This September, NMT is putting a spotlight on its writers. Each day, we’ll be featuring one writer or writing team’s recommended audition songs and audition tips – and sharing a discount code for their one-day-only Spotlight Sale! For the second-to-last Spotlight Sale, we are thrilled to feature Pasek and Paul! Their musical Dogfight just made its UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse. 

Today, September 24, only: get 20% off all Pasek and Paul sheet music when you enter the code SPOTLIGHTPP at checkout!

Favorite audition tip: As many new musical theatre composers are writing in more of a pop vein, finding songs for auditions that are hybrids between pop and theatre is important. It’s great show off a pop sensibility in how you sing, but also vital to tell story at the same time. Be on the lookout for well-written pop songs that tell a story and contain moments of specificity in the lyric…or look for well-written musical theatre songs that allow you to sing in a pop style.

Recommended female audition song: CAUGHT IN THE STORM

Performed by Willemijn Verkaik:

Watch this video on YouTube.

Recommended male audition song: MONTICELLO

Performed by Steven Booth:

Watch this video on YouTube.

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