Acting in Plays, Singing/Audition Song
I was wondering if you could recommend some audition song choices for the role of Snoopy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown?
Hi, Andrew --
Thank you for the question.
Keep in mind that Snoopy loves to dance. Anytime, anywhere. Watch any of the major "Charlie Brown" TV-specials. Snoopy is always dancing about something.
In this musical, Snoopy dances because it's Suppertime. The very best time of day. Depending on the production and the Director, the role does not necessarily require the best dancer in the world. But you must demonstrate a dancer's sense of rhythm and output when you sing "Suppertime". You will certainly be expected to move well in that scene. Start practicing it now. Don't be taken by surprise if you are asked to sing it at the audition. If I'm on your audition panel and you are what I'm looking for, then I will want to hear a bit of "Suppertime" now.
Snoopy is described as a tenor. His vocal range extends to F#5 in "Suppertime".
For your audition, consider George Gershwin's "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise". Go to the web site below to purchase the song on-line. The site gives you the option to transpose. Select C Major. In this key, the range extends to F5.
"I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise"
Don't sing the introduction, begin at the refrain. If you start working yourself into Snoopy now and are totally prepared to sing "Suppertime", then you will know how to present "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise" at your audition.
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