The Best Audition Songs for Be More Chill – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Be More Chill? 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 Be More Chill, broken down by character.

Since Be More Chill is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of youthful and pop/rock vibes below 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 “Be More Chill 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 Be More Chill 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.


Brooke Lohst

Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones

Killer Instinct” – Bring It On

One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Chloe Valentine

Brand New You” – 13

Opportunity” – 13

Someone Gets Hurt” – Mean Girls

World Burn” – Mean Girls


Christine Canigula

Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks

My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief

Periwinkle” – Dear Edwina

Stupid with Love” – Mean Girls


Jeremy Heere

A Little More Homework” – 13

Being a Geek” – 13

Role of a Lifetime” – Bare

Waving Through a Window” – Dear Evan Hansen


Michael Mell

For Forever” – Dear Evan Hansen

Get Me What I Need” – 13

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday

Words Fail” – Dear Evan Hansen


Rich Goranski

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

I’m Too Hot for You” – School of Rock

Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones

Raise a Little Hell” – Bonnie and Clyde


The Squip

Aftershocks” – Next to Normal

I’m Alive” – Next to Normal

Keep on Standing” – Rocky

You Will Still Be Mine” – Waitress


Ensemble (Altos)

I’d Rather Be Me” – Mean Girls

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday

Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones


Ensemble (Baritones)

Don’t Do Sadness” – Spring Awakening

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger

Top of the World” – Tuck Everlasting


Ensemble (Basses)

And You Don’t Even Know It” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity

We Look to You” – The Prom


Ensemble (Contras)

Boy Falls From The Sky” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Just Breathe” – The Prom


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Alyssa Greene” – The Prom

I See Stars” – Mean Girls

What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Blue Hair” – The Black Suits

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger

Sticks & Stones” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical


Ensemble (Tenors)

All Hail the Brain” – 13

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Seventeen” – Tuck Everlasting


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Be More Chill:

• “I, Phone” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Seven, Eight, Nine” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝

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

• “Trolling 101” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “TV in My Bones” 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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Be More Chill Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Be More Chill, 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:

“More Than Survive” – Jeremy, Michael, Ensemble

I Love Play Rehearsal” – Christine

The Squip Song” – Rich, Ensemble

“Two-Player Game” – Michael, Jeremy

“The Squip Enters” – Jeremy, Christine, Jake, The Squip

“Be More Chill, Part 1” – The Squip, Jeremy, Ensemble

“Do You Wanna Ride?” – Brooke, Chloe, The Squip

“Be More Chill, Part 2” – The Squip, Jeremy, Ensemble

“A Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into” – Christine, Jeremy, The Squip, Ensemble

“Upgrade” – Brooke, The Squip, Jeremy, Jake, Christine, Ensemble

Loser Geek Whatever” – Jeremy


Act 2:

“Halloween” – Brooke, Jake, Chloe, Rich, The Squip, Ensemble

“Do You Wanna Hang?” – Chloe

Michael in the Bathroom” – Michael

“The Smartphone Hour” – Jenna, Chloe, Brooke, Ensemble

“The Pitiful Children” – The Squip, Jenna, Ensemble

The Pants Song” – Mr. Heere, Michael

“The Play” – Michael, Mr. Reyes, Jake, Brooke, Chloe, Jeremy, Christine, The Squip, Ensemble

“Voices in My Head” – Jeremy, Christine, Mr. Heere, Rich, Brooke, Jenna, Jake, The Squip, Ensemble


Which of these audition songs for Be More Chill 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 Be More Chill.
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.


 

2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Be More Chill – by Character

  • November 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    I sang ‘Stupid With Love’ from Mean Girls for my Be More Chill audition and got Christine! 🙂

    • November 10, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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      Oh! Stupid with Love is a GREAT choice for Be More Chill!! It would also be a pretty solid choice to audition with without a specific character in mind as well. I’m going to add it to the list, but you get full credit for thinking of this one!

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