Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Cinderella – by Character

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

Since Cinderella is a golden age musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein (and is not the Disney version), most of the songs below are from golden age/post-golden age musicals as well.

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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 read through the synopsis or libretto for Cinderella while listening to the Cinderella cast album➝.

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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or 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.

Cinderella (Ella)

Distant Melody” – Peter Pan

How Lovely to Be a Woman” – Bye Bye Birdie

Little Lamb” – Gypsy

This Is All Very New to Me” – Plain and Fancy

Evil Stepmother (Madame)

Brimstone and Treacle” – Mary Poppins

Cry Like the Wind” – Do Re Mi

Lazy Afternoon” – The Golden Apple

Sensitivity” – Once Upon a Mattress

Fairy Godmother (Marie)

Follow Me” – Camelot

Getting to Know You” – The King and I

I Whistle a Happy Tune” – The King and I

You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carousel

Prince Charming (Topher)

On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady

That’s For Me” – State Fair

There But For You Go I” – Brigadoon

We Kiss in a Shadow” – The King and I


If I Ruled the World” – Pickwick

Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific

The Big Black Giant” – Me and Juliet

The Bloom is Off the Rose” – The Gay Life

Stepsisters (Portia and Joy)

A Little Brains, A Little Talent” – Damn Yankees

Adelaide’s Lament” – Guys and Dolls

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

If My Friends Could See Me Now” – Sweet Charity

Ensemble (Altos)

Be Kind to Your Parents” – Fanny

Hello, Young Lovers” – The King and I

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

Ensemble (Baritones)

Very Soft Shoes” – Once Upon a Mattress

Wooden Wedding” – One Touch of Venus

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – South Pacific

Ensemble (Basses)

Once Upon a Time” – All American

Try to Remember” – The Fantasticks

You Stepped Out of a Dream” – Singin’ in the Rain

Ensemble (Contras)

Happily Ever After” – Once Upon a Mattress

Never Never Land” – Peter Pan

Tender Shepherd” – Peter Pan

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Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

I’ll Show Him” – Plain and Fancy

Shall We Dance?” – The King and I

Something Wonderful” – The King and I

Ensemble (Sopranos)

Out of My Dreams” – Oklahoma!

So in Love” – Kiss Me, Kate

What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?” – Carousel

Ensemble (Tenors)

Geraniums in the Winder” – Carousel

Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress

Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific

Step 4: Select a monologue

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

• “Fifty-Two From Sixty-Four➝” from The Forced Marriage➝

• “I Intend to Be a Queen➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Lucy)

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “The Ideal Man!” from A Woman of No Importance➝  (Mrs. Allonby)

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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Cinderella Song List

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

“Prologue” – Cinderella, Ensemble

“Me, Who Am I?” – Prince, Ensemble

In My Own Little Corner” – Cinderella

“The Prince Is Giving a Ball” – Sebastian, Lord Pinkleton, Prince, Ensemble

“In My Own Little Corner (Reprise)” – Cinderella, Fairy Godmother

“Impossible” – Cinderella, Fairy Godmother

“Transformations” – Cinderella, Fairy Godmother

“Ten Minutes Ago” – Prince, Cinderella

Act 2:

“Stepsisters’ Lament” – Stepsisters, Ensemble

“The Pursuit” – Prince, Lord Pinkleton, Ensemble

He Was Tall” – Cinderella

“When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight” – Cinderella, Stepmother, Stepsisters

A Lovely Night” – Cinderella, Stepmother, Stepsisters

“Loneliness of Evening” – Cinderella, Prince

“Announcing the Banquet” – Sebastian, Stepmother, Lord Pinkleton, Ensemble

There’s Music in You” – Fairy Godmother

“Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” – Prince, Cinderella

“The Shoe Fits” – Prince, Cinderella, Lord Pinkleton, Ensemble

“The Proposal” – Prince, Cinderella, Ensemble

Which of these audition songs for Cinderella 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 Cinderella.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Cinderella – by Character

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version actually did get adapted by Disney in 1997 on The Wonderful World Of Disney as a TV movie

    • Such a good point! Thanks for mentioning that! I just adjusted the note above to specify that this isn’t the *animated* Disney version. 🙂

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