Do you have an upcoming audition for Dear Edwina? 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 Dear Edwina, broken down by character.
Since Dear Edwina is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of family-friendly 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 Dear Edwina 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.
“Now I See” – Junie B. Jones
“One Pal” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Top Secret Personal Beeswax” – Junie B. Jones
“What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13
“Stupid with Love” – Mean Girls
“What’s Wrong With Me?” – Mean Girls
“A Little More Homework” – 13
“Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen
“Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo! [censor language]
“I’m Not That Girl” – Wicked
“Just Breathe” – The Prom
“Just Like That” – A Christmas Story
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“I See Stars” – Mean Girls
“I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief
“Blue Hair” – The Black Suits
“Brand New You” – 13
“Morning Person” – Shrek
“Beautiful” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Here I Come” – 13
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
“A Letter From Charlie Bucket” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“Lunch Box” – Junie B. Jones
“Sticks & Stones” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Time to Play” – School of Rock
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Dear Edwina:
• “I’ll Never” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “It Isn’t Easy” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Lemonade for the Mailman” in Monologues for Kids and Tweens➝
• “Skipping Kindergarten” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Wanted: A Superhero Sister” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
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!
Dear Edwina Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Dear Edwina. 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 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.
“Paw Paw Michigan”
“Here Comes a Letter”
“Fork, Knife, Spoon”
“Put It in the Piggy”
“Up on the Fridge (Reprise)”
Which of these audition songs for Dear Edwina 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.