The Best Audition Songs for A Little Princess – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for A Little Princess? 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 Little Princess, broken down by character.

Since A Little Princess is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there is a classic/timeless vibe to many of the following 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 upbeat, 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:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “A Little Princess Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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 A Little Princess cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.


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 (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/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.


Becky

No Matter What” – Whistle Down the Wind

Only Pretend” – Peter Pan Live!

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act

The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs


Captain Crewe

A Chance For Me” – Amazing Grace

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day

Love Who You Love” – A Man of No Importance

The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin


Miss Amelia

My House” – Matilda

Pathetic” – Matilda

This Little Girl” – Matilda

When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago


Miss Minchin

A Little Bit Less Than” – It Shoulda Been You

Astonishing” – Little Women

Nice” – It Shoulda Been You

What They Never Tell You” – It Shoulda Been You


Sara Crewe

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Princess” – A Man of No Importance

In My Dreams” – Anastasia

Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie


Ensemble (Altos)

Days of Plenty” – Little Women

Here Alone” – Little Women

The Fire Within Me” – Little Women


Ensemble (Baritones)

Evermore Without You” – The Woman in White

The Cuddles Mary Gave” – A Man of No Importance

Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Basses)

Deep Into the Ground” – Billy Elliot

How I Am” – Little Women

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Ensemble (Contras)

Close the Door” – Anastasia

Thin Air” – Amélie

Woman” – The Pirate Queen


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Better” – Little Women

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

Tell Me Why” – Amazing Grace


Ensemble (Sopranos)

How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday

I Still Believe” – Amazing Grace

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

I’ll Be There” – The Pirate Queen

My Petersburg” – Anastasia

Take a Chance on Me” – Little Women


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for A Little Princess:

• “Blue Stockings” in Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female➝

• “My Sister in This House” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Nothing But Misfortune” from Poor John➝  (John)

• “The Grace of Mary Traverse” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Tommy Has Proposed” from An Ideal Husband➝  (Mabel)


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 Little Princess Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in A Little Princess, 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.


Act 1:

“Good Luck, Bonne Chance” – Sara, Ensemble

“Soon, My Love” – Captain Crewe, Sara, Ensemble

“Live Out Loud” – Sara

“Let Your Heart Be Your Compass” – Sara, Becky, Ensemble

“Isn’t That Always the Way” – Captain Crewe

“The Widow Zuma” – Ermengarde, Sara, Lottie

“Lucky” – Miss Minchin

“If the Tables Were Turned” – Becky, Sara, Ermengarde, Lottie

“Timbuktu Delirium” – Ensemble

“Be a Princess” – Sara, Lavinia, Ermengarde, Lottie, Ensemble

“Soldier On” – Sara


Act 2:

“Another World” – Sara

“Almost Christmas” – Sara, Ensemble

“Captain Crewe” – Pasko

“Once Upon A Time” – Miss Amelia

“Broken Old Doll” – Becky

“Timbuktu” – Becky, Sara, Ensemble

“Soon” – Pasko, Sara, Becky, Miss Minchin

“Gossip” – Ermengarde, Lottie, Lavinia, Becky, Ensemble

“Compass (Reprise)” – Ensemble

“Finale” – Company


Which of these audition songs for A Little Princess 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 Little Princess.
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.


 

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