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Post Seeking feedback on musical theatre audition repertoire
I am a soprano and would like to develop my musical theatre audition repertoire. I would like to play the following roles, all of which are within me: the classic ingenue (the sweet, innocent, romantic girl); the contemporary ingenue; the free-spirited, off-beat, circus girl; the emotional, poignant girl (i.e. Meggie in The Thorn Birds, Maggie in Mill on the Floss, Natasha in War & Peace); the leading lady with a star image (i.e. Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard).
Please suggest songs that depict that variety of characters.
So far I have accumulated the following:
Before 1960:
“Falling in Love with Love” from The Boys from Syracuse and “Make Believe” from Show Boat: Ballads
“Anything Goes” from Anything Goes and “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair: Uptempo
1960-80:
“Simple Joys of Maidenhood” from Camelot: Ballad
“Beautiful Candy” from Carnival!, “Mein Herr” from Cabaret, “I’m the Greatest Star” from Funny Girl: Uptempo
1980-1995:
“On the Steps of the Palace” from Into the Woods, and “Moonfall” from Drood: Ballads
“Carrie” from Carrie, “I Want to Go to Hollywood” from Grand Hotel, and “The Singer Must Be Free” from Nightingale: Uptempo
1995-Present:
“Storybook” from The Scarlet Pimpernel and “The Sea of Life” from The Pirate Queen: Ballads
Contemporary/Pop:
From Musicals:
“Every Story is a Love Story” from Aida and “Whispering” from Spring Awakening: Ballads
“Crossword Puzzle” from Starting Here, Starting Now: Uptempo
Regular:
“Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat and “Moon River”: Ballad
“Circus” by Britney Spears: Uptempo

Please suggest an uptempo song from 1995-Present.
Can you please tell me whether all these songs are soprano and whether I have evaluated them to be ballad and uptempo correctly?
I would also like feedback on whether the songs that I have accumulated thus far are good for my repertoire, for those characters that I would like to play.
Thank you very much!


Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:38 pm
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Post Re: Seeking feedback on musical theatre audition repertoire
Dear Padroni,

Okay, since I really don't know much about all of those songs, I'll give you some advice based upon those listed songs that I DO know something about:

"Make Believe": Classic Ingenue
"It Might As Well Be Spring": Ditto
"The Simple Joys of Maidenhood": Emotional, Poignant Girl
"Mein Herr": Free-Spirited Girl
"I'm the Greatest Star": Emotional, Poignant Girl
"Moon River": Emotional, Poignant Girl
"Circus": Star Image Girl

Might I suggest the following other songs, too (I HOPE that all of these are for Sopranos... :oops: ):

FOR THE CLASSIC INGENUE
* "Let's Go to the Movies" from the 1982, movie version of "Annie"
* "Mister Snow" from "Carousel"
* "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of OZ"

FOR THE CONTEMPORARY INGENUE
* "For the First Time in Forever" from "Frozen"
* "One Day" from "Legends of OZ"

FOR THE FREE-SPIRITED TYPE
* "When Will My Life Begin?" from "Tangled"

FOR THE EMOTIONAL, POIGNANT GIRL
* "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked"
* "Reflection" from "Mulan"
* "When the World" from "Legends of OZ"
* If I Can't Have You" from "Saturday Night Fever"
* "Empty" from the 1959 movie "Imitation of Life" (You'd have to raise the key, but, still)

FOR THE STAR IMAGE GIRL
* Any of Sharpay Evans' songs...LOL!
* "I Want It Now" from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
* "Mannequin" by Britney Spears

I hope that my suggestions are helpful.

Thanks in advance for your replies.
8-)

Padmini wrote:
I am a soprano and would like to develop my musical theatre audition repertoire. I would like to play the following roles, all of which are within me: the classic ingenue (the sweet, innocent, romantic girl); the contemporary ingenue; the free-spirited, off-beat, circus girl; the emotional, poignant girl (i.e. Meggie in The Thorn Birds, Maggie in Mill on the Floss, Natasha in War & Peace); the leading lady with a star image (i.e. Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard).
Please suggest songs that depict that variety of characters.
So far I have accumulated the following:
Before 1960:
“Falling in Love with Love” from The Boys from Syracuse and “Make Believe” from Show Boat: Ballads
“Anything Goes” from Anything Goes and “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair: Uptempo
1960-80:
“Simple Joys of Maidenhood” from Camelot: Ballad
“Beautiful Candy” from Carnival!, “Mein Herr” from Cabaret, “I’m the Greatest Star” from Funny Girl: Uptempo
1980-1995:
“On the Steps of the Palace” from Into the Woods, and “Moonfall” from Drood: Ballads
“Carrie” from Carrie, “I Want to Go to Hollywood” from Grand Hotel, and “The Singer Must Be Free” from Nightingale: Uptempo
1995-Present:
“Storybook” from The Scarlet Pimpernel and “The Sea of Life” from The Pirate Queen: Ballads
Contemporary/Pop:
From Musicals:
“Every Story is a Love Story” from Aida and “Whispering” from Spring Awakening: Ballads
“Crossword Puzzle” from Starting Here, Starting Now: Uptempo
Regular:
“Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat and “Moon River”: Ballad
“Circus” by Britney Spears: Uptempo

Please suggest an uptempo song from 1995-Present.
Can you please tell me whether all these songs are soprano and whether I have evaluated them to be ballad and uptempo correctly?
I would also like feedback on whether the songs that I have accumulated thus far are good for my repertoire, for those characters that I would like to play.
Thank you very much!

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Fresh Face
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Post Re: Seeking feedback on musical theatre audition repertoire
You could easily find an audition piece through this site: http://www.fpx.de/fp/Disney/Lyrics/

Goodluck on your auditions! x

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Post Re: Seeking feedback on musical theatre audition repertoire
sic4life27 wrote:
You could easily find an audition piece through this site: http://www.fpx.de/fp/Disney/Lyrics/

Goodluck on your auditions! x



oo, thank you!!

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Post Re: Seeking feedback on musical theatre audition repertoire
I am a legit soprano, and I'm just starting to work on "The Beauty Is" from The Light in the Piazza. It's sung by a young, innocent girl who is mentally handicapped (she was kicked in the head by a horse as a child and as a result has the mentality of a ten year old). It's an excellent character piece and I highly recommend it.

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