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Reverse Sex Roles

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re: Reverse Sex Roles#2
Posted: 6/9/08 at 5:49pm
I think a female Emcee in Cabaret would work and be extremely sexy.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#3
Posted: 6/9/08 at 6:02pm
As far as I know there have been productions when the Emcee is a female, and (correct me if I am wrong) I think the authors originally imagined the Emcee as a woman.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#4
Posted: 6/9/08 at 6:12pm
That's the most amazing sentence I've ever heard.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#5
Posted: 6/9/08 at 6:18pm
Fiona Shaw played Richard II at the National, which makes me extremely happy, because it means there's a chance the world might be open to me playing Henry V one day. Or not. But it still makes me happy. ^_^
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#6
Posted: 6/9/08 at 6:42pm
i think that a woman as the emcee in cabaret would definitely work.

it's such a tricky subject b/c there are so many romances in shows that would change a lot if a man/woman played them
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#7
Posted: 6/9/08 at 6:45pm
Linda Eder in Man of la Mancha!
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#8
Posted: 6/9/08 at 6:53pm
I just did a production of "JOSEPH..." that had girls playing brothers.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#9
Posted: 6/9/08 at 7:12pm
Personally, I'm a guy who'd love to play Fosca in Passion. "I Read" always hits me. It would be extremely hard but very rewarding.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#10
Posted: 6/9/08 at 7:18pm
both times I've been in Midsummer, we've had a woman play Quince, and several mechanical parts were played by women
I was also cast as the female equivelent of Egeus, Egia
There was alittle Mrs. Robinson thing going on w/ Demetrius, which added alot of comedy to it

i would love to direct a gender blind production of "Waiting for Godot"
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#11
Posted: 6/9/08 at 8:10pm
I've seen a female leading player in Pippin which was interesting, and how about a man, or a teenage boy playing Peter Pan. Hmmm.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#12
Posted: 6/9/08 at 8:33pm
"Linda Eder in Man of la Mancha! "

Second!
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#13
Posted: 6/9/08 at 8:36pm
Argh I was just about to say a female Leading Player in Pippin, but I was beaten to it.

In my school's production of The Fantasticks this year, we used girls for Hucklebee, Bellomy, & the Mute.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#14
Posted: 6/9/08 at 8:43pm
My friend saw Becky Gulsvig play Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at a youth summer theater years ago and said she was amazing.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#16
Posted: 6/9/08 at 9:12pm
I oned day hope to play "Papa Rose" as well as "Marcus Channing" and "Norman Desmond". One day, one day...
You look absolutely terrific, honestly.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#17
Posted: 6/9/08 at 9:49pm
there are so many amazing guy roles i wish i could play, when my brain starts working again, I'll list them
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#18
Posted: 6/9/08 at 10:25pm
No, no, the women get all the good roles!
You look absolutely terrific, honestly.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#19
Posted: 6/9/08 at 10:40pm
What about this: I've always thought that a modern dress Les Mis would be cool. I think it would work too. And if you do set it in current times you could easily make Eponine a guy.
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#20
Posted: 6/10/08 at 12:03am
IMO, men have funner roles
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#21
Posted: 6/10/08 at 12:10am
MisterSnow89: I love the idea of a modernized Les Mis! I think, if done right, it could be very, very good. Not sure about the male Eponine, but I see what you're getting at.

I'm a guy, but I would love to able to play Madam Rose. It will never happen, but oh, to get to sing those songs! If I'm ever lucky enough to get to record a solo album, i might toss in a few traditionally female songs for fun ("People," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses" come to mind...)
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#22
Posted: 6/11/08 at 1:37am
for some reason I see Ursula from TLM in drag....
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re: Reverse Sex Roles#23
Posted: 6/11/08 at 3:02am
I personally think drag on either gender is sexy. =]

I wouldn't mind seeing a female playing Link Larkin in Hairspray. ;D

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