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.
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.
“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
“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 [1960s/non-theatre]
“I’m Ready for Love” – Martha and the Vandellas [1960s/non-theatre]
“Mama Said” – The Shirelles [1960s/non-theatre]
“You Can’t Hurry Love” – Ain’t Too Proud/The Supremes
“Masculinity” – La Cage aux Folles
“Nicky Machiavelli” – A Bronx Tale
“One of the Great Ones” – A Bronx Tale
“We Can Do It” – The Producers
“Don’t Be Cruel” – All Shook Up
“Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger
“Planet Schmanet Janet” – The Rocky Horror Show
“The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story
“It Takes Two” – Hairspray
“Purpose” – Avenue Q
“Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown
“Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger
“Good Morning Baltimore” – Hairspray
“Screw Loose” – Cry Baby
“Wait a Bit” – Just So
“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?
“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
“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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“Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger
“Easy to Say” – Zombie Prom
“My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger
“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.
“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
“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.
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.