I’m not auditioning for anything in particular at the moment, but I am trying to build a good repertoire of songs i can pull from in the future. In about 2 weeks I will be auditioning for the musical Annie Get Your Gun, for the part of Annie. – Miss Saigon The BIG thing to remember is to BE PREPARED! Not a good idea. You can probably get away with it, just know that a lot of people use that material. I know it’s on one of the lists, but I feel that “My New Philosophy” would showcase my vocal range and attitude. I am specifically interested in ‘Children Will Listen’ and ‘No One Is Alone’. Also, how do you feel about songs that have been transposed? For the ballad, I am thinking of doing either Notice Me, Horton or Blue Wind from Spring Awakening. He wants to play Lennie in Of Mice and Men. It’s one of my favorite songs to perform, and i sing it really well. Is “It Takes Two” from Hairspray overused? Thanks. I have and large range, I just don’t know what gets used much. Ma’am, are you hurt? To increase your chances of finding something unique, try finding songs from books specific to a certain show (i.e. hi i have a question about ethnicity during a college audition. Even Into the Woods is much deeper than teenagers understand even though its a very popular high school musical. Oh dear, I’m terribly sorry to comment over and over; I’ll leave you in peace after this last question, I promise! They know you are seeking training, so they are just trying to see what you can do. Would that be a innapropriate uptempo song choice because she has a cockney accent. (listens) I don’t know, ma’am. I guarantee you will find that their playwriting speaks to you. Get your answers by asking now. I heard Trump will go into acting next year before he goes to Federal prison. I’ve never auditioned for a Sondheim show before so I’m worried that, though the song shows my full vocal range, it isn’t the type of song they’re looking to hear. I know it’s on the list, but do you guys think I’d be able to sing “I cain’t say no”? It was, it really was. Where are you applying to? . We are developing an expansive database that you can search by age, comic/dramatic, classic/contemporary, etc. Is it a good song to audition with? I think those are decent choices. If so, do you have any suggestions for a teenage female? I’m trying to decide between “Falling in love with love” “when did I fall in love” and “yes my heart”. Musically this is a good song. I’m auditioning for the musical theatre program at WCU and I see that you do not recomend to sing a song with an accent….but my vocal teacher wants me to sing Wouldnt it be loverly from my fair lady. It would probably be helpful for you to read this post. Is the song “I Enjoy Being a Girl” overdone? However, we have reached out to our head writer and gotten some monologues from his straight plays and a couple of pieces from musicals that were long enough. I am considering “Loverly” from My Fair Lady and “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story. If they are going to hold it against you, you don’t want to go there anyway. I’m in a theatre program, and we need to have a monologue, 16 bars of a song, and a special skill. 25th is just about the only show with adult actors playing kids (with rated R minds) that I know of. Hi Matt, I’ve been struggling for a few months now trying to find a good song for my college audition. And you are right, it does say “put me in your program.” ~Matt, Hi I’m auditioning for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels(Ensemble) soon, and I need a 16 or 32 bar song. Because I feel that they’re just not right, and I would be labeled as a classical singer because of the lack of belting in those kind of songs. Yes, I would find something else if possible. I have a similar question to Boechinko, albeit a bit on the late side. CONTEMPORARY MALE MONOLOGUES . Then when I saw you I couldn't do it. I rarely see or hear people singing the “Dentist” song. I am writing it for a quartet, two woman and two men. No, argument please. This is fabulous. Deneen: I’ve been on the road and short on time, I apologize its taken so long to respond. If you feel like those songs are your best options, I think you’re ok. Do a little research and see if you can come up with roles that you could play and chose songs from those roles. I don’t know who did this. Is “If I Were a Bell” from Guys and Dolls overdone? Other composers include Pasek/Paul and Scott Alan. The text for Loving You Keeps me Alive seems like it may be easier to take out of context. Are those good choices? Just the really important stuff. OPERATOR: Operator 9347, how may I assist you? The Woman has discovered that she is dying. Pop/rock is different – its okay for that rep. there are some songs that your voice can’t touch and there are those you would just smash. We heard. CONTENTS . I think you can get away with it as long as the song is type appropriate. Your email address will not be published. So, do you have any suggestions on better selections for an audition for both of these shows??? Also, do all of the same rules apply for pre-screen videos or are they a bit more flexible? Find one that tells a story. As far as Almost Maine, should be fine. Am more than a few years removed from college….30 to be honest;). So we were all dismissed from class and got to go our own ways. As for monologues, for a performing arts high school I don’t think you need to worry too much. Which is better Vocal Performance or Musical Theatre? My love, I'm not asking not to be remembered. Another hundred people is too old for you. Hello! Also, I am required to have another contrasting piece ready to audition with. Hi! It’s overdone and it’s too emotional, it just drags down the room. But you, you still sing the songs you wrote for me, still gaze at stars like I'm beside you, still whisper words to me. Everything around is still shakes with the echoes of him. Thank you. I haven’t seen songs from “Last Five Years” that often lately so that show can probably be used sparingly. I can’t tell you that. If you sell the plates, if you go south, we’ve got nobody here to harvest our crops, we don’t have the plates, we’ve got nothing left. We really didn’t have many stations at that point. Dave has gotten colder, more distant, and almost abusive to Aggie as his business has started to fail. So Anyway, Everything Else, Maybe (Next to Normal), Didn’t I see This Movie, The Break, You Don’t Know etc….. One older couple and one younger, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone. Then you need to find out the audition information such as the length of the monologue. If you have a unique up-tempo and a good monologue I think you’re fine singing that song. I’m doing “Light in the Piazza” and “A Little Bit In Love” for my auditions to Sheridan Collage. I was wondering if you thought Someone to Watch Over Me or It Might As Well Be Spring are overdone/ good audition choices? I think more of the problem with the show is what to use it for when auditioning? Sorry I can’t be of more help. Hi I am auditioning for the musical theatre program at WCU and I’ve had a lot of trouble picking the right audition songs. Of course, with the popularity of Les Mis right now, will have a couple sets from that show. I’ve had a really difficult time trying to find songs that weren’t overdone and that contrasted enough with each other…as of right now I am planning on singing “Sleepy Man” from the Robber Bridegroom as my ballad and “The Lady Is A Tramp” from Babes in Arms as my uptempo…does this sound like a safe pairing? I have a question… would I be able to do a song from Fame for my audition? Standard repertoire is a little bit different when it comes to being overdone. I wouldn’t use either of those. Good luck! are they really that awful to do for college auditions even if i feel they showcase my voice? I appreciate your input. I need help. I would tame down the dialect or not do it at all. Anything from Kellie Powell’s website (notmyshoes.net) – she’s a great person, lately every 1 out of 5 female auditionees at SU has a monologue from her site. Is Reefer Madness overused? See if you can find out who will be playing the auditions. I think auditioning should depend on your voice. “We can’t strike.” Currently trying to get some audition pieces together for UK MT courses which ask for 3 contrasting pieces and was wondering whether you thought the following are contrasting enough or overdone: Why God Why? I have a feeling something like Mein Herr might be. Haven’t seen Spring Awakening as much lately, so I think something from one of the female roles would be find. I then considered “when did I fall in love” thinking I could really ham it up and over act it, since that is her character in the show. I’ve seen them work. is it a no-no to sing a song that is sung by a person of some kind of hispanic descent if you are not hispanic even if the song cut does not mention being hispanic in it? Dave, you took the Spode? Just stop. (Nothing to risqué). The overdone monologues and songs that get annoying are those that come from pieces that are the hottest thing at the current moment. Is “Pulled” from The Addams Family or “Say the Word” from The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown overdone? Pick a dramatic one. it fits my voice well but i dont wont to do it if it would give off bad vibes. I know that we’re heavily discouraged from using anything with accents or dialects, but I still can’t help but ask… “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly Seymour,” (Little Shop) I feel really showcase my voice perfectly and I love singing them.