Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Brigadoon – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Brigadoon? 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 Brigadoon, broken down by character.

Since Brigadoon is a golden age musical, the following songs are from golden age shows as well. In addition, there are lots of timeless and romantic 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 uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.


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 read through the synopsis while listening to the Brigadoon cast album➝.


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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Charlie

Fanny” – Fanny

Like a God” – Flower Drum Song

Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress

Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific


Fiona

I Love You” – Song of Norway

My Ship” – Lady in the Dark

‘Til Tomorrow” – Fiorello!

Use Your Imagination” – Out of This World


Meg

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – Finian’s Rainbow

Look to the Rainbow” – Finian’s Rainbow

The Next Time it Happens” – Pipe Dream

The Swamps of Home” – Once Upon a Mattress


Tommy

Old Devil Moon” – Finian’s Rainbow

We Kiss in a Shadow” – The King and I

Wooden Wedding” – One Touch of Venus

You Are Never Away” – Allegro


Ensemble (Altos)

A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

Hello, Young Lovers” – The King and I

It Might as Well be Spring” – State Fair


Ensemble (Baritones)

Very Soft Shoes” – Once Upon a Mattress

When I’m Not Near The Girl I Love” – Finian’s Rainbow

Young and Foolish” – Plain and Fancy


Ensemble (Basses)

A Fellow Needs a Girl” – Allegro

Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific

This Nearly Was Mine” – South Pacific


Ensemble (Contras)

Never Never Land” – Peter Pan

Nobody’s Heart” – By Jupiter

Tender Shepherd” – Peter Pan


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Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific

Something Wonderful” – The King and I

That’s Him” – One Touch of Venus


Ensemble (Sopranos)

I Am Loved” – Out of This World

So Far” – Allegro

What Good Would the Moon Be?” – Street Scene


Ensemble (Tenors)

Geraniums in the Winder” – Carousel

The Flower Garden of My Heart” – Pal Joey

That’s the Way It Happens” – Me and Juliet


Step 4: Select a monologue

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

• “In a Minute” from The Anniversary➝  (Tatiana)

• “Marriage” from Sweet and Twenty➝  (The Agent)

• “My Favorite Name➝” from Harvey➝  (Elwood)

• “The Ideal Man!” from A Woman of No Importance➝  (Mrs. Allonby)

• “Tommy Has Proposed” from An Ideal Husband➝  (Mabel)


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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Brigadoon Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Brigadoon, 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:

“Brigadoon” – Ensemble

“Down in MacConnachy Square” – Ensemble

Waitin’ for My Dearie” – Fiona, Ensemble

“I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean” – Charlie, Ensemble

“The Heather on the Hill” – Tommy, Fiona

The Love of My Life” – Meg

“Jeannie’s Packin’ Up” – Ensemble

Come to Me, Bend to Me” – Charlie

“Almost Like Being in Love” – Tommy, Fiona


Act 2:

“The Chase” – Ensemble

There But for You Go I” – Tommy

My Mother’s Wedding Day” – Meg, Ensemble

“From This Day On” / “Farewell Music” – Tommy, Fiona

“Reprises” / “Finale” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Brigadoon 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 Brigadoon.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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