As Purple Rose actors prepare to perform before each show, warming up is a critical step in the process! Below are some house-favorite tongue twisters we use at the Purple Rose. Give them a try!

On your own:

The big black bug

Bit the big black bear

And made the big black bear bleed blue blood

Unique New York

Unique New York

You know you need unique New York

*Hickory dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock

The clock struck one

The mouse ran down

Hickory dickory dock

*Say this series with your tongue sticking out, as clearly as you can!

Call & Response:

With one person leading, line by line, the group repeats each line back!

The brisk brave brigadiers

Brandished broad bright blades

Blunderbusses and bludgeons

She stood on the balcony

Inexplicably mimicking him hiccupping

While amicably welcoming him in

One-liners:

Repeat with increasing speed!

Rubber baby buggy bumpers

The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick

What are your favorite tongue twisters?
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