48 The Best Audition Songs for Kids – by Time Period

Are you or your child getting ready for an important audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, or if you’re just looking to expand your repertoire,  you can go through this list of audition songs for kids/trebles.

By the way, if your vocal range lies between A3-F5, and you haven’t reached vocal maturity yet, you would be considered a treble! If you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal type yet, I would definitely recommend doing so!


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

Backing Tracks for the Tunes Below

“Audition Songs for Kids” Spotify Playlist


Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!


Golden Age Songs for Kids (1940-1959)

Big Mole” – Lost in the Stars

Dites-Moi” – South Pacific

Gary, Indiana” – The Music Man

I Gotta Crow” – Peter Pan

I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan

So Long, Farewell” – The Sound of Music


1960s Songs for Kids

Consider Yourself” – Oliver!

I’d Do Anything” – Oliver!

My Best Girl” – Mame

The Perfect Nanny” – Mary Poppins

Truly Scrumptious” – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Where is Love?” – Oliver!


1970s Songs for Kids

Lullaby From Baby to Baby” – Runaways

Maybe” – Annie

Neat to be a Newsboy” – Working

Not While I’m Around” – Sweeney Todd

The Tree” – The Me Nobody Knows

Tomorrow” – Annie


1980s Songs for Kids

Castle on a Cloud” – Les Misérables

Getting Tall” – Nine

Giants in the Sky” – Into the Woods

I Know Things Now” – Into the Woods

Little People” – Les Misérables

Sayonara” – How to Eat Like a Child


1990s Songs for Kids

I Always Knew” – Annie Warbucks

I Want to Know” – Big

My New Philosophy” – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

No Matter What” – Whistle Down the Wind

Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden

Santa’s Little Teapot” – Nuncrackers


2000s Songs for Kids

Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

Electricity” – Billy Elliot

I Know It’s Today” – Shrek

Picture Show” – Bonnie & Clyde

Think Positive” – Willy Wonka

Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina


2010s Songs for Kids

Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Everlasting” – Tuck Everlasting

Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting

Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach

On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach

Ring of Keys” – Fun Home


Comedic/Character Audition Songs for Kids

Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!

Come to the Fun Home” – Fun Home

Let Me Entertain You” – Gypsy

My Party Dress” – Henry & Mudge

Top Secret Personal Beeswax” – Junie B. Jones

What If” – The Addams Family


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Which of these audition songs for kids are in your book?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We love to hear all about what young performers are up to, so leave us a comment! 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 Kids.
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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