SOLOS FOR YOUNG WOMEN
We all love Defying Gravity, right? However, do we love it when we’re the third (or twentieth) person to sing it that day? If you’re looking for a great song that the judges or auditioners haven’t heard yet, here is a great selection from Musical Theatre Worldwide shows, and even shows that we haven’t published yet!
These songs are FREE to perform in festivals, competitions, and auditions - all that we ask is that you send us an email when you use them. We love knowing that our music is out there in the world.
If you ever do decide to record it professionally, please reach out and we’ll work something out.
I Talk too Much
From our musical Becky Thatcher, the first girl Becky meets in her new home of Hannibal, Missouri is Miranda. However, Miranda has to warn her about something if they are going to be friends. If you want a perfect comedic uptempo for a festival (or if you are auditioning for Ado Annie) this is it!
Where is the Boy for Me?
In Off to Olympus, the Goddess Diana has the ultimate overprotective father, Zeus. For her entire existence, Diana has been sheltered from seeing any other men (Gods or otherwise) at the orders of Zeus, who never wants to see this one daughter grow up. However, since Diana is the goddess of the forest, this doesn’t quite add up. Note: although this is a fun group number, this is a very fun piece as a solo as well.
Here I Come
This is not a great audition or festival piece, because it is too long. However, it IS a great song, regardless. From the musical Good Knight, If you are looking for a real challenge for a recital or an evening songs, this is a lovely, lovely piece.
Note, we only have a piano backing track for this one, but it still works.
The Average Looking Woman
From a one-act musical called Upon Reflection this song by Dave Hudson and Jon Steinhagen is a true and wonderful gem. Written for a show that takes place entirely on a train, this is a great tune for anyone who has ever lived in Chicago, commuted on a train, or struggled for self-acceptance.
Paid to be Pretty
Also from the one-act musical Upon Reflection, listen for the rhythm of the train that Dave Hudson and Jon Steinhagen built into the rhythm of the lyrics and music. This is a great audition piece, but also great for cabarets and festivals. Note: This is for a slightly more mature performer, high-school on up.
We will keep adding and rotating songs in this section.