Even though everyone's in the holiday spirit these days, Christmas shows auditioned back in the fall. What you might be auditioning for is Godspell, which will be a seasonal favorite about four months from now. It's also a crowd-pleasing summer stock staple. The good news is you can use just about any song to audition for Godspell. Stephen Schwartz wrote it, so musical theatre is all right. It's from the '70s, so classic musical theatre rep applies. It's clownish, so character songs and cabaret faves make the cut. And stylistically, it ranges from contemporary gospel to pop. The only thing you need to do is make sure your personality shines through, preferably your zanier side. As usual, find a 16 to 32-bar cut, and make it your own!
1. Rhythm of Life (Sweet Charity)
2. Holding Out for A Hero (Bonnie Tyler/Footloose)
3. Seasons of Love (Rent)
4. King Herod's Song (Jesus Christ Superstar)
5. Morning Glow (Pippin)
6. He's a Tramp (Lady and the Tramp/On the Record)
7. I Believe (Book of Mormon)
8. God is Not a White Man (Michael Gungor)
9. A Wild, Wild Party (Lippa's Wild Party)
10. You've Got Possibilities (It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman)
I can't believe that June is nearly over, especially since I'm due to have a baby-- my second!-- in early July. This means that I'll have to take a break from The City Audition for the foreseeable future.
You haven't experienced it yet, but this business is awful.
I went down the Fosse rabbit hole the other night on You Tube. "Rich Man's Frug" had shuffled up on my iPhone, and I realized I needed a Fosse fix. Fosse, the revue, isn't done that often anymore, but this list of audition songs will work for just about any Fosse show.