"What should I sing for Spring Awakening auditions?"
I have heard this question more frequently over the past few months than I can count, and of course, it's a question I wish I could answer... but I can't. I can give guidelines. I can tell you that we'd prefer to hear a straight-tone, alternative rock or folk rock sound... but in the end, it all comes down to you. The song that shows off what you can do well and the song that you have a strong personal connection to will serve you best. But... because it's been such a popular question, I did some research of my own and found some really fascinating concert clips of the various Spring Awakening casts singing the songs they auditioned with. Take a look!
Andy Mientus [Hanschen] Damien Rice - "The Blower's Daughter"
Anthony Lee Medina [Otto] The Who's Tommy - "Smash The Mirror"
Matt Shingledecker [Georg] Jesus Christ Superstar - "Gethsemane"
Chase Davidson [Swing] The Beatles - "Hey Jude"
Kayla Foster [Ensemble] Avril Lavigne - "Nobody's Home"
Justin Scott Brown [Ensemble] Lifehouse - "Hanging By a Moment"
Sarah Hunt [Martha] Jesus Christ Superstar - "I Don't Know How To Love Him"
Gabrielle Garza [Anna] Kelly Clarkson - "Beautiful Disaster"
Krista Pioppi [Swing] Heart - "Alone"
Christy Altomare [Wendla] Joni Mitchell - "River"
Kimiko Glenn [Thea] Joni Mitchell - "River"
Taylor Tresnch [Moritz] Spring Awakening* - "Left Behind"
Krystina Alabado [Ensemble] Michelle Branch - "Everywhere"
Ben Fankhauser [Ernst] Ryan Cabrera - "On the Way Down"
Steffi D [Ilse] Sarah McLachlan - "Angel"
Matt Doyle [Hanschen] David Gray - "Lately"
Amanda Castanos [Martha] The Beatles - "Come Together"
Emma Hunton [Ilse] Sheryl Crow - "Strong Enough"
Blake Daniel [Ernst] Nathan Beaver - "Let Her In"
Eryn Murman [Ensemble] Norah Jones - "One Flight Down"
Caitlin Kinnunen [Thea] The Who's Tommy - "Smash The Mirror"
Jesse Swenson [Swing] Oasis - "Wonderwall"
Jenna Ushkowitz [Swing] Spring Awakening - "My Junk"
Alice Lee [Ensemble] The Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Morgan Karr [Ensemble] Rooney - "Popstars"
Gabe Violett [Otto] The Beatles - "Let It Be"
Andrew Durand [Georg] Edwin McCain - "I'll Be"
Zach Reiner-Harris [Ensemble] Edwin McCain - "I'll Be"