VOCAL AUDITION SUGGESTIONS FOR GREASE As you all know, Grease is a fond, yet dramatized look back at high school and teen culture in the 1950's. This decade saw the decline of big bands and the birth of rock & roll. As a result, there is a definite mix of styles during this decade. Below are three lists, one of female singers, one of male singers and one of bands. These were considered the top singers and groups of their time. Please select your audition song from one of these artists.Please note that the score is distinctly rock & roll flavored, so we'd prefer no musical theater songs, even if they're from a show during that era.On a personal note, my mom graduated high school in 1957, and some of my earliest memories are of her putting her 45's of Elvis, Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers on our record player and dancing with me and my dad. I couldn't have been more than two years old, so putting this list together for you has brought back a ton of happy memories for me. Thanks, and we'll see you at auditions! --Nicki Kerns
FEMALE SINGERS MALE SINGERS Doris Day Elvis Presley Jerry Lee Lewis Patti Page Frank Sinatra Neil Sedaka Rosemary Clooney Dean Martin Vic Damone Peggy Lee Bobby Darin Kay Starr Tony Bennett Dinah Shore Ray Charles Jo Stafford Johnny Mathis Connie Francis Sam Cooke Nina Simone Frankie Laine Teresa Brewer Pat Boone Judy Garland Ricky Nelson Lena Horne Johnny Ray Brenda Lee Paul Anka Julie London Andy Williams Eartha Kitt Richie Valens Edith Piaf Buddy Holly Anita O'Day Little Richard Chuck Berry Jackie Wils BANDS Everly Brothers The McGuire Sisters The Platters The Ames Brothers The Coasters The Shirelles Bill Haley & His Comets Les Paul and Mary Ford The Del Vikings The Isley Brothers The Drifters The Fontane Sisters The Five Satins The Cadillacs The Crickets (Buddy Holly's group) The Dells The Four Aces Dion and the Belmonts Billy Ward and his Dominoes The Ink Spots The Chordettes …………….and Sha-Na-Na
MORE FROM OUR VCAL DIRECTOR: YES, you should have sheet music. Each person is allowed 32 bars; that's more than enough to gauge your abilities. 32 bars should cover one verse and one refrain. If you don't have sheet music, I can't accompany you and thus you can't sing.
At the audition itself, I will lead a group warm-up for about five minutes. Then we will hear each person individually, within their groups of 10, while others wait for their groups to audition. In order to audition, each student MUST:
1--Sing a song from the 50's….NOT from a Musical. 2--Bring music for their song for me to play from; if they can't find music for it, they'll need to bring music to another song from that list that they are prepared to sing 3--Have their music taped, glued or printed so it is double-sided (staples are NEVER acceptable), and put in a 3-ring binder. If possible and they know how, they should clearly mark where their 32 bars are to begin and end. If they don't know how we can help with that….Musicnotes.com or Sheetmusicplus.com Hope that helps, Nicki
NO MONOLOGUES NECESSARY FOR AUDITIONS. WE WILL CONDUCT AUDITIONS VIA READS FROM THE SCRIPT.
We are most excited and anticipate many SLV students to audition and encourage all to audition from those with experience to those auditioning for their first musical. Please prepare by doing your homework….take some time to research the show and characters. There are 17 roles with several chorus and ensemble songs. This show is going to Rock! Mr. Guilford & our awesome Production Team
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