. If you people could throw some ideas at me that would be great!

Thanks alot!
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re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#1
Posted: 1/7/04 at 6:59pm
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" from Zanna Don't is hilarious...but I doubt that they have the sheet music out already (unless someone wants to correct me?).
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re: re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#2
Posted: 1/7/04 at 7:05pm
I Wish I Were In Love Again from Babes in Arms
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re: re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#3
Posted: 1/7/04 at 7:06pm
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re: re: re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#4
Posted: 1/7/04 at 7:11pm
The first thing that came to my mind was "Two of a Kind" from Lippa's Wild Party...or how about "Sue Me" from Guys and Dolls
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re: re: re: re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#5
Posted: 1/7/04 at 7:21pm
Therapy - tick, tick...BOOM!
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"Anything You Can Do"
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Elphie's choice is one of my favorites. That can be really hysterical if you have to two strong actor/singers.

I think "The Tango Maureen" is incredibly funny- and can be pulled off if, again, done by two strong performers.
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"We're Gonna Be Alright" from DO I HEAR A WALTZ? is a top class male/female comic duet. Others well worth considering are:

"He And She" from THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
"The Heart Is Quicker Than The Eye" from ON YOUR TOES
"Barcelona" from COMPANY
"I Wish I Were In Love Again" from BABES IN ARMS
"Anything You Can Do" from ANNIE, GET YOUR GUN
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You might want to consider changing the parts around, like having the girl sing the boy part and vise versa. "Do you love me?" from Fiddler on the Roof might be good.
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"A Little Priest" from Sweeney Todd. I can't believe no one's said this.
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When did the word "comic" morph into the word "comedic" Pray tell!
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"Flattery" from WHOOP-UP.
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"The Tennis Song" from City of Angels is worth consideration. "You're Nothing without Me" from that show might also work with some adaptation since it's not boy/girl in the context of the show.

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re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#14
Posted: 1/7/04 at 11:19pm
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate everyones ideas! Can't wait to hear more...
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Posted: 1/7/04 at 11:30pm
I too agree with Elphie's and Billy's suggestion. You can't go wrong with "Anything you can do (I can do better)". That was the first that came to my mind when I read your post.
Another suggestion could be "Timeless to Me" from Hairspray, if you can persuade your partner to dress in drag and you dress up as a guy !

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re: re: re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#16
Posted: 1/8/04 at 4:33am
I agree - "A Little Priest" is the best comic duet from any musical. I'm not so sure it's suitable as a "Boy/Girl" duet though - possibly needs older performers. But, I guess it depends on how good the performers are! So, if you have the confidence to do it - go for it!
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re: re: re: re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#17
Posted: 1/8/04 at 7:23am
How about Cole Porter's 'You're The Top' from Anything Goes?
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Posted: 1/8/04 at 10:29am
"Everything I Got (Belongs To You)" from By Jupiter is a great one that I've never ever heard anyone use. (although, it's not exactly the most widely known show....).
If you've never heard that one, PM me and we can try to fix that.
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Hey, what about BAT BOY's "Inside Your Heart?" It's the only love duet I know during which you must you tap your vein, junkie-style. And it's a damned catchy tune, too.
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Dog Versus You - Lucky Stiff
Nice - Lucky Stiff
Funny: Duck Joke - My Favorite Year (not necessarily boy/girl, but it doesn't matter, cute song)
Take a Job - Do Re Mi
I've Got it All - On the Twentieth Century (my personal favorite choice)


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Well...depending on your voice type, you could do 'Oh Happy We' from Candide.

But one of my all time faves that can make an audience fall in love with you is 'What Could Be Better Than That?' from BABY. It's really a musical scene...if that's ok.
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Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#22
Posted: 1/8/04 at 6:18pm
The only problem I find with Anything You Can Do is that EVERYONE uses that duet every year. Because its such an awesome duet, every year I see at least 4 people do this, and its been butchered so horribly  Boy/Girl Comedic Duets. But however Thank you everyone for your ideas, I will be looking into all of them :)
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re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#23
Posted: 1/8/04 at 6:52pm
Anything You Can Do is definetely over-done.
To be original, i'd go with Tango:Maureen (provided the guy is nasally and you have a strong belt)
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re: re: Boy/Girl Comedic Duets#24
Posted: 1/8/04 at 6:57pm
Yeah the guy is definetly not nasally. Ahahha, however I can belt.....So thats definetly a thought.