Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Dogfight – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Dogfight? 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 Dogfight, by character.

Since Dogfight is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of pop/rock, folk, and 60s 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 upbeat, 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 Dogfight 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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or 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.


Caralee” – 35mm: A Musical Exhibition

Footprint” – The Theory of Relativity

I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


Great Big Stuff” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

I’m Not That Guy” – Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones

Man” – The Full Monty

Eddie Birdlace

And I Breathe” – Next Thing You Know

If I Didn’t Believe in You” – The Last Five Years

Nobody Needs to Know” – The Last Five Years 

You Never Know” – If/Then


A Summer in Ohio” – The Last Five Years

How Bout a Dance?” – Bonnie & Clyde

I Can Do Better Than That” – The Last Five Years

On My Way” – Violet

Rose Fenny

A Part of That” – The Last Five Years

Everything Changes” – Waitress

Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks

She Used to Be Mine” – Waitress

Ensemble (Altos)

At Long Last” – Bright Star

Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost

The Girl Who Drove Away” – The Mad Ones

Ensemble (Baritones)

Goodbye” – I Love You Because

Something From a Dream” – The Bridges of Madison County

Wondering” – The Bridges of Madison County

Ensemble (Basses)

Adrian” – Rocky

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

What Would You Do?” – If/Then

Ensemble (Contras)

Asheville” – Bright Star

Dusty Plays the Saw” – The Burnt Part Boys

That’s What You Call a Dream” – Bonnie & Clyde

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

Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

I Just Might” – 9 to 5

I’m Gone” – Hands on a Hardbody

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

Ensemble (Sopranos)

Another Round” – Bright Star

Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far From Heaven

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish

Ensemble (Tenors)

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Goodbye” – Catch Me If You Can

Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones

Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Dogfight:

• “A Girl’s Guide to Chaos” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Album” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Sky Lines #1” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Sky Lines #2” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Wilderness of Mirrors” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

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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Dogfight Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Dogfight, 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:

“Prelude: Take Me Back” – Rose, Birdlace, Ensemble

“Some Kinda Time” – Birdlace, Bernstein, Boland, Ensemble

“Hey, Good-Lookin'” – Bernstein, Boland, Birdlace, Ensemble

“Come to a Party” – Birdlace, Rose

Nothing Short of Wonderful” – Rose

“Come to a Party (Reprise)” – Rose, Marcy, Birdlace, Ensemble

“That Face” – Lounge Singer, Bernstein, Boland, Stevens, Birdlace, Rose

“Dogfight” – Marcy, Rose

Pretty Funny” – Rose

Act 2:

“Hometown Hero’s Ticker Tape Parade” – Birdlace, Bernstein, Boland, Ensemble

“First Date” / “Last Night” – Rose, Birdlace

Before It’s Over” – Rose

“Give Way” – Rose, Ensemble

“Some Kinda Time (Reprise)” – Birdlace, Ensemble

Come Back” – Birdlace

“Take Me Back (Finale)” – Company

Which of these audition songs for Dogfight 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 Dogfight.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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