The Best Audition Songs for Jekyll & Hyde – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Jekyll & Hyde? 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 Jekyll & Hyde, broken down by character.

Jekyll & Hyde is a pre-contemporary musical that’s set in the 1800s. Because of that, the songs below are from pre-contemporary/early contemporary musicals as well (1980s-2000s). In addition, there is a dark/timeless vibe to many of the following 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 “Jekyll & Hyde 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 Jekyll & Hyde 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.


Emma Carew

How Many Tears?” – Martin Guerre

My True Love” – Phantom

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

When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre


Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde

In Every Age” – Titanic

Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard


John Utterson

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

Stars” – Les Misérables

The Longer I Live” – Dracula

Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Lucy Harris

China Doll” – Marguerite

I Never Knew His Name” – The Civil War

Please Don’t Make Me Love You” – Dracula

Storybook” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Sir Danvers Carew

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

It’s Hard to Speak My Heart” – Parade

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

The Greatest Star of All” – Sunset Boulevard


Ensemble (Altos)

Back to Before” – Ragtime

Beautiful” – Marie Christine

With One Look” – Sunset Boulevard


Ensemble (Baritones)

Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre

Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Man I Used to Be” – The Count of Monte Cristo


Ensemble (Basses)

How Long Must This Go On?” – Beauty and the Beast

If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast

Falcon in the Dive” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Ensemble (Contras)

As If We Never Said Goodbye” – Sunset Boulevard

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

I Wish I Could Forget You” – Passion

Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

When I Look at You” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Come to My Garden” – The Secret Garden

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood


Ensemble (Tenors)

A Bit of Earth” – The Secret Garden

Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

No Moon” – Titanic


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Jekyll & Hyde:

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

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

• “My Shares Are Worthless➝” from A Little Princess  (Miss Minchin)

• “Personal➝” from Always Ridiculous➝

• “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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Jekyll & Hyde Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Jekyll & Hyde, 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:

Lost In the Darkness” / “I Need to Know” – Jekyll

“Facade” – Ensemble

“Pursue the Truth” – Jekyll, Utterson

“Emma’s Reasons” – Emma, Simon

“I Must Go On” – Jekyll, Emma

“Take Me As I Am” – Jekyll, Emma

“Letting Go” – Emma, Danvers

No One Knows Who I Am” – Lucy

Bring on the Men“- Lucy

“Now There Is No Choice” – Jekyll

This Is the Moment” – Jekyll

“First Transformation” – Jekyll and Hyde

Alive!” – Hyde

“Your Work and Nothing More” – Utterson, Jekyll, Emma, Danvers

Sympathy, Tenderness” – Lucy

Someone Like You” – Lucy

“Alive (Reprise)” – Hyde


Act 2:

“Murder, Murder” – Hyde, Ensemble

Once Upon a Dream” – Emma

“Obsession” – Jekyll

“In His Eyes” – Lucy, Emma

“Dangerous Game” – Hyde, Lucy

“Facade (Reprise)” – Ensemble

“The Way Back” – Jekyll

A New Life” – Lucy

Confrontation” – Jekyll and Hyde

“Finale” – Emma


Which of these audition songs for Jekyll & Hyde 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 Jekyll & Hyde.
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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