Are you familiar with the scene in Annie where Oliver Warbucks goes to the radio station to make an appeal to find Annie’s parents?
The Oxydent radio scene in Annie relates to voice talent in many ways including on-air, jingle singing, ventriloquism, script reading and Foley artistry.
Join me in discussing one of the most comical exercises in reading copy and share your own comical mistakes in today’s VOX Daily.
During the first scene of Act II in the musical Annie, Bert Healy, Wacky and the lovely Boylan Sisters help Annie, an orphan who believes her parents are still alive, make a public announcement over the air waves on America’s favorite radio program, the Oxydent Hour of Smiles.
Once they are finished, Oliver Warbucks is invited to take the microphone. Inexperienced when it comes to being on-air, Warbucks reads aloud technical instructions such as “drop page” during the course of the conversation.
No doubt you’ve either done similar things at one point or seen someone else read instructions on the script that were merely meant to serve as artistic or technical direction.
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