Do you have an upcoming audition for A Year with Frog and Toad? 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 Year with Frog and Toad, broken down by character.
Since A Year With Frog and Toad is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from 1990-2020. In addition, there are lots of high-energy/family-friendly 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 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:
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 Year with Frog and Toad 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.
“Alone in the Universe” – Seussical
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“Warts and All” – Honk!
“Who I’d Be” – Shrek
“Wonders of the World” – The Wizard of Oz
“I Want to Go Home” – Big
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo! [censor language]
“Look at the Sky” – Urinetown
“Now I’ve Seen You” – Honk!
“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks
“Notice Me, Horton” – Seussical
“The Joy of Motherhood” – Honk!
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones
“You Can’t Trust a Man” – Tuck Everlasting
“Hephaestus” – Dear Edwina
“The Military” – Seussical
“We Look to You” – The Prom
“Every Tear a Mother Cries” – Honk!
“Just Beyond the Stars” – Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure
“Just Like That” – A Christmas Story
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“Cool Kid” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“One Pal” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“In Summer” – Frozen
“Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown
“World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for A Year with Frog and Toad:
• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “Bloom” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Living Large” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Loyalty” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Rooms” 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 Year with Frog and Toad Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in A Year with Frog and Toad, 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.
“A Year With Frog And Toad” – Birds, Frog, Toad
“It’s Spring” – Frog, Toad, Birds
“Seeds” – Toad
“The Letter” – Snail
“Getta Loada Toad” – Toad, Frog, Turtle, Mouse, Lizard
“Alone” – Frog
“The Letter (Reprise)” – Snail
“Cookies” – Frog, Toad, Birds
“The Kite” – Frog, Toad, Birds
“A Year With Frog And Toad (Reprise)” – Birds
“He’ll Never Know” – Frog, Toad
“Shivers” – Frog, Toad, Ensemble
“The Letter (Reprise)” – Snail
“Down The Hill” – Frog, Toad, Moles
“I’m Coming Out of My Shell” – Snail
“Toad to the Rescue” – Toad
“Merry Almost Christmas” – Toad, Frog, Birds
“Finale” – Toad, Frog, Birds, Ensemble
Which of these audition songs for A Year with Frog and Toad 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.
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.