gimme the wood

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today in class agefah told me to kms and now i’m sad-

sophie gave me cookies and comforted me but i still sad.

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anonymous asked:

Hi I've been starting to plan for college auditions and I've been posed with a major problem: How do you know if a song is overdone and what's a good method of finding songs that aren't over done? I've really been struggling because every single song I've looked at I have someone tell me it's crazy overdone Thanks in advanced!!!

Thats a hard question! you can always ask me if you think a song is overdone. This is a list of overdone songs with a degree of how overdone they are. I took this list from @i-remember-there-was-mist who is a great resource, but she doesn’t do audition song advice

* — slightly overdone

** — overdone

*** — highly overdone

Adelaide’s Lament from Guys and Dolls ***

Astonishing from Little Women ***

All That Jazz from Chicago **

As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver **

Being Alive from Company ***

Bewitched **

Big Spender from Sweet Charity *

Broadway Baby from Follies *

Castle on a Cloud from Les Mis **

Change in Me from Beauty and the Beast **

Climbing Uphill from The Last Five Years **

Come To My Garden from The Secret Garden **

Corner of the Sky from Pippin **

Dancing Queen from Mamma Mia **

Defying Gravity from Wicked ***

Diva’s Lament from Spamalot **

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina from Evita **

Don’t Rain on my Parade from Funny Girl ***

Do-Re-Mi from Sound of Music *

Dying Ain’t So Bad from Bonnie and Clyde **

Favorite Things from Sound of Music *

Forget About the Boy from Thoroughly Modern Millie ***

Get Out and Stay Out from 9 to 5 **

Giants in the Sky from Into the Woods **

Gimme Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Millie ***

Girl in 14 G ***

Glittery and Be Gay from Candide ***

Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray ***

Greenfinch and Linnet Bird from Sweeney Todd **

Home from Beauty and the Beast **

How Could I Know? from The Secret Garden **

I Can Hear the Bells from Hairspray **

I Can’t Say No from Oklahoma **

I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady **

I Dreamed a Dream from Les Mis ***

I Enjoy Being a Girl from Flower Drum Song *

I Get a Kick out of You **

If I Loved You from Carousel ***

If I Were a Bell from Guys and Dolls *

I Feel Pretty from West Side Story *

I Hate Men from Kiss Me Kate *

I Know Things Now from Into the Woods *

I’m Alive from Next to Normal **

The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha **

In My Life from Les Mis **

In My Own Little Corner from Cinderella **

Invisible Girl from Next to Normal **

I Speak Six Languages from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee **

I Wanna Be a Producer from The Producers **

Johanna from Sweeney Todd **

Life of the Party from The Wild Party **

Maybe This Time from Cabaret ***

Meadowlark from The Baker’s Wife **

Memory from Cats ***

Moonfall from The Mystery of Edwin Drood **

Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera ***

My New Philosophy from Charlie Brown **

A New Life from Jekyll & Hyde **

Not for the Life of Me from Thoroughly Modern Millie ***

Not While I’m Around from Sweeney Todd **

On My Own from Les Mis ***

On the Steps of the Palace from Into the Woods **

On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady **

Part of Your World from Little Mermaid **

Popular from Wicked ***

Practically Perfect from Mary Poppins *

Pulled from The Addams Family *

Put on Your Sunday Clothes from Hello Dolly *

Ribbons Down My Back from Hello Dolly **

Roxie from Chicago **

Run Away With Me from The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown *

Seasons of Love from Rent ***

Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music *

Show Off from Drowsy Chaperone ***

Shy from Once Upon A Mattress*

Simple Joys of Maidenhood from Camelot *

Sixteen Going On Seventeen from Sound of Music **

Someone Like You from Jekyll & Hyde ***

Some Things Are Meant to Be from Little Women *

Somewhere That’s Green from Little Shop of Horrors ***

So Much Better from Legally Blonde **

Spring Cleaning ***

Stars from Les Mis ***

Stranger to the Rain from Children of Eden ***

Summertime from Porgy and Bess ***

Take a Chance on Me from Little Women *

Taylor the Latte Boy ***

Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera ***

This is My Beloved from Kismet **

Tomorrow from Annie ***

Tonight from West Side Story **

Vanilla Ice Cream from She Loves Me ***

Wash That Man from South Pacific *

What I Did for Love? from A Chorus Line **

When Did I Fall In Love from Fiorello! *

Wherever He Ain’t from Mack and Mabel *

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera ***

Your Daddy’s Son from Ragtime ***

Some basic rules to follow are no Sondheim, no JRB, no wicked, no phantom, no les mis, ect. Even if you’re really good at one of those I would say don’t. Other “overdone songs” like most of those above can be OK if you really think it suits your voice and makes you shine. Just be careful. 

Hm finding songs that aren’t overdone is tough. I would say do some research on shows maybe from outside the US. I found good songs from shows done primarily on the West end. Or do shows that never made it to broadway, but were off-broadway. Some off-broadway shows will still be overdone, like Heathers.