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Monologues and Songs that Are Overdone

by Janet E. McLean, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Monologues that are overdone:

Identity crisis -- Peter Pan

Girl's Guide to Chaos -- dating speech

Beyond Therapy -- all monologues

Brighton Beach Memoirs -- all monologues

Fifth of July -- all monologues

Well of Water -- last cigarette speech

Talking With -- 15 minutes

Boy's Life -- anything

A, My Name Is Alice -- jockstrap speech

Lone Star -- Roy's Edith Ellen speech

Heidi Chronicles -- anything

Laughing Wild -- the tuna speech

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead -- swimming audition

Baby with the Bathwater -- all of it

Star-Spangled Girl -- all monologues

House of Blue Leaves -- all of it

Romantic Comedy -- marshmallow

Quilters -- Sunbonnet Sue

Shadow Box -- Beverly

Equus -- all monologues

King Lear -- Edmond

If I Only Had a Brain -- all monologues

Little Footsteps -- all monologues

I Hate Hamlet -- anything

Kennedy's Children -- anything

Songs that are overdone:

Little Shop of Horrors

The Fantasticks -- all of it

Les Miserables -- all of it

Phantom of the Opera -- all of it

Evita -- all of it

Kiss Me Kate -- all of it

Chicago -- All That Jazz

South Pacific -- Wash That Man...

Show Boat -- Can't Help Lovin'...

Sweet Charity -- Big Spender

Guys & Dolls -- Adelaide's Lament

A Chorus Line -- all of it

City of Angels -- You Can Always...

Miss Bird song

My Fair Lady -- all of it

Embraceable You

I Get a Kick Out of You

Jeykll and Hyde -- all of it

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