Acting in Plays, Singing/Does "West End" Count?
So my schools audition notice says "Singing: 90 Second (Maximum) of a Broadway show tune of choice." For legally Blonde. I would like to audition for the role of Paulette. I want to sing "Somebody to Love" from the West End Show "We Will Rock You". Will that be straying from the notice and be bad, do you think?
Thanks so much in advance. I really appreciate your answers! Have a GREAT day!
Hi, Cassie –
Thank you for the question.
Although the West End Show WE WILL ROCK YOU has toured nationally, it has not appeared on Broadway. Technically, it does not fit the audition requirement.
But before you give up on singing "Somebody to Love", ask your musical director. The song has plenty of range and certainly offers lots of opportunity for you to show off your Pop/Rock vocal chops.
Click on the URL below. It will take you to a website where you can purchase the song on-line and transpose the song into the key that will work best for you:
Somebody to Love:
Whatever you choose to sing, make sure you know the score of LEGALLY BLONDE prior to the audition.
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