Do you have an upcoming audition for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for 35mm, broken down by vocal type.
Since 35mm is a contemporary pop/rock musical, the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition there are lots of pop/rock vibes below in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the 35mm cast album➝.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your vocal type, choose a suitable audition song from the list below!
“Julie’s Song” – The Theory of Relativity
“On the Edge” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Smiling” – Jagged Little Pill
“The Girl Who Drove Away” – The Mad Ones
“Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Footprint” – The Theory of Relativity
“If I Didn’t Believe in You” – The Last Five Years
“In Love With You” – First Date
“Adrian” – Rocky
“And You Don’t Even Know It” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“Mrs. Remington” – The Story of My Life
“Something About Her” – Pretty Woman
“I’m Not Falling for That” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Kick Me” – Now. Here. This.
“No Turning Back Now” – Circles
“When I Go” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know
“I Can’t Go Back” – Pretty Woman
“On and On and On” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Remember This” – The Mad Ones
“A Miracle Would Happen” – The Last Five Years
“And I Breathe” – Next Thing You Know
“Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On
“I’m Not That Guy” – Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for 35mm:
• “At the Table” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Fun House Mirror” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “That’s All I Got➝” from Other Desert Cities (Trip)
• “The Whiz” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
35mm Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in 35mm. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for research purposes.
* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.
“The Party Goes With You”
“Make Me Happy”
“Mama, Let Me In”
“Why Must We Tell Them Why”
“Hemming & Hawing”
“Cut You a Piece”
“The Ballad of Sara Berry”
Which of these audition songs for 35mm did you choose?
And how did your audition go? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.