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.
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.
“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
“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
“A Girl Before” – American Psycho
“All Grown Up” – Bare
“If The World Should End” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
“Lifeboat” – Heathers
“Grow for Me” – Little Shop of Horrors
“Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!
“Lucky” – Lucky Stiff
“Purpose” – Avenue Q
“Build a Wall” – Shrek
“Guv’ment” – Big River
“Mama Says” – Footloose
“Never Ever Getting Rid of Me” – Waitress
“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
“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
“Carrie” – Carrie
“My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger
“Opportunity” – 13
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“A Quiet Night At Home” – Bare
“Joey is a Punk Rocker” – The Black Suits
“Ten Little Indians” – Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
“Look at the Sky” – Urinetown
“Midnight Radio” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“Wicked Little Town” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“Don’t Be the Bunny” – Urinetown
“Suppertime” – Little Shop of Horrors
“You…You” – Scrooge
“Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger
“There’s a World” – Next to Normal
“Turn Off the Dark” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
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“Out Here On My Own” – Fame
“Someday” – The Wedding Singer
“Somewhere That’s Green” – Little Shop of Horrors
“It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown
“Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger
“When There’s No One” – Carrie
“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.
“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
“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.
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.