Are you ready for your auditions?
Do you have a song ready in every genre? That includes legit, rock, pop, R&B?
Over 70% of musical theatre productions now include genres other than legit. Men, can you stay connected in your “rock” voice up G or A above middle C? Ladies, can you reach high C and D without flipping to legit?
If it hurts and doesn’t sound bright and resonant, then you are not connecting your low register with your high register. Split resonance is essential for great singing.
Talk to your teacher. Make sure they know what they are doing. Better yet, make sure you know what you are learning.