Tuesday, May 12, 2015

theatre challenge - day 3

day 3 of the artist challenge - comedic relief

playing serious and emotional wrenching characters can be an incredible opportunity, don't get me wrong. 
but as an actor, there's just something so exhilarating about getting laughter from an audience...I can't help but adore playing funny characters.

- anne of green gables - 
my first non-ensemble role was playing rachel lynde in this classic tale. 
I learned a lot from this part: how to not smile when being yelled at and how to add padding to your panty hose for a make-shift fat suit...among other things. 

- music man - 
my second go at this musical was at JOY where I perfected my irish accent as mrs paroo. 

- kiss me kate - 
though lois/bianca was definitely supposed to be more of a sexy character than anything, my best attempts led to quite the comedic character. 
simultaneously strengthening my new york accent and wearing a wig for the first time...this show was an entertaining challenge.

- emma - 
I'm not sure how harriett smith morphed into such an amusingly ravenous character, but I'm so glad she did. 
stuffing my mouth with food and acting pathetic for two full hours was more fun than just about any role to date.

- smoke on the mountain/sanders family christmas - 
though mentioned before, I feel it imperative to point out the utter nonsense june sanders endured (and created). 
coconuts, a cactus hat, ridiculous sign language, and sand-paper kneepads?? 
get real.

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