Do you have an upcoming audition for Alice in Wonderland JR? 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 in Wonderland JR, by character.
Since Alice in Wonderland is a contemporary musical with a mix of songs from the 1950s-present, the songs below are from a mix of time periods as well. But all of the following are kid-friendly in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Keep in mind that these audition songs are suitable for the JR version of Alice in Wonderland. Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something comedic, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your casting call! As you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:
Step 2: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality, 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.
“Little Lamb” – Gypsy
“Only Pretend” – Peter Pan Live!
“The Tree” – The Me Nobody Knows
“Truly Scrumptious” – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!
“Cool Kid” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Sparkle and Shine” – Nativity!
“Wendy” – Peter Pan
“Human Stuff” – The Little Mermaid
“I Gotta Crow” – Peter Pan
“Positoovity” – The Little Mermaid
“Whatcha Gonna Do?” – Chaplin
March Hare & Mad Hatter
“Consider Yourself” – Oliver!
“I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan
“It’s Possible” – Seussical
“Santa’s Little Teapot” – Nuncrackers
“Be Kind to Your Parents” – Fanny
“Dites-Moi” – South Pacific
“Doll on a Music Box” – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden
Queen of Hearts
“Off With Their Heads” – Wonderland
“Poor Unfortunate Souls” – The Little Mermaid
“Sensitivity” – Once Upon a Mattress
“Time to Play” – School of Rock
The Cheshire Cat (1, 2, and 3)
“A Day for the Cat in the Hat” – Seussical
“Naughty” – Matilda
“When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy from Oz
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
“Abigail” – Dear Edwina
“Gary, Indiana” – The Music Man
“I’d Do Anything” – Oliver!
“Let Me Entertain You” – Gypsy
“Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story
“Neat to be a Newsboy” – Working
“The Kite” – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
“Think Positive” – Willy Wonka
“Electricity” – Billy Elliot
“I Always Knew” – Annie Warbucks
“I Know It’s Today” – Shrek
“My Best Girl” – Mame
“My Party Dress” – Henry & Mudge
“Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden
“When I Grow Up” – Matilda
“Your Mother and Mine” – Peter Pan [film/non-musical theatre]
Step 3: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Alice in Wonderland JR:
• “A Pony for Christmas” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Babysitters Shouldn’t Have to …” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Bloom” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Flying” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Loyalty” 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 in Wonderland JR Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Alice in Wonderland JR 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.
“Dodgsonland” – Alice, Mathilda, Ensemble
“I’m Late!” – White Rabbit, Ensemble
“Very Good Advice” – Alice, Mad Hatter, Queen, Dodo Bird, White Rabbit, Catepillar, Ensemble
“Ocean of Tears” – Alice, Doorknob, Dodo Bird, Ensemble
“The Caucus Race” – Dodo Bird, Alice, Ensemble
“I’m Late (Reprise)” – White Rabbit, Dodo Bird, Chesire Cat, Ensemble
“How D’ye Do and Shake Hands” – Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum
“The Golden Afternoon” – Flowers, Alice
“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” – Caterpillar, Alice
“The Unbirthday Song” – Mad Hatter, March Hare, Alice, Ensemble
“Painting the Roses Red” – Royal Cards, Alice
“Painting the Roses Red (Reprise)” – Royal Cards, Alice, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit
“Simon Says” – Queen of Hearts, Alice, Royal Cards
“The Unbirthday Song (Reprise)” – Mad Hatter, March Hare, Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, White Rabbit, Ensemble
“Whooo Are Youuu?” – Alice, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Ensemble
“Alice in Wonderland (Finale)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Alice in Wonderland JR 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.