Category Archives: 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 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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Watch whole plays?

While there are a lot of rules in royalty contracts about recording performances of plays and musicals, there are several resources online where you can watch entire plays (and sometimes musicals). Places to look for shows: Your local library. Depending … Continue reading

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Tackling Shakespeare

First of all, congratulations! Some director somewhere heard your audition and is entrusting you with a role in a Shakespearean play. You have a long road ahead of you and I hope you have a wonderful director. As someone who … Continue reading

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Can I Use a song for a monologue?

I’d never really thought of using songs as monologues until one day at work I was asking a friend for ideas for a monologue for an audition. True to theatre-kid fashion he began reciting Eminem’s rap from “Love the Way … Continue reading

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