The Best Audition Songs for Meet Me in St. Louis – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Meet Me in St Louis? 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 Meet Me in St Louis, broken down by character.

Since Meet Me in St. Louis is a pre-contemporary remake of a 1940s film, the songs below are from golden age/pre-golden age musicals as well. In addition, there is a classic/light-hearted vibe to most 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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Meet Me in St Louis 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 Meet Me in St. Louis 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.


Esther Smith

A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

It’s a Perfect Relationship” – Bells are Ringing


John Truitt

There But For You Go I” – Brigadoon

Young and Foolish” – Plain and Fancy

Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific


Katie

I Gotta Crow” – Peter Pan

The Love of My Life” – Brigadoon

We Deserve Each Other” – Me and Juliet


Mr. Smith

More I Cannot Wish You” – Guys and Dolls

The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream

Those Were The Good Old Days” – Damn Yankees


Mrs. Smith

A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

I Never Know When” – Goldilocks

Something Wonderful” – The King and I


Rose Smith

Love, Look Away” – Flower Drum Song

Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream

The Next Time it Happens” – Pipe Dream


Ensemble (Altos)

Always True to You in My Fashion” – Kiss Me, Kate

Everybody’s Got a Home But Me” – Pipe Dream

I’m Not At All In Love” – The Pajama Game


Ensemble (Baritones)

Just in Time” – Bells are Ringing

On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady

You Were Meant for Me” – Singin’ in the Rain


Ensemble (Basses)

Bless Yore Beautiful Hide” – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

My Time of Day” – Guys and Dolls

Once in Love With Amy” – Where’s Charley?


Ensemble (Contras)

Boy! What Love Has Done to Me” – Girl Crazy

Nobody’s Heart” – By Jupiter

Why Can’t You Behave?” – Kiss Me, Kate


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

I’m Going Back” – Bells are Ringing

Little Lamb” – Gypsy

Nothing More to Say” – Holiday Inn


Ensemble (Sopranos)

A Little Bit in Love” – Wonderful Town

Till There Was You” – The Music Man

Wonderful, Wonderful Day” – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Ensemble (Tenors)

Come to Me, Bend to Me” – Brigadoon

Old Devil Moon” – Finian’s Rainbow

That’s For Me” – State Fair


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Meet Me in St. Louis:

• “He May Come” from Easter➝

• “How Strange Everything Is➝” from The Three Sisters➝  (Vershinin)

• “I Must Say” from The Importance of Being Earnest➝  (Lady Bracknell)

• “I Shall Go Mad!” from Fourteen➝

• “You Won’t Misunderstand Me” from The Goal➝  (Sir Stephen)


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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Meet Me in St Louis Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Meet Me in St Louis, 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:

“Meet Me in St. Louis” – Tootie, Lon, Agnes, Grandpa, Mrs. Smith, Esther

The Boy Next Door” – Esther

“Meet Me in St. Louis (Reprise)” – Grandpa, Agnes, Rose, Esther, Tootie

“Whenever I’m with You” – Lon, Rose, Esther, Grandpa, Agnes, Tootie

“You’ll Hear a Bell” – Mrs. Smith

“A Raving Beauty” – Warren, Rose

“Skip to My Lou” – Lon, Warren, Rose, Ensemble

“Under the Bamboo Tree” – Tootie, Agnes, Esther

“Over the Bannister” – John

“The Trolley Song” – Esther, Ensemble


Act 2:

“Touch of the Irish” – Katie, Rose, Esther

“Boy Next Door (Reprise)” – John, Esther

“A Day in New York” – Mr. Smith, Mrs. Smith, Rose, Esther, Katie, Grandpa

“You’ll Hear a Bell (Reprise)” – Mrs. Smith

“Wasn’t It Fun?” – Mr. and Mrs. Smith

“The Banjo” – Ensemble

“You Are for Loving” – John, Esther

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Esther

“Trolley Song (Reprise)” – Ensemble

“Meet Me in St. Louis (Reprise)” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Meet Me in St Louis 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 Meet Me in St. Louis.
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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