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 (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.
“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
“A Jerk Like Me” – When Midnight Strikes
“All That’s Known” – Spring Awakening
“And I Breathe” – Next Thing You Know
“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
“A Part of That” – The Last Five Years
“Everything Changes” – Waitress
“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks
“She Used to Be Mine” – Waitress
“Asheville” – Bright Star
“At Long Last” – Bright Star
“The Girl Who Drove Away” – The Mad Ones
“If I Didn’t Believe in You” – The Last Five Years
“Something From a Dream” – The Bridges of Madison County
“Wondering” – The Bridges of Madison County
“I Like It Here” – The Story of My Life
“Temporarily Lost” – The Bridges of Madison County
“What Would You Do?” – If/Then
“Dusty Plays the Saw” – The Burnt Part Boys
“Thin Air” – Amélie
“When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Another Life” – The Bridges of Madison County
“See I’m Smiling” – The Last Five Years
“Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie
“Another Round” – Bright Star
“Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far from Heaven
“Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish
“Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On
“Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones
“You Don’t Need to Love Me” – If/Then
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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
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.
“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
“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.
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.