Category Archives: Musical theatre

Theater in the summer: Part 1

Summer is a time of farmer’s markets, blistering heat, bathing suits and sundresses. Students look forward to the break from school and for long days and warm nights. This is not the summer of a thespian. For those of us … Continue reading

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Auditions for The Music Man announced!

Auditions for “The Music Man” at Theatre Bristol are scheduled for March 26, April 2, April 3, and April 4. There will separate audition times for children and adults. This production will be a bit of a breath of fresh … Continue reading

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Musical Audition Songs Part 5

Jukebox and Radio Lots of these songs are from what we call Jukebox Musicals. Jukebox musicals are musicals that don’t have an original score. One well known example would Be Rock of Ages. Rock of ages has plenty of classic … Continue reading

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Musical Audition Songs: Part 4

Sondheim Yes, he gets his own category because he has earned his own category. His music is beautiful and complicated and everyone will tell you to never give an accompanist a Sondheim song to sight-read but sometimes directors will ask … Continue reading

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Musical Audition Songs: Part 3

Disney Theatrical. There are virtually no unknown songs in this category that a director will sit and say “wow, I haven’t heard that one before…” unless they’re lying. These songs are from shows that disney has produced on Broadway. If … Continue reading

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Musical Audition Songs: Part 2

Musical Theatre Pop The genre includes any song from a pop musical from witers such as Alan Menken, Jason Robert Brown, and Stephen Schwartz. Here are some examples for you: That’s what it means to be a Friend From 13 … Continue reading

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Songs for your audition notebook: Part 1

Post-Golden Age Standards: Golden Age standards are the show like Godspell, Cabaret, A Chorus Line. And let me tell you, if you can nail a Sondheim song for an audition, do it. But otherwise, be very careful. Examples: Day by … Continue reading

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