Is there such a thing as a PG-13 version of Rocky Horror?
April 9, 2014 12:00 PM Subscribe
Your stage experience has mostly been variations on the Vagina Monologues, political spoken word, or absurdly sexual burlesque. You secretly want to be Joan Jett. You're auditioning for something that asks for a monologue or song that is PG-13 at the most - what do you pick?
posted by divabat to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So there's a contest where the main prize is a shot at Broadway - I know my chances are super slim, but I love any excuse to perform, so I thought what the heck.
The application requires a short monologue or song about anything, but it has to be at the most PG-13 (I was told specifically no swearing if possible). This poses a problem, as most of my theater work has been rather NSFW in theme - hell my strongest performance is a deconstruction of the word Fuck. And then there's all the burlesque I've done, which is more political than sexual, but there's still nudity.
I do have a fair amount of spoken word poetry, which they said was fine, but I wanted to try my hand at something different - especially something musical, since I love singing and don't get to do that very often.
What pieces would be fun to explore for someone who's used to edgy sex-and-politics pieces and wants to be a rockstar, but is still relatively SFW? A friend pointed me to the direction of Joan Jett's turn as Colombia in Rocky Horror, which sounds ideal, though it's been a while since I've watched RHPS and would appreciate suggestions on apt pieces. Or any other suggestions, really.