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Does anyone have any ideas for the above or to point me in the right direction?

 

They are looking to do a musical theatre number for festivals, they both have good voices with a good range aged 14 and 16.

 

Would prefer to do something in which they were both female rather than male/female roles.

 

 

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I have never been involved in dance festivals so might not be able to be of much help, but from musical theatre knowledge, maybe 'America' from West Side Story (basically a duet for Anita and Rosalia with the PR girls harmonising in the choruses)/something from Wicked - maybe 'One Short Day (in the Emerald City)''/ Fiddler on the Roof - eg 'Matchmaker'/ Oliver! - eg 'It's a Fine Life', 'I'd Do Anything' (although that is really for a young boy and teenage girl) or even 'Who Will Buy?' / Guys and Dolls - one of the Hot Box numbers could be done as a duet/ 42nd Street - the title number, 'Young and Healthy' (really for boy/girl duet), etc / Sweet Charity - 'Something Better than This', 'If They Could See Me Now'.

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Also depends how original you want it to be. No offence anyone ;-) but we see a lot of many of these which is fine if you don't mind that, but some adjudicators like to see more original ideas.

 

I realise I'm not being much help by not giving any actual suggestions!

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How about 'We Both Reached For The Gun' - Chicago. One could be the puppeteer and the other the marionette, ie the Billy Flynn and Roxie characters, but it lends itself well to a duet for two girls.

Or 'Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer' - Cats.

 

JulieW, that is a great point. I know that musical theatre directors get tired of the latest 'in' songs, although I don't know what those types of songs would be in the context of song and dance routines for festivals. I would have thought that most songs from 'Wicked' would fall into that category if there is any similarity between MT auditions and festival routines?

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Thank you, but you have to give eloise_please credit for "Popular" - mine was "What is this feeling". :-)

Strictly the credit has to go to my DD's dance teacher as it is an inspired, witty routine! It was originally done by a 14 year old and 16 year old but is now a 9 and 11 year old (my DD is the 11 year old Glinda with serious 'blondeness' going on). It is very good!

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