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Narrowing down song selection for Oklahoma! audition 

Which song would suit an audition for Ado Annie in Oklahoma! best?
Poll ended at Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:19 pm
I Enjoy Being a Girl from Flower Drum Song 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Wonderful Guy from South Pacific 100%  100%  [ 2 ]
Shy from Once Upon a Mattress 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 2

Narrowing down song selection for Oklahoma! audition 
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I have an audition for Oklahoma! coming up and the director already knows I can easily sing the range required for Laurey. I want to show off my mezzo range so I can also be considered for Ado Annie.

I can only sing 16 bars, so if anyone has any reason why any of the songs listed above would or wouldn't work I would greatly appreciate the advice.

Thanks!

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:19 pm
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I like Wonderful Guy because the character has the same bubbly enthusiasm that Ado Annie needs.

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Post Re: Narrowing down song selection for Oklahoma! audition
Thanks, Set_Buildin_Dad. I really appreciated your feedback and I did like the idea of using Nellie's song, but after running through it a few times the 'I'm in love' portion was just too repetitive and I think I would have been bored singing it, which I didn't want to have happen in an audition.

After reviewing all of the songs more carefully I ended up choosing 'I Enjoy Being a Girl,' for a few reasons. I was more familiar with it, I was able to show some personality (I made sure it was bubbly), and once I changed the last two notes I felt that it showed more of my upper belt range. I guess it worked out since I landed the role of Ado Annie!

Thanks again!

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Past: Sheryl~ CAGTASM, Ado Annie~ Oklahoma!, Annie Wilson~ Apartment 3A, Rosa Bud~ Drood,
Miss Thorn~ Ruthless! the Musical, Emma Carew~ Jekyll & Hyde


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