The Best Audition Songs for Amazing Grace – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Amazing Grace? 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 Amazing Grace, by character.
Since Amazing Grace is a musical from the 2010s, the songs below are from the 1990s-2020. In addition, there are lots of timeless, passionate, and adventurous 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.
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 Amazing Grace 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.
“How Long Must This Go On?” – Beauty and the Beast
“In Every Age” – Titanic
“Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day
“Still” – Anastasia
“Barrett’s Song” – Titanic
“I’m Martin Guerre” – Martin Guerre
“No Moon” – Titanic
“This is the Moment” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Easy as Life” – Aida
“Somebody Gonna Love You” – The Color Purple
“Too Beautiful for Words” – The Color Purple
“White Milk & Red Blood” – Dessa Rose
“I Don’t Understand the Poor” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“If I Left London” – Chaplin
“My Petersburg” – Anastasia
“Wonders of the World” – The Wizard of Oz
“How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday
“The Light in the Piazza” – The Light in the Piazza
“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin
“Who Is This Man?” – Death Takes a Holiday
“I Thought That I Could Live” – Death Takes a Holiday
“Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre
“Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Make Them Hear You” – Ragtime
“Days of Plenty” – Little Women
“Here Alone” – Little Women
“When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago
“Everything to Win” – Anastasia
“What’s Left of Love?” – Marguerite
“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin
“If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast
“The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin
“Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance
“Close the Door” – Anastasia
“God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Woman” – The Pirate Queen
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“China Doll” – Marguerite
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“Something of My Own” – Dessa Rose
“If This Is What We’re Fighting For” – The Beautiful Game
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“Will You?” – Grey Gardens
“A Bit of Earth” – The Secret Garden
“Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula
“I Never Knew” – Far from Heaven
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Amazing Grace:
• “A Thirteen-Year-Old Maid” in Young Women’s Monologues from Contemporary Plays➝
• “Good Heavens!➝” from The Pretentious Young Ladies➝ (Madelon)
• “How Can You Say That?➝” from Wild Honey (Anna)
• “My Shares Are Worthless➝” from A Little Princess (Miss Minchin)
• “The Grace of Mary Traverse” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
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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Amazing Grace Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Amazing Grace 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.
“Prologue” – Pakuteh
“Truly Alive” – John, Captain Newton
“The Auction” – John, Ensemble
“Someone Who Hears” – Mary, John
“Voices of the Angels” – Mary
“We Are Determined” – Ensemble
“Never” – John
“Shadows of Innocence” – John, Mary
“Expectations” – Major Gray
“Welcome Song” – Princess Peyai, Ensemble
“Sing on High” – Ensemble
“Tell Me Why” – Mary
“A Chance for Me” – Captain Newton
“Nowhere Left to Run” – Thomas
“Daybreak” – Nanna
“I Still Believe” – Mary
“Testimony” – John
“I Will Remember” – John
“Nothing There to Love” – John, Mary
“Amazing Grace” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Amazing Grace 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.