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  • my advice
    • Julie Stevens (no login)
      Posted Jul 30, 2008 11:51 AM

      Honestly, I would spend the time learning some new songs that aren't going to cause the interviewees to zone out. That would mean avoiding any and all songs from "Little Women," Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Wicked," and Disney ("Little Mermaid," "Mulan," Pocahontas," etc...) It's not about belting as high as you can or singing as loud as possible (which is what would happen with those songs you mentioned). It's about showing that you understand the lyrics to a song and can make them personal to you. There is a world of amazing music out there by composers like Cole Porter, Jule Styne, Rodgers & Hammerstein, George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Frank Loesser, Marvin Hamlish, Alan Jay Lerner, Harold Arlen, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman, Irving Berlin, Frank Wildhorn, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Aherns, Kander and Ebb, etc...It would be a shame for your daughter to miss out on some amazing and well-written songs that will not only show that she can sing and act, but also set her apart from the thousands of other students auditioning for the few spots in the program.

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