Do you have an upcoming audition for Children of Eden? 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 Children of Eden, broken down by character.
Since Children of Eden is a pre-contemporary musical from the 1990s, the following songs are from shows between the 1970s-early 2010s. In addition there are lots of timeless and religious 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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:
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 Children of Eden 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.
“Beautiful City” – Godspell
“Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Morning Glow” – Pippin
“Winter’s on the Wing” – The Secret Garden
Adam / Noah
“Day After That” – Kiss of the Spider Woman
“Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre
“On the Willows” – Godspell
“With You” – Pippin
Cain / Japheth
“Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Race You to the Top of the Morning” – The Secret Garden
“Testimony” – Amazing Grace
“Lion Tamer” – The Magic Show
“Tell Me Why” – Amazing Grace
“The Past Is Another Land” – Aida
“The Gods Love Nubia” – Aida
“I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities
“In Every Age” – Titanic
“In My Own Lifetime” – The Rothschilds
“To Be a Captain” – Titanic
“Every Story is a Love Story” – Aida
“I Don’t Know How to Love Him” – Jesus Christ Superstar
“I Know the Truth” – Aida
“The Human Heart” – Once on This Island
“By My Side” – Godspell
“Easy as Life” – Aida
“I Guess I’ll Miss the Man” – Pippin
“Barrett’s Song” – Titanic
“Radames’ Letter” – Aida
“Unsettled Scores” – Whistle Down the Wind
“If I Have to Live Alone” – The Baker’s Wife
“Nowhere Left to Run” – Amazing Grace
“They Live in You” – The Lion King
“Daybreak” – Amazing Grace
“God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Shadowland” – The Lion King
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“Come Down from the Tree” – Once on This Island
“Finding Wonderland” – Wonderland
“Spread a Little Sunshine” – Pippin
“Believe” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“He Lives in You (Reprise)” – The Lion King
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“A Bit of Earth” – The Secret Garden
“Endless Night” – The Lion King
“No Moon” – Titanic
“No Matter What” – Whistle Down the Wind
“The Beautiful Day” – Scrooge
“The Tree” – The Me Nobody Knows
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Children of Eden:
• “We Are Getting Along” in Eve’s Diary
• “When I Look Back” in Eve’s Diary
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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Children of Eden Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Children of Eden, 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.
“Let There Be” – Father, Ensemble
“The Tree of Knowledge” – Father, Eve
“The Naming” – Father, Adam, Eve, Ensemble
“Grateful Children” – Adam, Eve
“Father’s Day” – Father
“Perfect” – Father, Adam, Eve, Ensemble
“The Spark of Creation” – Eve
“In Pursuit of Excellence” – Eve, Ensemble
“The End of a Perfect Day” – Ensemble
“Childhood’s End” – Father, Eve, Ensemble
“A World Without You” – Adam
“The Expulsion” – Father, Adam, Eve, Ensemble
“Wasteland” – Ensemble
“The Spark of Creation (Reprise)” – Eve
“Lost in the Wilderness” – Cain, Abel
“Close to Home” – Adam, Eve, Abel
“Ring of Stones” – Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel
“Death of Abel” – Eve, Ensemble
“The Mark of Cain” – Father, Ensemble
“Children of Eden” – Eve, Ensemble
“Generations” – Soloist, Company
“The Gathering Storm” – Noah, Father
“A Piece of Eight” – Ensemble
“Degenerations” – Father, Noah, Ensemble
“The Return of the Animals” – Ensemble
“Stranger to the Rain” – Yonah
“In Whatever Time We Have” – Japheth, Yonah
“The Flood” – Ensemble
“What Is He Waiting For?” – Ensemble
“Sailor of the Skies” – Yonah
“The Hardest Part of Love” – Noah
“Words of Doom” – Ensemble
“The Hour of Darkness” – Ensemble
“Ain’t It Good?” – Mama, Ensemble
“Precious Children” – Father
“In the Beginning” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Children of Eden 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.