Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Lucky Stiff – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Lucky Stiff? 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 Lucky Stiff, broken down by character.

Since Lucky Stiff is a musical from the 1980s, the following songs are from shows between the 1970s-1990s. There are also lots of comedic vibes below 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 uptempo, 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 read through the synopsis while listening to the Lucky Stiff cast album➝.

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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!

Annabel Glick

Funny” – My Favorite Year

I Am Here to Stay” – Nunsense II

Poor Sweet Baby” – Snoopy!!!

Wait a Bit” – Just So

Harry Witherspoon

After Today” – Doctor Dolittle

Friend” – Snoopy!!!

I Want to Go Home” – Big

Never the Luck” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Rita La Porta

Everybody’s Girl” – Steel Pier

I’m Not” – Little By Little

Rookie in the Ring” – My Favorite Year

Surabaya-Santa” – Songs for a New World

Vinnie Di Ruzzio

A Marriage Proposal” – Falsettos

Need to Know” – Weird Romance

Sara Lee” – The World Goes ‘Round

Stars” – Big

Ensemble (Altos)

Bonjour Amour” – Grand Hotel

Miss Byrd” – Closer Than Ever

Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Ensemble (Baritones)

Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!

Where Did That Little Dog Go?” – Snoopy!!!

Warts and All” – Honk!

Ensemble (Basses)

So Long Mom” – Tomfoolery

The Colors of My Life” – Barnum

The Elements” – Tomfoolery

Ensemble (Contras)

Dimples” – Little Me

I Hate Musicals” – Ruthless!

Teaching Third Grade” – Ruthless!

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

Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Bride’s Lament” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Colored Lights” – The Rink

One Brick at a Time” – Barnum

Ensemble (Tenors)

And They’re Off” – A New Brain

Bigger Isn’t Better” – Barnum

Larger Than Life” – My Favorite Year

Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Lucky Stiff:

• “Don’t Look at Me #1” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Don’t Look at Me #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “I Want You to Meet Harvey➝” from Harvey➝  (Elwood)

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

• “Some People Are Bizarre” 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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Lucky Stiff Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Lucky Stiff, 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:

“Something Funny’s Going On” – Company

“Mr. Witherspoon’s Friday Night” – Harry, Ensemble

“Rita’s Confession” – Rita, Vinnie

“Good To Be Alive” – Harry, Luigi, Ensemble

Lucky” – Harry

“Dogs Versus You” – Annabel, Harry

The Phone Call” – Vinnie

“Monte Carlo!” – Emcee

“Speaking French” – Dominique, Ensemble

Times Like This” – Annabel

“Monte Carlo! (Reprise)” – Emcee

“Fancy Meeting You Here” – Rita

“Act I Finale: Good To Be Alive” – Company

Act 2:

“Something Funny’s Going On (Reprise)” – Company

“Him, Them, It, Her” – Harry, Annabel, Rita, Vinnie, Company

“Nice” – Annabel, Harry

“Welcome Back, Mr. Witherspoon” – Company

“A Woman In My Bathroom” – Harry

“Nice (Reprise)” – Harry, Annabel

“Confession #2 (Reprise)” – Tony, Rita, Harry, Annabel

“Fancy Meeting You Here (Reprise)” – Rita, Tony

“Finale: Good To Be Alive” – Company

Which of these audition songs for Lucky Stiff 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 Lucky Stiff.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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