The Resource For Musicals



Auditions Auditions Auditions Forum


Reply to topic  [ 234 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20  Next
If you're auditioning for ________, don't sing ________ 
Author Message
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 526
Location: Philadelphia
Post 
BlondeBelter wrote:
If I'm auditioning for Hello Dolly, I should not, under any circumstances, sing?...


Anything contemporary. If I were you I'd sing a piece from another Jerry Herman production.

_________________
Currently: Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Upcoming: Ethel Peas/Pearl Lady in Thoroughly Modern Millie
Recently: Dream Laurey in Oklahoma!, Ethel in 42nd Street

www.tinydancer5.tumblr.com


Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:57 am
Profile WWW
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer

Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:13 pm
Posts: 45
Post 
okay..... Im auditioning for Oliver! I Should NOT sing........



Thanks In Advance For Your Reply! 8O

_________________
=D> There is Indeed NO Business Like Show Business =D>


Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:15 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:25 pm
Posts: 949
Location: Canada
Current Obsession: Parade
Main Role: Performer
Post 
If you're auditioning for Urinetown, for God's sake don't sing anything from Miss Saigon...

-facepalms-

In my defense, I was a freshman and it was two years ago. I know better now.
---

Auditioning for Oliver! Cool. One of my favs.

Do not sing anything contemporary eg. Rent, ALW, Spring Awakening... anything that's got a power-ballad vibe.

Do NOT sing anything from the show. The people will have heard all of them about twenty times by then, and will be irritated.

And don't sing 'Little People' from Les Mis, if you're going for an orphany role. I know someone who was casting for the show, and got incredibly annoyed when somebody did this. It apparently comes off as cliched.

---

I'm auditioning for West Side Story in September, but I have no idea what I should sing!

I don't think it's advisable to sing something from Candide just because they happen to have the same composer, but at the same time... yeah, I don't know.

At one point, I was thinking of singing one of Aldonza's songs from Man of La Mancha, but I'm getting a bad feeling about it...

Help?


Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:48 am
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:42 am
Posts: 704
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Current Obsession: CATS, Charm&Smiley.
Main Role: Fan
Post 
If youre dreaming about doing Grizabella dont sing Memory cause it will lock you into one caracter where the director might have another in mind.

The same goes for the show youre do audition for. Singing well known songs is a good way to reduce the number of openings.

Dont sing anything to hard for your skill. Better do something easy good than something hard so so.

If youre a baryton choice a baryton song.

Just what every one with common sence could figure out. 8) :roll:

_________________
Charm&Smiley-A Lone Dog.
"Do I actually see with my own very eyes?
A man that havent heard off a Jellicle cat?"


Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:16 pm
Profile
Chorus Member
Chorus Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:30 am
Posts: 73
Main Role: Performer
Post 
It's probably best not to sing a song from a show the director just finished...directing.
ex: If they just finished a run of Cinderella 2 weeks ago I wouldn't go in singing "Impossible" They would probably be very tired of it.


Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:45 pm
Profile
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:52 am
Posts: 2
Post 
In the Winter of this year, the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts is putting on Pippin I want to try out for the role of Charles. What song should/shouldn't I do? I'm a bass/baritone.


Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:09 am
Profile
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:44 am
Posts: 3
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Post 
also for all the stage mums out there who wants their young daughter to get into any musical.... DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD SING "PART OF YOUR WORLD" from little mermaid!!! having sat on many audition panels myself your mum might think its cute and sweet but it dosent work audition panels cringe when they see it written on an audition form

_________________
"Were Past The Point Of No Return"

LAST: Sound Of Music- (Rolf)
CURRENT: South Pacific- (Crew- Floor Manager)
NEXT: Melbourne Boys 2- (Stage Manager), Sinbad- (Audition)


Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:02 am
Profile
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:07 am
Posts: 21
Location: emerald cittyyyyy
Post 
If you're auditioning for BELLE, dont sing.................?


Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:33 am
Profile
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 12:08 pm
Posts: 11
Post 
Elphie With A Ga wrote:
If you're auditioning for BELLE, dont sing.................?


If you're auditioning for Belle, DON'T sing anything contemporary (Rent, Wicked, In The Heights, A Chorus Line), or anything written for someone with a lower range. Belle has some seriously fun belty/soprano notes, and you want to show that you can hit them. I wouldn't recommend singing anything Disney for an audition. ever. most Disney songs are hideously overdone. Something with a similar sound would work. I've heard girls sing pieces from R&H's Cinderella for Beauty and the Beast auditions, for example.

_________________
Image
Favorites: MAGGIE (COAHTR); STELLA (Streetcar); LUCY (Dracula)
Current: Evelyn (The Shape of Things)


Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:49 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:50 pm
Posts: 885
Location: New York
Main Role: Performer
Post 
maggieisacat wrote:
Elphie With A Ga wrote:
If you're auditioning for BELLE, dont sing.................?


If you're auditioning for Belle, DON'T sing anything contemporary (Rent, Wicked, In The Heights, A Chorus Line), or anything written for someone with a lower range. Belle has some seriously fun belty/soprano notes, and you want to show that you can hit them. I wouldn't recommend singing anything Disney for an audition. ever. most Disney songs are hideously overdone. Something with a similar sound would work. I've heard girls sing pieces from R&H's Cinderella for Beauty and the Beast auditions, for example.


Seconded.. Maybe something from Fiddler. Only probleam with Fiddler is there aren't alot of songs that really show off your voice... Hmm.. Anything R&H sounds good though..

_________________
Current: Peggy and Kay's Understudy in Father of The Bride
Past: Ermengarde in Hello Dolly! Ensemble in Bye Bye Birdie , Understudy Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, Turning girl in Les Mis, Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast


Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:44 pm
Profile
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:59 am
Posts: 48
Location: Oxford, England
Post 
If I'm auditioning in a youth theatre for Annie Oakley, I should NOT sing...

_________________
olivia - livi from draytonnn


Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:08 am
Profile WWW
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:10 am
Posts: 2
Post 
If you're at an audition that's auditioning for 4 different shows, what should you NOT sing (or what SHOULD you)?

The shows are: Seussical, Into the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Annie.

Really interested in Into the Woods, but Annie's good too...

I'm generally a mezzo/alto.


Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:38 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 234 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.