The Best Audition Songs for Carrie – by Character

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

Since Carrie came out in the late 1980s, most of the songs below are from musicals that came out between 1985-2011. There is also more of a contemporary soft rock vibe to many of these 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 “Carrie 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 Carrie 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.

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.


Carrie White

All Grown Up” – Bare

I Say No” – Heathers

If The World Should End” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Lifeboat” – Heathers


Chris Hargensen

Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones

Opportunity” – 13

So Much Better” – Legally Blonde

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland


Margaret White

Dividing Day” – The Light in the Piazza

How Many Tears?” – Martin Guerre

Kiss of the Spider Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman

Once Upon a Dream” – Jekyll & Hyde


Miss Gardner

Back to Before” – Ragtime

I Dreamed a Dance” – Next to Normal

I Miss the Mountains” – Next to Normal

Someone Else’s Story” – Chess


Sue Snell

One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On

Portrait of a Girl” – Bare

Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones

With You” – Ghost


Tommy Ross

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin

There’s a World” – Next to Normal

When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones


Ensemble (Altos)

A Quiet Night At Home” – Bare

Fight For Me” – Heathers

Kindergarten Boyfriend” – Heathers


Ensemble (Baritones)

All That’s Known” – Spring Awakening

Role of a Lifetime” – Bare

The Mirror-Blue Night” – Spring Awakening


Ensemble (Basses)

If I Have to Live Alone” – The Baker’s Wife

Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

You…You” – Scrooge


Ensemble (Contras)

Heaven Help My Heart” – Chess

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

Tell Me It’s Not True” – Blood Brothers


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Anything But Lonely” – Aspects of Love

Dead Girl Walking” – Heathers

What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13


Ensemble (Sopranos)

China Doll” – Marguerite

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde


Ensemble (Tenors)

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

He’s Not Here” – Next to Normal

Left Behind” – Spring Awakening


Step 4: Select a monologue

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

• “Agnes of God” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “MacKenzie #1” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “The Day They Shot John Lennon” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “The Dead Deportee” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

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


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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Carrie Song List

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

“In” – Company

Carrie” – Carrie

“Open Your Heart” – Margaret, Reverend Bliss, Carrie, Ensemble

“And Eve Was Weak” – Margaret, Carrie

The World According to Chris” – Chris, Billy, Sue, Tommy, Ensemble

“Evening Prayers” – Carrie, Margaret

Dreamer in Disguise” – Tommy

Once You See” – Sue

Unsuspecting Hearts” – Miss Gardner, Carrie

“Do Me a Favor” – Sue, Chris, Tommy, Billy, Ensemble

“I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance” – Carrie, Margaret


Act 2:

“A Night We’ll Never Forget” – Carrie, Chris, Billy, Sue, Ensemble

“You Shine” – Tommy, Sue

Why Not Me?” – Carrie, Ensemble

“Stay Here Instead” – Margaret, Carrie

When There’s No One” – Margaret

“Prom Arrival” – Ensemble

“Unsuspecting Hearts (Reprise)” – Miss Gardner, Carrie

“Dreamer in Disguise (Reprise)” – Tommy, Carrie, Ensemble

“Prom Climax” – Chris, Billy, Sue, Carrie, Ensemble

“Alma Mater” – Ensemble

“The Destruction” – Carrie, Ensemble

“Carrie (Reprise)” – Margaret

“Epilogue” – Sue, Ensemble


Which of these audition songs for Carrie 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 Carrie.
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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