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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Camp Rock 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 watch the live recording➝.


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.


Dana Turner

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


Luke Williams

All Hail the Brain” – 13

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief

I’m Too Hot for You” – School of Rock

Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones


Nate Gray

Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill

Seventeen” – Tuck Everlasting

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


Mitchie Torres

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


Shane Gray

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

I’m Alive” – Next to Normal

Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones

When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones


Tess Tyler

Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones

Fabulous” – High School Musical 2  [film/non-musical theatre]

Opportunity” – 13

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Altos)

On the Edge” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On

The Lamest Place in the World” – 13


Ensemble (Baritones)

A Little More Homework” – 13

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger

Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill


Ensemble (Basses)

Aftershocks” – Next to Normal

And You Don’t Even Know It” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

We Look to You” – The Prom


Ensemble (Contras)

Bouncing Off the Walls” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Just Breathe” – The Prom

Rise Above 1” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Alyssa Greene” – The Prom

Brand New You” – 13

Where Did the Rock Go?” – School of Rock


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Blue Hair” – The Black Suits

Here at Horace Green” – School of Rock

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger


Ensemble (Tenors)

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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Camp Rock.
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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