The Best Audition Songs for Beetlejuice – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Beetlejuice? 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 Beetlejuice, by character.

Since Beetlejuice is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of energetic 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 “Beetlejuice 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 Beetlejuice 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.


Adam

I Love Betsy” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Look at the Sky” – Urinetown

Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown

The Pants Song” – Be More Chill


Barbara

Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger

Promise Me This” – Theory of Relativity

So Big / So Small” – Dear Evan Hansen

Someday” – The Wedding Singer


Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice

God, I Hate Shakespeare” – Something Rotten!

Man Up” – The Book of Mormon

When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock” – School of Rock

You Will Still Be Mine” – Waitress


Delia

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger

My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief

Sexy” – Mean Girls

What’s Gonna Happen” – Tootsie


Lydia

All Grown Up” – Bare

Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen

Heart of Stone” – Six

Lifeboat” – Heathers


Ensemble (Altos)

I Love Play Rehearsal” – Be More Chill

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

What Was a Woman to Do?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Ensemble (Baritones)

Aftershocks” – Next to Normal

Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill

Michael’s Reprise” – Tootsie


Ensemble (Basses)

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day


Ensemble (Contras)

It’s Not About Me” – The Prom

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger

There Was John” – Tootsie


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

I’m Alive” – Tootsie

Pulled” – The Addams Family

Waiting” – The Addams Family


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Blue Hair” – The Black Suits

It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger


Ensemble (Tenors)

I’m Too Hot for You” – School of Rock

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Beetlejuice:

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

• “Spirit” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “The Swamp” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝

• “Thoughts” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “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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Beetlejuice Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Beetlejuice 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:

Invisible” – Lydia

The Whole ‘Being Dead’ Thing” – Beetlejuice, Ensemble

“Ready, Set, Not Yet” – Adam, Barbara

“The Whole ‘Being Dead’ Thing, Pt. 2” – Beetlejuice

Dead Mom” – Lydia

“Fright of Their Lives” – Beetlejuice, Adam, Barbara

“Ready, Set, Not Yet (Reprise)” – Adam, Barbara

No Reason” – Delia, Lydia

“Mama Would” – Lydia

“Invisible (Reprise)/On the Roof” – Beetlejuice

“Say My Name” – Beetlejuice, Lydia, Adam, Barbara

“Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” – Delia, Charles, Maxine, Maxie, Lydia, Ensemble


Act 2:

Girl Scout” – Girl Scout, Lydia

“That Beautiful Sound” – Beetlejuice, Lydia, Ensemble

“Barbara 2.0” – Barbara, Adam

What I Know Now” – Miss Argentina, Ensemble

Home” – Lydia

“Creepy Old Guy” – Lydia, Barbara, Delia, Beetlejuice, Ensemble

“Jump in the Line” – Lydia, Charles, Barbara, Adam, Delia, Company


Which of these audition songs for Beetlejuice 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 Beetlejuice.
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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