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Musical theatre audition songs

As I hear auditions at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, I’m keeping a comprehensive list of the songs that these rising high school seniors are singing.

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The view from my audition desk before the students arrive.

From Monday and Tuesday (song title, show):

  • Lost in the brass, Band Geeks
  • Your daddy’s son, Ragtime
  • Dear Daddy, Welcome To My Life
  • There’s a fine, fine line, Avenue Q
  • Fly fly away, Catch Me If You Can
  • Watch what happens, Newsies
  • Woman, The Pirate Queen
  • I don’t need a roof, Big Fish
  • Sibella, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Always starting over, If/Then
  • Home, Phantom
  • I’m your man, Meet John Doe
  • I’d rather be sailing, A New Brain
  • Flight, by Craig Carnelia
  • Before the summer ends, Dracula
  • The life I never led, Sister Act
  • Tonight at eight, She Loves Me
  • As we stumble along, The Drowsy Chaperon
  • I like him, The Man of La Mancha
  • Mama who bore me, Spring Awakening
  • Time stops, Big Fish
  • On my own, Les Miserables
  • One normal night, Addams Family
  • I have a love, West Side Story
  • I can cook too, On the Town
  • Carrie, Carrie
  • Astonishing, Little Women
  • Where am I now, Lysistrata Jones
  • What do I need with love, Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Art is calling for me, by Victor Herbert
  • All that jazz, Chicago
  • It only takes a moment, Hello Dolly!
  • A trip to the library, She Loves Me
  • I want to go to Hollywood, Grand Hotel
  • So big so small, Dear Evan Hansen
  • Memory, Cats
  • Who can I turn to?, The Roar of the Greasepaint etc.
  • Here I am, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • She was there, Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Killer instinct, Bring It On
  • Will he like me?, She Loves me
  • When you’re good to mama, Chicago
  • Set those sails, In Trousers
  • Run away with me, The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown
  • My Petersburg, Anastasia
  • Music of my soul, Memphis
  • Mr. Cellophane, Chicago
  • Kindergarten boyfriend, Heathers
  • Come out of the dumpster, The Wedding Singer
  • Bring it on, Bring It On
  • Heaven on their minds, Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Always true to you in my fashion, Anything Goes
  • Vanilla ice cream, She Loves
  • Come to your senses, Tick Tick Boom
  • Cute boys with short haircuts, Vanities
  • What am I doing, Closer than Ever
  • On my way, Violet
  • Gooch’s Song, Mame
  • Funny, City of Angels
  • Safer, First Date
  • Diva’s lament, Spamalot
  • Breathe, In the Heights
  • Wishing you were somehow here again, Phantom of the Opera
  • If he knew my story, Bright Star
  • Purpose, Avenue Q
  • Franklin Shepherd Inc., Merrily We Roll Along
  • Like a god, Flower Drum Song
  • Santa Fe, Newsies
  • If I didn’t believe in your, Last Five Years
  • The moon and me, Addams Family
  • Old-fashioned wedding, Annie Get Your Gun
  • With you, Ghost
  • Lost in the wilderness, Children of Eden
  • Beautiful city, Godspell
  • If I loved you, Carousel
  • What do I need with love, Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • How did I end up here, Romance Romance
  • Easy as life, Aida
  • The history of wrong guys, Kinky Boots
  • Quiet, by Jonathan Read Gealt
  • Mandolin waltz, Western Star
  • Corner of the sky, Pippin
  • Don’t rain on my parade, Funny Girl
  • She used to be mine, Waitress
  • The view from here, by Ryan Scott Oliver
  • Some other me, If/Then
  • A little bit in love, Wonderful Town
  • All grown up, Bare
  • Till there was you, The Music Man
  • Shy, Once Upon a Mattress
  • Before it’s over, Dogfight
  • I’ll be here, Ordinary Days
  • Words fail, Dear Evan Hansen
  • Her voice, The Little Mermaid
  • Journey to the past, Anastasia
  • What do you do with a BA in English, Avenue Q
  • Never getting rid of me, Waitress
  • Kiss the air, by Scott Alan
  • I love Betsy, Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Gotta get out, Ordinary Days
  • Not for the life of me, Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Please don’t make me love you, Dracula
  • I didn’t plan it, Waitress
  • I have found, The Royal Family of Broadway
  • I want to be bad, Good News
  • What I did for love, Chorus Love
  • I am playing me, [title of show]
  • She’s got a way, by Billy Joel
  • Last one picked, Whoop De Do
  • Everything I know, In the Heights
  • I’m allergic to cats, Theory of Relativity
  • Some things are meant to be, Little Women
  • There once was a man, Pajama Game
  • I miss the mountains, Next to Normal
  • Once upon a time, Brooklyn
  • Beyond my wildest dreams, The Little Mermaid
  • If ever I would leave you, Camelot
  • Monticello, by Pasek and Paul
  • Holding to the ground, Falsettos
  • A new life, Jekyll and Hyde
  • I got plenty of nuthin’, Porgy and Bess
  • Picture Show, Bonnie and Clyde
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Broadway songs for 12-15 year old boys

My studio suddenly has a handful of younger boys, several with recently-changed voices, and one who is not there yet.

I’m building a list of songs that are appropriate for them, both vocally and temperamentally.  I’m looking for texts that are also age-appropriate.

Here goes, with what I’ve taught in the last few months (song, show):

  • Just one person, Snoopy
  • Giants in the sky, Into the Woods
  • Wonderful day like today, Roar of the Greasepaint
  • That kind of a day, Sheldon Harnick song book
  • Leaning on a lamppost, Me and My Girl
  • If I ruled the world, Pickwick
  • Love I hear, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • There’s me, Starlight Express
  • If the world only knew, Scott Evan Davis
  • Edwina, Edwina
  • I’m home, Captains Courageous
  • When I get my name in lights, The Boy from Oz
  • Just wasn’t meant to happen, Calvin Berger (or any of Calvin’s songs)
  • Sara Lee, Kander and Ebb songbook
  • Try me, She Loves Me
  • Rhyme for Angela, Firebrand of Florence
  • It’s not where you start, Seesaw
  • The kite, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Suppertime, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Put on a happy face, Bye Bye Birdie
  • All my devices, Stephanie Salzman