Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for A Chorus Line – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for A Chorus Line? 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 A Chorus Line, broken down by character.

Since A Chorus Line is a 1970s musical, the following songs are from the 1970s – 1990s. There are also lots of theatrical and energetic vibes below to match the musical’s style.

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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 upbeat, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.

Step 2: Study the show

Before auditioning, you should get familiar with the show, and listening to the cast album is a great way to do that. Here’s where you can learn more about A Chorus Line.

Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.

There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.

And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.

Al DeLuca

I’d Rather Be Sailing” – A New Brain

Morning Glow” – Pippin

The Kid Inside” – Is There Life After High School?

With Anne on My Arm” – La Cage Aux Folles

Bobby Mills

Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!

Lucky” – Lucky Stiff

Stars” – Big

Things I Learned in High School” – Is There Life After High School?

Cassie Ferguson

Come Back with the Same Look in Your Eyes” – Tell Me on a Sunday

Dancing All the Time” – Big

Lonely Lady” – I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It on the Road

Patterns” – Baby

Connie Wong

Funny” – My Favorite Year

Look What Happened to Mabel” – Mack & Mabel

Poor Sweet Baby” – Snoopy!!!

Wait a Bit” – Just So

Diana Morales

He’s Good For Me” – Seesaw

Spread a Little Sunshine” – Pippin

Take That Look Off Your Face” – Tell Me on a Sunday

Think of Meryl Streep” – Fame

Maggie Winslow

Disneyland” – Smile

Hear My Song” – Songs for a New World

Kind of Woman” – Pippin

Where Is the Warmth?” – The Baker’s Wife

Mike Costa

Can’t Keep it Down” – Fame

Extraordinary” – Pippin

I Want to Make Magic” – Fame

My Daddy Always Taught Me to Share” – Grind

Richie Walters

All Good Gifts” – Godspell

Fabulous Feet” – The Tap Dance Kid

I Can’t Stand Still” – Footloose

Let It Sing” – Violet

Sheila Bryant

All Things to One Man” – Grind

The Last Man in My Life” – Tell Me on a Sunday

The Story Goes On” – Baby

Time Heals Everything” – Mack & Mabel

Val Clark

Everybody Wants to Do a Musical” – Nick & Nora

It’s an Art” – Working

Miss Byrd” – Closer Than Ever

Times Like This” – Lucky Stiff


I Wanna Make the World Laugh” – Mack & Mabel

My City” – Seesaw

Second Chance” – Steel Pier

Three is a Magic Number” – Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Ensemble (Altos)

Make Up My Heart” – Starlight Express

Superhero Girl” – Starmites

We Can Make It” – The Rink

Ensemble (Baritones)

Class” – Nick & Nora

Easier to Love” – Baby

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger

Ensemble (Basses)

Fallin’” – They’re Playing Our Song

If the World Were Like the Movies” – My Favorite Year

Movies Were Movies” – Mack & Mabel

Ensemble (Contras)

I Still Believe in Love” – They’re Playing Our Song

I Want to Go to Hollywood” – Grand Hotel

Nobody Tells Me How” – Working

Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!

Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

In L.A.” – Fame

Let’s Play a Love Scene” – Fame

Out Here On My Own” – Fame

Ensemble (Tenors)

Corner of the Sky” – Pippin

I Chose Right” – Baby

On the Willows” – Godspell

Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for A Chorus Line:

• “All Kidding Aside” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Aunt Dan and Lemon” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Fun House Mirror” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “I Don’t Want to Be an Actress➝” from Snakebit  (Jenifer)

• “We Both Are➝” from Footloose  (Ren)

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!

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A Chorus Line Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in A Chorus Line, along with which characters sing in each of them. 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 character 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.

“I Hope I Get It” – Company

I Can Do That” – Mike

“And…” – Bobby, Richie, Val, Judy

At the Ballet” – Sheila, Bebe, Maggie

“Sing!” – Kristine, Al

“Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love” – Connie, Company

Nothing” – Diana

Dance: Ten; Looks: Three” – Val

The Music and the Mirror” – Cassie

“One” – Company

What I Did for Love” – Diana, Company

“One (Reprise)” / “Finale” – Company

Which of these audition songs for A Chorus Line did you choose?

And what role are you auditioning for? 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.

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Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for A Chorus Line.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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