Do you have an upcoming audition for Freaky Friday? 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 Freaky Friday, broken down by character.
Since Freaky Friday is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there is a youthful/energetic vibe to most of the songs 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 contemporary, 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:
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 Freaky Friday 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.
“All Hail the Brain” – 13
“Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On
“Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief
“Here I Come” – 13
“Joey is a Punk Rocker” – The Black Suits
“Safer” – First Date
“One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On
“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal
“What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13
“Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“It’s Possible” – Seussical
“There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf
“What If” – The Addams Family
“A Way Back to Then” – Title of Show
“Anywhere But Here” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“I Am Playing Me” – Title of Show
“Just Like That” – A Christmas Story
“What a Mother Does” – A Christmas Story
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“Hey, Kid” – If/Then
“The Pants Song” – Be More Chill
“You Don’t Need to Love Me” – If/Then
“I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress
“Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice By Heart
“Off With Their Heads” – Wonderland
“The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland
“A Little Bit Less Than” – It Shoulda Been You
“Don’t Wanna Be Here” – Ordinary Days
“Home Calls” – Next Thing You Know
“There Was John” – Tootsie
“On the Edge” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“We’re Not Done” – Bring It On
“Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones
“A Little More Homework” – 13
“Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill
“Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill
“And You Don’t Even Know It” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“We Look to You” – The Prom
“Kick Me” – Now. Here. This.
“It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“Just Breathe” – The Prom
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Alyssa Greene” – The Prom
“Brand New You” – 13
“My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief
“Blue Hair” – The Black Suits
“Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger
“Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish
“Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers
“When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones
“You Never Know” – If/Then
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Freaky Friday:
• “Eggs in a Basket” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Seven, Eight, Nine” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Spell” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “The Drama Department” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Trolling 101” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
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!
Freaky Friday Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Freaky Friday, 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.
“Prologue” – Ellie, Katherine
“Just One Day” – Ellie, Katherine, Torrey, Mike
“The Hourglass” – Ellie, Katherine
“I Got This” – Ellie, Katherine, Hannah, Savannah, Ensemble
“What You Got” – Katherine, Torrey, Ensemble
“Oh, Biology” – Ellie, Adam, Savannah, Ensemble
“Vows” – Mike
“Busted” – Katherine, Ellie, Ensemble
“Somebody Has Got to Take the Blame” – Ellie, Katherine, Ensemble
“Watch Your Back” – Ms. Meyers, Ellie, Adam, Ensemble
“Parents Lie” – Katherine
“Just One Day (Reprise)” – Company
“Not Myself Today” – Ellie, Katherine, Torrey
“Women and Sandwiches” – Adam, Fletcher
“Bring My Baby (Brother) Home” – Katherine, Ellie, Fletcher, Ensemble
“After All of This and Everything” – Katherine
“No More Fear” – Ellie
“The Other Hourglass” – Katherine, Ellie
“Today and Ev’ry Day” – Katherine, Ellie, Ensemble
Which of these audition songs for Freaky Friday 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.