Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Escape to Margaritaville – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Escape to Margaritaville? 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 Escape to Margaritaville, broken down by character.

Since Escape to Margaritaville is a jukebox country musical, many of the following songs are from non-musical theatre sources as well. In addition, there are lots of country 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.


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 while listening to the Escape to Margaritaville 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 (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.

Escape to Margaritaville is an ensemble-heavy show. Because of this, unless you are auditioning for Rachel or Tully, just pick one of the ensemble songs that fits your vocal type and personality!


Rachel

I Just Might” – 9 to 5

Another Round” – Bright Star

Strawberry Wine” – Deana Carter [1990s/non-theatre]


Tully

Big Rumble” – Bruce Hornsby [1990s/non-theatre]

Kokomo” – The Beach Boys [1980s/non-theatre]

Last Time I Came to Memphis” – Violet


Ensemble (Altos)

Annie’s Party” – Fugitive Songs

Rainbow” – Kelsea Ballerini [2010s/non-theatre]

Wild One” – Faith Hill [1990s/non-theatre]


Ensemble (Baritones/Basses)

Barefoot Blue Jean Night” – Jake Owen

Knee Deep” – Zac Brown Band [2010s/non-theatre]

Toes” – Zac Brown Band [2000s/non-theatre]


Ensemble (Contras)

Bennie and the Jets” – Elton John [1970s/non-theatre]

I Am a Child” – Buffalo Springfield [1960s/non-theatre]

Pontoon” – Little Big Town [2010s/non-theatre]


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Change It” – 9 to 5

I Could Go Back” – Fugitive Songs

I’m Gone” – Hands on a Hardbody


Ensemble (Tenors)

Beer in Mexico” – Kenny Chesney [2000s/non-theatre]

Coastal” – Kenny Chensey [2000s/non-theatre]

Two Pina Coladas” – Garth Brooks [1990s/non-theatre]


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Escape to Margaritaville:

• “Bridge Partners” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Lone Star Grace” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Mom, Dad and a Bad Idea (#1)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Right Place, Right Time #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Skid Marks” in Audition Arsenal for Women 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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Escape to Margaritaville Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Escape to Margaritaville, 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.


Act 1:

“License to Chill” – Tully, Ensemble

“Fins” – Rachel, Chadd, Tammy, Tully, Brick, Ensemble

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” – Tully, Brick, Jamal, J.D., Tammy

“It’s My Job” – Rachel

“Why Don’t We” – J.D., Marley, Ensemble

“Three Chords” – Tully, Rachel

“We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” – Brick, Tammy

“Son of a Son of a Sailor” – Tully, Rachel

“Medley” – Ensemble

“Margaritaville” – Tully, J.D., Brick, Jamal, Marley, Ensemble


Act 2:

“Volcano” – Jamal, Marley, J.D., Ensemble

“Grapefruit, Juicy Fruit” – Brick, Tully, J.D.

“He Went to Paris” – Tully, Brick, J.D.

“Cheeseburger in Paradise” – Brick, Tammy, Ensemble

“Tin Cup Chalice” – Tully, Ensemble

“It’s My Job (Reprise)” – Rachel

“Love and Luck” – Tully, Ginger, Rachel, Tina

“King of Somewhere Hot” – Tully

“A Coast of Marseilles” – Tully, Rachel

“A Pirate Looks at Forty” – Company

“One Particular Harbor” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Escape to Margaritaville 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 Escape to Margaritaville.
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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