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Female Audition for Les MiserablesSo even though it's far away I'm starting to prepare for an audition at a local theatre for Les Miz. I'm aiming towards one of the three leads: Fantine, Eponine, or Cosette.
To give you a rough idea of my experience I'm seventeen and I've played Belle twice in Beauty and the Beast and other roles such as Grace in Annie. I'm a mezzo-soprano, but my range can stretch pretty far.
So far I've been considering either Back to Before from Ragtime or I Don't Know How to Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar for an audition song, but the problem is that I want to be considered for all of the female roles, but I don't know what song would portray that. If anyone has any suggestions or feedback regarding my current song choices please let me know!
||It's very hard to find something that goes from Fantine's range up to Cosette's range, and they're all completely different roles. I can only suggest, maybe, is "As long as he needs me", but that is mostly for Eponine and Fantine. But I always suggest that. And it's a very popular song for auditions, I'd assume, whcih isn't going to help. "The light in the piazza", maybe? That could work for Cosette and Eponine...|
I'm the first to admit that I know hardly anything about ranges, so I'd take this with a pinch of salt. But I use "Papa Can You Hear Me" from Yentl as an audition song (my singing teacher suggested it to me) because it covers quite a wide range, suits a more classical voice and isn't overused. I'm an eighteen year old mezzo soprano with quite a wide range too, so it looks like we're pretty similar
I don't know if it's any use but I thought I'd suggest it just in case.