Top 10 Contemporary Female Audition Cuts

Written by Andrea Canny

November 15, 2016

Continuing our series on audition cuts and full sheet music, we feature 10 powerful audition cuts to showcase the vocal ability, technique, and acting ability needed to book the powerhouse female roles of today.

1.  “I’m Here” from The Color Purple

Here’s your chance to show that you can fill Cynthia Erivo’s shoes with this powerhouse song from The Color Purple.

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2. “Bad Idea” from Waitress

Show off your character and vocal artistry in this Sara Bareilles song from Waitress.

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3. “It Won’t Be Long Now” from In The Heights

A great song from Lin-Manuel’s stand out musical, In The Heights.

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4. “Find Your Grail” from Spamalot

Show off your comedic skills and powerhouse belt with this Lady of the Lake signature song.

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5. “Get Out and Stay Out” from 9 to 5

High belted notes…check.  Passionate message…check.  Great audition piece? Check!

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6. “Ain’t Nothin’ But a Kiss” from Memphis

Knock ‘em out with this sassy, soulful uptempo from Memphis.

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7. “Dance of the Robe” from Aida

This is a powerful piece from Elton John’s AIDA.  Let it show off your vocal power and passion.

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8. “A Summer In Ohio” from The Last 5 Years

Such fun can be had with this audition cut while you show off your comedic skills and vocals.

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9. “Defying Gravity” from Wicked

It may be popular, but it sure does showcase what you can do!

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10. “Let It Go” from Frozen

Give the auditor chills with your skill and passion in this contemporary cut.

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Looking for more recommendations? We’ll be coming out with these soon!

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  • Top 10 Traditional Female Audition Cuts
  • Top 10 Contemporary Male Solos
  • Top 10 Contemporary Female Solos

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Andrea Canny is a professional entertainer (31 years), writer, director, producer, studio vocalist, vocal performance/cabaret coach, adjudicator as well as cabaret artist who is currently writing a book on integrity in the entertainment business.

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