Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Jane Eyre – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Jane Eyre? 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 Jane Eyre, broken down by character.

Since Jane Eyre is a musical from the 1990s, the following songs are from shows between the 1980s – 2000s. In addition, there are lots of dramatic/epic 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 uptempo, 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 while listening to the Jane Eyre 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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Blanche Ingram

Come to My Garden” – The Secret Garden

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

Melodie de Paris” – Phantom

Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood


Edward Fairfax Rochester

Funny” – City of Angels

I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities

Intoxication” – Marguerite

Reflection” – A Tale of Two Cities


Helen Burns

God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hold On” – The Secret Garden

Woman” – The Pirate Queen

When the World Was Mine” – The Count of Monte Cristo


Jane Eyre

A New Life” – Jekyll & Hyde

China Doll” – Marguerite

Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde


Mrs. Fairfax

Around the World” – Grey Gardens

Here Alone” – Little Women

Rookie in the Ring” – My Favorite Year

The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens


Ensemble (Altos)

Once Upon a Dream” – Jekyll & Hyde

Someone Like You” – Jekyll & Hyde

The Face I See” – Marguerite


Ensemble (Baritones)

Barrett’s Song” – Titanic

No One Has Ever Loved Me” – Passion

She’s a Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman


Ensemble (Basses)

Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde

Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

You…You” – Scrooge


Ensemble (Contras)

A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast

Another Winter in a Summer Town” – Grey Gardens

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria


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Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

How Many Tears?” – Martin Guerre

Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

When I Look At You” – Marguerite


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Believe” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

My True Love” – Phantom

Will You?” – Grey Gardens


Ensemble (Tenors)

I Need to Know” – Jekyll & Hyde

Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre

She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Ensemble (Trebles)

Getting Tall” – Nine

Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden

The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Jane Eyre.:

• “Blue Stockings” in Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female➝

• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence  (Eliza)

• “I Trust No Man➝” from Danton➝  (Robespierre)

• “My Sister in This House” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “The Grace of Mary Traverse” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝


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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Jane Eyre Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Jane Eyre, 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:

“Jane” – Edward Fairfax Rochester

“Children of God” – Mr. Brocklehurst, Mrs. Reed, Miss Scatcherd, Ensemble

Forgiveness” – Helen Burns

“Sweet Liberty” – Jane Eyre, Ensemble

“Secrets of the House” – Ensemble

“Perfectly Nice” – Mrs. Fairfax, Adèle, Jane

As Good As You” – Rochester

“Your Word to God” – Rochester

“After the Fire” – Rochester

“Secret Soul” – Jane, Rochester

The Finer Things” – Blanche Ingram

“Oh How You Look” – Rochester, Blanche, Ensemble

“The Pledge” – Jane, Rochester

“Sirens” – Rochester, Jane


Act 2:

“The Scream” – Richard Mason, Ensemble

Painting Her Portrait” – Jane

“In The Light Of The Virgin Morning” – Jane, Blanche

The Gypsy” – Gypsy

“My Hope of Heaven” – Rochester, Jane

“The Chestnut Tree” – Ensemble

“Slip of a Girl” – Mrs. Fairfax, Jane

“The Wedding” – Ensemble

“Wild Boy” – Rochester

Farewell Good Angel” – Rochester

“Rain” – Ensemble

“The Death of Mrs. Reed” – Jane, Ensemble

“The Voice Across The Moors” – St. John Rivers, Jane, Rochester

“Brave Enough For Love” – Jane, Rochester, Ensemble


Which of these audition songs for Jane Eyre 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 Jane Eyre.
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.


 

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