Posted by BroadwayBound2014 2012-10-07 20:22:31
Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a 16 year old, High School theatre lover. I'm performing at a theatre festival in December and I need a song that fits the theme of "finding yourself". I'm a little stuck. This is where you guys come in... If you guys could help me come up with a song, that would be absolutely fantastic! Now, some guidelines: It has to be from a Broadway show, under 5 minutes and preferrably not from "Wicked". I'm a mezzo soprano that loves to belt, if that helps at all. Thank you guys so much!!!
Posted by Jungle Red 2012-10-07 20:26:49
Don't you have a theater teacher to help you with this?
Posted by tazber 2012-10-07 21:01:19
Off Broadway, but "I Can Do Better Than That" from the The Last 5 Years.
Posted by TheatreDiva90016 2012-10-07 21:19:30
Why not ask here and get ideas from more than just her teacher, who probably has everyone else asking her for suggestions?
Posted by FindingNamo 2012-10-07 21:25:25
My niece got into a very competitive grad program on the strength of her performance of "Delicious Indignities (or The Deflowering of Helen Axminster)," from Oh! Calcutta!. The admin was delighted the performance wasn't "the same old thing."
Posted by Jungle Red 2012-10-07 21:39:26
I was just kidding!
I don't know enough about musical theatre songs to help her out, so I made a joke instead.
I hope you do well, Sarah!
Posted by TheatreDiva90016 2012-10-07 21:43:55
How many screen names do you have?
Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-07 22:23:22
Try "Where Am I Going" from Sweet Charity.
Here's Barbra singing it:
Oh--you're 16. Barbra is Barbra Streisand. If you've never heard her, this is as good a place to start as any.
Barbra Streisand is kind of like who Lea Michele has always wanted to be.