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Okay. I'm auditiong for Anne in Anne of Green Gables. Right now I have three songs I'm considering:
A Wonderful Guy- South Pacific (I'm leaning towards this one.)
Buenos Aires- Evita
By The Sea- Sweeney Todd.

Any suggestions? Please don't eat me for the Sondheim.


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For the girls:

If you are auditioning for anything, don't sing something Sutton Foster sang. There will be 50 other girls with the same song.

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't sing "Good Morning Baltimore" for any audition.

I have heard this song sung at least five or six times in the past two auditions I've been at, and there weren't a lot of people there to begin with.

The song's great, it shows range, it shows character, but it's just ridiculously overdone right now, at least in my area.

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I'm fairly new to this audtioning thing (usually, I just get asked to sing a song form the show, or I go with a Rizzo song from Grease), and I wanna branch out a tad. I've been thinking either As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver! or All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons from Evil Dead: The Musical.

Are these....acceptable? Is this even the right place for this question...?

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oh god please do Candarian Demons


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Lol, great, I was hoping someone would say that. Now I just need to find sheet music....

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Whatever your auditioning for never sing something the casting director/director/vocal director/producer popularised or is the song of their character
Same applies for dancing. Like Ann Reinking choreographing Hello Dolly and doing a Fosse-inspired routine

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Post Auditioning for Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown
I'm a legit soprano with a serious vocal coach who is not interested in the "broadway belt". I really want Lucy (along with 200 other girls) for our local production. She wants me to use My White Knight or I Should Have Danced All Night for my audition. The director of the show wants me to "show alot personality". I am worried that these songs don't show off Lucy, but I can really nail these songs. Any suggestions???


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youngsoprano13 wrote:
I'm a legit soprano with a serious vocal coach who is not interested in the "broadway belt". I really want Lucy (along with 200 other girls) for our local production. She wants me to use My White Knight or I Should Have Danced All Night for my audition. The director of the show wants me to "show alot personality". I am worried that these songs don't show off Lucy, but I can really nail these songs. Any suggestions???


But Lucy's a belt role. An off-key belt role, but a belt role nonetheless. I can see Sally sung legit, but not Lucy.

PLEASE DON'T DO "I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT." It's overdone and shows absolutely nothing that would make the casting director think you'd be suited for Lucy. "My White Knight" would actually be okay for a Lucy or Sally audition, I think, apart from the style.

If you can't tell, I'm hinting toward switching gears to Sally. You could go for Lucy, but I highly recommend if you do, use a belt song.

While it's insanely popular right now, I'd recommend looking at a few of the girls' songs from Hairspray. But please please pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease don't sing "Good Morning Baltimore." Way too overdone.

Perhaps "Cooties" from "Hairspray" would be an appropriate one?

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Thanks so much. I think you're so right. How about I'm Not Afraid of Anything??? from Songs of the New World.


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Is this a vocal coach or a vocal teacher? If it's a coach, they work for you, and you might want to consider taking your business elsewhere if they think "I Could Have Danced all Night" is a good Lucy song.

Don't do "I'm Not Afraid of Anything." That's a mature song, and you're auditioning for the part of a little girl.

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