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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Heathers 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 read through the libretto➝ or synopsis 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.


Heather Chandler

Opportunity” – 13

Someone Gets Hurt” – Mean Girls

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland

World Burn” – Mean Girls


Heather Duke

Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones

I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress

Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice By Heart

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Heather McNamara

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

Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones

The Squip Song” – Be More Chill

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


Martha Dunnstock

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


Ms. Fleming

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


Veronica Sawyer

Everything Else” – Next to Normal

I’d Rather Be Me” – Mean Girls

Safer” – First Date

Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal


Ensemble (Altos)

Killer Instinct” – Bring It On

Portrait of a Girl” – Bare

Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones


Ensemble (Baritones/Basses)

All That’s Known” – Spring Awakening

Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill

Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill


Ensemble (Contras)

It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Just Breathe” – The Prom

There’s a World” – Next to Normal


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Alyssa Greene” – The Prom

Home” – Beetlejuice

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Tenors)

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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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!

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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Heathers.
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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