Do you have an upcoming audition for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson? 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 Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, broken down by character.
Since Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an early contemporary musical, the songs below are from musicals between 1995-2015. In addition, there is an edgy rock 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 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 Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson 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.
“All the Small Things” – Blink 182 [90s rock/non-musical theatre]
“Caralee” – 35mm
“Don’t Do Sadness” – Spring Awakening
“I’m Alive” – Next to Normal
“Keep on Standing” – Rocky
“Whatsername” – Green Day/American Idiot
“All Grown Up” – Bare
“Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger
“Everything Else” – Next to Normal
“Mary Jane” – Alanis Morissette [90s pop/non-musical theatre]
“On Monday” – 35mm
“Saturday Night In The City” – The Wedding Singer
“A Note From Linda” – The Wedding Singer
“Come to Your Senses” – Tick, Tick…BOOM!
“If The World Should End” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
“Midnight Radio” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“The Origin of Love” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“Your Eyes” – Rent
“Colorblind” – Cruel Intentions/Counting Crows
“Ever the Same” – Rob Thomas [non-musical theatre]
“Wicked Little Town” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“Bouncing Off the Walls” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
“Rise Above 1” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
“There’s a World” – Next to Normal
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Fight For Me” – Heathers
“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal
“Uninvited” – Jagged Little Pill
“One Song Glory” – Rent
“See Her Smile” – Tick, Tick … Boom!
“The Seraph” – 35mm
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson:
• “Church & State” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Dreaming of a White House” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “Little Victories” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “We the People” 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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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 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.
“Populism, Yea Yea” – Company
“I’m Not That Guy” – Andrew Jackson
“Illness as a Metaphor” – Bandleader, Jackson, Rachel, Ensemble
“I’m So That Guy” – Jackson, Ensemble
“Ten Little Indians” – Soloist, Ensemble
“The Corrupt Bargain” – Ensemble
“Rock Star” – Soloist, Jackson, Ensemble
“The Great Compromise” – Rachel, Ensemble
“Public Life” – Jackson, Ensemble
“Crisis Averted” – Ensemble
“The Saddest Song” – Jackson, Ensemble
“Second Nature” – Bandleader
“The Hunters of Kentucky” – Bandleader, Jackson, Company
Which of these audition songs for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson 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.