The Best Audition Songs for Little Shop of Horrors – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Little Shop of Horrors? 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 Little Shop of Horrors, broken down by character.

Little Shop of Horrors is a pre-contemporary musical set in the 1960s. Because of that, the songs below are either from pre-contemporary/contemporary musicals or from musicals set in the 50s/60s. Also, is a playful 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 “Little Shop of Horrors 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 Little Shop of Horrors 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.


Audrey

Fly, Fly Away” – Catch Me If You Can

Frank Mills” – Hair

I Can Hear the Bells” – Hairspray

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q


Audrey II

Big, Blonde and Beautiful” – Hairspray

I’m a Mean Ol’ Lion” – The Wiz

She’s My Sister” – Memphis

When I Find My Baby” – Sister Act


Chiffon, Crystal, and Ronnette

Downtown” – Petula Clark  [non-musical theatre]

It’s My Party” – Baby It’s You/Lesley Gore

Mama Said” – Baby It’s You/The Shirelles

You Can’t Hurry Love” – Ain’t Too Proud/The Supremes


Mr. Mushnik

Masculinity” – La Cage aux Folles

Nicky Machiavelli” – A Bronx Tale

One of the Great Ones” – A Bronx Tale

We Can Do It” – The Producers


Orin Scrivello

Don’t Be Cruel” – All Shook Up

Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger

The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story

Who’s Sorry Now?” – Return to the Forbidden Planet


Seymour Krelborn

It Takes Two” – Hairspray

Purpose” – Avenue Q

Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger


Ensemble (Altos)

Good Morning Baltimore” – Hairspray

Screw Loose” – Cry Baby

Wait a Bit” – Just So


Ensemble (Baritones)

Don’t Break the Rules” – Catch Me If You Can

Look Over There” – La Cage aux Folles

The Kid Inside” – Is There Life After High School?


Ensemble (Basses)

Out of the Sun” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Song on the Sand” – La Cage aux Folles

The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can


Ensemble (Contras)

All I Need is an Angel” – Grease Live!

Good Morning Starshine” – Hair

Live in Living Color” – Catch Me If You Can


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger

Easy to Say” – Zombie Prom

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger


Ensemble (Tenors)

How Can I Say Goodbye?” – Zombie Prom

I Could Be That Guy” – Sister Act

You Tore My Heart Out” – The Toxic Avenger


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Little Shop of Horrors:

• “Green Pepper➝” from Cocktails at Pam’s  (Estelle)

• “Harvey and I➝” from Harvey➝  (Elwood)

• “Hear That Song?➝” from Ohio  (Cat)

• “Some People Are Bizarre” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝

• “Well Done, Junior Disaster Committee!➝” from Cry-Baby  (Baldwin)


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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Little Shop of Horrors Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Little Shop of Horrors, 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:

“Prologue / Little Shop of Horrors” – Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette

“Skid Row (Downtown)” – Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette, Mushnik, Audrey, Seymour, Ensemble

“Da-Doo” – Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette

Grow for Me” – Seymour

“Ya Never Know” – Mushnik, Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette, Seymour

Somewhere That’s Green” – Audrey

“Closed for Renovation” – Seymour, Audrey, Mushnik

Dentist!” – Orin, Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette

“Mushnik & Son” – Mushnik, Seymour

“Sudden Changes” – Seymour

“Feed Me (Git It!)” – Audrey II, Seymour

“Now (It’s Just the Gas)” – Orin, Seymour

“Act 1 Finale” – Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette, Audrey II


Act 2:

“Call Back in the Morning” – Seymour, Audrey

“Suddenly Seymour” – Seymour, Audrey, Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette

Suppertime” – Audrey II, Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette

“The Meek Shall Inherit” – Seymour, Chiffon, Crystal, Ronette, Ensemble

“Sominex / Suppertime (Reprise)” – Audrey, Audrey II

“Finale (Don’t Feed the Plants)” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Little Shop of Horrors 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 Little Shop of Horrors.
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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