The Best Audition Songs for Bat Boy – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Bat Boy? 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 Bat Boy, broken down by character.

Bat Boy premiered in the late 1990s. Because of that, most of the songs below are also from the 1990s-early 2010s. In addition, there is a dark and/or humorous vibe to many of the following 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 comedic, 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 “Bat Boy 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 or libretto➝ while listening to the Bat Boy 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.


Bat Boy

Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Why Does She Love Me?” – Love Never Dies

You Tore My Heart Out” – The Toxic Avenger


Meredith Parker

Days and Days” – Fun Home

Just a Housewife” – Working

Holding to the Ground” – Falsettos

Woman” – The Pirate Queen


Shelley Parker

Easy to Say” – Zombie Prom

Pulled” – The Addams Family

Safer” – First Date

Why Not Me?” – Carrie


Thomas Parker (Dr. Parker)

No Moon” – Titanic

She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

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

This is the Moment” – Jekyll & Hyde


Ensemble (Altos)

All Grown Up” – Bare

Lifeboat” – Heathers

Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame


Ensemble (Baritones)

It Must Be Believed to Be Seen” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Look at the Sky” – Urinetown

Morticia” – The Addams Family


Ensemble (Basses)

If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast

Please Send Me Someone” – Young Frankenstein

Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Ensemble (Contras)

Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger

I Dreamed a Dance” – Next to Normal

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger

Home” – Beetlejuice

If The World Should End” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark


Ensemble (Tenors)

Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula

Dreamer in Disguise” – Carrie

The Moon and Me” – The Addams Family


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Bat Boy:

• “Fun House Mirror” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “I Want You to Meet Harvey➝” from Harvey➝  (Elwood)

• “MacKenzie #1” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “Shadow” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Spirit” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝


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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Bat Boy Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Bat Boy 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:

“Hold Me, Bat Boy” – Company

“Christian Charity” – Sheriff, Shelley, Meredith

“Ugly Boy” – Shelley, Meredith

“Whatcha Wanna Do?” – Rick, Shelley

“A Home for You” – Meredith, Bat Boy

“Another Dead Cow” – Bud, Ned, Roy, Lorraine, Maggie

“Dance With Me, Darling” – Parker, Meredith, Ensemble

“Mrs. Taylor’s Lullaby” – Mrs. Taylor, Ruthie, Rick, Ron

“Show You a Thing or Two” – Meredith, Bat Boy, Shelley, Parker

“Christian Charity (Reprise)” – Sheriff, Parker, Ned, Bud, Lorraine, Maggie, Ensemble

“A Home for You (Reprise)” – Bat Boy, Parker

“Comfort and Joy” – Parker, Meredith, Shelley, Bat Boy, Ensemble


Act 2:

“A Joyful Noise” – Hightower, Ned, Bud, Maggie, Lorraine, Ensemble

“Let Me Walk Among You” – Bat Boy

“A Joyful Noise (Reprise)” – Hightower, Bat Boy, Ensemble

“Three Bedroom House” – Meredith, Shelley

“Children, Children” – Pan, Ensemble

“Inside Your Heart” – Shelley, Bat Boy

“Apology to a Cow” – Bat Boy

“Finale: I Imagine You’re Upset” – Bat Boy, Shelley, Meredith, Parker, Ensemble

“Hold Me, Bat Boy (Reprise)” – Shelley, Meredith, Parker, Company


Which of these audition songs for Bat Boy 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 Bat Boy.
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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