Competitions - Solo 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
  • Marc Quiles, "It Takes Two/Hairspray" (2006)
 
Excellent
  • Miranda Ross, "Only in New York" (2008)
  • Melissa Domenech "Your Daddy's Son/Ragtime" (2002)
Judges' Criteria
  • Character Development/Consistency
  • Delivery/Style
  • 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
  • Sarah Hudak, "Rose's Turn" from "Gypsy" (2011)
  • Jonathan Hogsett, "Why" from "Tick ... Tick ... Boom" (2011)
  • Sarah Hudak, "No Good Deed" from "Wicked" (2010)
  • Miranda Ross, "Only in New York/Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2008)
  • Lauren Perez, "Roxie/Chicago" (2008)
  • Marc Quiles, "It Takes Two/Hairspray" (2006)
  • Melissa Domenech "Your Daddy's Son/Ragtime" (2002)
Excellent
  • Brianna Courchene, "Jimmy" from "Throughly Modern Millie" (2014)
  • Caitlin Cameron, "Nothing" from "A Chorus Line" (2011)
  • Chrissy Bracken, "The Wizard & I/Wicked" (2009)
  • Karly Muzik, "My Party Dress/Henry & Mudge" (2009)
  • Sarah Hudak, "Come to Your Senses/Tick Tick Boom!" (2009)
  • Chrissy Bracken, "Good Morning Baltimore/Hairspray" (2008)
  • Lauren Vanhelden, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina/Evita" (2008)
  • Mary Powell, "Part of Your World/The Little Mermaid" (2008)
  • Starlett Hill, "Home/Beauty & the Beast" (2007)
  • Megan Russell, "And I Am Telling You/Dreamgirls" (2007)
  • Brandon Armstrong, "If I Can't Love Her/Beauty & the Beast" (2007)
  • Bernadette Ricard, "Mamma Mia/Mamma Mia" (2007)
  • Londa Edwards, "The Ladies Who Lunch/Company" (2007)
  • Londa Edwards, "Al Donza/ Man of La Mancha" (2006)
  • Brandon Armstrong, "Music of the Night/ Phantom of the Opera" (2006)
  • Elizabeth Cate, "Good Morning Baltimore/ Hairspray" (2005)
  • Paige Maskavich "Bye Bye Birdie" (2002)
  • Lexi Flamio "In My Own Little Corner/Cinderella" (2003)
 
Sponsor's #1 Advice

Vocal technique goes without saying.  You have to be able to produce it cleanly and accurately.  What most singers miss though, is that there's a character and story to your song.

Read (or watch) the entire piece.  See at what point in your character's story-life the song is taking place.  Then, figure out what the song is saying about her, and (acting-wise) the most important question : what is motivating your character to sing right now?  What is it that he/she wants, but doesn't already have?  This is the center of your piece.

Find a friendly Chorus teacher or vocal coach to help you through the music.  Sing from the diaphragm and know what parts of your song are meant to just lift up and SOAR.

 

Thespians' Advice

Be really prepared!  Bring a stereo so that 2 minutes before you go on, you're not running around looking for one.  Donít watch your competition before it is your time; you want to have as much confidence as you possibly can when you go to perform.  Donít look at the judges. Imagine that you are really your character. 

--Lexi Flamio ('05)

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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