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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Anastasia Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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


Dmitry

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


Gleb Vaganov

Gypsy Lovers (The Abduction)” – The Great Comet

Intoxication” – Marguerite

Sibella” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

The Longer I Live” – Dracula


Vlad Popov

Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days

How I Am” – Little Women

She Thinks I’m Old” – Daddy Long Legs

The Wheel” – Tuck Everlasting


Ensemble (Altos)

After All” – Ever After

Astonishing” – Little Women

When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago


Ensemble (Baritones)

A Chance For Me” – Amazing Grace

Dust and Ashes” – The Great Comet

One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid


Ensemble (Basses)

Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day

The Great Comet of 1812” – The Great Comet of 1812


Ensemble (Contras)

How Did I Get to Where I Am?” – Marguerite

Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities

Woman” – The Pirate Queen


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

China Doll” – Marguerite

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

Starlight” – Rosie


Ensemble (Sopranos)

How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday

Once Upon Another Time” – Love Never Dies

Who Is This Man?” – Death Takes a Holiday


Ensemble (Tenors)

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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Anastasia.
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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