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Acting in Plays, Singing/'Into the Woods' Audition song


Hello! I'm Evan.

My community theater is having auditions for Into the Woods on Sunday and I am scrambling for a song. I would love to be Cinderella but if not I would also like to be Little Red. I'm 16- my birthday is actually going to be during the rehearsal period- and i would consider myself a mezzo-soprano. I can go low, but i am stronger with a higher range. I would say I top out at a high A, because I had to sing that this past December in A Christmas Carol. Do you have any suggestions? I was considering using My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music but i feel like it may be a little overdone. I have 16-32 bars.

Hi, Evan --

Thank you for the question.

Cinderella’s range in Into The Woods extends to High G. Consider the song “Feelings” from THE APPLE TREE.

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When you arrive to the site, notice that the song is published in C Major and has a range that extends from B3 to E5. This key would work for Little Red.

But if you decide to go for Cinderella, then scroll down till you see the transposition options. If you put it up into the key of D Major, then the range extends from C#4 to F#.

Listen to or watch the DVD of the Original Broadway Cast recording of Into The Woods, not the recent film.

If you need a Sondheim song, consider “I Remember” from EVENING PRIMROSE for Little Red:

And for Cinderella -- "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" from Sweeney Todd:

Go prepared to sing "I know things now" and "On the steps of the palace".

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Sean Martinfield

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