I hope you're enjoying your summer! I can't believe it's June already, especially since I'm due to have a baby-- my second!-- in early July. This means that I have to take a break from The City Audition for the foreseeable future. Hopefully I'll be back again in the fall! In the meantime, feel free to send me your questions and #AuditionInspiration requests. Best of luck through these lazy summer months! We'll all hit it hard again come September.
The City Audition
As the weather turns cooler, why fight the urge to snuggle under a blanket with a bottle of wine and some quality screen time? Problem is, what to watch?
Anyone with sense can look at what’s playing on Broadway and see that pop music is here to stay. Catchy riffs and repetitive lyrics have proven to be just as profitable on the boards as on the radio. Yet most formal training programs have been slow to catch up to this development. Today’s Broadway singer needs to be able to move between pop and traditional Broadway as seamlessly as Jessie Mueller moving from Waitress to Carousel.
Since Green Day songs weren’t written as theatre songs, the storytelling presents a big challenge for this show. Find a pop or rock song that’s a bit esoteric and showcase your ability to find the passion within the imagery. And dress like a badass.