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 (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, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!
“Fanny” – Fanny
“Like a God” – Flower Drum Song
“Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress
“Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific
“I Love You” – Song of Norway
“My Ship” – Lady in the Dark
“‘Til Tomorrow” – Fiorello!
“Use Your Imagination” – Out of This World
“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
“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
“A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific
“Hello, Young Lovers” – The King and I
“It Might as Well be Spring” – State Fair
“It’s a Lovely Day Today” – Call Me Madam
“Very Soft Shoes” – Once Upon a Mattress
“Young and Foolish” – Plain and Fancy
“A Fellow Needs a Girl” – Allegro
“Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific
“This Nearly Was Mine” – South Pacific
“Never Never Land” – Peter Pan
“Nobody’s Heart” – By Jupiter
“Tender Shepherd” – Peter Pan
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“A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific
“Something Wonderful” – The King and I
“That’s Him” – One Touch of Venus
“I Am Loved” – Out of This World
“So Far” – Allegro
“What Good Would the Moon Be?” – Street Scene
“Geraniums in the Winder” – Carousel
“Lonely House” – Street Scene
“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – South Pacific
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.
“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
“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.
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.