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Post Audition Song for a female villain!
Hello All!

I'm new to this forum, so I apologize if this topic has already been discussed. In a few months I'll be auditioning for "Snow White." I've done some research, and there isn't as much available about this musical unfortunately. I'm auditioning for the Evil Queen, and would love some advice on good villain-esc type songs! My range is Alto 2, but I've been working on my upper register. Hoping to continue to expand by auditions. Any suggestions? I'll be honest I do love "Last Five Years" and the songs "Climbing Uphill" and "Still Hurting" from it. They fit my range but aren't ideal
Villain audition type songs. Any song suggestion would be great! Also any advice on audition as a villain? And getting fully emerged into character during an audition... I've always had a rough time there.


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Post Re: Audition Song for a female villain!
It might be helpful to think of songs sung by actual villainess characters. Here's my list:

-Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (The Wiz)
-Little Girls (Annie)
-I Want The Good Times Back (Little Mermaid)
-Mother Knows Best (Tangled)
-Sensitivity (Once Upon A Mattress)
-Perfect Isn't Easy (Oliver and Company)
-I Shall Scream (Oliver)
-Spread a Little Sunshine (Pippin)
-Stay With Me/Lament/Last Midnight (Into the Woods)
-Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs (Hairspray)
-I Want It Now (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

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Post Re: Audition Song for a female villain!
That helps a lot!! Everything I've searched for has said essentially sing "Pour Unfortunate Souls" which although I love, I felt was also fairly expected. This is a much nicer list! Thank you!


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You're welcome; let me know what you decide to use!

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Post Re: Audition Song for a female villain!
Apples2for10 wrote:
It might be helpful to think of songs sung by actual villainess characters. Here's my list:

-Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (The Wiz)
-Little Girls (Annie)
-I Want The Good Times Back (Little Mermaid)
-Mother Knows Best (Tangled)
-Sensitivity (Once Upon A Mattress)
-Perfect Isn't Easy (Oliver and Company)
-I Shall Scream (Oliver)
-Spread a Little Sunshine (Pippin)
-Stay With Me/Lament/Last Midnight (Into the Woods)
-Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs (Hairspray)
-I Want It Now (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)


I can't think of anything better than the songs on this list, but I'm sharing a bit of advice that has been passed down to me quite often: be careful when bringing Jason Robert Brown songs into auditions. Really, don't ever do one unless it is for a JRB show.

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Post Re: Audition Song for a female villain!
Good advice! Thank you! What's bothering me with this audition is they've yet to post any specifics as far as what version of Snow White they're doing... And it's too early contact. I'm hoping in a few weeks I get more specifics which will help with song choice for sure!

Again thank you every one!


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Post Re: Audition Song for a female villain!
If you are looking for more of a sneaky side, check out You Can Play With Your Food from HONK! The Musical. If you need something stronger, try Easy Street or Little Girls, both from Annie, unless you think that would be too overdone, of course.

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Quote:
-Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (The Wiz)
-Little Girls (Annie)
-I Want The Good Times Back (Little Mermaid)
-Mother Knows Best (Tangled)
-Sensitivity (Once Upon A Mattress)
-Perfect Isn't Easy (Oliver and Company)
-I Shall Scream (Oliver)
-Spread a Little Sunshine (Pippin)
-Stay With Me/Lament/Last Midnight (Into the Woods)
-Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs (Hairspray)
-I Want It Now (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)


My main comment about these is that most of them aren't really "villainous" in tone. How "operatic" can you sing? Katisha in The Mikado is one of the worst and most dramatic female villains in musical theater (granted, technically operetta) and 16 bars from something of hers would be dynamite.


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Post Re: Audition Song for a female villain!
The reprise of Mother Knows Best is pretty darn villainous, though. That one's also theatrical and chilling, in my opinion.


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Post Re: Audition Song for a female villain!
The reprise of Mother Knows Best is pretty darn villainous, though. That one's also theatrical and chilling, in my opinion.

Oh, and maybe consider "No Good Deed" at the part where Elphaba says 'let all Oz be agreed.' i'm not sure if you'd be comfortable with that or if it seems overdone, but it is a turning-villainous point.


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