It's finally October, so we're starting to feel a little... Wicked? Anyone?
Whether you're an Elphaba or a Glinda, a Boq or a Fiyero, this show is one of the toughest auditions in town. The creative team have a very specific idea of what they're looking for. Stephen Schwartz has an entire page on his website chock full of helpful notes for performers. Check it out: rarely are you able to get audition advice from the composer himself!
Most of the time auditionees are asked to sing from the show. However, if you're looking to make a good impression at an EPA or ECC, or in the event that you're asked to sing from your book, here are some terrific song suggestions for four of the young characters.
Easy as Life (Aida)
Nobody's Side (Chess)
Get Out and Stay Out (9 to 5)
Glitter and Be Gay (Candide)
Follow Your Heart (Urinetown)
Should I Be Sweet? (Take a Chance)
I Can't Stand Still (Footloose)
Moving Too Fast (Last Five Years)
She Was There (Scarlet Pimpernel)
Mr. Cellophane (Chicago)
World's Greatest Dad (Elf: the Musical)
One of the Good Guys (Closer Than Ever)
I feel like no one ever does this WONDERFUL, UNDER-RATED show. If you're discovering it for the first time, you're in for a treat!
I used to think that every person pursuing a musical theatre career should be required to swing. Like a theatrical version of compulsory military duty.
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