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Johanna Audition - Song Choices 
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Post Johanna Audition - Song Choices
I am auditioning for the part of Johanna this summer (a long time, I know, but I just finished playing Cinderella in R&H's version and I'm feeling after-show blues really bad so I have to look forward). I'm trying to pick a song to sing. Here are my ideas:

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood from Camelot.

I think this song shows the longing for a different life. Both characters (Guinevere and Johanna) are being forced to marry someone who is not their choice.

On the Steps of the Palace from Into the Woods

Another Sondheim musical, which would show that I can handle the tricky melodies and difficult musical timing. Acting-wise, it doesn't really have any similarity to Johanna, though, except maybe a nervousness or uncertainty.

Glitter and Be Gay from Candide

Another song of longing and "feeling trapped" in the soprano voice range. I would sing the first verse part ("Glitter and be gay|That's the part I play|Here I am in Paris, France...") as this seems the most appropriate for the character of Johanna, but I would be prepared to sing the whole thing if asked (don't worry, I can sing it).

Which do you think would be the best choice? Or do you have any different ideas?

Thank you in advance for your help! :D [/b]

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:36 pm
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Post Re: Johanna Audition - Song Choices
On the Steps of the Palace would be nice, but it might be a bit difficult to give to a pianist though.... But then again, it is a Sondheim audition....hmm. hahaha

Hope it went well!

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Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:29 pm
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Post Re: Johanna Audition - Song Choices
...so, I'm guessing that you've already auditioned, considering that the original post is kinda old, but I'll respond anyways because it might help someone else. Well, I sang "That'll show him" from Forum when I auditioned for Johanna, and I got the role. Similar voice and character types.

^^ and ShortSoprano, I identify with your username very much so!


Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:15 pm
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Post Re: Johanna Audition - Song Choices
xXMoonOwlXx wrote:
...so, I'm guessing that you've already auditioned, considering that the original post is kinda old, but I'll respond anyways because it might help someone else. Well, I sang "That'll show him" from Forum when I auditioned for Johanna, and I got the role. Similar voice and character types.

^^ and ShortSoprano, I identify with your username very much so!



Haha!

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Babette- Disney's Beauty and the Beast
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