The Best Audition Songs for If/Then – by Character

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

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “If/Then 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 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


Josh Barton

Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days

Thin Air” – Amélie

Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones

When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie


Kate

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


Lucas

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


Stephen

Adrian” – Rocky

I Was Here” – The Glorious Ones

One Last Prayer” – Republic

Vows” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Altos)

After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday

Anywhere But Here” – Honeymoon in Vegas

See I’m Smiling” – The Last Five Years


Ensemble (Baritones)

Come to an Agreement” – Honeymoon in Vegas  [first half]

I’d Order Love” – First Date

My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs


Ensemble (Basses)

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

We Look to You” – The Prom

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Ensemble (Contras)

No Turning Back Now” – Circles

Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day

There Was John” – Tootsie


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


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

A Part of That” – The Last Five Years

Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost

Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie


Ensemble (Tenors)

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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for If/Then.
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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