The Best Audition Songs for Freaky Friday – by Character

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:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Freaky Friday 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 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.


Adam

All Hail the Brain” – 13

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief

Here I Come” – 13


Ellie Blake

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


Fletcher

Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

It’s Possible” – Seussical

There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf

What If” – The Addams Family


Katherine Blake

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


Mike

Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days

Hey, Kid” – If/Then

The Pants Song” – Be More Chill

You Don’t Need to Love Me” – If/Then


Ms. Meyers

I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress

Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice By Heart

Off With Their Heads” – Wonderland

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland


Torrey

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


Ensemble (Altos)

On the Edge” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

We’re Not Done” – Bring It On

Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones


Ensemble (Baritones)

A Little More Homework” – 13

Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill

Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill


Ensemble (Basses)

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


Ensemble (Contras)

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!


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Alyssa Greene” – The Prom

Brand New You” – 13

My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Blue Hair” – The Black Suits

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish


Ensemble (Tenors)

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!


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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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Freaky Friday.
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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