Acting in Plays, Singing/Wizard of Oz
Hello. My local theatre is putting on WoO. It is a youth production and I barely mean the requirements in age because Im turning 15. I am a built 5'6'' with brown hair and brown eyes. I am a belter/mezzo sopranoIalthough I'm not overly confident with my head voice. want to be Dorothy or Glinda , but I take anything. I'm sorta shy during auditions and this audition's going to be held in front of everybody else auditioning. I'm trying to find a 16-32 bar song that amazes the judges, but doesn't come off as creepy or show-off- ish to my fellow peers. Last year I sung Til I hear you sing from ALW Love never Die, and I want to show the directors that I'm better than that.
Hi, Carlee –
Thank you for the question.
Your job at this audition is to prove your ability to sing the music of the composer, Harold Arlen, no matter your vital statistics. Moreover, this is a show we all know.
Harold Arlen wrote for performers with an extraordinary need to be in front of a live audience or on a soundstage at MGM Studios. No room for shyness here. You've got less than 45 seconds to prove yourself in front of the audition panel. Go prepared like you were going to audition for American Idol.
Consider any of the following for your audition:
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart – (sung by Judy Garland in LISTEN, DARLING)
The Trolley Song – MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
The Boy Next Door – MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Check out this website for "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart":
Notice that you can transpose the song. Depending on your range, you may want to consider singing it in either C Major or B-flat Major.
While your at the site, check out the other titles.
Also consider "How About You?" by Burton Lane:
There may be a crowd. Go prepared to do the full song, but have your 16-measure excerpt ready to go without hesitation.
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