Acting in Plays, Singing/Audition song


Hi! I am auditioning for Golde in an upcoming production of Fiddler On
The Roof and need a good audition song, possibly two contrasting songs. I am a mezzo with a good range aprx c3 to b5.

Hello, Paige --

Thank you for the question.

Golde is a great role. Listen to the Original Cast recording featuring Maria Karnilova. She established all of Golde’s moods and sounds, everything from solemnity to sarcasm. Be ready to sing all of her music in case you get asked. If I’m on your audition panel and think you’re what the producer has in mind, I’m going to ask you to sing a few measures from “Do you love me?”.

Consider “My Best Girl” (aka, My Best Beau) from MAME. Click on the URL below to order on-line:

My Best Girl

Notice it is in the key of A Major. It covers Golde’s top note and goes down to Low A. You might want think about transposing it up one half-step to B-Flat. The top note then becomes an E-flat for the “what” of “Do I what?”.

Mame sings it to Patrick at the end of Act 1. The alternative lyrics are:
“You're my best beau, you're handsome and brave and strong,
There's nothing we two can't face;
If you're with me, whatever comes,
We'll see that trouble never comes.
And if someday another beau comes along
Determined to take your place,
I hope he's resigned to falling behind,
My best beau.”

Also consider a verse from “Motherhood March” from HELLO, DOLLY. Go to the same website. Transpose it down to the key of F Major:

Motherhood March

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