Do you have an upcoming audition for Disney’s Descendants? 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 Descendants, broken down by character.
Since Disney’s Descendants is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of pop/Disney/energetic vibes in most 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. 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 read through the synopsis or libretto while listening to the Descendants 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.
“Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On
“Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen
“One Knight” – Wonderland
“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin
“I Don’t Need Your Love” – Six
“It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“Requiem” – Dear Evan Hansen
“Walk Away” – High School Musical 3 [film/non-musical theatre]
“Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen
“Heart of Stone” – Six
“Home” – Beetlejuice
“Pulled” – The Addams Family
“Land of Yesterday” – Anastasia
“Off With Their Heads” – Wonderland
“Red Shoes Blues” – The Wizard of Oz
“Mother Knows Best” – Tangled [film/non-musical theatre]
“Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday
“True Love” – Frozen
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“Everything to Win” – Anastasia
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones
“Diamond in the Rough” – Aladdin
“Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family
“Friends on the Other Side” – Princess and the Frog [non-musical theatre]
“I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid
“Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones
“Scream” – High School Musical 3 [film/non-musical theatre]
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
“Safer” – First Date
“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal
“Here at Horace Green” – School of Rock
“Sally’s Song” – The Nightmare Before Christmas [non-musical theatre]
“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin
“Beautiful” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Descendants:
• “Seven, Eight, Nine” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “Trolling 101” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Trouble in History Class” 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!
Descendants Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Descendants, 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.
“Better Together (Prelude 1)” – Ben
“Rotten to the Core” – Mal, Evie, Jay, Carlos, Ensemble
“Evil Like Me” – Maleficent, Mal
“Be Our Guest” – Chad, Ensemble
“Good is the New Bad (Preprise)” – Fairy Godmother
“Good is the New Bad (Part 1)” – Mal, Evie, Jay, Carlos, Ensemble
“Good is the New Bad (Part 2)” – Doug, Audrey, Chad, Evils, Ensemble
“Evil Like Me (Reprise 1)” – Mal
“Rotten to the Core (Parents’ Revenge)” – Maleficent, Jafar, Grimhilde, Cruella
“Goal” – Jay, Carlos, Mal, Evie, Ben, Chad, Coach, Ensemble
“Ways to be Wicked (Preprise)” – Mal, Evie, Jay, Carlos
“Did I Mention (Prelude)” – Ben
“Did I Mention” – Ben, Jay, Carlos, Evie, Ensemble
“Better Together (Prelude 2)” – Ben, Mal
“Space Between” – Mal, Evie
“Chillin’ Like a Villain (Part 1)” – Evie, Jay, Carlos
“Chillin’ Like a Villain (Part 2)” – Evie, Jay, Carlos, Ben
“If Only” – Mal, Ben
“Ways to be Wicked” – Audrey, Chad, Evils, Ben, Ensemble
“Go the Distance” – Ensemble
“Evil Like Me (Reprise 2)” – Maleficent
“Better Together” – Company
“Break This Down” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Descendants 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.