The Best Audition Songs for Bonnie and Clyde – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Bonnie and Clyde? 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 Bonnie and Clyde, broken down by character.

Bonnie and Clyde is a contemporary musical that’s set in the 1920s-1930s. Because of that, most of the songs below are from musicals that came out during or after the 1990s. Additionally, many of these songs have a country vibe to them 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 “Bonnie & Clyde 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 Bonnie and Clyde 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.


Blanche Barrow

Asheville” – Bright Star

Backwoods Barbie” – 9 to 5

Change It” – 9 to 5

If You Knew My Story” – Bright Star

You Oughta Be Here With Me” – Big River


Bonnie Parker

Another Life” – The Bridges of Madison County

I Want to Go to Hollywood” – Grand Hotel

Lay Down Your Head” – Violet

Nothin’ Up” – The Robber Bridegroom

Sleepy Man” – The Robber Bridegroom


Buck Barrow

Build a Wall” – Shrek

Guv’ment” – Big River

Stronger” – Hands on a Hardbody

Who’s the Man” – The Witches of Eastwick


Clyde Barrow

Love Stolen” – The Robber Bridegroom

Something From a Dream” – The Bridges of Madison County

Steal With Style” – The Robber Bridegroom

The World Inside a Frame” – The Bridges of Madison County

Temporarily Lost” – The Bridges of Madison County


Young Bonnie

Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!

Everlasting” – Tuck Everlasting

Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting

Not for the Life of Me” – Thoroughly Modern Millie


Young Clyde

Hands” – The Man in the Ceiling

Think Positive” – Willy Wonka

Whatcha Gonna Do?” – Chaplin  [w/ your natural accent]

When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy from Oz


Ensemble (Altos)

An Old-Fashioned Love Story” – The Wild Party

Before It’s Over” – Dogfight

Hero” – Ghost Quartet


Ensemble (Baritones)

It All Fades Away” – The Bridges of Madison County

That’s What I Could Do” – Violet

Wondering” – The Bridges of Madison County


Ensemble (Basses)

Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy” – Once

Father How Long?” – The Civil War

I’ll Never Pass This Way Again” – The Civil War


Ensemble (Contras)

Dusty Plays the Saw” – The Burnt Part Boys

Mr. Hopalong Heartbreak” – Urban Cowboy

When I Go” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Everything Changes” – Waitress

Oklahoma?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The Life of the Party” – The Wild Party


Ensemble (Tenors)

Breeze Off the River” – The Full Monty

Bright Star” – Bright Star

Virginia” – The Civil War


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Bonnie & Clyde:

• “How Can You Say That?➝” from Wild Honey  (Anna)

• “Jugger’s Rain #1” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Jugger’s Rain #2” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Lone Star Grace” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Wilderness of Mirrors” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝


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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Bonnie and Clyde Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Bonnie and Clyde, 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:

Picture Show” – Young Bonnie, Young Clyde, Bonnie, Clyde

“This World Will Remember Me” – Clyde, Bonnie

“You’re Going Back to Jail” – Blanche, Buck, Stella, Trish, Eleanore

How ‘Bout a Dance?” – Bonnie

“When I Drive” – Clyde, Buck

“God’s Arms Are Always Open” – Preacher, Ensemble

“You Can Do Better Than Him” – Ted, Clyde

“You Love Who You Love” – Bonnie, Blanche

Raise a Little Hell” – Clyde

“This World Will Remember Us” – Clyde, Bonnie


Act 2:

“Made in America” – Preacher, Ensemble

“Too Late to Turn Back Now” – Clyde, Bonnie

That’s What You Call a Dream” – Blanche

“What Was Good Enough For You” – Clyde, Bonnie

“Bonnie” – Clyde

“Raise a Little Hell (Reprise)” – Clyde, Buck, Ted

Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad” – Bonnie

“God’s Arms (Reprise)” – Blanche, Preacher

“You Can Do Better Than Him (Reprise)” – Ted

“Picture Show (Reprise)” – Young Bonnie, Young Clyde

“Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad (Reprise)” – Clyde, Bonnie

“How ‘Bout a Dance? (Reprise)” – Bonnie


Which of these audition songs for Bonnie and Clyde 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 Bonnie and Clyde.
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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