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My Spotlights class is doing "Into the Woods" this year and I really want to be the Baker. If not that, then Jack. I don't know many songs and I need to find good audition songs. The audition is going to be in front of a lot of people who will be voting who gets what part (and of course my teacher gets a say in it). I cant think of any good songs and I've been looking through songs all day. If you could point me in the right direction or suggest some good songs for it that would be much appreciated.

Hi, Ethan --

Thank you for the question.

Although the note range of the Baker and Jack are similar, the roles are sometimes cast with a baritone and tenor respectively. Jack’s range in “Giants In The Sky” is C4 - F#5.

The role of "The Baker" in Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS is a fun role. You must play for the laughs and the obvious frustration of the Witch’s curse upon him -- he is impotent.

For either role, consider Sondheim’s “Everybody Says Don't” from ANYONE CAN WHISTLE. Click on the link below. It will take you to a site where you can get the song in the key of D Major. The range is A3 - F#5. Notice that you can transpose it down to the original key, C Major.


Also consider Sondheim’s “You Must Meet My Wife” from A LITTLE NIGHT MUUSIC. The link below (same site) goes to the version in F Major. The range is C4 - E5. Notice the original key (Gb) is also available.


I’m located in San Francisco. My job as a professional vocal coach and singing teacher is to determine your true vocal category, i.e., tenor, baritone, bass, etc.

Also consider the songs below. They are available for transposition on the same site:
Tonight At Eight – TONIGHT AT EIGHT

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