The Best Audition Songs for Anastasia – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Anastasia? 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 Anastasia, by character.
Since Anastasia is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there is a magical/timeless vibe to 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 Anastasia 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.
Anya / Anastasia
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“The Fire Within Me” – Little Women
“The Secret of Happiness (Reprise)” – Daddy Long Legs
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch
“Charming” – The Great Comet
“Evil Like Me” – Descendants
“Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice By Heart
“Off With Their Heads” – Wonderland
“Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen
“My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs
“Thin Air” – Amélie
“When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
“Days of Plenty” – Little Women
“Here Within These Walls” – Sister Act
“Love and Love Alone” – The Visit
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“Gypsy Lovers (The Abduction)” – The Great Comet
“Intoxication” – Marguerite
“Sibella” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“The Longer I Live” – Dracula
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“How I Am” – Little Women
“She Thinks I’m Old” – Daddy Long Legs
“The Wheel” – Tuck Everlasting
“Astonishing” – Little Women
“Home” – Wonderland
“When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago
“A Chance For Me” – Amazing Grace
“Dust and Ashes” – The Great Comet
“One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid
“Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen
“Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day
“The Great Comet of 1812” – The Great Comet of 1812
“How Did I Get to Where I Am?” – Marguerite
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities
“Woman” – The Pirate Queen
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“China Doll” – Marguerite
“Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie
“These Palace Walls” – Aladdin
“How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday
“Once Upon Another Time” – Love Never Dies
“Who Is This Man?” – Death Takes a Holiday
“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin
“Seventeen” – Tuck Everlasting
“Take a Chance on Me” – Little Women
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Anastasia:
• “He May Come” from Easter➝
• “How Strange Everything Is➝” from The Three Sisters➝ (Vershinin)
• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝ (Joy)
• “My Sister in This House” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Blue Stockings” in Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female➝
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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Anastasia Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Anastasia, 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: Once Upon a December” – Dowager Empress, Little Anastasia
“A Rumor in St. Petersburg” – Dmitry, Vlad, Ensemble
“In My Dreams” – Anya
“Learn to Do It” – Vlad, Anya, Dmitry
“The Neva Flows” – Gleb
“My Petersburg” – Dmitry
“Once Upon a December” – Anya
“Stay, I Pray You” – Count Ipolitov, Anya, Dmitry, Vlad, Ensemble
“We’ll Go From There” – Vlad, Anya, Dmitry, Ensemble
“Still” – Gleb
“Journey to the Past” – Anya
“Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)” – Vlad, Dmitry, Anya, Ensemble
“Crossing a Bridge” – Anya
“Close the Door” – Dowager Empress
“Land of Yesterday” – Lily, Ensemble
“The Countess and the Common Man” – Vlad, Lily
“In a Crowd of Thousands” – Dmitry, Anya
“Meant to Be” – Vlad
“Quartet at the Ballet” – Anya, Dmitry, Dowager Empress, Gleb
“Everything to Win” – Dmitry
“Once Upon a December (Reprise)” – Anya, Dowager Empress
“The Press Conference” – Lily, Vlad, Ensemble
“Everything to Win (Reprise)” – Anya
“Still” / “The Neva Flows (Reprise)” – Gleb, Anya, Ensemble
“Finale” – Dowager Empress, Gleb, Ensemble
Which of these audition songs for Anastasia 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.