Do you have an upcoming audition for Legally Blonde? 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 Legally Blonde, broken down by character.
Since Legally Blonde is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, many of the following songs are high in energy 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:
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 Legally Blonde 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.
“Brand New You” – 13
“Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger
“Fabulous, Baby!” – Sister Act
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“Fly, Fly Away” – Catch Me If You Can
“Morning Person” – Shrek
“Nothing Short of Wonderful” – Dogfight
“Right in Front of Your Eyes” – The Wedding Singer
“Someday” – The Wedding Singer
“As Good As I Get” – Next Thing You Know
“Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Like Father, Like Son” – When Midnight Strikes
“You Don’t Need to Love Me” – If/Then
“I Dreamed a Dance” – Next to Normal
“My Most Beautiful Day” – Tuck Everlasting
“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland
“The Burden of Life” – A Man of No Importance
“Drift Away” – Grey Gardens
“I Miss the Music” – Curtains
“The Bottom Line” – Newsies
“What’s Up, Duloc?” – Shrek
“Better” – Little Women
“Daddy’s Girl” – Grey Gardens
“It’s a Woman’s World” – The Full Monty
“The History of Wrong Guys” – Kinky Boots
Warner Huntington III
“A Jerk Like Me” – When Midnight Strikes
“Moving Too Fast” – The Last Five Years
“Nobody Needs to Know” – The Last Five Years
“Whatever” – It Shoulda Been You
“Anywhere But Here” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Don’t Wanna Be Here” – Ordinary Days
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“Hey, Kid” – If/Then
“If I Didn’t Believe in You” – The Last Five Years
“Vows” – Freaky Friday
“Everything About You” – Groundhog Day
“Mrs. Remington” – The Story of My Life
“What Would You Do?” – If/Then
“Let Things Go” – Ordinary Days
“Step One” – Kinky Boots
“There Was John” – Tootsie
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Anywhere But Here” – Pretty Woman
“Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know
“I See Stars” – Mean Girls
“And I Breathe” – Next Thing You Know
“Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On
“You Never Know” – If/Then
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Legally Blonde:
• “At the Table” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Bread and Circuses” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “Bridge Partners” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “Right Place, Right Time #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “The Fashion Police” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝
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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Legally Blonde Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Legally Blonde, 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.
“Omigod You Guys” – Margot, Serena, Pilar, Elle, Ensemble
“Serious” – Warner, Elle
“What You Want” – Elle, Serena, Margot, Pilar, Ensemble
“The Harvard Variations” – Emmett, Aaron, Enid, Sundeep, Ensemble
“Blood in the Water” – Callahan, Ensemble
“Positive” – Elle, Serena, Margot, Pilar, Ensemble
“Ireland” – Paulette
“Ireland (Reprise)” – Paulette
“Serious (Reprise)” – Elle, Warner
“Chip On My Shoulder” – Elle, Emmett, Ensemble
“So Much Better” – Elle, Warner, Ensemble
“Whipped Into Shape” – Brooke, Callahan, Ensemble
“Delta Nu Nu Nu” – Brooke, Elle
“Take It Like a Man” – Emmett, Elle, Ensemble
“Bend and Snap” – Elle, Paulette, Serena, Margot, Pilar, Ensemble
“There! Right There!” – Elle, Callahan, Emmett, Brooke, Vivienne, Warner, Ensemble
“Legally Blonde” – Elle, Emmett
“Legally Blonde (Remix)” – Vivienne, Elle, Margot, Serena, Pilar, Brooke, Ensemble
“Find My Way / Finale” – Elle, Paulette, Emmett, Ensemble
Which of these audition songs for Legally Blonde 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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.