Overdone Classical Audition Monologues

As we enjoy the last few days of summer, another school year and another audition season are about to begin! Whether you are getting ready to audition for your school play, community or professional productions, or upcoming college auditions, audition material selection is one of the most important parts of the audition process.

When you audition with a piece that fits you perfectly that you love performing and you know the girl or guy before you hasn't just done it in the audition room, you feel like...

When you audition with an overdone audition piece, the audition panel might feel a little like...

So to help you all "Nail it!" with your audition material selection, we have put together some of the top overdone classical & contemporary audition monologues and overdone uptempo & ballad audition songs for women and men that you might want to consider avoiding at your next audition.

This week's feature:

Overdone Classical Audition Monologues

Overdone Female Classical Monologues

  1. As You Like It (Phebe): “I would not be thy executioner” (Act III, Scene V)

  2. As You Like It (Phebe): “Think not I love him, though I ask for him” (Act III, Scene V)

  3. Henry IV, Part II (Lady Percy): O yet, for God’s sake, go not to these wars!” (Act II, Scene III)

  4. Macbeth (Lady Macbeth): “Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself?” (Act I, Scene VII)

  5. Macbeth (Lady Macbeth): “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” (Act V, Scene I)

  6. Merchant of Venice (Portia): “The quality of mercy is not strained” (Act IV, Scene I)

  7. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena): “How happy some o’er other some can be!” (Act I, Scene I)

  8. Richard III (Lady Anne): “Set down your honorable load” (Act I, Scene II)

  9. Romeo and Juliet (Juliet): “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?... (Act II, Scene II)

  10. Romeo and Juliet (Juliet): “The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse” (Act II, Scene V)

  11. Romeo and Juliet (Juliet): “Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds” (Act III, Scene II)

  12. Romeo and Juliet (Juliet): “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?” (Act III, Scene II)

  13. Twelfth Night (Viola): “I left no ring with her” (Act II, Scene II)

  14. Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia): “O hateful hands, to tear such loving words!” (Act I, Scene II)