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Musical Theatre

Books, sheet music, how-to, CDs and DVDs with search tips for performers and fans of this genre.

Music for Auditions

Singers are often asked to prepare a 16-bar (i.e., 16 measures) audition excerpt of a musical theatre song.  The following anthologies  have  solos for each voice type specially-edited one-page to show the auditioner's voice to the best advantage.

Search for your voice type of:
The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, 16-Bar Audition Excerpts

  • Soprano
  • Alto / Mezzo /Belter
  • Tenor
  • Baritone / Bass

The 16-bar Theatre Audition:
100 Songs Excerpted for Successful Auditions

  • Soprano
  • Alto / Mezzo /Belter
  • Tenor edition
  • Baritone / Bass

Audition Musical Theatre Anthology, Young Female Edition (song book plus CDs of accompaniment)

Tips on Auditioning

Search the subject, Musicals--Auditions

Search the subject, Acting--Auditions

Search the subject, Acting in Musical Theatre

Some recommended books:
Rock the Audition: How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Rock Musicals
MT 956 .S35 2011   (includes a DVD)

The Complete Professional Audition: A Common Sense Guide to Auditioning for Musicals and Plays
MT 956 .C68 2005

The Audition Process: Anxiety Management and Coping Strategies
ML 3830 .D9 1989