I'm obsessed with this musical lately, as I think it very much pertains to our current times. If you haven't heard it in a while, give it a listen and see if you agree. I hope to see more theatres doing it over the next four years. Both old-school and contemporary musical theatre will work for this show, just be sure to give your song an arc and tell a story. If you're auditioning for the ensemble, go in as if you'd like to cover one of the roles.
"Being Mrs. Banks" from Mary Poppins
"Meadowlark" from The Baker's Wife
"Good Thing Going" from Merrily We Roll Along
"No One is Alone" from Into the Woods
Mother's Younger Brother
"Sometimes a Day Goes By" from Woman of the Year
"What Is It About Her" from Wild Party
"Everybody's Girl" from Steel Pier
"Buddie Beware" from Anything Goes
"Rain" from Once on This Island
"If I Never Knew You" from Pocahontas
"Is It Really Me" from 110 in the Shade
"I've Never Been in Love Before" from Guys and Dolls
"If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof
"Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific
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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This is a tough category for so many of us, yet absolutely necessary to be competitive today.