The Best Audition Songs for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? 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 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, broken down by character.

Since Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a contemporary musical, most of the songs below are from musicals that came out during or after the 1980s. Additionally, there’s also a jazzy, playful vibe to many of the below songs 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 upbeat, 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:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 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.


Andre Thibault

I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore” – Gigi

La Cage aux Folles” – La Cage aux Folles

Les Poissons” – The Little Mermaid

R.S.V.P.” – Dear Edwina


Christine Colgate

Amayzing Mayzie” – Seussical

Heart to Hart” – 9 to 5

Jet Set” – Catch Me If You Can

Life With Harold” – The Full Monty


Freddy Benson

Ain’t It the Truth” – A Bronx Tale

Don’t Break the Rules” – Catch Me If You Can

Everything’s Golden” – Tuck Everlasting

Here for You” – 9 to 5


Jolene Oakes

Backwoods Barbie” – 9 to 5

Change It” – 9 to 5

How Bout a Dance?” – Bonnie & Clyde

The Pricklepear Bloom” – The Robber Bridegroom


Lawrence Jameson

Come to an Agreement” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Look Over There” – La Cage aux Folles

Second Chance” – Steel Pier

Song on the Sand” – La Cage aux Folles


Muriel Eubanks

All Falls Down” – Chaplin

Lost and Found” – City of Angels

The Lady’s Improving” – The Prom

What I Know Now” – Beetlejuice  [w/ your natural accent]


Ensemble (Altos)

Invisible” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Island” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Lovesick” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


Ensemble (Baritones)

I’d Order Love” – First Date

Temporarily Lost” – The Bridges of Madison County

The Pinstripes Are All That They See” – Catch Me If You Can


Ensemble (Basses)

Coffee Shop Nights” – Curtains

The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can

Who’s the Man” – The Witches of Eastwick


Ensemble (Contras)

Live in Living Color” – Catch Me If You Can

There Was John” – Tootsie

Unstoppable” – Tootsie


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Fly, Fly Away” – Catch Me If You Can

It’s a Woman’s World” – The Full Monty

The Oldest Profession” – The Life


Ensemble (Tenors)

Breeze Off the River” – The Full Monty

Butter Outta Cream” – Catch Me If You Can

Man” – The Full Monty


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:

• “Don’t Look at Me #1” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Don’t Look at Me #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Green Pepper➝” from Cocktails at Pam’s  (Estelle)

• “Playing With Fired” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Some People Are Bizarre” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝


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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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 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:

“Give Them What They Want” – Lawrence, Andre, Ensemble

What Was a Woman to Do” – Muriel, Ensemble

Great Big Stuff” – Freddy, Ensemble

Chimp in a Suit” – Andre

Oklahoma?” – Jolene, Ensemble

“All About Ruprecht” – Lawrence, Freddy, Jolene

Here I Am” – Christine, Ensemble

“Nothing is Too Wonderful to Be True” – Christine, Freddy

“The Miracle” – Company


Act 2:

“Ruffhousin’ Mit Shuffhausen” – Lawrence, Freddy, Christine

“Like Zis / Like Zat” – Andre, Muriel

“The More We Dance” – Lawrence, Christine, Ensemble

“Love is My Legs” – Freddy, Christine, Ensemble

Love Sneaks In” – Lawrence

“Like Zis/Like Zat (Reprise)” – Muriel

“Son of Great Big Stuff” – Freddy, Christine

“The Reckoning” – Lawrence, Freddy, Andre

“Dirty Rotten Number” – Lawrence, Freddy

“Finale” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 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 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
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.


 

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