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re: comedic audition songs for women

nyanna
Swing
joined:8/11/06
comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/11/06 at 03:32pm
Hi Guys- I'd love to get any suggestions that anyone wants to throw my way for comedic audition songs. (There were some great suggestions the other day for guys- which unfortunately didn't really didn't help me)It seems lately that everyone wants to see me do 'funny funny', and the only thing in my audition binder that falls under this category is 'Taylor the Latte Boy' which has actually met with a surprising amount of success. Still, I'd like some more options. All my runners-up are more quirky/amusing than 'funny funny' (Look what Happened to Mabel, What More Do I Need?, I think I May Want to Remember Today etc...) I've also had success in the past with taking a traditional song or standard and putting a ridiculous and and unconventional twist to it (and despite the previous song list I also have a good soprano extension)
Point is I'm open to any ideas!
Thanks!
Anna
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Amneris
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joined:5/16/03
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/11/06 at 04:05pm
Have you ever used "He's Here" from - How Now Dow Jones? I personally feel that is a very funny song as well as a great song for a "Spamalot" audition..totally off topic lol.

Gorgeous from Apple Tree if you haven't used that already

There's also a song .. I believe it's called "Poisoning Pigeons In the Park".. i'm not sure what it's from though but, it is sort of rangey and I am sure you can handle it from the way you describe your vocal quality.

Best Of Luck
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morosco
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joined:7/10/04
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/11/06 at 06:05pm
There are a few good numbers from the revue Starting Here, Starting Now. "Crossword Puzzle" is fun and great for showing off.

Here are the vocal selections at Amazon.com
Updated On: 8/11/06 at 06:05 PM
bwayondabrain
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/05
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 03:42pm
"One Hundred Easy Ways"- WONDERFUL TOWN

first one that came to mind, and its a good, and funny song

:)
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americanboy99
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 03:44pm
Getting Married Today from Company.

If you could pull it off, it would be fantastick.
"Years from now when you talk about this- and you will- be kind."
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Becoz_i_knew_you21
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joined:4/29/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 05:55pm
"Climbing Uphill" form Last 5 Years
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 05:57pm
You Can Always Count On Me - City Of Angels
You've Got Possibilities - Superman
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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iHeartMyGeek
Broadway Legend
joined:1/28/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 05:59pm
"A Summer In Ohio" from L5Y would also be really good.
"I can't figure out what kind of life this is, comedy or tragedy, I just know it's showbiz. And what if I don't agree with the lines I have to read? They don't pay me enough, the way I see it."
TheEnchantedHunter
Broadway Legend
joined:6/27/05
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 05:59pm

All of the above songs are audition cliches and anything from THE LAST 5 YEARS is to be avoided like the plague. Stick to your original plan of imposing unconventional twists on standard material, which demonstrates actor smarts.




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Amneris
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joined:5/16/03
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 07:56pm
I suppose you have brilliant suggestions then?
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PaintWordPictures
Understudy
joined:7/23/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 07:56pm
Kristen Chenoweth recorded "If" from Two in the Aisle - very funny, in a more quirky-Chicago kind of way.
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FoscasBohemianDream
Broadway Star
joined:1/20/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 08:36pm
Actually, EnchantedHunter is right, anything from The Last 5 Years is overused, every director or casting director I know of (including myself) is just tired of people auditioning with anything from Sun & Moon, Songs for a New World, or The Last 5 Years.
My suggestions:
"Dance,10 Looks,3"-A Chorus Line (though you risk that it is also overused.
"Nobody Does It Like Me"-Seesaw
"Funny Honey"-Chicago
"A Call From the Vatican"-Nine (it can be very funny if you take a comedic approach)
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Becoz_i_knew_you21
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joined:4/29/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 08:38pm
Kristen Chenoweth recorded "If" from Two in the Aisle - very funny, in a more quirky-Chicago kind of way.

It's Two on the Aisle.
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EponineAmneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/25/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/12/06 at 08:47pm
Adelaide's Lament (A COLD) from GUYS AND DOLLS
"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
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sabrelady
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 09:22am
Shy from Once Upon a Mattress,
Personally I think "Here I Am " frm DRS would work well too.
Pollution ( cant remember the show)

Liza also recorded "If" as well and of course "Ring Them Bells" ( A bit long for and audition IMHO

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park is actually a Tom Leher song, very funny stuff but not necc B'way. ( I think there was a revue of his songs tho)
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thibodeaux
Leading Actor
joined:8/10/04
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 09:40am
Basically, most songs by Jason Robert Brown from TL5Y or SFANW.

"Three Bedroom House" from BAT BOY always makes me laugh; and it's a good song for showing range.

whatever and ever amen - ben folds five
TheEnchantedHunter
Broadway Legend
joined:6/27/05
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 10:10am

"I suppose you have brilliant suggestions then?"


Tons of them. But first you'll have to pay the usual $ 65.00 coaching fee.

Frankly, any serious, self-respecting actor should do the legwork and research the wealth of active, appropriate material available to them through libraries, CDs, etc., instead of being lazy and rehashing the same crappy Jason Robert Brown songs that are deadweight as audition material and do nothing for the actor.



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Updated On: 8/13/06 at 10:10 AM
michelle4
Stand-by
joined:10/10/05
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 03:10pm
Just FYI Fosca, but its Stars and Moon and it is from Songs for A New World.

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TomMonster
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/05
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 04:23pm
I agree with Enchanted about doing your own homework. This is the fun kind...listening to music and reading scripts.

However, try:

Raunchy from 110 in the Shade
I'm Anybody's Girl from Steel Peer

Both a little risque, but fun!
"It's not so much do what you like, as it is that you like what you do." SS

"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana." GMarx
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JamesMacon
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 04:42pm
"Privilege to Pee" from Urinetown.

Although that may be too strange...
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sabrelady
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joined:5/16/03
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 07:19pm
OH yeah "I'm Just a Girl Who Cain't SAy NO" Oklahoma( as long as we're talking about cliches)
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zzannahk
Broadway Legend
joined:3/2/05
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 07:20pm
didn't we have this same exact thread a couple weeks ago??
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madbrian
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joined:6/1/06
re: comedic audition songs for women
Posted: 8/13/06 at 07:24pm
Private Schwartz from Funny Girl...
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson

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