Do you have an upcoming audition for If/Then? 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 If/Then, broken down by character.
Since If/Then is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. There is also a whimsical/romantic vibe to many 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 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 listen to the If/Then 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.
Elizabeth Vaughan (Beth/Liz)
“Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know
“Get Out and Stay Out” – 9 to 5
“Manhattan Bridge” – Next Thing You Know
“Safer” – First Date
“Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“Thin Air” – Amélie
“Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones
“When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie
“I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress
“I’m Outta Here” – Ghost
“The Lady’s Improving” – The Prom
“You Can’t Be Everything You Want” – Next Thing You Know
“As Good As I Get” – Next Thing You Know
“Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Nobody Needs to Know” – The Last Five Years
“Whatever” – It Shoulda Been You
“Adrian” – Rocky
“I Was Here” – The Glorious Ones
“My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs
“Vows” – Freaky Friday
“After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday
“Anywhere But Here” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“See I’m Smiling” – The Last Five Years
“Come to an Agreement” – Honeymoon in Vegas [first half]
“I’d Order Love” – First Date
“Something About Her” – Pretty Woman
“Everything About You” – Groundhog Day
“We Look to You” – The Prom
“Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance
“Let Things Go” – Ordinary Days
“Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day
“There Was John” – Tootsie
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“A Part of That” – The Last Five Years
“Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
“And I Breathe” – Next Thing You Know
“Morning After Omelet” – Next Thing You Know
“When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for If/Then:
• “A Girl’s Guide to Chaos” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Bridge Partners” 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➝
• “Right Place, Right Time #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Speechless” in Audition Arsenal for Men 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!
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If/Then Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in If/Then, 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 / What If?” – Elizabeth, Kate, Lucas, Josh, Company
“It’s a Sign” – Kate, Ensemble
“A Map of New York” – Stephen, Liz, Kate, Company
“You Never Know” – Josh
“Ain’t No Man Manhattan” – Lucas, Ensemble
“What The F***?” – Liz
“Here I Go” – Liz, Josh
“You Don’t Need to Love Me” – Lucas
“No More Wasted Time” – Kate, Liz, Anne, Elena
“Surprise” – Company
“This Day / Walking by a Wedding” – Kate, Anne, Beth, Josh, Company
“Hey, Kid” – Josh
“Some Other Me” – Beth, Lucas
“Best Worst Mistake” – Lucas, David
“I Hate You” – Liz, Josh
“A Map of New York (Reprise)” – Stephen
“You Learn to Live Without” – Elizabeth
“The Moment Explodes” – Beth, Ensemble
“Love While You Can” – Beth, Kate, Anne
“What Would You Do?” – David
“Always Starting Over” – Liz
“What If? (Reprise)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for If/Then 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.