Prepare a ballad and up-tempo song in the style of the show for which you are auditioning.
Please DO NOT bring CD's to sing along with; there is an accompanist.
Sing whatever makes you feel comfortable; be yourself. We are looking for fun, personable people rather than "perfect voices."
Music should be two minutes or less, in your key, and clearly marked for the accompanist. Sheet music should either be taped or in a three-ring binder. Commercial books are difficult for pianists to negotiate on the piano.
Know your tempo, and be prepared to communicate it to the accompanist..
Be sure music and lyrics are well-memorized.
Cardinal rule of song interpretation: It's not about the notes, it's about the monologue!
What happened just before the song begins?
Who am I singing to? Why?
What do I want?
Have I invested the song with specific imagery?
It is personal?
Is it important?
Focus on the right things. Don't focus on what the auditors are doing or might be thinking. DO focus on what the song is about.
Bring your sense of humor with you.
Dress comfortably in what makes you look, and most importantly, feel attractive. Dress appropriately for the show.
Have a 16-bar reduction (cut) of your song ready just in case it is requested.
Be careful of non-organic movement. Don't lose your interpretative focus.
Be prepared. Nothing makes a better impression.
Remember: Auditors are on your side. They are grateful that you are there. They can't do it without you. Relax, and have fun!
Best of Luck!
Alice Bemand, Executive Director / John Simpkins, Artistic Director