The Best Audition Songs for Miracle on 34th Street (Here’s Love) – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Miracle on 34th Street (Here’s Love)? 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 Miracle on 34th Street, by character.

Since Miracle on 34th Street (Here’s Love) is a musical from the early 1960s, most of the songs below are from musicals between the 1950s-60s as well. In addition, there is a light-hearted/classic vibe to many of the below songs 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 “Miracle on 34th Street 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 Here’s Love 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.


Doris Walker

I’ve Never Said I Love You” – Dear World

Poor Little Hollywood Star” – Little Me

Secret Love” – Calamity Jane

Who Are You Now?” – Funny Girl


Fred Gaily

Come Back to Me” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

She Loves Me” – She Loves Me

Sweet Charity” – Sweet Charity

This is a Great Country” – Mr. President


Kris Kringle

Among My Yesterdays” – The Happy Time

Once Upon a Time” – All American

What Makes it Happen?” – Walking Happy


R.H. Macy

Days Gone By” – She Loves Me

She Likes Basketball” – Promises, Promises

Why Should I Wake Up?” – Cabaret


Susan Walker

Maybe” – Annie

The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden

Where is Love?” – Oliver!


Ensemble (Altos)

Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

We Need a Little Christmas” – Mame

What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever


Ensemble (Baritones)

Try Me” – She Loves Me

What Kind of Fool Am I?” – Stop the World – I Want to Get Off

With So Little To Be Sure Of” – Anyone Can Whistle


Ensemble (Basses)

A Wonderful Day Like Today” – The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd

I Love My Wife” – I Do! I Do!

Real Live Girl” – Little Me


Ensemble (Contras)

Before the Parade Passes By” – Hello, Dolly!

I Don’t Want to Know” – Dear World

Lovers on Christmas Eve” – I Love My Wife


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Ribbons Down My Back” – Hello, Dolly!

Sing Happy” – Flora, the Red Menace

The Music That Makes Me Dance” – Funny Girl


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Dear Friend” – She Loves Me

Will He Like Me?” – She Loves Me

Wonderful, Wonderful Day” – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Ensemble (Tenors)

If I Be Your Best Chance” – Walking Happy

I’ve Just Seen Her” – All American

She Touched Me” – Drat! The Cat!


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Miracle on 34th Street:

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)

• “Playing With Fired” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Snowballs” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝

• “The Ideal Man!” from A Woman of No Importance➝  (Mrs. Allonby)

• “The Not-So-Nice List” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝


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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Miracle on 34th Street Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Miracle on 34th Street 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:

“The Big Clown Balloons” – Ensemble

“Arm In Arm” – Susan, Doris

You Don’t Know” – Doris

“Plastic Alligators” – Marvin, Ensemble

“The Bugle” – Kris, Hendrika

“Here’s Love” – Kris, Fred, Ensemble

My Wish” – Fred, Susan

“Pine Cones And Holly Berries” – Kris, Doris, Marvin

“Look, Little Girl” – Fred

“Look, Little Girl (Reprise)” – Doris

“Expect Things To Happen” – Susan, Kris


Act 2:

“Pine Cones And Holly Berries (Reprise)” – Susan, Kris

“She Hadda Go Back” – Fred, Ensemble

That Man Over There” – Macy, Ensemble

“My State” – Doris, Macy, Ensemble

“Nothing In Common” – Doris

“Finale” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Miracle on 34th Street 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 Miracle on 34th Street.
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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