Do you have an upcoming audition for Fun Home? 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 Fun Home, by character.
Since Fun Home is a contemporary musical, most of the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of pop/rock 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 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:
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 Fun Home 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.
“After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday
“Manhattan Bridge” – Next Thing You Know
“Safer” – First Date
“You Can’t Be Everything You Want” – Next Thing You Know
“Adrian” – Rocky
“Everything About You” – Groundhog Day
“My Nose Ain’t Broken” – Rocky
“She Thinks I’m Old” – Daddy Long Legs
“Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story
“Noah Down the Stairs” – Caroline, or Change
“Picture Show” – Bonnie & Clyde [Young Clyde’s part]
“There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf
“Get Out and Stay Out” – 9 to 5
“I Miss the Mountains” – Next to Normal
“So Anyway” – Next to Normal
“What a Mother Does” – A Christmas Story
“A Letter From Charlie Bucket” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“I Want You Back” – The Jackson 5 [non-musical theatre]
“It’s Possible” – Seussical
“Sparkle and Shine” – Nativity!
“Just Breathe” – The Prom
“Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday
“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal
“Unruly Heart” – The Prom
“Everlasting” – Tuck Everlasting
“Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting
“One Pal” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Opportunity” – Annie [2014 film]
“Gotta Get Out” – Ordinary Days
“I Am Playing Me” – Title of Show
“You Learn to Live Without” – If/Then
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“Goodbye” – I Love You Because
“If I Didn’t Believe in You” – The Last Five Years
“Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day
“This is Not An Exit” – American Psycho
“Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance
“I Dreamed a Dance” – Next to Normal
“Let Things Go” – Ordinary Days
“Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“I’ve Been Thinking” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief
“No More Fear” – Freaky Friday
“Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far from Heaven
“Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish
“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin
“As Good As I Get” – Next Thing You Know
“Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Whatever” – It Shoulda Been You
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Fun Home:
• “At the Table” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Fun House Mirror” 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➝
• “The Fainting Couch” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “The Whiz” 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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Fun Home Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Fun Home 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.
“It All Comes Back” – Small Alison, Bruce, Alison, Company
“Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue” – Helen, Alison, Small Alison, Christian, John, Bruce
“Not Too Bad” – Medium Alison
“Come to the Fun Home” – John, Christian, Small Alison
“Helen’s Etude” – Alison, Bruce, Helen, Roy, Kids
“Party Dress” – Small Alison, Bruce, Medium Alison, Alison
“Changing My Major” – Medium Alison
“Maps” – Alison
“Raincoat of Love” – Bobby Jeremy, Ensemble
“Pony Girl” – Bruce
“Ring of Keys” – Small Alison
“Days and Days” – Helen
“Telephone Wire” – Alison, Bruce
“Edges of the World” – Bruce
“Flying Away (Finale)” – Alison, Medium Alison, Small Alison
Which of these audition songs for Fun Home 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.