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What should I sing for my audition?

Asked by nightxcrawler (79points) 1 month ago from iPhone

This is for 8th grade, but I figured I’d get a jumpstart so I know the songs by heart from singing them for two years. I’m looking to audition for the musical theater department at The Chicago Academy for the Arts in my high school experience, and I need a couple songs and a monologue. I need an up-tempo musical song and a ballad, both written before 1970. I also need a contemporary monologue from after 1900 that is one to two minutes long. For the dance portion of the audition, I need to learn a jazz number that will be taught to me. Any suggestions for tights, leotard and jazz shoes, brand, fabric, etc? And does anyone have any jazz tips? If you see this, thank you so much! One more thing I should add, I’m a soprano and I can’t go that low, but I’m working on that with my vocal coach.

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nightxcrawler's avatar

What I forgot to add, I have to read the whole script from which the monologue is from if that makes any difference to what you would suggest.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

You might get some ideas from watching My Fair Lady
Good luck!:)

nightxcrawler's avatar

Would that be for one of the songs or the monologue? And thank you!

nightxcrawler's avatar

Oh nevermind, thank you!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

You’re welcome!
I thought of a few other musicals to check out
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Sound of Music,The King and I, Mary Poppins,Oliver,West Side Story and South Pacific area few more options for you.

nightxcrawler's avatar

Thank you so much, I appreciate it!

janbb's avatar

Try “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder for the monologue. There are some very moving speeches in it.

Good songs in “West Side Story” such as “I Feel Pretty” and ”“I Like to Be in America.”

nightxcrawler's avatar

I’ll make sure to check those out, thank you for the suggestions!

stanleybmanly's avatar

Belt out a “showstopper” that you believe in. Glitter & Be Gay if you have a voice worthy of showing off or “Ya Got Trouble” though the latter might be better as your monologue. You wanna leave em sittin up!

ucme's avatar

For jazz inspired musicals, you can’t go wrong with Bugsy Malone.

nightxcrawler's avatar

Thank you, I’ll check all of those out!!

stanleybmanly's avatar

@josie I have an affection since childhood for the Andre Previn piano rendition of that tune, even with all the hokie strings.

josie's avatar

@stanleybmanly
My Great Aunt loved that song, and would play it on the piano and sing it.

anniereborn's avatar

There are some great monologues in “The Member of The Wedding” by Carson McCullers. It’s also a great read.

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

For the jazz portion, “Summertime”: https://youtu.be/bsIBhPefmRU from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” might be an option.

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