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Voice Types according to TV Tropes:

Contraltos are the lowest female singers commonly heard. Unlike their male counterparts (the basses), however, roles for altos are a bit more common, especially in rock musicals. In more traditional pieces, altos are frequently middle-aged leading women, though some of those are mezzos as well. The only role demographic altos have a firm hold over is for women over sixty - which in most shows means grandmothers. In the rare case that there is a female villain in a show, she will probably be an alto.

[soprano] [mezzo-soprano] [tenor] [baritone] [bass]

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A booknerd who probably needs to see a therapist for this kind of trauma


Deaf West Legally Blonde

Based on this post and a short conversation with @ilsekin.

  • Amelia Hensley as Elle Woods and Elle McLemore as Voice of Elle
  • Joshua Castille as Emmett Forrest and Sean Grandillo as Voice of Emmett
  • Andy Mientus as Warner Huntington III
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry as Paulette Bonafonte
  • Patrick Page as Professor Callahan
  • Hillary Baack as Brooke Wyndham and Krysta Rodriguez as Voice of Brooke
  • Barrett Wilbert Weed as Vivienne Kensington
  • Nyle DiMarco as Kyle and Jake Shears as Chad/Dewey/Voice of Kyle
  • Kathryn Gallagher as Enid Hoopes
  • Sandra Mae Frank as Serena and Alice Lee as Voice of Serena
  • Ali Stroker as Margot
  • Treshelle Edmond as Pilar and Ariana DeBose as Voice of Pilar
  • Ren as Kate and Kimiko Glenn as Chutney/Voice of Kate

So, in this production, Elle has to face prejudice in law school for being deaf and people don’t believe in her because of that added factor. Emmett wears hearing aids (like Josh does) and he tries to act as “hearing passing” as he can, so that nobody looks down on him in school. That is, until Chip On My Shoulder, where he starts to accept his Deafness (with Elle’s help) and Josh removes his hearing aids (maybe?? I’m not really sure on this part and how feasible it is) and stops doing his own vocals so his Voice (Sean) can take over.

In this production, the Voices don’t play any instruments, mostly because I don’t think the style of the musical really lends itself to that. Instead, they’re just present onstage. Voice of Emmett is present the whole time that Emmett is, but follows him around silently until he accepts it. The Voices of Serena, Pilar, and Kate are members of the Greek Chorus (which, in the production is made up of Sandy, Ali, Treshelle, Alice, Ariana, Kimiko, and 3 others) who provide their voices when needed.

All of the characters have a reason for being hearing vs. d/Deaf/HoH, but I don’t feel like typing them all out (there are a lot of characters in this show) so if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask!


Broadway show shirts available for trade/sale

Asking $10 per shirt, plus $3 shipping. The more you buy the cheaper shipping is. If you buy 4 or more, shipping is free. I am also open to trading them for playbills or other memorabilia.

The shirts that are available are
-Broadway Cares size 2xl
- Broadway Cares size 2Xl
-Soul Doctor size L
- Little Mermaid Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula Babydoll size L
Shrek the Musical title logo size 2Xl
American Idiot (Black) siZe 2Xl
Tarzan Size 2XL
God spell Red 2XL
West Side Story XL
Hair Summer of Love XL
American Idiot red Medium
Hairspray XL
Playbill XL
Dream girls 2XL
Tick tick boom Babydoll Large
God spell Black XL
Lysistrata Jones 2XL
In the Heights 2XL
Rent Long Sleeve No Day But Today XL