10 Perfect College Audition Packages
Written by Leryn Turlington
November 10, 2016
For season or college auditions, you likely have 90 seconds to determine the next few months or years of your life. The best you can do is be yourself! These monologues and songs are paired to compliment your personality and theatrical type so that you can be your most comfortable and expressive self in the audition room. Every perfect pair will go excellent alongside a second contrasting song or monologue depending on your acting and vocal range. We feature 5 male-identifying pairs and 5 female-identifying pairs so you can choose which is best for you!
1. James from Carl aka Karl by DT Arcieri and “What Do I Need with Love?” from Thoroughly Modern Millie by Scanlan and Tesori.
These characters know exactly what they want, or at least they think they do. Show off your sense of style and confidence but give a little heart, too.
2. Cal from Housing to Share by Lhota and Milstein and “Sara Lee” from World Goes ‘Round by Kander and Ebb
These characters march to the beat of their own drum, to say the least. If you give off a quirky, Breakfast Club vibe, these pieces are sure to let your freak flag fly.
3. Chekov from Emotion Memory by Don Nigro and “Try Me” from She Loves Me by Bock and Harnick
These pieces showcase an over-achiever who is passionately defending their work. If you can walk the delicate balance between enthusiasm and aggression with a bit of humor, this pair would suit you well.
4. Tommy from Cowbirds by DT Arcieri and “Sante Fe” from Newsies by Feldman and Menken
Both of these characters have an inkling of what a real family is, even if they’ve never experienced it. They find their inspiration and happiness instead by dreaming of the places they’d rather be.
6. Tracy from Seascapes with Shark and Dancer by Don Nigro and “Woman” from The Pirate Queen by Claude-Michel Schönberg
These characters are hungry for independence and will not take “no” for an answer. A great package for those who read older and speak with a power and conviction.
8. Candy from Cutting Remarks by Barbara Lhota and “History of Wrong Guys” from Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
From school, to work, to romance, these characters can’t catch a break. These two pieces are great for someone who can swiftly turn heartfelt complaining into comedy gold with their timing and endearing personality.
9. Elizabeth from Catholic School Girls by Casey Kurtti and “Live Out Loud” from A Little Princess by Lippa and Crawley
For those lucky few who will play teenagers well into their thirties, these two pieces capitalize on a youthful charm that often gets away with a little impertinence.
10. Miriam from Romance by Barbara Lhota and “The Winner Takes It All” from Mamma Mia by Johnson, Andersson, and Ulvaeus
Two pieces for women with mature age ranges who know they are too good for the men they find themselves with.
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