Do you have an upcoming audition for Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.? 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 Madagascar, broken down by character.
Since Madagascar is a contemporary JR. musical, most of the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of youthful vibes below 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 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 Madagascar vocal tracks➝.
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.
Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!
“A Day for the Cat in the Hat” – Seussical
“A Little House” – The 3 Little Pigs
“Messing About In A Boat” – The Wind in the Willows
“Warts and All” – Honk!
“Amayzing Mayzie” – Seussical
“Dino Kid” – In Between
“Opportunity” – Annie [2014 film]
“Sticks & Stones” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Come to the Fun Home” – Fun Home
“I Like It” – A Bronx Tale
“Sparkle and Shine” – Nativity!
“Whatcha Gonna Do?” – Chaplin [w/ your natural accent]
“Electricity” – Billy Elliot
“In the Big Blue World” – Finding Nemo: The Musical
“It’s Possible” – Seussical
“When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy from Oz
“Different” – Honk!
“Hands” – The Man in the Ceiling
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“Home Again” – Captain Louie
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“Notice Me, Horton” – Seussical
“One Pal” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Positoovity” – The Little Mermaid
“Time to Play” – School of Rock
“Top of the World” – Tuck Everlasting
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Madagascar.
All of the following monologues can be found on Drama Notebook➝. Make sure to cite both the author and ‘Drama Notebook’ in your recitation.
• “Abby at the Beach” by Alysa Klapper
• “Inner Thoughts of an Ex-Lioness” by Erin Ryan
• “Elephant in the Room” by Eli Whittier
• “Monkey Man” by Seth B.
• “The People Zoo” by Alex Tuzov
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!
Madagascar Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Madagascar, 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.
“It’s Showtime” – Company
“Wild and Free” – Marty, Ensemble
“Best Friends” – Marty, Alex
“Relax, Be Cool, Chill Out” – Marty, Melman, Alex, Gloria, Ensemble
“Grand Central” – Alex, Ensemble
“Penguins’ Sea Shanty” – Ensemble
“Welcome to Me” – King Julien
“I Like to Move It” – King Julien, Ensemble
“Steak!” – Alex, Ensemble
“Sea Shanty (Reprise)” – Ensemble
“Living in Paradise” – Mary, King Julien, Gloria, Melman, Alex
“Best Friends (Reprise)” – Marty
“The King of Madagascar” – Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, Ensemble
“Together Forever” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Madagascar 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.