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legally blonde // lion king // hello, dolly // sweeney todd // matilda // wicked // something rotten // sunset boulevard // book of mormon // gentelman’s guide

Musicals as types of people in school
  • Phantom of the opera: The emo kid with short hair that's always in every singe musical the school puts on
  • Cats: The kid that knows that everybody hates them but they still fight to pursue their dreams/the kid that nobody knows is an acrobat
  • Sweeney Todd: The goth kid who hisses as people in the hallways and only hangs out with like two other people and keeps a diary
  • Heathers: The really popular and preppy girl who's secretly really sad about everything
  • Spring awakening: The kid who makes waaay to many sexual jokes and lost their virginity before everyone else
  • A chorus line: The kid who's never available to do anything because they're at rehearsal
  • Wicked: That one kid that was always ignored in school but grew up to be extremely famous
  • Into the woods: the kid with an unnaturally morbid sense of humor
  • Les Misérables: The kid who's way to into politics and starts fights just about every day
The gist of Sweeney Todd
  • Mrs Lovett: Mrs Mooney puts her neighbour's cats into her pies
  • Mrs Lovett: wouldn't do in my shop
  • Mrs Lovett: just the thought of it's enough to make you sick
  • Also Mrs Lovett: we could put people in the pies though that's fine

If it’s not specifically a black story—if it’s not Ragtime or Porgy and Bess or Show Boat—and “clearly, this is a black woman,” then historically, they just don’t cast us. I would have just assumed they weren’t looking for me to tell that story. But ingenues like Natasha came very easily to me…. And so with Natasha I fell in love with her. And I was scared to want it, because I was scared to be let down.
—Denée Benton

The Great Comet’s Denée Benton and Sweeney Todd’s Norm Lewis Have a Frank Chat About Race

(In)appropriate Audition Songs -Part 1

Hi, I’ll be auditioning for Philip Hamilton and I’m singing “Bulletproof” by La Roux

Hi, I’ll be auditioning for Eliza Schuyler and my song is “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

Hi, I’m auditioning for John Laurens and I’ll be singing “Same Love” by Macklemore

Auditioning for Aaron Burr with “Oops, I Did It Again” by Britney Spears

Hey, here to audition for Alexander Hamilton and I’ll be singing “Shot Through the Heart” by Bon Jovi

Hi, I’ll be auditioning for Grantaire and I’ll be singing “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce. 

Hi, I’m auditioning for Javert and I’ll be singing “Defying Gravity” from Wicked. Just kidding, that’s way too high for me. I’ll actually be singing “Jump” by Van Halen.

Today I am here to audition for the role of Fantine, and I will sing “Death” by White Lies

Future Enjolras here, I’ll be auditioning with “Revolution” by the Beatles, and if you need a second song, I have “Bleeding Out” by Imagine Dragons prepared

I’m auditioning for JD, from Heathers, and I’ll be singing “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

Hello, I’m here to audition for Sweeney Todd and I’m singing “Murder Song” by Aurora

Hi everybody, I’m auditioning for Nessarose from Wicked and I’m singing “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen. 

….add more to my list!