This will help for auditioning for a musical and getting a lead role.
1) Picking a song: The best way to not get into the musical is to sing a pop song. Make sure you sing an upbeat song as well. It will help with the overall audition and your facial expression. If you're required to sing a small phrase or warm-up, Practice it.
2) Presence: Stand up tall and proud, Like you have something important to show! Don't slouch, look down, pick at your nails, touch your hair.
Smile! (Without stretching your mouth into a bad singing shape. You want a tall shape when you sing, You don't want a horizontal shape) Lift your eyes up. Do something with your hands, Maybe some little actions.
3)Don't be shy: If you're nervous in front of them, they won't want your having a nervous breakdown on opening night. Act happy, Have a big personality and thank them for letting you audition.
4: Acting: They will probably have you read a small part from the play. Remember to project, And enunciate. Practice your acting by saying your name in different ways. Say your name in a happy voice, sad voice, excited voice, grumpy voice, etc.
5) Acceptance: You may not get into the play, Or get a lead role. You need to accept you may not always get a main part. Sometimes you did your best and there was just someone better for the role. Or someone who looked more like the character. They can't make an 11 year old girl an adult character or a teenager. Casting is also based on looks.
So if you don't succeed try again next time!
It took me a few times until I got a small role with 4 lines. After that I got a lead in a bigger production. I was lucky however, Sometimes even if you're amazing you may not get a part. Aside from that you might want some experience. Maybe try an acting class, or some singing lessons?
Remember confidence is the key, Believe in yourself that you can get that role! I wish you lots of luck if you audition.
Now I'm going to list some of my favorite shows that you should consider seeing, even if you're not into theater:
1.Wicked- Ok, this is my all time favorite. I have all the posters and I've saw it 2 times. You have to see it!!
2. Billy Elliot- My friend who hates musicals, went to go see this with me and she loved it. It's very touching and if you like dancing you should also see it.
3.Legally Blonde The Musical- This might only appeal to some people. I loved it however, It's really funny and it was very enjoyable.
4. Les Miserables- I'm not talking about the movie(Which was very good) But the musical is way better. It's really serious and lengthy, but the singing is unbelievable and the sets were incredible.
And some others I recommend:
The Sound Of Music
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Lion King
Bye Bye Birdie
Xanadu(It has some of my favorite songs)
Beauty and The Beast
The Music Man(Slightly Bias because I played Amaryllis last summer.)
Annie Get Your Gun
And more I can't even remember at the moment.