First Time Audition for 5 yr old

pinkgrits
Swing
joined:2/25/14
First Time Audition for 5 yr old
Posted: 2/25/14 at 02:10pm
Hello all! I am new to this forum and am needing some direction. My 5 yr old daughter has been driving me crazy for almost a year about auditioning for a musical. Most of the auditions for local children's theater are for older kids, but I promised my little one that she could audition for next show that allowed 5 yr olds. She turned 5 in Dec., and low and behold, I found out there is an upcoming audition that includes 5 yr olds. I asked my daughter if she still wants to audition and, sure enough, she does. (I still find it so odd, as she is normally quite timid around people she doesn't know). For the audition, she has to sing 2-3 Broadway songs from any musical(1 versus and 1 chorus). Is there a place online where I can find a stripped down instrumental version of the songs? Any advice about a child auditioning would be greatly appreciated.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
First Time Audition for 5 yr old
Posted: 2/25/14 at 02:12pm
That's a lotta songs for a five year old.
"I hate dead people!" -- Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
First Time Audition for 5 yr old
Posted: 2/25/14 at 02:23pm
What is she auditioning for?

And there a lot of song books on amazon that feature audition songs for children and teens.



....but the world goes 'round
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
First Time Audition for 5 yr old
Posted: 2/25/14 at 02:25pm
I would hire any five year old who sang "I Dreamed a Dream," "Ladies Who Lunch" and "Rose's Turn".
"I hate dead people!" -- Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work
pinkgrits
Swing
joined:2/25/14
First Time Audition for 5 yr old
Posted: 2/25/14 at 02:49pm
Thanks, Tazber. She is auditioning for a local Best of Broadway production. I have mixed emotions about letting her audition. I want to encourage her to follow her dreams, but at the ripe old age of 5, I need to make sure that she is old enough to handle the rejection if she doesn't make it.