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Good Audition Songs and Monologues for Bye Bye Birdie

amandafferrer
Swing
joined:9/5/18
Swing
joined:
9/5/18

Hi guys,

So this year my school is putting on Bye Bye Birdie for our spring musical and I'm super excited to be a part of it. I really want to be Rose because I am hispanic :) and I love all the songs she sings and I can really play out her character in a fun and quirky way. I really want to get the role, but I need an a song that will really show my director (who is casting) that I want to be Rose. Any suggestions? I don't want it to be a basic song either, I want them to see that I really researched and I know my Broadway songs. I want to blow them away with my song choice and my monologue choice as well. I really want this role for my junior year!!!

 

Thank you all in advance!!

Mackenzie11
Swing
joined:3/29/19
Swing
joined:
3/29/19

I just played Rosie in my schools production and I sang "I'm Not at All In Love" from Pajama game and my monologue was Fire the Boys! It went super well and both are very fun and comedic and character appropriate! Worked for me! Hope this helps!!

Esther Blodgett
Understudy
joined:7/15/15
Understudy
joined:
7/15/15

Look at the Adams & Strouse catalog. Look hard at "You've Got Possibilities" from Superman (1966). Its a jazzy little diamond that almost tells you to dance a bit.

I don't have a clue why directors of musicals ask for a monologue except for your own audition experience. Monologues in musicals are almost always called 'songs'. The directors ought to have people read scenes from the script instead.. 

EdEval
Featured Actor
joined:11/30/16
Featured Actor
joined:
11/30/16

Sing "Nothing" from Chorus Line, the one Morales sings.

For the monologue try "I Completely Blacked Out" from Chicago.