Thank you! I was wondering if you thought Someone to Watch Over Me or It Might As Well Be Spring are overdone/ good audition choices? I am auditioning for college BFA programs and struggling to find the right comedic monologue. (to dispatcher #1) I need someone on the ground. First you need to find out what you are auditioning for. For my ballad I was thinking Lying There from Edges, or There’s a Fine, Fine Line from Avenue Q, or something like Till There Was You or I’ll Know. We just watched television basically almost for twenty-four hours. This is a great list, thank you! Listen to me, you cannot do this, you stupid, stupid, bullheaded man! However, I do know there are some good monologues in Our Town. Nothing that puts yourself up on a pedestal/says look at me! Other than that I have no idea how to find song that aren’t done to death, as I’ve never really been that into musicals. I am starting my auditions for MT college programs soon. This is fabulous. I'm not worried about anyone else, they'll forget me soon enough. Anything from Kellie Powell’s website ( – she’s a great person, lately every 1 out of 5 female auditionees at SU has a monologue from her site. Create a free website or blog at Currently trying to get some audition pieces together for UK MT courses which ask for 3 contrasting pieces and was wondering whether you thought the following are contrasting enough or overdone: Why God Why? I don’t know that piece, I don’t think its going to be overdone. So I'” actually already in college but I am auditioning for the MUNY this weekend and I’m having second thoughts about my audition pieces. I’m torn between which one I should do. Fine, Fine Line and Lying There are slightly overdone. Is it still okay to perform at an audition, or should I look to other places for pieces? I remember later, standing around the TV and seeing the Vice President get sworn in. I have a good monologue but still need a song. Don't wait till the last minute to get your monologue. I have and large range, I just don’t know what gets used much. ( Log Out /  . there are some songs that your voice can’t touch and there are those you would just smash. Just stop. Take a look around, check out the help section, and feel free to contact us if you don't see what you are looking for, we're always looking for new ideas for posts. Do you have any suggestions? Definitely do not sing anything overly adult. Do you feel your chords are all right when you sing? Anyway, some of his material can be a bit mature. Madame Butterfly is not a musical, so that would not work for musical theater audition. She is a soprano and can belt. Any other suggestions? It really shows off my voice well and I don’t have another song that can really compare to it. I thought about doing Take Me Or Leave Me. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. We know. “DO NOT” lists can be controversial but can also be a great starting place to figure out if your singing something everyone else will be singing as well. It’s not a bad idea, especially if the composer’s style is so unique there really isn’t anything else out there that is similar. I have a college audition in a month, and I have picked far from the Home i love for my ballad but I’m not sure what i should do for an uptempo. I think that is a fine choice. I have a wide repertoire but I”m trying to find something that is similar to Yazbek’s style. Hi! I am so sorry. I rarely see or hear people singing the “Dentist” song. I was at the University of Illinois. Give it a rest. Thanks it’d be appreciated! I’m comfortable doing, and it’s in my vocal range. I don’t hear “Hold On” that often but I do remember trying to make a decent 16 bar cut of it once for a student and we had to be a little creative if I remember correctly. I really enjoy doing it and it fits my voice well, but I can come up with another song if need be. I’m a bari-tenor and i have nothing prepared. Try the Facebook song, its been done quite a bit. I have a pretty low alto range and I feel comfortable singing some male songs such as “Goodbye” from Catch Me If You Can or “Beautiful City” from Godspell. I have 2 upcoming auditions, one for Les Mis and one for Into the Woods. I have a similar question to Boechinko, albeit a bit on the late side. I’m going to be auditioning for musical theatre programs in the spring and still really don’t know what I’m doing. Savor my memory on occasion, but don't keep me here until you go. Dracula is a weird character to portray as a representation of yourself being yourself. IF there are a lot of videos, its probably overdone. But its very vivid to me. I know it’s on one of the lists, but I feel that “My New Philosophy” would showcase my vocal range and attitude. I’m Alive from Next To Normal Is “It Takes Two” from Hairspray overused? “It might as well be spring” is great and not overly done. I need help. Thoroughly Modern Millie  (this one applies to college too), Phantom of the Opera (this one applies to college too). Things in Europe are a little different than they are in the United States. ‘Borat 2’ actress speaks out about infamous scene, There are only 15 lesbian bars left in the entire country, 'Math doesn't care about' Trump fraud claims: Official, Blank ballots: 'I could not give my vote to either person', Heart condition forces Penn State star to retire, What Trump's defeat means for global populism, Toobin fired by magazine following Zoom incident, How Va. gym managed to avoid coronavirus outbreak, Virus isn't the only thing keeping people from theaters, Pastor's message to those who contest election results. I was also considering ” a summer in Ohio” it’s funny and i live in ohio but everyone says NO Jason Robert Brown. What is a good male monologue to perform for a musical theatre audition? However, we have reached out to our head writer and gotten some monologues from his straight plays and a couple of pieces from musicals that were long enough. Are those good choices? Want to get a role in a drama? I’m not that familiar with either of the monologues, I believe I have seen something from Joan of Arc before that was not that great. I’m a mezzo / soprano. Thanks. – Picking the perfect musical theatre college audition song. Hey! I know you said Andrew Lloyd-Webber is a big no, which I would agree with. You should really find something that fits your type and personality from that repertoire. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. If you are auditioning for an academic program and those are the songs that absolutely show you off the best and make you feel comfortable, then use them. It was, it really was. Thanks. The word is out that its overdone and I haven’t seen it this year, but its one of those songs I really don’t want to hear either. This story is very obviously tragic mirroring Romeo and Juliet. So, I’m auditioning for my high school’s production of Into the Woods. I eat them constantly in the winter, even though they cost so much, because they prevent colds. I’m auditioning for the addams family musical; is “gotta get out” from ordinary days overdone? For a high school production, I think something with a romantic theme is just fine. I’m doing “Light in the Piazza” and “A Little Bit In Love” for my auditions to Sheridan Collage. Is this show still as overdone as I think it is? (this is for my son by the way). Understanding the effect of Amplification, Putting together your Musical Theatre resume, GUEST ARTICLE: Ten Secrets to Acing Your Musical Theatre Program Audition By Jonathan Flom. Sorry its taken so long to get back to you, its a very busy time of the year. “Lost in the wilderness” is overdone as well as “Children of Eden”. Any ideas would be much appreciated. What type of theatre is it? I’m auditioning at a community theater. The subject matter is often mature and not appropriate for young performers. Especially because there are so few roles out there with solos for them. I remember we went down to the personnel office where there was a radio and we just sat around and listened in disbelief. She has gone to find The Man because he is the one person who still clings to her memory and might keep her tied to the Earth after she passes. Personally, I was under the impression that it was overdone. Not for the Life of Me from Millie is probably my best go-to audition song. Almost every voice teacher in this country owns the Musical Theatre Anthology published by Hal Leonard. What about something from one of his more obscure works? I don’t want to drop at the first hurdle because my song is too ‘done’. I did Little Shop in high school (as Seymour), and I can pretty much do all of the male songs from that show most comfortably, even without the accent. I know several guys who have sung from Chess before but never any women. Monologues are important at auditions. I am a tenor and wanted to know if you had any specific suggestions towards any songs you feel that would be best for a college audition… I am afraid to pick a song that may not fit for a college audition…. At the end of the day, if you sing something that may be overdone, make sure you really think about it dramatically and try to bring something different to it. They weren’t sure if he had passed away but he was shot, they were taking him to the hospital. I’ve had a really difficult time trying to find songs that weren’t overdone and that contrasted enough with each other…as of right now I am planning on singing “Sleepy Man” from the Robber Bridegroom as my ballad and “The Lady Is A Tramp” from Babes in Arms as my uptempo…does this sound like a safe pairing? There wasn’t a station that didn’t have it. Maybe what he said so long ago wasn't so loud, but he put enough force behind it so we still hear him today. Find one that tells a story. It was the army, so we had to go back to work, but we didn’t get a lot of work done that afternoon. I’m not sure what musical I’m auditioning for yet (it’s still coming up pretty soon), but would a song that was cut from a show make a good audition song? Standard repertoire is a little bit different when it comes to being overdone. I would rather hear you sing a cut from “If I loved you.”. She loves Shakespeare and nightly fireworks, and after working regionally and on ships, she is now proud to call Orlando her home. “We can’t strike.” One wrong turn on the road somewhere and we ended up here. If its the absolute best thing you can sing, you can probably get away with it. It’s got a great 32 bar cut. Would you say Next to Normal is over done? Hi there, The text for Loving You Keeps me Alive seems like it may be easier to take out of context. Look the song your considering up on YouTube. However, I would recommend against “If I Can’t Love Her.” Its a very unique role and the song doesn’t really do much for showing us you as a person.