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Possible audition songs:

 1 Fusionman, Tue, 23rd Aug '11 7:13:38 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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OK. So my Thesbian Troupe is doing Beauty and the Beast. I know this may sound a bit ambitious but I want to be GASTON.

What songs would work best in this case? I would do a Sweeny or other Sondheim work usually but the ones I know are much darker than Gaston's Large Ham.
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Alrighty then, you need a big, bombastic baritone piece that can show off a legit voice.

"My Name" from Oliver!

"All I Care About" or "Razzle Dazzle" from Chicago.

"Meditation" from Shenandoah.

"Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" from Oklahoma!

"Stars" from Les Miserables (might be a bit overdone, granted. Every baritone and their mother does that song).

"I Rise Again" from On the Twentieth Century.

"Molasses to Rum" from 1776.

"C'est Moi" from Camelot.

"Where is the Life that Late I Led" or "I've Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua" from Kiss Me, Kate.

"In Praise of Women" from A Little Night Music.

Ooh, that's a good one. Do "In Praise of Women."

edited 23rd Aug '11 7:21:01 PM by Pannic

 3 Fusionman, Tue, 23rd Aug '11 7:36:21 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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I'll try that if there is no other ideas.

-cracks knuckles- So I got a few weeks. LET'S GET SERIOUS.
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Well, "In Praise of Women" fits - you've got this manly-man chauvinist pig, and it's got that high F money note in it.

I'll look at my songbooks. I've got a ton of baritone songs.
 5 Fusionman, Tue, 23rd Aug '11 7:45:57 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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Oh god the money note may kill me.

But yeah the song fits Gaston.

How else to prove I'm worthy of a thespian role than picking a song that's close to the guy I want?
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 6 Madrugada, Tue, 23rd Aug '11 9:16:08 PM Relationship Status: In season
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I don't know "In Praise of Women" but "Razzle Dazzle 'Em" or "C'est Moi" are also both big bombastic songs — "C'est Moi" is about as close to Gaston as you can get.

Give it a listen: Robert Goulet on Broadway

Franco Nero acting, Gene Merlino dubbing the singing in the movie.

edited 23rd Aug '11 9:16:58 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Yeah, I'd go with "C'est Moi" or "In Praise of Women." I lean slightly more towards the latter because it's closer to Gaston's vocal range - he's got a few high Fs, notably in the middle and at the end of "Me, " as well as a brief high passage in the Mob Song ("It's time to follow me."). I don't know where else he goes that high, though.

edited 23rd Aug '11 11:20:00 PM by Pannic

 8 Madrugada, Wed, 24th Aug '11 3:47:31 PM Relationship Status: In season
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That's true. "C'est Moi" goes down rather than up for the money note.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 9 Fusionman, Wed, 24th Aug '11 5:59:57 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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If only I could show my vocal range to you guys...

OY.
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 10 Madrugada, Wed, 24th Aug '11 9:31:52 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Ventrilo? I dunno how it works, though...
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
You could type your vocal range - C4 is middle C. Example:

Typical bass range is E2-E4, typical baritone range is G2-G4, typical tenor range is A2-A4. Gaston's range, I believe, is A2-F4. Same range as the Beast, if I'm not mistaken.

If "In Praise of Women" is too daunting, I'd suggest "All I Care About." Same range as Gaston, and it has a high F near the end, but it's just once, as opposed to "In Praise of Women, " which has them all over the place. In addition, you sorta slide up to it in that one and can choose to take it as long or short as you want, and even if you mess up, there's still the E-flat right after it that you can recover on.

edited 24th Aug '11 10:35:41 PM by Pannic

 12 Fusionman, Sat, 27th Aug '11 10:34:12 AM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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Oh god Chicago vs a Little Night Music.

Messing either up could end in pain. tongue
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 13 Fusionman, Sat, 1st Oct '11 4:28:53 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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So what should I do for Dr.Horrible as Dr.Horrible or Captain Hammer?
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 14 cheeseypoofs, Sat, 1st Oct '11 4:48:40 PM from my happy place
[up]Depends on what your voice range is. Captain Hammer's range is a lot lower than Dr. Horrible's.
 15 Fusionman, Sat, 1st Oct '11 4:51:43 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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I know as a baritone I could do both.

I mean what song/s?
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 16 cheeseypoofs, Sat, 1st Oct '11 5:05:58 PM from my happy place
[up] If you're a baritone, you should probably go with "Everyone's a Hero" both because it would probably fit your range and because it's a chance to be a Large Ham.
 17 Fusionman, Sat, 1st Oct '11 5:11:58 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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YAY HAM

But isn't it bad to audition with songs from the show?
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Actually, Horrible's music is lower than Hammer's. Horrible's top note is an F-sharp in "My Eyes, " while Hammer has that big "WAAAAAY" on a high G-flat.

edited 1st Oct '11 5:15:40 PM by Pannic

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I'd like an audition song for Orin Scrivello, DDS.
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"Greased Lightnin'" might work, albeit slightly overdone. It's in Orin's range and style, more or less - rock song for a baritone. Maybe "Luck Be a Lady" would be a suitable song, too.
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I'd stay away from Greased Lightnin', because the script specifically states that actors playing Orin should not take inspiration from Grease.
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 23 Poisonarrow, Sat, 3rd May '14 1:47:26 PM Relationship Status: In love with love
What's a good song for a tenor auditioning?

This will be my first non-school audition and it's for Shrek, and I'm not really familiar with it. >.>
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