Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Annie Get Your Gun – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Annie Get Your Gun? 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 Annie Get Your Gun, by character.

Since Annie Get Your Gun is a 1940s musical, the following songs are from between the 1940s – 1960s. There are also lots of country selections 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 upbeat, 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 Annie Get Your Gun.

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, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.

Annie Oakley

A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

Doatsy Mae” – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

I Ain’t Down Yet” – The Unsinkable Molly Brown

I Put My Hand In” – Hello, Dolly!

I Cain’t Say No” – Oklahoma!

Frank Butler

All I Owe Ioway” – State Fair

If Ever I Would Leave You” – Camelot

I’ll Never Say No” – The Unsinkable Molly Brown

The Surrey With the Fringe on Top” – Oklahoma!

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” – Oklahoma!

Ensemble (Altos)

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

I’m Not At All In Love” – The Pajama Game

The Deadwood Stage” – Calamity Jane

Ensemble (Baritones)

Shall I Take My Heart” – Goldilocks

That Great Come-and-Get-It-Day” – Finian’s Rainbow

They Call the Wind Maria” – Paint Your Wagon

Ensemble (Basses)

Get Me to the Church on Time” – My Fair Lady

The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream

Wand’rin’ Star” – Paint Your Wagon

Ensemble (Contras)

How Can I Wait?” – Paint Your Wagon

Just Blew In From the Windy City” – Calamity Jane

Ladies” – Destry Rides Again

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

Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

I’ll Show Him” – Plain and Fancy

Love, Look Away” – Flower Drum Song

Ensemble (Sopranos)

Many a New Day” – Oklahoma!

The Pussy Foot” – Goldilocks

Wonderful, Wonderful Day” – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Ensemble (Tenors)

Kansas City” – Oklahoma!

Old Devil Moon” – Finian’s Rainbow

That’s the Way It Happens” – Me and Juliet

Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Annie Get Your Gun:

• “Goin’ North” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “Jugger’s Rain #1” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Little Victories” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “What Truth?” from The Cherry Orchard➝

• “Wilderness of Mirrors” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

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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Annie Get Your Gun Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Annie Get Your Gun 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:

“Colonel Buffalo Bill” – Charlie, Dolly, Ensemble

I’m a Bad, Bad Man” – Frank

Doin’ What Comes Naturally” – Annie, Ensemble

“The Girl That I Marry” – Frank, Annie

You Can’t Get a Man” – Annie

“There’s No Business Like Show Business” – Frank, Buffalo Bill, Charlie, Annie, Ensemble

“They Say It’s Wonderful” – Annie, Frank

Moonshine Lullaby” – Annie, Ensemble

“There’s No Business Like Show Business (Reprise)” – Annie

My Defenses Are Down” – Frank, Ensemble

“I’m an Indian, Too” – Annie

“You Can’t Get a Man (Reprise)” – Annie

Act 2:

I Got Lost In His Arms” – Annie, Ensemble

I Got the Sun in the Morning” – Annie, Ensemble

“An Old-Fashioned Wedding” – Annie, Frank

“The Girl That I Marry (Reprise)” – Frank

“Anything You Can Do” – Annie, Frank

“They Say It’s Wonderful (Finale)” – Company

Which of these audition songs for Annie Get Your Gun 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 Annie Get Your Gun.
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.


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