The Best Audition Songs for Daddy Long Legs – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Daddy Long Legs? 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 Daddy Long Legs, broken down by character.
Since Daddy Long Legs is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. There is also a whimsical/romantic vibe to many of the songs 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.
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 Daddy Long Legs cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!
“Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia
“Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know
“In My Dreams” – Anastasia
“Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost
“Portrait of a Girl” – Bare
“See I’m Smiling” – The Last Five Years
“Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
“When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago
“Everything to Win” – Anastasia
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“In a Crowd of Thousands” – Anastasia [Dmitry’s part]
“Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones
“The Wheel” – Tuck Everlasting
“Thin Air” – Amélie
“What Would You Do?” – If/Then
“When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie
“You Don’t Need to Love Me” – If/Then
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Daddy Long Legs:
• “A Real Passport” from The Cherry Orchard➝
• “Blue Stockings” in Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female➝
• “Moon Man Walk” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝ (Joy)
• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
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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Daddy Long Legs Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Daddy Long Legs, 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.
“The Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” – Jerusha
“Who Is This Man?” – Jerusha
“Mr. Girl Hater” – Jerusha, Jervis
“She Thinks I’m Old” – Jervis
“Like Other Girls” – Jerusha, Jervis
“Things I Didn’t Know” – Jerusha, Jervis
“What Does She Mean By Love?” – Jervis
“I’m a Beast” – Jerusha
“When Shall We Meet?” – Jervis
“The Color of Your Eyes” – Jerusha, Jervis
“The Secret of Happiness (Reprise)” – Jerusha
“My Manhattan” – Jervis
“I Couldn’t Know Someone Less” – Jerusha
“The Man I’ll Never Be” – Jervis
“The Secret of Happiness (Reprise)” – Jervis, Jerusha
“Graduation Day” – Jerusha, Jervis
“Charity” – Jervis
“I Have Torn You From My Heart” – Jerusha
“I’m A Beast (Reprise)” – Jervis
“All This Time” – Jerusha, Jervis
Which of these audition songs for Daddy Long Legs 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.