Do you have an upcoming audition for Anne of Green Gables? 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 Anne of Green Gables, broken down by character.
Since Anne of Green Gables is a musical from the 1960s, the following songs are a mix of golden/post-golden age musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of light-hearted vibes below in order to match the style of the show.
* This post is intended to be used when auditioning for the 1960s adaptation of Anne of Green Gables➝ by Don Harron and Norman Campbell.
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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: 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 Anne of Green Gables 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, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!
“Doll on a Music Box” – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“In My Own Little Corner” – Cinderella
“Little Lamb” – Gypsy
“Love Makes the World Go ‘Round” – Carnival
“Gary, Indiana” – The Music Man
“I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan
“The Perfect Nanny” – Mary Poppins
“Truly Scrumptious” – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“If I Be Your Best Chance” – Walking Happy
“It’s a Lovely Day Today” – Call Me Madam
“Love, I Hear” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
“That’s the Way It Happens” – Me and Juliet
“My Wish” – Here’s Love
“That Man Over There” – Here’s Love
“You Two” – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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“A Quiet Thing” – Flora, the Red Menace
“Sing Happy” – Flora, the Red Menace
“Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream
“Feed the Birds” – Mary Poppins
“Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
“Open a New Window” – Mame
“Real Live Girl” – Little Me
“She Wasn’t You” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
“What Makes It Happen?” – Walking Happy
“Later Than Spring” – Sail Away
“Once Upon a Time” – All American
“Try to Remember” – The Fantasticks
“Hey, Look Me Over” – Wildcat
“Tender Shepherd” – Peter Pan
“Wendy” – Peter Pan
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Be Kind to Your Parents” – Fanny
“Why Go Anywhere At All?” – The Gay Life
“You Mustn’t Be Discouraged” – Fade Out – Fade In
“A Spoonful of Sugar” – Mary Poppins
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – Mary Poppins
“You Don’t Know” – Here’s Love
“Grand Knowing You” – She Loves Me
“Shall I Take My Heart” – Goldilocks
“She Loves Me” – She Loves Me
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Anne of Green Gables:
• “My Shares Are Worthless➝” from A Little Princess (Miss Minchin)
• “The Pact” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Wilderness of Mirrors” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝
• “You Know What➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Patty)
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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Anne of Green Gables Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Anne of Green Gables, 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.
“Where is Matthew Going?” – Ensemble
“Gee, I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me” – Anne
“We Clearly Requested a Boy” – Marilla, Matthew, Anne
“The Facts” – Anne, Marilla, Mrs Spencer, Mrs Blewett
“Humble Pie” – Matthew, Anne
“Apology” – Anne
“Back to School” – Ensemble
“Wond’rin’” – Gilbert
“Did You Hear?” – Ensemble
“Ice Cream” – Anne, Diana, Ensemble
“Summer” – Ensemble
“Kindred Spirits” – Anne, Diana
“Open the Window” – Miss Stacy
“When I Say My Say” / “The Words” – Matthew
“I’ll Show Him” – Anne, Gilbert
“General Store” – Ensemble
“Anne of Green Gables” – Matthew
“If It Hadn’t Been For Me” / “Reprises” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Anne of Green Gables 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.