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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicSinging · 1 decade ago

What songs should I sing for an audition for "The Wizard of Oz"?

Okay so my high school is putting on a musical for the entire school this year. They decided to do "The Wizard of Oz" which is one of my absolute favorite musicals. I'm a freshman and its for all grades, and there A LOT of people who are REALLY GOOD at acting, singing, and dancing at my school. I'm a pretty good singer and a pretty good actor, I just have to brush up on the acting part a little. I REALLY want a part in it, but in order to beat everyone else I would have to work really hard, and I'm willing to. So, we have to sing about 16 bars of two songs, one being slow and emotional, the other be fast and upbeat. I'm not really sure of what I should sing, that's where you come in. Also, I would either like the part of Glinda the Good Witch, or the Wicked Witch of the West. Either one is great(: So please bring on the suggestions.

Update:

Oh and another thing, I'm a soprano, but I have a really good range(:

Update 2:

My vocal teacher (who is judging some of the auditions) said that they would preffer if we didn't use songs from the show.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    For the slow one - Somewhere Over The Rainbow, either Judy Garland's version or the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

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    version to be a little different.

    If I only had a brain is a good vocal range.

    Good luck - it's such a good musical!

  • 1 decade ago

    "When You Wish Upon A Star" (recommended key D major instead of C major--better for soprano voice, but also has low notes to show off your range)

    "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (Harold Arlen wrote the music for this; he also wrote the music for "The Wizard of Oz"). I actually recommend a lower key than the published "F"-- Try "Eb Major"if this is not going to cause you to shift from vocal registers too frequently.

    Both songs are from films, the first is slow, the second upbeat. Sheet music is available at http://www.musicnotes.com./ When you do your selection of the 16-bars, remember that you can pick any 16 bars (you don't have to start with a verse for example), but make sure it makes some kind of logical and musical sense and make sure you mark it so the audition pianist can follow you.

    For the first song, I'd definitely recommend you do the cut to include the ending with the high notes in it.

    Source(s): personal experience and knowledge as a classically trained singer (I do musical theatre as well as choral music and opera). I'm also a soprano.
  • 1 decade ago

    well I would pick musical songs. I don't know The Wizard of Oz the musical. But I would guess you would want to pick a slow song such as either a classical piece for soprano/high alto. or you could sing any slow emotional song from another musical. Anything from Les Miserables (probably spelled that wrong) should work for emotional slow... for example how about On My Own http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuS1cCnG8xc

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    . for an up beat fast song... those can be fun but you probably want to pick one with a lot of diction if you can. so something like Life is a Cabaret. that is a cute song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVcIc5Uwmc

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    it is from the musical Cabaret... :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEcX9gNVg1U

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    this one is a good one to audition with if you can do it properly... it takes a special actress that can do this! and the speaking badly is harder than people think.... XD I love this musical so much! anyhoo

    I could go on and on about this! my list of musicals I know very well is up to I think 34 now! and still growing. for your audition I would pick a song from another musical, and I would pick 2 songs from different musicals. it shows a divers knowledge of musicals. it is more favorable to have an actor that knows more musicals for some reason.

    Source(s): have fun and break a leg!
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Does it have to be from the Wizard of Oz? Because if it doesn't, you should go for "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables if you can sing it well enough. It will definitely "wow" the judges.

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  • 1 decade ago

    hm... follow the yellow brick road?

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