Next month I have an audition for a drama school, I will have to perform a monologue, sing a song from a musical and we will be doing a choreographed dance that they will teach us. I've already got my monologue sorted out but I need help picking out a song and what should I expect from the dance part. I'm 16 and a mezzo soprano.
- Try not to do something that’s over-done, the judges will be hearing that song a lot, but if you can find a slightly more unique one they’ll remember you better/you’ll stand out (pretty much stay away from Wicked and Les Miserables)
-Remember they aren’t expecting you to be perfect, that’s what you’d be studying for, pick a song that shows off what you can do really well but try to have a dynamic one with maybe a little belting
Some good ones I’ve seen for a mezzo are:
- Down By the Sea [Sweeney Todd] (if you can go low enough, it’s quite low)
- Letterbomb [American Idiot]
-Kindergarten Boyfriend [Heathers]
Another point to add is it should ideally be a song you enjoy and it’ll shine through I’m here to talk more in detail if you want to, what school are you auditioning for? I was MGA in Edinburgh
Something legit is always good. Rogers & Hammerstein etc.
Are you auditioning for a Level 3 or Level 6 course? It depends on the school but most dance auditions consist of a ballet & a jazz class.