Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Amélie – by Character

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

Since Amélie is a 2010s musical, the following songs are from shows between the 2000s – 2020s. There are also lots of whimsical and pop vibes below to match the musical’s style.


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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: Study the show

Before auditioning, you should get familiar with the show, and listening to the cast album is a great way to do that. Here’s where you can learn more about Amélie.


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!


Amandine Poulain

Brave Thing” – Fangirls

Just Like That” – A Christmas Story

So Big / So Small” – Dear Evan Hansen

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish


Amélie Poulain

Like Other Girls” – Daddy Long Legs

On and On and On” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Remember This” – The Mad Ones

The Secret of Happiness” – Daddy Long Legs


Nino Quincampoix

Come Back” – Dogfight

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones

They Don’t Make Glass Slippers” – Soho Cinders


Raphael Poulain

Almost There” – The Man in the Ceiling

Hey, Kid” – If/Then

Stranger” – Big Fish

Time” – Tuck Everlasting


Young Amélie Poulain

Everlasting” – Tuck Everlasting

Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting

My Dad” – The Great British Bake Off Musical

Writing Down the Story of My Life” – Junie B. Jones


Ensemble (Altos)

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Say the Word” – The Mad Ones

The Girl Who Drove Away” – The Mad Ones


Ensemble (Baritones)

A Light in the Dark” – Next to Normal

I Am My Own Invention” – Wonderland

She Thinks I’m Old” – Daddy Long Legs


Ensemble (Basses)

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day  

Now Is Not the Time” – Mrs Henderson Presents

What Would You Do?” – If/Then


Ensemble (Contras)

Grow” – The Great British Bake Off Musical

I Dreamed a Dance” – Next to Normal

Whatever Time I Have” – Mrs Henderson Presents


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


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

I Couldn’t Know Someone Less” – Daddy Long Legs

The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

Archer” – Now. Here. This.

He’s Not Here” – Next to Normal

You Never Know” – If/Then


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Amélie:

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

• “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➝

• “The Flying Dream” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝


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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Amélie Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Amélie, 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.


Act 1:

“The Flight of the Blue Fly” – Company

“World’s Best Papa” – Raphael, Amélie, Amandine

“World’s Best Friend”  – Amélie, Fluffy

“World’s Best Mama” – Amélie, Amandine, Company

“Post Mortem” – Amélie, Company

“The Sound of Going Round in Circles” – Amélie, Company

“The Commute Home” – Hipolito, Amélie, Company

When the Booth Goes Bright” – Nino, Company

“The Bottle Drops” – Amélie, Company

“Three Figs” – Lucien

“Girl With the Glass” – Dufayel, Amélie

“How to Tell Time” – Amélie, Bretodeau

“Tour de France” – Amélie, Company

“Goodbye, Amélie” – Elton John, Company


Act 2:

“Half Asleep” – Amélie, Nino, Company

“Backyard” – Amélie, Raphael

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

Halfway” – Amélie, Amandine

“Window Seat” – Gina, Amélie, Hipolito, Suzanne

Thin Air”  Nino, Company

“There’s No Place Like Gnome” – Gnome, Raphael, Company

Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie

“Writing On The Wall” – Company

“Blue Arrow Suite” – Amélie, Company

“The Late Nino Quincampoix” – Amélie, Suzanne, Gina, Georgette, Joseph, Hipolito

“A Better Haircut” – Suzanne, Georgette, Gina, Nino

“Stay” – Amélie, Nino, Company

“Halfway (Reprise)” – Amélie, Nino, Company

“Where Do We Go From Here?” – Amélie, Nino, Company


Which of these audition songs for Amélie 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 Amélie.
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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