Do you have any advice on a song choice (general advice or specific songs would be helpful) when you want to prove versatility for any role? I am a 27 year old who feels she can play the 22 year old or the 50 year old. But I don’t want to sing a song thats too young or too old and have them think that I’m trying for a specific role. Any help would be appreciated.
So, when auditioning, I’d suggest having 4-6 contrasting songs ready and waiting in your repertoire and of course, you can always learn a new song for a show you’re particularly interested in. When deciding which song to use, select the song based on the genre, time period, character age and character personality your auditioning for. Don’t pick a song from Rent for a Phantom of the Opera audition and vise versa. This can be a tricky process, but song selection is a key part in getting cast, so I think it’s worth it.
I know I didn’t give you the specifics you were looking for, but I think this advice will help better guide you than if I had done that. Best of luck to you!
Happy Singing (and Auditioning!),
Vocal Coach Ken