Pantomime Audition Songs and Duets for Ugly Sisters

audition duets and songs for pantomime ugly sisters and double acts
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Audition Duets for Pantomime Ugly Sisters
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Most pantomimes have a good double act.

Cinderella has the Ugly Sisters. Mother Goose has the Bailiffs. Alice in Wonderland has Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee!

These are great roles and are worth getting. Some pantomimes will employ comic duos or pair actors up during auditions.
  • Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
    Gypsy is loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the striptease artist. The show focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.”
    It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.
    ‘If Momma was Married’ is sung by Rose’s two children Baby June and Louise, they sing of how they wish their mother would find a nice husband and finish with showbusiness.
  • The Lion King is a 1994 animated epic Disney musical comedy-drama film.
    The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa, and was influenced by the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses, and the Shakespeare plays Hamlet and Macbeth.
    Simba a young Lion cub has fled his kingdom after the murder of his father and far from home, collapses in a desert from exhaustion, He is found by Timon and Pumbaa, a meerkat and a warthog who nurse him back to health and take him in to live with them in the jungle, where he can live a carefree life under the motto “hakuna matata”
    Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase that can be translated literally as “no worries.”
  • “What is this Feeling?” is a musical number from the hit musical Wicked. It is sung between Elphaba, Galinda (later Glinda), and students at Shiz University expressing loathing for each other’s contrasting features as newly assigned roommates.
    The song is performed towards beginning of the first act. During the song, Galinda and Elphaba tell each other of their mutual, and “unadulterated loathing” for each other.
    Stephen Schwartz meant the song’s title and lyrics to be an ironic parody on love songs, the irony comes in when phrases traditionally used for love songs are revealed to be expressing hate.
  • Grey Gardens is a musical by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. It is based on the 1975 documentary of the same title about the lives of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (“Little Edie”)
    Set at Grey Gardens, the Bouviers’ mansion in East Hampton, New York, the musical tracks the two women’s lives from their original status as rich aristocrats to their eventual isolated existence in a home overrun by cats.
    Peas in a Pod is sung by Little Edie and Big Edith in Act One.
  • Mame is a musical with by Jerry Herman based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame.
    It focuses on eccentric bohemian Mame Dennis, whose famous motto is “Life is a banquet and most poor sons of bitches are starving to death.”[1] Her fabulous life with her wealthy friends is interrupted when the young son of her late brother arrives to live with her. They cope with the Depression in a series of adventures.
    Bosom Buddies is sang by Mame and her best ‘frenemy’ Vera! The song is a brilliantly funny duet full of put downs amd humour.
  • The Rink is a musical by Kander and Ebb, their tenth collaboration.
    The musical focuses on Anna, the owner of a dilapidated roller skating rink on the boardwalk of a decaying seaside resort, and her prodigal daughter Angel, who has returned to reconnect with the people and places she long ago left behind.
    Through a series of flashbacks the two deal with their pasts in their attempt to reconcile and move on with their lives.
    The Apple Doesn’t Fall opens Act Two and is sung as mother and daughter share a joint and get stoned together and come closer, realising they’re not so very different.
  • City of Angels is a musical comedy by Cy Coleman. The musical weaves together two plots, the “real” world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the “reel” world of the fictional film.
    The musical is a homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s.
    ‘What You Don’t Know About Women’ is sung by the women in the life of Stone and Stine, the writer and his fictional hero. Its a funny song written in a wonderful 1940’s harmonising Andrews Sisters vibe!
  • Here Come the Girls was recently made famous in the Boots commercials
    “Here Come the Girls” is a song written by Allen Toussaint and originally recorded by Ernie K-Doe and released in 1970.
    It was this advertisement which the Sugababes overheard and subsequently sampled extensively. After August 2008, it is the Sugababes cover which is heard on the Boots advertisements.