The Best Audition Songs for & Juliet – By Character

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

Since & Juliet is a contemporary jukebox musical, none of the following songs are from musical theatre repertoire. Instead, the following list is filled with pop/rock songs from between the 1990s-2010s 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 uptempo, 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 “& Juliet 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 read through the synopsis while listening to the & Juliet cast album➝.


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.


Francois

Changer” – Maître Gims

Fire on Fire” – Sam Smith

I Need You Tonight” – Backstreet Boys

Nice to Meet Ya” – Niall Horan


May

Dancing On My Own” – Calum Scott

Older” – Ben Platt

Say Something” – A Great Big World

You Are the Reason” – Calum Scott


Juliet

Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande

God is a Woman” – Ariana Grande

Perfume” – Britney Spears

Thunder” – Jessie J


Nurse

Hold My Hand” – Jess Glynne

I Love Me” – Demi Lovato

Nightingale” – Demi Lovato

Skyscraper” – Demi Lovato


Romeo

I’m Not the Only One” – Sam Smith

In Case You Don’t Live Forever” – Ben Platt

Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith

Night Changes” – One Direction


Shakespeare

Girlfriend” – NSYNC

Incomplete” – Backstreet Boys

Inconsolable” – Backstreet Boys

Never Let You Go” – Third Eye Blind


Ensemble (Altos)

After the Afterparty” – Charli XCX

Grand Piano” – Nicki Minaj

What the Hell” – Avril Lavigne


Ensemble (Baritones/Basses)

Grow As We Go” – Ben Platt

Let It Be” – Labrinth

Welcome to Wonderland” – Anson Seabra


Ensemble (Contras)

90 Days” – Pink

Glitter in the Air” – Pink

The Boy is Mine” – Brandy


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Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

Because of You” – Kelly Clarkson

Still Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding

What About Us?” – Pink


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Courage” – Celine Dion

Flashlight” – Jessie J

It’s My Party” – Jessie J


Ensemble (Tenors)

No Matter What” – Calum Scott

Rockstar” – A Great Big World

You Run Away” – Barenaked Ladies


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for & Juliet:

• “How Can You Say That?➝” from Wild Honey  (Anna)

• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence  (Eliza)

• “Ladylike” from Quality Street➝  (Phoebe)

• “Queer Theory” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “The Drama Department” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝


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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& Juliet Song List

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


Act 1:

“Larger Than Life” – Shakespeare, Company

“I Want It That Way” – Shakespeare, Anne, Company

“…Baby One More Time” – Juliet

“Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” – Juliet, Company

“Domino” – Juliet, Anne, Nurse, May

“Show Me Love” – Juliet, Anne, Nurse, May, Company

“Blow” – Juliet, Anne, Nurse, May, Company

“I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” – May, Juliet

“Overprotected” – Francois, Juliet

“Confident” – Juliet, Francois

“Teenage Dream” / “Break Free” – Nurse, Lance

“Oops!… I Did It Again”  – Juliet, Nurse

“I Kissed a Girl” – May, Francois

“It’s My Life” – Romeo, Company


Act 2:

“Love Me Like You Do” – Romeo

“Since U Been Gone” – Juliet, Ensemble

“Whataya Want From Me” – May, Francois

“One More Try” – Juliet, Romeo

“Problem” / “Can’t Feel My Face” – Juliet, Romeo

“That’s the Way It Is” – Anne, Juliet

“Everybody” – Shakespeare, Romeo, May, Francois, Lance, Company

“As Long as You Love Me” – Francois

“It’s Gonna Be Me” – Francois, May

“Shape of My Heart” – Lance, Francois, May

“Stronger” – Juliet

“F*in’ Perfect” – Nurse

“Roar” – Juliet

“I Want It That Way (Reprise)” – Shakespeare, Anne, Juliet, Romeo, Company

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!”- Shakespeare, Anne, Company


Which of these audition songs for & Juliet 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 & Juliet.
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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