The Best Audition Songs for Evil Dead – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Evil Dead? 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 Evil Dead, broken down by character.

Since Evil Dead is an early contemporary musical that’s based on a 1980s film, most of the songs below are all from musicals between the 1980s-2010s. In addition, there are lots of satirical, rock, and horror vibes to many of the following 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 “Evil Dead 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 Evil Dead 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.


Annie

I Am Playing Me” – [title of show]

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

Right in Front of Your Eyes” – The Wedding Singer

Saturday Night In The City” – The Wedding Singer


Ash

Dentist!” – Little Shop of Horrors

Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown

The Man I Used to Be” – The Count of Monte Cristo

This is Not an Exit” – American Psycho


Cheryl

A Girl Before” – American Psycho

All Grown Up” – Bare

If The World Should End” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Lifeboat” – Heathers


Ed

Grow for Me” – Little Shop of Horrors

Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!

Lucky” – Lucky Stiff

Purpose” – Avenue Q


Jake

Build a Wall” – Shrek

Guv’ment” – Big River

Mama Says” – Footloose

Never Ever Getting Rid of Me” – Waitress


Linda

A Note From Linda” – The Wedding Singer

Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger

Die Vampire, Die!” – [title of show]

This is My Life” – Pretty Woman


Scott

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

Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones

Man” – The Full Monty

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger


Shelly

Carrie” – Carrie

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger

Opportunity” – 13

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Altos)

A Quiet Night At Home” – Bare

Joey is a Punk Rocker” – The Black Suits

Ten Little Indians” – Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson


Ensemble (Baritones)

Look at the Sky” – Urinetown

Midnight Radio” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Wicked Little Town” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Ensemble (Basses)

Don’t Be the Bunny” – Urinetown

Suppertime” – Little Shop of Horrors

You…You” – Scrooge


Ensemble (Contras)

Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger

There’s a World” – Next to Normal

Turn Off the Dark” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Out Here On My Own” – Fame

Someday” – The Wedding Singer

Somewhere That’s Green” – Little Shop of Horrors


Ensemble (Sopranos)

It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger

When There’s No One” – Carrie


Ensemble (Tenors)

Shoes Upon the Table” – Blood Brothers

The Moon and Me” – The Addams Family

You Tore My Heart Out” – The Toxic Avenger


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Evil Dead:

• “MacKenzie #1” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “Mayor of the 85th Floor (Detroit)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Mayor of the 85th Floor (San Diego)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Office Hour” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “The Dead Deportee” 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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Evil Dead Song List

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

“Cabin in the Woods” – Ash, Linda, Scott, Shelly, Cheryl

“Housewares Employee” – Ash, Linda

“It Won’t Let Us Leave” – Cheryl

“Look Who’s Evil Now” – Cheryl, Shelly

“What the F*** Was That?” – Scott, Ash

“Join Us” – Cheryl, Moose, Ensemble

“Good Old Reliable Jake” – Jake, Annie

“Housewares Employee (Reprise)” – Ash, Linda

“I’m Not a Killer” – Ash


Act 2:

“I’m Not a Killer (Reprise)” – Ash

“Bit-Part Demon” – Ed

“All the Men in My Life” – Annie, Ash, Jake

“Ode to an Accidental Stabbing” – Jake, Annie

“Do the Necronomicon” – Scott, Cheryl, Linda, Ed, Jake, Ensemble

“It’s Time” – Ash, Company

“We Will Never Die” – Demons

“Blew That B*tch Away” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Evil Dead 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 Evil Dead.
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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