Musical Audition Help?
Hi, i am auditioning for a series of one act plays at a theater, and one is a musical, an no information is provided on which show it is. I know you are supposed to select songs you can connect with but i would like some suggestions, i am a teen boy with a baritone-bass voice and would like some ideas for songs in musical theater that will suit me.
Please avoid following:
According to Fred Silver, do not choose:
1. Song and Dance numbers: the lyrics are simple so as not to upstage the dancing, and do not serve the actor well in an audition.
2. Production numbers: the changing scenery and hordes of other actors rushing around are noticeably missing when sung as a solo.
3. Signature songs: they are too closely associated with the performers who made them famous .
4. Fictional Character songs: songs are associated with a particular character, ie, Miss Hannigan’s “Little Girls” from Annie. It might be assumed that this is the only type of part that you can play.
5. Plotline numbers: songs that advance the plot of a musical and do little in terms of character.
6. Vogue numbers: songs are from current shows are in the public limelight; too many people are singing them.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
this way you can find the song you like best
also try not to pick overdone songs if the casting people hear it over and over it's harder to stand out and be remembered