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Reading As A Little Girl?
By MollyPitcher Comments: 55, member since Tue Jul 30, 2013
On Thu Jan 08, 2015 04:32 PM

Hi!

I received an unexpected callback for a production of Annie Get Your Gun in which I will be reading a monologue of lyrics, which makes for awkward reading, lots of ryhming, lots of repetition. I have decided to read it for Nellie or Jessie Oakley (I'm fifteen, but it's a high school production, and I'm short for my age, and sort of young looking.)

I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to read the monologue? I think about the way I want it to sound in my head, but then it just doesn't sound the same aloud...please help! Much appreciated! :)

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re: Reading As A Little Girl?
By kandykanePremium member Comments: 16415, member since Mon May 01, 2006
On Fri Jan 09, 2015 09:20 PM
Try to be more affected and lilting in your voice. Pigtails and knee socks with a shorter skirt are a great way to look younger. Record yourself on your phone or tablet and play with it til you get the sound you want. And keep that word in mend - play.

Good luck, kk~

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