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:
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.
“I Love Betsy” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Look at the Sky” – Urinetown
“Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown
“The Pants Song” – Be More Chill
“Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger
“Promise Me This” – Theory of Relativity
“So Big / So Small” – Dear Evan Hansen
“Someday” – The Wedding Singer
“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
“My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger
“My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief
“Sexy” – Mean Girls
“What’s Gonna Happen” – Tootsie
“All Grown Up” – Bare
“Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen
“Heart of Stone” – Six
“Lifeboat” – Heathers
“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
“Aftershocks” – Next to Normal
“Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill
“Michael’s Reprise” – Tootsie
“Everything About You” – Groundhog Day
“Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family
“Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day
“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!
“I’m Alive” – Tootsie
“Pulled” – The Addams Family
“Waiting” – The Addams Family
“Blue Hair” – The Black Suits
“It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown
“Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger
“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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
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.
“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
“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.
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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.