The Best Audition Songs for Mean Girls – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Mean Girls? 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 Mean Girls, by character.

Mean Girls is a newer contemporary musical that first premiered in 2017. Because of that, most of the songs below are also from the 2000s. In addition, many of these songs have high school themes to them 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 “Mean Girls 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 Mean Girls 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.


Aaron Samuels

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Seventeen” – Tuck Everlasting

When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


Cady Heron

Like Other Girls” – Daddy Long Legs

One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday

Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones


Damian Hubbard

Someone Else’s Skin” – Catch Me If You Can

Turn It Off” – The Book of Mormon

Vows” – Freaky Friday

Whaddya Do” – Tootsie


Gretchen Wieners

Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones

Invisible” – Beetlejuice

Killer Instinct” – Bring It On

What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13


Janis Sarkisian

Everything Else” – Next to Normal

Fight For Me” – Heathers

Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal

We’re Not Done” – Bring It On


Karen Smith

I Love Play Rehearsal” – Be More Chill

Periwinkle” – Dear Edwina

Sing Your Own Song” – Dear Edwina

Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina


Regina George

Opportunity” – 13

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland

Tryouts” – Bring it On

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Altos)

Kindergarten Boyfriend” – Heathers

Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks

No More Fear” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Baritones)

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger

Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill

The Pants Song” – Be More Chill


Ensemble (Basses)

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

I’m Not Falling for That” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

We Look to You” – The Prom


Ensemble (Contras)

Just Breathe” – The Prom

Lay Low” – Lysistrata Jones

My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Alyssa Greene” – The Prom

Safer” – First Date

The Secret of Happiness (Reprise)” – Daddy Long Legs


Ensemble (Tenors)

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief

The Wall in My Head” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Mean Girls:

• “Eggs in a Basket” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝

• “It Isn’t Easy” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝

• “The Drama Department” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “The Fashion Police” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝

• “Trolling 101” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝


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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Mean Girls Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Mean Girls, 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:

“A Cautionary Tale” – Janis, Damian

“It Roars” – Cady, Ensemble

“Where Do You Belong?” – Damian, Janis, Cady, Ensemble

“Meet the Plastics” – Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Janis, Damian, Cady

Stupid With Love” – Cady

“Apex Predator” – Janis, Cady

What’s Wrong with Me?” – Gretchen

“Stupid With Love (Reprise)” – Aaron, Cady

Sexy” – Karen, Ensemble

Someone Gets Hurt” – Regina, Aaron, Ensemble

“Revenge Party” – Janis, Damian, Cady, Ensemble

“Fearless” – Cady, Gretchen, Karen, Ensemble

“Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)” – Regina


Act 2:

“A Cautionary Tale (Reprise)” – Janis, Damian

Stop” – Damian, Ensemble

“What’s Wrong With Me? (Reprise)” – Gretchen, Mrs. George

“Whose House Is This?” – Kevin, Cady, Gretchen, Karen, Ensemble

“More Is Better” – Cady, Aaron

“Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)” – Janis, Cady, Damian

World Burn” – Regina, Ensemble

I’d Rather Be Me” – Janis, Ensemble

“Fearless (Reprise)” – Cady

“Do This Thing” – Cady, Ms. Norbury, Kevin, Ensemble

I See Stars” – Cady, Company


Which of these audition songs for Mean Girls 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 Mean Girls.
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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