This material is from our 2013 production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and remains here for archival purposes.
These are just suggestions to help you choose a song to sing at auditions – by no means an exhaustive list. Again, please do NOT sing a song from DROOD. Choose a song that best showcases your range and your ability as a singer, and remember to connect with the audience first and foremost.
Sheet music for any of these listed songs can be found from various sources:
Chairperson/Mayor Thomas Sapsea: any patter song from Gilbert and Sullivan (“When I was a Lad,” “Modern Major General”); “Getting Married Today” from Company (female); “Watch What Happens” from Newsies (female); “Let’s Not Talk About Love” from Let’s Face It by Cole Porter (either)
Clive Paget/John Jasper and Victor Grinstead/Neville Landless: “Man of La Mancha” from Man of La Mancha; “Being Alive” from Company; “Anthem” from Chess; “My Time of Day” from Guys and Dolls; “Stars” from Les Miserables
Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood: “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl; “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy” from South Pacific; “There’s a Fine, Fine Line” from Avenue Q; “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” from Anything Goes
Deirdre Peregrine/Rosa Bud: Any soprano aria from Gilbert and Sullivan (“The hours creep on apace,” “Poor wand’ring one,” “If somebody there chanced to be”); “Green Finch and Linnet Bird” from Sweeney Todd; “How Could I Ever Know” from Secret Garden; “In My Own Little Corner” from Cinderella
Angela Prysock/Princess Puffer: “Class” from Chicago; “No Time At All” from Pippin; “They Don’t Know” from Thoroughly Modern Millie
Janet Conover/Helena Landless: “Hold On” from Secret Garden, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, “Just You Wait” from My Fair Lady; “Ladies Who Lunch” from Company
Cedric Moncrieffe/Reverend Crisparkle: “No More” from Into the Woods (Mysterious Man section); “Someone Nice Like You” from Stop the World, I Want to Get Off; “Mr. Bojangles” from Fosse/Dancin’
Phillip Bax/Bazzard: “Mister Cellophane” from Chicago; “Put on a Happy Face” from Bye Bye Birdie; “No More” from Into the Woods (Baker section); “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” from Guys and Dolls
Other Company members (female): “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz; “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Gershwin; “Magic to Do” from Pippin; “It Never Was You” from Knickerbocker Holiday
Other Company members (male): “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma!; “Magic to Do” from Pippin; “September” from The Fantasticks; “Maria” from West Side Story