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13th Nov '16 7:57:04 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Hornsmoke: A Horse Opera'' by Peter Schickele, Cornetta Bone, the only female role, is expected to be performed by a male cornet player, which explains the low range of the performer's brief (and out-of-character) vocal part.
1st Nov '16 6:48:33 AM Terwanuli
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Compare CrossDressingVoices, which is the voice acting equivalent. In a common CastingGag, you can often expect crosscast roles to cause RecursiveCrossdressing. Contrast with GenderFlip, in which a character is reimagined or rewritten to be the opposite sex, but the actor plays a character of their own sex.

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Compare CrossDressingVoices, which is the voice acting equivalent. In a common CastingGag, you can often expect crosscast roles to cause RecursiveCrossdressing. Contrast with GenderFlip, in which a character is reimagined or rewritten to be the opposite sex, gender, but the actor plays a character of their own sex.gender.
26th Oct '16 4:54:36 AM RxF
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* ''Series/Baskets'' has Christine Baskets, mother of the titular character played by Louie Anderson.

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* ''Series/Baskets'' ''Series/{{Baskets}}'' has Christine Baskets, mother of the titular character played by Louie Anderson.
26th Oct '16 4:53:55 AM RxF
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* ''Series/Baskets'' has Christine Baskets, mother of the titular character played by Louie Anderson.
10th Oct '16 7:13:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[ClassicDisneyShorts short]] "Mickey's Mellerdrammer", which is about Mickey and the gang performing in a play based on ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'', Mickey himself not only plays the title role of Uncle Tom, but he also plays Topsy.

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* In the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts short]] "Mickey's Mellerdrammer", which is about Mickey and the gang performing in a play based on ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'', Mickey himself not only plays the title role of Uncle Tom, but he also plays Topsy.
30th Sep '16 9:55:43 PM craigbear
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* Some, but not all, modern productions of ''Theatre/{{The Importance of Being Earnest}}'' cast a man as Lady Bracknell.
30th Sep '16 9:48:42 PM craigbear
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* The Canadian sketch comedy series ''Codco'', although a mixed-gender troupe, saw all of its actors sometimes play cross-gender roles. The show's most famous bit involved Canadian television journalist Barbara Frum, as played by Greg Malone in drag. One recurring sketch, "The Byrd Family", actually featured all five actors simultaneously playing across gender. This was continued to a lesser extent on the spinoff ''ThisHourHas22Minutes'', with Cathy Jones appearing as Joe Crow, Mary Walsh appearing as Dakey Dunn, and both playing two of the Quinlan Quints. (Rick Mercer and Greg Thomey did not cross-dress, although later cast addition Gavin Crawford did celebrity impersonations including Canadian journalist and commentator Chantal Hébert.) As with ''The Kids in the Hall'', however, the crossdressing was never the joke in and of itself.
15th Sep '16 6:05:09 AM MadSpy
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* In ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', Gary Coleman is usually played by a woman because it is difficult to find a small enough man with a high enough voice. Also, puppet characters may sometimes be performed by a human of the opposite gender as the person who performs a puppet isn't necessarily the one providing the voice, as each puppeteer voices at least two puppets. The trope also comes into effect (sort of) with puppets who are performed by more than one person. For example, Nicky is, most of the time, performed by a male (who provides the voice, controls the head and left head) and a female (who controls the right hand).

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* In ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', Gary Coleman is usually played by a woman because it is difficult to find a small enough man with a high enough voice. Also, puppet characters may sometimes be performed by a human of the opposite gender as the person who performs a puppet isn't necessarily the one providing the voice, as each puppeteer voices at least two puppets. The trope also comes into effect (sort of) with puppets who are performed by more than one person. For example, Nicky is, most of the time, performed by a male (who provides the voice, controls the head and left head) hand) and a female (who controls the right hand).
30th Aug '16 1:56:51 PM skidoo23
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# As a joke, often involving [[TheCameo cameo appearances]] by well-known actors or actresses playing roles of the opposite gender.
6th Aug '16 1:10:15 PM Adam43
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* In ''Theatre/BarrelRollsAndBrokenDreams'', Fox is played by a female, thus making the subplot where Slippy does not know that he is a male more amusing.
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