The Best Audition Songs for Heathers – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Heathers? 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 Heathers, broken down by character.
Since Heathers is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of dark, youthful, and 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.
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 read through the synopsis or libretto for Heathers➝ while listening to the Heathers cast album➝.
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.
“Opportunity” – 13
“Someone Gets Hurt” – Mean Girls
“The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland
“World Burn” – Mean Girls
“Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones
“I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress
“Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice By Heart
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“A Quiet Night At Home” – Bare
“All Grown Up” – Bare
“If The World Should End” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
“One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On
Jason “J.D.” Dean
“Aftershocks” – Next to Normal
“I’m Alive” – Next to Normal
“Raise a Little Hell” – Bonnie and Clyde
“Role of a Lifetime” – Bare
Kurt Kelly & Ram Sweeney
“Caralee” – 35mm: A Musical Exhibition
“Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones
“The Squip Song” – Be More Chill
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
“A Way Back to Then” – Title of Show
“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks
“Pretty Funny” – Dogfight
“What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13
“I’m Alive” – Tootsie
“Didn’t I See This Movie?” – Next to Normal
“I Miss the Mountains” – Next to Normal
“The Lady’s Improving” – The Prom
Ram’s Dad & Kurt’s Dad
“Be the Hero” – Big Fish
“Fight the Dragons” – Big Fish
“The Pants Song” – Be More Chill
“Vows” – Freaky Friday
“Everything Else” – Next to Normal
“I’d Rather Be Me” – Mean Girls
“Safer” – First Date
“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal
“Killer Instinct” – Bring It On
“Portrait of a Girl” – Bare
“Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones
“All That’s Known” – Spring Awakening
“Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill
“Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill
“It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“Just Breathe” – The Prom
“There’s a World” – Next to Normal
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“Alyssa Greene” – The Prom
“Home” – Beetlejuice
“Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday
“Hold On” – Lysistrata Jones
“The Wall in My Head” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
“When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Heathers:
• “Birth on a Hard Shoulder” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Office Hour” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “The Day They Shot John Lennon” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “The Fashion Police” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝
• “The Pact” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
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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Heathers Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Heathers, 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.
“Beautiful” – Veronica, H. Chandler, H. McNamara, H. Duke, Kurt, Ram, Martha, Ms. Fleming, Ensemble
“Candy Store” – H. Chandler, H. McNamara, H. Duke
“Fight for Me” – Veronica, Ensemble
“Freeze Your Brain” – J.D.
“Big Fun” – Ram, Kurt, Veronica, H. Chandler, H. McNamara, H. Duke, Ensemble
“Dead Girl Walking” – Veronica, J.D.
“The Me Inside of Me” – H. Chandler, Veronica, J.D., Ms. Fleming, Ensemble
“You’re Welcome” – Ram, Kurt, Veronica
“Our Love is God” – J.D., Veronica, Ram, Kurt, Company
“Prom or Hell?” – Veronica
“My Dead Gay Son” – Ram’s Dad, Kurt’s Dad, Ensemble
“Seventeen” – Veronica, J.D.
“Shine a Light” – Ms. Fleming, Ensemble
“Lifeboat” – H. McNamara
“Shine a Light (Reprise)” – H. Duke, Ensemble
“I Say No” – Veronica, Ensemble
“Hey Yo, Westerburg” – H. McNamara, Ensemble
“Kindergarten Boyfriend” – Martha
“Yo Girl” – H. Chandler, Ram, Kurt, Veronica
“Meant to Be Yours” – J.D., Ensemble
“Dead Girl Walking (Reprise)” – Veronica, J.D., Ms. Fleming, Ensemble
“I Am Damaged” – J.D., Veronica
“Seventeen (Reprise)” – Veronica, Martha, Company
Which of these audition songs for Heathers 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.
2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Heathers – by Character”
What about Kurt/Ram?
True! Thanks for noticing that! I’ll get right on it. 😉