Do you have an upcoming audition for Aida? 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 Aida, broken down by character.
Since Aida is a musical from the late 1990s, the following songs are from musicals between 1985-2010. In addition, there are lots of classic, pop, and rock vibes in many of the following songs 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.
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 Aida 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.
“I’m Here” – The Color Purple
“Shadowland” – The Lion King
“Stranger to the Rain” – Children of Eden
“White Milk & Red Blood” – Dessa Rose
“Heaven Help My Heart” – Chess
“Now That I’ve Seen Her” – Miss Saigon
“Someone Else’s Story” – Chess
“The Spark of Creation” – Children of Eden
“Flying Home” – Songs for a New World
“How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins
“Endless Night” – The Lion King
“The Hardest Part of Love” – Children of Eden
“Pity the Child” – Chess
“Midnight Radio” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“See Her Smile” – Tick, Tick … Boom!
“Your Eyes” – Rent
“Arabian Nights” – Aladdin
“Ink” – Dessa Rose
“Sweet Child” – The Little Mermaid
“Ziggy” – Dear Edwina
“Forever Yours” – Once on This Island
“Home” – Wonderland
“I Never Knew His Name” – The Civil War
“The Longer I Live” – Dracula
“They Live in You” – The Lion King
“Unsettled Scores” – Whistle Down the Wind
“Just Beyond the Stars” – Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure
“Wig in a Box” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“Woman” – The Pirate Queen
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“A New Life” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Can You Find It In Your Heart?” – Footloose
“The Human Heart” – Once on This Island
“He Lives in You (Reprise)” – The Lion King
“No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“A World Without You” – Children of Eden
“Lost in the Wilderness” – Children of Eden
“You’ll Be in My Heart” – Tarzan
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Aida:
• “Ismene” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Moon Man Walk” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
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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Aida Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Aida, 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.
“Every Story is a Love Story” – Amneris
“Fortune Favors the Brave” – Radames, Ensemble
“The Past Is Another Land” – Aida
“Another Pyramid” – Zoser, Ensemble
“How I Know You” – Mereb, Aida
“My Strongest Suit” – Amneris, Ensemble
“Enchantment Passing Through” – Radames, Aida
“My Strongest Suit (Reprise)” – Amneris, Aida
“Dance of the Robe” – Aida, Nehebka, Ensemble
“Not Me” – Radames, Mereb, Amneris, Aida
“Elaborate Lives” – Radames, Aida
“The Gods Love Nubia” – Aida, Nehebka, Mereb, Ensemble
“A Step Too Far” – Amneris, Radames, Aida
“Easy as Life” – Aida
“Like Father, Like Son” – Zoser, Radames, Ensemble
“Radames’ Letter” – Radames
“How I Know You (Reprise)” – Mereb
“Written in the Stars” – Aida, Radames
“I Know the Truth” – Amneris
“Elaborate Lives (Reprise)” – Aida, Radames
“Enchantment Passing Through (Reprise)” – Radames, Aida
“Every Story is a Love Story (Reprise)” – Amneris
Which of these audition songs for Aida 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.