Finding the perfect tune doesn’t have to be such a daunting task. Here are some helpful resources to get you going.
If you are auditioning for a role let’s start with two concepts. Finding another show by the same composer. This shows that you can really do well on that composer’s style of writing. It is helpful if you are auditioning for a Jason Robert Brown show, to sing another song of his from another show. Musically it will be similar. The only problem is that if your choice is too obvious, many other folks could pick the same tune, and then you might be unnecessarily compared to them! So try to keep all choices clever and a little obscure.
The second option is to pick a similar show from a similar era/musical style that has a similar emotional quality or storyline to the character you think you are best suited for.
These are the two major guideposts in choosing a song for auditions.
Getting Sheet Music For Songs
New Musical Theatre
Sheet Music Direct
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