Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Alice by Heart – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Alice by Heart? 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 Alice by Heart, broken down by character.

Since Alice by Heart is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of pop/rock and folk 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 uptempo, 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 read through the synopsis while listening to the Alice by Heart cast album➝.


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, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Alice Spencer / Alice

Flowers” – Hadestown

Hero” – Ghost Quartet

Starchild” – Ghost Quartet

Whispering” – Spring Awakening


Alfred Hallam / White Rabbit / March Hare

Gold” – Once

Say It To Me Now” – Once

The Mirror-Blue Night” – Spring Awakening

Thin Air” – Amélie


Red Cross Nurse / Queen of Hearts

Charming” – The Great Comet

Evil Like Me” – Descendants

Land of Yesterday” – Anastasia

Surabaya-Santa” – Songs for a New World


Tabatha / Cheshire Cat

If The World Should End” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Sonya Alone” – The Great Comet

Turn Off the Dark” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark


Ensemble (Altos)

Natalya” – Preludes

Say the Word” – The Mad Ones

The Girl Who Drove Away” – The Mad Ones


Ensemble (Baritones)

All That’s Known” – Spring Awakening

I Am My Own Invention” – Wonderland

Love Like That” – Passing Strange


Ensemble (Basses)

I Am Back” – American Psycho

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day  

This Is Not An Exit” – American Psycho


Ensemble (Contras)

Come Down Now” – Passing Strange

Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day

The Hill” – Once


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


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

A Girl Before” – American Psycho

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland


Ensemble (Tenors)

Boundaries” – A Strange Loop

Left Behind” – Spring Awakening

There’s a World” – Next to Normal


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Alice by Heart:

• “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Ismene” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Moon Man Walk” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

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

• “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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Alice by Heart Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Alice by Heart, 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.


“West of Words” – Alice, Alfred, Tabatha, Ensemble

“Down the Hole” – Ensemble

“Still” – Alice, White Rabbit

Chillin’ the Regrets” – Caterpillars, Alice, Ensemble

“The Key Is” – Alice, White Rabbit, Caterpillars, Ensemble

“So” – Ensemble

“Those Long Eyes” – Cheshire Cat, Alice, White Rabbit

“Manage Your Flamingo” – Duchess, Ensemble

“Sick to Death of Alice-ness” – Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse, Alice

“Brillig Braelig” – Jabberwock, Alice, Ensemble

Some Things Fall Away” – Cheshire Cat

“Your Shell of Grief” – Alice, Ensemble

“Another Room in Your Head” – Alfred, Alice, Ensemble

Isn’t It a Trial?” – Queen of Hearts, Ensemble

“Do You Think We Think You’re Alice?” – Company

“I’ve Shrunk Enough” – Alice, Ensemble

“Still (Reprise)” – Alfred, Alice

“Afternoon” – Alice, Alfred, Ensemble

Winter Blooms” – Alice, Tabatha, Company


Which of these audition songs for Alice by Heart 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 Alice by Heart.
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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