The Best Audition Songs for Legally Blonde – by Character

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:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Legally Blonde 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 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.


Brooke Wyndham

Brand New You” – 13

Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger

Fabulous, Baby!” – Sister Act

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Elle Woods

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


Emmett Forrest

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


Paulette

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


Professor Callahan

Drift Away” – Grey Gardens

I Miss the Music” – Curtains

The Bottom Line” – Newsies

What’s Up, Duloc?” – Shrek


Vivienne Kensington

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


Ensemble (Altos)

Anywhere But Here” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Don’t Wanna Be Here” – Ordinary Days

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Baritones)

Hey, Kid” – If/Then

If I Didn’t Believe in You” – The Last Five Years

Vows” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Basses)

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

Mrs. Remington” – The Story of My Life

What Would You Do?” – If/Then


Ensemble (Contras)

Let Things Go” – Ordinary Days

Step One” – Kinky Boots

There Was John” – Tootsie


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


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Anywhere But Here” – Pretty Woman

Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know

I See Stars” – Mean Girls


Ensemble (Tenors)

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!


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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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Legally Blonde.
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.


 

4 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Legally Blonde – by Character

  • February 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    These lists are great!! Do you have one for Singin’ in the Rain? I’m auditioning for it soon 🙂

  • July 21, 2019 at 6:41 am
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    Just thought I’d let you know this was accidentally put in the K list on the main page. Sorry, it was bugging my ADD brain lol. I love your lists!

    • July 21, 2019 at 10:07 am
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      Haha, thank you for noticing that! Please always feel free to let us know if you ever see anything else funky in the future. Just fixed it! 😀

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