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What are some good audition songs for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?

Asked by rentluva5256 (550 points ) March 31st, 2010

I’m auditoining for this play in May, but I can’t think of a good, up-beat, Broadway song to sing for the audition. Please post some choices for me. Thanks! :)

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ZEPHYRA's avatar

Any dream will do.

rentluva5256's avatar

It can’t be from the play. But thanks.

iphigeneia's avatar

Which part are you auditioning for? What is your vocal range, type, etc? I would recommend looking at musicals from the same era (60s/70s) and roles played by performers you are similar to.

filmfann's avatar

Do your homework. Find out what the producer has done before, and pick an upbeat song from that, or pick other songs by Webber, like Music of the Night

gailcalled's avatar

Or pick out a song from Stephen Sondheim’s works.

rentluva5256's avatar

@iphigeneia I’m not auditioning for any part in particular. I’d most likely want to be a wife of one of the brothers. (I’m a girl!) And I’m an alto. But, what are some good musicals from that time period?

iphigeneia's avatar

The only reason I suggested other musicals from that time period was because they are likely to be in a similar style. Just so you know, some well-known ones are Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mame, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Pippin. There is a wealth of audition material out there, search around on Wikipedia, youtube, musicals.net, musicaltheatreaudition.com, Yahoo! Answers.

Of course, you can pick a song from any musical. I would not recommend going with the suggestions above: anything from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables or Wicked is way overdone (as are others, but those are the big 3), and Sondheim is notoriously difficult to play (not always, but as a general rule…)

I have two other suggestions:
‘Always True to You (In My Fashion)’ from Kiss Me, Kate
‘Raunchy’ from 110 in the Shade (technically a soprano role, I think, but look it up)

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