The Best Audition Songs for Camp Rock – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Camp Rock? 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 Camp Rock, broken down by character.
Since Camp Rock is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there is a youthful/vibrant vibe to most of the following songs 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.
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 watch the live recording of Camp Rock➝.
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.
“Kindergarten Boyfriend” – Heathers
“Joey is a Punk Rocker” – The Black Suits
“Sing Your Own Song” – Dear Edwina
“When There Was Me and You” – High School Musical
“All Hail the Brain” – 13
“Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief
“I’m Too Hot for You” – School of Rock
“Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones
“Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill
“Seventeen” – Tuck Everlasting
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
“It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“I’d Rather Be Me” – Mean Girls
“Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday
“What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13
“Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On
“I’m Alive” – Next to Normal
“Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones
“When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones
“Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones
“Fabulous” – High School Musical 2 [2000s film]
“Opportunity” – 13
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“On the Edge” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On
“The Lamest Place in the World” – 13
“A Little More Homework” – 13
“It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger
“Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill
“Aftershocks” – Next to Normal
“And You Don’t Even Know It” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“We Look to You” – The Prom
“Bouncing Off the Walls” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
“Just Breathe” – The Prom
“Rise Above 1” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
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“Alyssa Greene” – The Prom
“Brand New You” – 13
“Where Did the Rock Go?” – School of Rock
“Blue Hair” – The Black Suits
“Here at Horace Green” – School of Rock
“Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger
“Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers
“Not My Father’s Son” – Kinky Boots
“The Wall in My Head” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Camp Rock:
• “Eggs in a Basket” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Seven, Eight, Nine” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “The Drama Department” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Trolling 101” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Wanted: A Superhero Sister” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
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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Camp Rock Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Camp Rock, 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.
“This is Our Song/Intro” – Company
“This is Me” – Mitchie, Shane
“Start the Party” – Tess, Ensemble
“You’re My Favorite Song” – Shane, Mitchie
“Fire” – Luke, Ensemble
“Can’t Back Down” – Mitchie, Ensemble
“Play My Music” – Shane, Nate, Jason, Ensemble
“It’s On” – Company
“Heart and Soul” – Shane, Nate, Jason, Ensemble
“Introducing Me” – Nate, Dana
“Wouldn’t Change a Thing” – Mitchie, Shane
“Tear It Down” – Luke, Tess, Dana, Ensemble
“What We Came Here For” – Shane, Mitchie, Camp Rock
“This is Our Song” – Ensemble
“Camp Rock Megamix (Bows)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Camp Rock 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.