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, but this list of audition songs will work for just about any Fosse show. It's also a terrific resource for those fierce dancers who panic whenever they get to the singing part of the audition. These easy, fun-to-sing songs will knock it out of the park.
1. There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This from Sweet Charity
2. All That Jazz from Chicago
3. Don't Tell Mama from Cabaret
4. Bye Bye Blackbird from Liza With a Z
5. Corner of the Sky from Pippin
6. Class (a man or a woman could sing this) from Chicago
7. Mr. Bojangles from Dancin'
8. A Little Brains, A Little Talent from Damn Yankees
9. There Once Was a Woman/Man from Pajama Game
10. Zip from Pal Joey
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.