Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for A Christmas Carol – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for A Christmas Carol? 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 Christmas Carol, by character.

Since A Christmas Carol is a 1990s musical, the following songs are from the 1990s – 2000s. There are also lots of magical and dramatic 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 Christmas Carol.

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.

Bob Cratchit

Does the Moment Ever Come?” – Just So

I Am My Own Invention” – Wonderland

I Was Here” – The Glorious Ones

Never the Luck” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Ebenezer Scrooge

I Don’t Understand the Poor” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

I Hate People” – Scrooge!

I’ll Begin Again” – Scrooge!

You… You” – Scrooge!

Ghost of Christmas Past

Christmas Children” – Scrooge!

Gliding” – Ragtime [in your natural accent]

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre

Ghost of Christmas Present

Bolero de Amor” – Copacabana [in your natural accent]

Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc.” – Ragtime [in your natural accent]

I Like Life” – Scrooge!

Thank You Very Much” – Scrooge!

Ghost of Jacob Marley

Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre

I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities

In Every Age” – Titanic

Reflection” – A Tale of Two Cities

Ensemble (Altos)

Painting Her Portrait” – Jane Eyre

Storybook” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Surabaya-Santa” – Songs for a New World 

Ensemble (Baritones)

Barrett’s Song” – Titanic

It’s Hard to Speak My Heart” – Parade

She’s a Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman

Ensemble (Basses)

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

If I Can’t Love Her (Reprise)” – Beauty and the Beast

Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde

Ensemble (Contras)

God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hold On” – The Secret Garden

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

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

Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

Home” – Beauty and the Beast

Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre

Ensemble (Sopranos)

Come to My Garden” – The Secret Garden

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde

Ensemble (Tenors)

A Bit of Earth” – The Secret Garden

No Moon” – Titanic

Winter’s on the Wing” – The Secret Garden

Ensemble (Trebles/Children)

Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden

The Beautiful Day” – Scrooge!

The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden

Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for A Christmas Carol:

• “I Must Say” from The Importance of Being Earnest➝  (Lady Bracknell)

• “MacKenzie #1” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)

• “My Opinion” from Paul Pry➝  (Oldbutton)

• “Shadow” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

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 Christmas Carol Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in A Christmas Carol 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.

“Hear the Bells” – Ensemble

“Jolly Good Time” – Ensemble

“Nothing to Do With Me” – Scrooge, Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Fred, Jonathan, Ensemble

“Link By Link” – Marley, Scrooge, Ensemble

“The Lights of Long Ago” – Ghost of Christmas Past, Scrooge, Ensemble

“Fezziwig’s Annual Christmas Ball” – The Fezziwigs, Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ensemble

“A Place Called Home” – Emily, Young Scrooge, Scrooge

“Money Machine Montage” – Ghost of Christmas Past, Young Scrooge, Young Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, Scrooge, Ensemble

“Abundance and Charity” – Ghost of Christmas Present, Ensemble

“Christmas Together” – Tiny Tim, Ghost of Christmas Present, Cratchit Family, Fred, Ensemble

“Dancing on Your Grave” – Ghost of Christmas Future, Scrooge, Ensemble

“Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today” – Scrooge

“Finale” – Company

Which of these audition songs for A Christmas Carol 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 Christmas Carol.
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.


7 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for A Christmas Carol – by Character

  • Hello! Love the article. Do you have any tips for the specific Cratchit children? I have an audition early September for A Christmas Carol and the main part I want is Martha Cratchit. I’ll be very lucky if I get her but the perfect audition song would help! Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Sophia! Great question. For Martha, I would suggest picking a song that has a youthfulness to it, but still a sense of maturity, since she is an older sibling. Maybe you can try out “Princess” from A Man of No Importance (Here’s the sheet music). This song would be appropriate for Martha’s age. Also, the lyrics in “A Man of No Importance” were similarly written by Lynn Ahrens, making it a fitting song for an A Christmas Carol audition. I hope this helps! 🙂

  • Hello! I have an audition for Christmas Carol coming up and I was hoping for The Ghost of Christmas Past. Do you have any song suggestions that girls could sing? Thank you!!

    • Hi Eva!! Thanks for the great question. Your comment actually inspired a bit of a revamp on this article today, so I added lots of new and better songs for many of the characters/vocal types above. And as far as song ideas for a female Ghost of Christmas Past goes, I would first suggest trying out “Christmas Children” in different keys on Musicnotes (I just added that song to the list today). And also, under Altos, “Living in the Shadows” could be a really cool choice for that part as well. I hope this helps! And have fun with it. 🙂

      • Hello! I’m sorry I didn’t see this earlier! These suggestions really helped me. I love both those songs! Thank you so much!!

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