Competitions - Duet Musical

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Rules
from the "FLThespian" website.
 
  1. The selection must be drawn from published musicals (or published material from the musical) written for the theatre. No original works, medleys, or screenplays. Each selection may contain dialogue and each participant must be actively involved in the musical selection.
  2. The selection must appear in the currently published and leased version of the musical as a duet musical performance. The selection may also have appeared as a duet musical performance in any Broadway or West End revival. Any other deviation from this rule must be approved in advance of the competition by the State Director. Each selection may contain dialogue and each participant must be actively involved in the musical selection.
  3. The performer MUST use non-vocal musical accompaniment which can be live or taped unless expressly written to be performed without musical accompaniment.
  4. APPROPRIATE ATTIRE MUST BE WORN See What (Not) to Wear.
  5. A hat is a prop only when it is a necessary part of the dialogue or the dance routine; otherwise, it is a costume and is not permitted.
  6. The performers may choose only to dance if it was a dance only number in the Broadway or West End revival of the show.
  7. Not to exceed five (5) minutes.
  8. Five (5) chairs and one (1) sturdy table will be provided.
  9. The performer MUST provide his/her own cassette or CD player.
  10. A piano MAY NOT be available.
 
Best Scores ... Ever! (States)
 
Critics' Choice
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Superior
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Excellent
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Judges' Criteria
 
  • Character Development/Consistency
 
  • Delivery/Style
 
  • Character Interaction
 
  • Emotional Commitment/Believability
 
  • Pitch/Intonation
 
  • Staging/Choreography
 
  • Vocal Production/Technique
Best Scores ... Ever! (Districts)
 
Critics' Choice
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Superior
  • Lauren Bates & Chrissy Bracken, "Secondary Characters/Title of Show" (2009)
  • Sean Davies & Adrian Padilla, "What You Own/ Rent" (2006)
  • Starlett Hill & Marc Quiles, "Sun and Moon/ Miss Saigon" (2006)
  • Melissa Domenech & Alex Masters, "I'll Know/ Guys & Dolls" (2001)
     
Excellent
  • Julia Todd & Lucas Esteves, "The Song That Goes Like This/Spamalot" (2012)
  • Brandon Armstrong & Lauren Perez, "Notice Me Horton/Seussical" (2008)
  • Lauren Bates & Andrew Garces, "Serious/Legally Blonde" (2008)
 
Sponsor's #1 Advice

While the relationship on stage is important, I've found that vocal production tends to be the biggest single issue in performances.  Projection, pitch, and harmonizing are important.  You'll need to get the actual score you'll be singing - beware of trying to play it all by ear, especially on complex pieces.

Beyond that, figure out your characters' relationship, and play off of each other.  Duet Musical is as different from a Solo Musical, as a Duet Acting piece is different from a Monologue.

 

Thespians' Advice

There is no recorded Thespian advice for this event. 

 
If you are a Thespian who has competed in this event, please send your advice to Mr. Gaudet to be included on this page!
 

 
What (Not) To Wear
According to the Florida State Thespians, in performances:
 
IE Performance Attire
 
We, your Florida State Thespian Student Representatives, have been informed of concerns regarding proper attire for I.E. participants. In the past, judges have found certain items of clothing inappropriate and most of all, distracting to our performances. Therefore, we find that the following attire suggestions are needed:
 
Girls
Boys:
Participants in musical theatre categories should feel free to wear rehearsal or dance attire that provides full coverage. In any event, we find it best to avoid clothes that restrict movement onstage and make sure that your hair does not prevent the judges from seeing your face. We also recommend that you avoid noisy jewelry, distracting colors, patterns, designs, etc. Let it be about your performance and not your attire.
Be advised that wearing inappropriate and/or distracting attire could possibly interfere with your performance.
 
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