The Best Audition Songs for Company – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Company? 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 Company, by character.
Since Company is a 1970s musical, the following songs are from the 1960s -1990s. In addition, there are lots of comedic and romantic 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 Sondheim, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your casting call. For your convenience, all of the Sondheim songs have been marked below.
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 Company➝ while listening to the Company 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 (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.
“A Quiet Thing” – Flora, the Red Menace
“Don’t Rain on My Parade” – Funny Girl
“Everybody Loves Louis” – Sunday in the Park with George [Sondheim]
“Just One Step” – Songs for a New World
“Disneyland” – Smile
“Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
“Lion Tamer” – The Magic Show
“Nothing Really Happened” – Is There Life After High School?
“I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You” – Two by Two
“Shouldn’t I Be Less in Love With You?” – I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
“With So Little To Be Sure Of” – Anyone Can Whistle [Sondheim]
“You Must Meet My Wife” – A Little Night Music [Sondheim]
“A Parade in Town” – Anyone Can Whistle [Sondheim]
“Anyone Can Whistle” – Anyone Can Whistle [Sondheim]
“I’m Still Here” – Follies [Sondheim]
“We Can Make It” – The Rink
“It’s an Art” – Working
“Say Yes” – 70, Girls, 70
“The Music and the Mirror” – A Chorus Line
“West End Avenue” – The Magic Show
“Good Thing Going” – Merrily We Roll Along [Sondheim]
“Live Alone and Like It” – Putting It Together [Sondheim]
“Marry Me” – The Rink
“Our Time” – Merrily We Roll Along [Sondheim]
“In Buddy’s Eyes” – Follies [Sondheim]
“Just a Housewife” – Working
“Losing My Mind” – Follies [Sondheim]
“Old Friends” – Merrily We Roll Along [Sondheim]
“The Games I Play” – Falsettos
“What More Can I Say?” – Falsettos
“Easier to Love” – Baby
“It Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Marry Me a Little [Sondheim]
“Sometimes a Day Goes By” – Woman of the Year
“Could I Leave You?” – Follies [Sondheim]
“Poor Everybody Else” – Seesaw
“The Story of Lucy and Jessie” – Follies [Sondheim]
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“I’m Breaking Down” – Falsettos
“Take Me to the World” – Evening Primrose [Sondheim]
“The Story Goes On” – Baby
“I Chose Right” – Baby
“Need to Know” – Weird Romance
“Not a Day Goes By” – Merrily We Roll Along [Sondheim]
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Company:
• “A Girl’s Guide to Chaos” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Bodies” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Johnny Talks Kids➝” from Frankie and Johnny… (Johnny)
• “Postcards” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Right Place, Right Time #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
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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Company Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Company 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.
“Company” – Company
“The Little Things You Do Together” – Joanne, Harry, Sarah, Amy, Paul, Peter, Susan
“Sorry-Grateful” – Harry, David, Larry
“You Could Drive a Person Crazy” – Kathy, April, Marta
“Have I Got A Girl for You” – Larry, Peter, Paul, David, Harry
“Someone Is Waiting” – Robert
“Another Hundred People” – Marta
“Getting Married Today” – Amy, Paul, Soloist, Company
“Marry Me a Little” – Robert
“Side by Side by Side / What Would We Do Without You?” – Robert, Company
“Poor Baby” – Sarah, Jenny, Susan, Amy, Joanne
“Barcelona” – Robert, April
“The Ladies Who Lunch” – Joanne
“Being Alive” – Robert
Which of these audition songs for Company 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.