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  1. AUDITION SONGS

  2. TRADITIONAL MUSICAL THEATER • Old school • Sweeping lines • Memorable melodies • Shows emotional and vocal range • Displays knowledge of musical theater lexicon

  3. PATTER • Wordy, with lots of complicated, rapid-fire lyrics • Displays diction, memorization skills, personality

  4. TORCH SONG • Sentimental love song, typically where the singer laments over a lost love • Great lyrics, great melodies, great display of vocal range • EMOTION AND ACTING SKILLS presented

  5. COUNTRY • More and more shows have country songs in them • Known for their stories

  6. COMEDY • Songs that specifically display a comedic character • Usually story songs • Sometimes use character voices • Always a good display of acting skill

  7. POP/ROCK • Needed in this age of rock and rock influenced musicals • Displays range • Should have several in your book from different eras

  8. CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATER • Always changing • You should be familiar with current and current-ish shows • Also sometimes a way to avoid over-sung songs

  9. CABARET • OK to follow great song writers and use pieces not in shows, but musical theater-ish • David Freidman • Heisler and Goldrich

  10. COMPOSERS • Know songs by different songwriters and songwriting teams • Rodgers and Hammerstein • Kander and Ebb • Sondheim • Jason Robert Brown • Lerner and Loewe • Aherns and Flaherty • Andrew Lloyd Webber • Comden and Green