Should You Audition with a Song from the Musical You're Auditioning For?

If you’re a musical theatre lover, you have probably envisioned yourself in a key role, such as Sandy in Grease or Roger in Rent. When you finally have the opportunity to audition for your dream musical, your first instinct might be to audition with the song you have always imagined yourself performing. Unfortunately, though, this is almost always a mistake. A golden rule (with some exceptions, of course) for musical theatre auditions is, unless you are told otherwise, try not to audition with a song from the musical you’re auditioning for. Here is what you should know.

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