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[13 Jan 2006|07:09pm]

sassy_wench
Hiya. I was wondering if anyone happened to know of any soprano ballads from musicals that aren't very well known that I will be able to access pretty easily? Or any good ballads in general? I'm kind of stuck on this college audition thing...I have 4 set up so far. I'm stuck on what to sing for my uptempo: I like Look at Me Now and Life of the Party from The Wild Party (but look at me now is a little too high for me to belt comfortably), I like Let's Hear It For The Boy from Footloose (which is in my range but doesn't quite show off my voice so much)...and then there is Magenta's part in Time Warp, which I can totally totally rock out to...but will that be unprofessional/looked down upon? What if I pair it with something legit to show that I do know my stuff? Would it be better to sing something legit and something pop/rock musical-ish..or something that shows a pretty normal belt...I'm a really versatile singer, so I'd like to show the contrast...

What about Special from AVenue Q? Is that too well-known? And what would it be considered? It's not really an uptempo OR a ballad, is it?

Aggh, this is driving me insane, and my first audition is Feb. 9th! Does anyone have any ideas? The main point to this was...soprano-ey songs that are pretty easily cut, show character (I'd prefer something kind of angsty), and aren't extremely well known?

Responses GREATLY appreciated!! Also, has anyone here done the dance audition at Boston Conservatory and Penn State? Are they hard? How much are they weighted? I am not much of a dancer...

Any other tips for any specific schools? So far, I'm applying to Temple, Penn State (really near me!), Boston Conservatory, and NYU (for the second time).

So, the nerves are starting to go a little crazy now. Help is very much appreciated!!

Thank you!!!

-Mandie

X-posted like WHOA because I am desperate and need all the help I can get!!
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[03 Jan 2006|02:53pm]

forxthisxmoment
Hey guys!
Once again i'm calling upon you all for a little bit of help. You see I have my UCF BFA acting audition on Feb.18, and I haven't even begun to start on my audition pieces. I'm not even sure where to begin, I haven't updated my audition pieces since high school, and some how I don't feel that the same things I used at 16 will cut it at 20. Call me paranoid but I think transfering from a community college they may expect a little bit more. I look young, and have a rather "childish" voice, so my believable age range is late teens to early 20's. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for audition pieces that aren't extremely overdone (please no star spangled girl!)I need 2 contrasting monos totaling no more than 3 mins.
Thanks guys!
<3
Jessica Lynn
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[26 Dec 2005|09:41am]

yelliandewan
[ mood | content ]

So...yes...yet another new member here. Yeah, I'm a fan of many little known musicals out there. Right now I'm really infatuated with Company, Parade, and Bare: A Pop Opera. With that said, I also really like:
-The Last 5 Years (Which is probably my favorite musical, but nowadays not exactly the most obscure)
-Amour
-Songs for a New World
That's all that's coming right now, but I'm sure there's more.

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New member [18 Dec 2005|01:35am]

dontfly____fast
Hey, hopefully somebody can help me. The drama teachers at my school just announced that the spring musical will be City Of Angels. Can somebody please tell me what it is about or give me music to it? ANY information is greatly appreciated.

X-posted to anywhere I can possibly find information.
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[29 Nov 2005|12:19am]

only_a_dream
[ mood | awake ]

Hello everyone!

I'm Emily and I'm new. :D I decided that it was about time to follow up on those obscure B-way shows I love...that and my flist is positively flooded with Rent posts, ack.

Anyway, I'm 18 and a freshman in college. I've been a musical fan since I was 8, I think. Here's my list of obscure musicals that I heart:

1) Little Shop of Horrors
2) Songs for a New World
3) A Little Night Music
4) Sunday In the Park with George
5) Hedwig and the Angry Inch (I think this one counts.)
6) Bare
7) Newsies
8) Martin Guerre (but I LOST my soundtrack, argh!)
9) Into the Woods
10) Damn Yankees!
11) Brigadoon
12) Notre-dame de Paris
13) This one, I'm not sure if it's obscure, since it's just been revived: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
14) Again, if it counts: 42nd Street
15) Side Show
16) Assassians
17) AIDA
18) tick, tick...BOOM!
19) Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Wow. There's a lot more than I had thought. XD That doesn't even include the popular musicals I like...

I'm completely up for recs and such. :D

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The Full Monty [18 Nov 2005|01:36pm]

aurorasometimes
I just found out we're doing The Full Monty in a few months and I was wondering if anyone could tell me about the female characters. I'm a 22 year old soprano with a strong 3 octaves, btw.
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[30 Oct 2005|12:21pm]

hear_my_song
Has anyone else seen See What I Wanna See, Michael John LaChuisa's new show at the Public?
Thoughts?
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[12 Oct 2005|03:06pm]

aurorasometimes
I'm trying to build up and expand my audition repertoire with more obscure broadway style songs.
I am a dramatic soprano (who'da thunk there was a whole octave below middle C I hadn't touched until a month ago? hah!) and I like to keep things up in my higher register mostly, but I am exploring and developing my lower range currently so that stuff is good too.

Any suggestions or recommendations?
Thanks in advance. :)


(x-posted like whoa)
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Hello! [05 Oct 2005|07:53pm]

sporkgoddess
I'd never seen this community before... it's a wonder what I find on LJ! Anyway, hi, I've been a musical nut since 1st grade... but I only started to get into more obscure stuff my later years of high school. I think it's so sad that so many wonderful shows, much better than a lot of the "famous" ones, never got the recognition that they so sorely deserve.

Anyway... some of my favorite obscure shows are: The Light in the Piazza (if it counts?) Parade, Passion (favorite Sondheim show,) Side Show ... hang on, does Ragtime count?... Jane Eyre Blood Brothers (I confess that I hadn't heard of it until I saw it in London... wow!) and Les Dix Commandements. I also like several songs from The Life, though I don't listen to the entire thing on a regular basis.

You've probably noticed that most of my list consists of shows that won Best Score/Lyrics--except for poor Side Show, which didn't even win that IIRC!--but lost the Best Musical (or a similar category that it deserved.) Because of this, I've pretty much come to the conclusion that the Tony Awards are pretty much a joke now.

Anyway, looking forward to posting here!
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The Full Monty [20 Sep 2005|07:36pm]

musicandlove_58
(Mods: If this isn't allowed, feel free to delete.)

Does anyone have the song "It's a woman's world" from The Full Monty.
If so, can you please send it to Czy4GnR57@aol.com.

I would love you forever.

Thanks,
Samantha
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[08 Sep 2005|04:42pm]

skippykenji
[ mood | hopeful ]

I'm looking for some new shows to add to my collection...

What's the one show you can't live without and that you would recommend to me?

I'm looking for something interesting....and lesser known.

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[05 Sep 2005|06:56pm]

rainbowspy
[ mood | creative ]

So... In an attempt to stimulate conversation here:

What are all of your favorite (and not incredibly well known) musicals? Why are they your favorites? Who was in them? Have people ever said they're a fan of your favorite obscure musical because of someone who was in it, even if they haven't seen the show? Was the show a hit? A flop? Did it fail initially but succeed in revivals? Has it won any Tonys? Was it made into a movie? What are your favorite songs from them, and why?

We're here for this kind of discussion, right? ^_^

<3,
CJ

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[31 Aug 2005|12:18pm]

moonstruck_star
Hi there! I just joined and I am in a bit of a bind. I have a callback tonight for Shelly in Bat Boy and I hvae not seen the script yet and it is obviously too late to order a copy. If anyone has ANY idea whatsoever of a place online where I can see it or if anyone has a copy typed up or a few scenes maybe used for a callback I would appreciate it more than anything! I want this role and I really want to take a look at the dialogue. Thanks again everyone. Either reply to this or email me at adorablyclever@aol.com
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[28 Aug 2005|12:40pm]

rainbowspy
[ mood | chipper ]

Hi everyone!

First off, thanks for the awesome welcome you all gave me! ^_^ It's awesome that there are so many other people who love random Broadway shows out there.

And now, I've got a really random question pertaining to sheet music:

Has anyone here heard of the musical tick...tick..BOOM! by Jonathan Larson, the same guy who wrote the amazing musical </i>Rent</i>? You probably have-- it isn't as obscure as it once was, what with the Rent movie coming out and all of that.

Anyways, I've discovered it and fallen in love, so I was wondering-- Does anyone have the piano/vocal score for any of the songs from that musical? For those of you who do, could you please send me a couple of the songs? I play the piano, and I'm always looking for songs to learn from the musicals I love, but I can't find the tick..tick...BOOM! book anywhere. Specifically, I'm really looking for the piano music to "Why," "Come To Your Senses," and "Louder than Words."

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

<3,
CJ

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[28 Aug 2005|12:56am]

lepetitthimble
my name is STEVE and i am a MYSPACE ADDICT.

www.myspace.com/teensensation

add me. <3
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[18 Aug 2005|05:51pm]

rainbowspy
[ mood | cheerful ]

Hi everyone!

I'm CJ, and I just joined this lovely community a couple days back.. Figured I ought to say hi and kind of introduce myself, so here goes nothing:

One hundred and one pounds of fun...Collapse )

There. That's done..

Now, I've got a really random question.. Er, really random questions: How many of you have heard of the musical "Little By Little," a 1999 off-Broadway show that didn't run for very long? I can't seem to find anything about it anywhere, and I figured that this place would definately be the place to ask about it.

Also, I've heard music on various Broadway online radio stations from "The Last Five Years," but I can't find that anywhere either. Could anyone who has a copy of the soundtrack send me a few of the songs?

And, randomly, are there any Forbidden Broadway fans here?

I'm also a pianist, and I'm a huge fan of Broadway piano/vocal scores, so if anyone ever has spare time and wants to scan and email me copies of "Mix Tape" from Avenue Q or "Another Day" from Rent, they shall be forever loved. ^_^

So yes! You all seem like awesome Broadway lovers, and I'm glad to have joined your ranks!

<3,
CJ

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[27 Oct 2005|01:18pm]

kidinawell
[ mood | optimistic ]

Hi, I'm Cara, I'm 18
I realized I really want to go into musical theater but I haven't acted before, I don't know if it's too late.
I'm trying to teach myself music theory, but I'm not doing so well. I don't know how to rate my voice, i'm sorry. you guys seem like a really great group of people, and any suggestions you have for me would be greatly appreciated

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[07 Aug 2005|11:36pm]

make_magic
another question: does anyone know if sheet music for the song "Since You've Stayed Here" from the show Brownstone exists?
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[07 Aug 2005|01:29am]

make_magic
there's this song that goes something like, "and the sky would shine like diamonds..." it has something to do with baseball and a kid reliving some baseball experience. does anyone know the name of the song or the musical it is from?

sorry for being so vague.

thanks!
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[28 Jul 2005|04:57pm]

spikytearodeath
hey....

kinda random.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.

anybody every heard of it. it's my favorite musical... ever.

check it out...

tell me if you see any icons of it, cause i will steal them.
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