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Audition song choices 2015

I’m live-blogging at the 2015 annual conference of the International Thespian Society.  Because of commitments in Saint Louis, I missed the Monday and Tuesday thespian auditions this year, but today’s session includes well over 100 actors and singers.

Here’s a list of the songs we heard today:

  • Foolish to think.  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Fly fly away.  Catch Me If You Can.
  • Pretty funny.  Dogfight.
  • Fly into the future.  Vanities
  • Don’t let me go.  Shrek, the Musical
  • Proud of your boy.  Aladdin
  • Being alive.  Company
  • Shiksa goddess.  The Last Five Years
  • If he really knew me.  They’re Playing Our Song
  • Nothing.  A Chorus Line.
  • Screw loose.  Crybaby the Musical
  • One more kiss.  Follies
  • Fight the dragons.  Big Fish.
  • Suppertime.  You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • I wish it so. Juno
  • I dreamed a dream.  Les Miserables
  • Astonishing.  Little Women
  • My new philosophy.  You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • I wanna be a producer.  The Producers
  • Alto’s lament.  Kerrigan and Loudermilk
  • With you.  Ghost, the Musical
  • Bye bye baby.  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Tonight at eight.  She Loves Me
  • Much more.  The Fantasticks
  • If I left London.  Chaplin, the Musical
  • Beautiful.  Heathers
  • Good morning, Baltimore.  Hairspray
  • I got rhythm.  Mr and Mr Gershwin
  • Corner of the sky.  Pippin
  • Mama who bore me.  Spring Awakening
  • Someone like you.  Jekyll and Hyde
  • Extraordinary.  Pippin
  • Happy/Sad.  The Addams Family
  • Suddenly Seymour.  Little Shop of Horrors
  • Fine, fine line.  Avenue Q
  • Dyin’ ain’t so bad.  Bonnie & Clyde
  • Unexpected song, Song and Dance
  • Waiting.  The Addams Family
  • On my way. Violet
  • Loving you.  Passion
  • Glitter and be gay.  Bernstein
  • Superboy and the invisible girl.  Next to Normal
  • I can cook too.  On the Town
  • As we stumble along.  The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Make me see it.  The Fantasticks
  • Diva’s lament.  Spamalot
  • Seasons of love.  Rent
  • I can hear the bells.  Hairspray
  • Spark of creation. Children of Eden
  • Once upon a time.  Bare
  • You can’t get a man with a gun.  Assassins
  • Freeze ray.  Dr. Horrible etc.
  • Lifeboat.  Heathers, the Musical
  • Some enchanted evening.  South Pacific
  • How can I call this home?  Parade
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What not to sing

Here’s a post from a half-decade ago.  The advice is still relevant and valid!

https://musicchair.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/what-not-to-sing/

Musical theatre audition songs

With Jocelyn before auditions on Monday.  I wasn't looking this lively Tuesday at 6!

With Jocelyn before auditions on Monday. I wasn’t looking this lively Tuesday at 6!

I am finished now with two days (11.5 hours!) of auditions at the 2014 International Thespian Society annual conference. We have more to go on Thursday and Friday.

I have been keeping track of most of the songs that have been used for auditions here as rising high school seniors are singing for various college and university reps.

Herewith, a nearly-complete list in no particular order (and not checked for duplicates):

  • Someone Like You – Jekkyl & Hyde
  • Life of the Party – Wild Party
  • Blow Gabriel Blow – Anything Goes
  • I am Aldolpho – Drowsy Chaperone
  • When words fail – Shrek
  • Breathe – In the Heights
  • As long as he needs me – Oliver!
  • Somewhere that’s green – Little Shop of Horrors
  • Fly, fly away – Catch me if you can
  • In these skies – Ace
  • Green finch and linnet bird – Sweeney Todd
  • Many a new day – Oklahoma!
  • Benny’s Dispatch – In the Heights
  • Here I Am – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Notice me, Horton – Seussical
  • Corner of the Sky – Pippin
  • So Anyway – Next to Normal (I would urge careful consideration and caution before using this for an audition!  It’s too specific, too hard for a youngster to understand, and too identified with a particular singer.)
  • Gimme, gimme – Thoroughly Modern Millie (I would urge careful consideration and caution before using this for an audition! It’s overdone.)
  • Maybe This Time – Cabaret
  • Lost in the Wilderness – Children of Eden
  • Together Again – Young Frankenstein
  • Now I Have Everything – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Pulled – Addams Family
  • Being Alive – Company
  • She Loves Me – She Loves Me
  • Javert’s Suicide – Les Miserables
  • If you were gay – Avenue Q
  • Part of your world – Little Mermaid (I would urge careful consideration and caution before using this for an audition! The song tends to be a bit cloying when taken out of context.)
  • Change – A New Brain
  • What About Me? – 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Cross the Line – Big
  • Live in living color – Catch Me If You Can
  • All through the night – Cole Porter
  • Giants in the sky – Into the Woods
  • Mama who bore me – Spring Awakening
  • Beyond my wildest dreams – Little Mermaid
  • Love, look away – Flower Drum Song
  • Little Shop of Horrors – Little Shop of Horrors
  • Once more I can see – Wonderland
  • I don’t remember you – Happy Time
  • A Mix Tape – Avenue Q
  • I will prevail – Wonderland
  • The Life I Never Led – Sister Act
  • Loose Ends – Witches of Eastwick
  • Model Behavior – Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown
  • The gentleman is a dope – Allegro
  • If I loved you – Carousel
  • Don’t rain on my parade – Funny Girl (I would urge careful consideration and caution before using this for an audition! It’s identified with an inimitable star.)
  • King Herod’s Song – Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Fire Within Me – Little Women
  • Some things are meant to be – Little Women
  • In know the truth – Aida
  • Santa Fe – Newsies (I would urge careful consideration and caution before using this for an audition! The song is too current with a particular show.)
  • Magic to Do – Pippin
  • Pretty Funny – Dogfight
  • Grow for Me – Little Shop of Horrors
  • I can hear the bells – Hairspray
  • Some Day – The Wedding Singer
  • Cabaret – Cabaret
  • Miracle of Miracles – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Sailor of my dreams – Dames at Sea
  • Dancing all the time – Big
  • And this is my beloved – Kismet
  • Run away with me
  • Colored Women – Memphis
  • Far from the home I love – Fiddler on the Roof
  • This world will remember – Bonnie & Clyde
  • Man Inside the  . . . – Catch Me If You Can
  • Out of my dreams – Oklahoma!
  • I got plenty of nothin’ – Porgy & Bess
  • Go the Distance – Hercules
  • I Don’t Do Sadness – Spring Awakening
  • O mio babbino caro – La Rondine
  • Once upon a time – Brooklyn
  • Lonely Town – On the Town
  • Who I Be – Shrek
  • Waiting for life – Once on This Island
  • Fine fine line – Avenue Q
  • Patterns – Baby
  • Don’t Let Me Go – Shrek
  • Pirate King – Pirates of Penzance
  • When I’m not with the girl I love – Finian’s Rainbow
  • I want to be bad – Follow Through
  • Sunset Boulevard – Sunset Boulevard
  • A little brains – Damn Yankees
  • Bigger is better – When Pigs Fly
  • Watch What Happens – Newsies
  • Someone to watch over me – Gershwin
  • Dying Ain’t So Bad – Bonnie & Clyde
  • Perfect – Edges
  • A trip to the library – She Loves Me
  • History of Wrong Guys – Kinky Boots
  • Quiet – Forward
  • Climbing Up Hill – Last Five Years
  • Hello, Tom
  • How are things in Glocca Mora – Finian’s Rainbow
  • Any place I hang my hat – St. Louis Woman
  • I decided to marry you – Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • My white knight – The Music Man
  • Everlasting – Tuck Everlasting
  • DeLovely – Anything Goes
  • Where is love – Oliver!
  • If he walked into my life – Mame
  • May I like it this way – Wild Party
  • Mr. Snow – Carousel