The Best Audition Songs for Calvin Berger – by Character

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

Since Calvin Berger is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of teenage-friendly songs 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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Calvin Berger 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 Calvin Berger 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.

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.


Bret

Alyssa Greene” – The Prom

Blue Hair” – The Black Suits

Joey is a Punk Rocker” – The Black Suits

Sing Your Own Song” – Dear Edwina

Stupid with Love” – Mean Girls


Calvin

A Little More Homework” – 13

Being a Geek” – 13

I Think I Like Her” – Summer of ’42

Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill

Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill


Matt

Caralee” – 35mm

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief

The Squip Song” – Be More Chill

When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


Rosanna

I See Stars” – Mean Girls

Losing Track of Time” – Summer of ’42

Promise Me This” – Theory of Relativity

Remember This” – The Mad Ones

The Secret of Happiness (Reprise)” – Daddy Long Legs


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Calvin Berger:

• “It Isn’t Easy” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Speechless” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “The Pact” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝

• “Trolling 101” 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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Calvin Berger Song List

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

“Security Meltdown” – Calvin, Bret, Rosanna, Matt

“I Can See Him Now” – Rosanna, Matt

“Don’tcha Think?” – Calvin, Bret

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin

“We’re The Man!” – Matt, Calvin

“Never Know” – Calvin, Matt

Saturday Alone” – Bret

“More Than Meets the Eye” – Calvin, Rosanna

“Act One Finale”


Act 2:

“Mr. Potato Head” – Calvin

“Graduation Day” – Matt

“Saturday Alone (Reprise)” – Bret

“The Fight” – Matt, Calvin, Rosanna, Bret

“How Can I Compete With That?” – Bret, Calvin, Rosanna, Matt

“We’re The Man (Reprise)” – Matt, Calvin

“Perfect For You” – Bret

“Calm, Cool, and Collected” – Rosanna, Bret

“Finale” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Calvin Berger 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 Calvin Berger.
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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