The Best Audition Songs for Marry Me a Little

Do you have an upcoming audition for Marry Me a Little? 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 Marry Me a Little, broken down by vocal type.

Since Marry Me a Little is a pre-contemporary musical, the songs below are from pre-contemporary musicals as well (1970s-1990s). In addition there is a romantic/timeless vibe to many of the following in order to match the style of the show. And most of the below are Sondheim songs since Marry Me a Little is a Sondheim revue.


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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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Marry Me a Little 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 Marry Me a Little cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Altos

Goodbye for Now” – Reds  (Sondheim/film)

Losing My Mind” – Follies  (Sondheim)

The Ladies Who Lunch” – Company  (Sondheim)

We Can Make It” – The Rink


Baritones

Good Thing Going” – Merrily We Roll Along  (Sondheim)

Multitudes of Amys” – Company  (Sondheim)

Old Friends” – Merrily We Roll Along  (Sondheim)

Our Time” – Merrily We Roll Along  (Sondheim)


Basses

Fear No More” – The Frogs  (Sondheim)

I Don’t Remember Christmas” – Starting Here Starting Now

Marry Me” – The Rink

Sometimes a Day Goes By” – Woman of the Year


Contras

Could I Leave You?” – Follies  (Sondheim)

I’m Still Here” – Follies  (Sondheim)

Like It Was” – Merrily We Roll Along  (Sondheim)

The Story of Lucy and Jessie” – Follies  (Sondheim)


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


Mezzo-Sopranos/Sopranos

All Things to One Man” – Grind

Christmas Lullaby” – Songs for a New World

Soon” – A Little Night Music  (Sondheim)

Take Me to the World” – Evening Primrose  (Sondheim)


Tenors

Being Alive” – Company  (Sondheim)

Not a Day Goes By” – Merrily We Roll Along  (Sondheim)

Someone Is Waiting” – Company  (Sondheim)

The Phone Call” – Lucky Stiff


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Marry Me a Little:

• “It’s Best➝” from Elsewhere➝

• “Johnny Talks Kids➝” from Frankie and Johnny…  (Johnny)

• “Right Place, Right Time #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Wormhole➝” from Ohio  (Zach)


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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Marry Me a Little Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Marry Me a Little, and which shows each song was originally featured in. 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 general 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.


“Saturday Night” – Saturday Night

“Two Fairy Tales” – A Little Night Music (cut)

“Can That Boy Foxtrot!” – Follies (cut)

“All Things Bright and Beautiful” – Follies (cut)

The Girls of Summer” – The Girls of Summer

“Uptown, Downtown” – Follies (cut)

So Many People” – Saturday Night

Your Eyes Are Blue” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (cut)

“A Moment With You” – Saturday Night

Marry Me a Little” – Company

“Happily Ever After” – Company (cut)

“Pour le Sport” – The Last Resorts (unproduced)

“Silly People” – A Little Night Music (cut)

There Won’t Be Trumpets” – Anyone Can Whistle (cut)

“It Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Follies (cut)

“Who Could Be Blue?” / “Little White House ” – Follies (cut)


Which of these audition songs for Marry Me a Little did you choose?

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 Marry Me a Little.
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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