The Best Audition Songs for Moana JR. – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Moana 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 Moana JR., broken down by character.

Since Moana JR. is a contemporary Disney musical, most of the songs below are from the 1990s-2010s. In addition, there are lots of Disney songs to choose from, as well as magical/youthful songs that 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 Disney song, 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 “Moana JR. 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 Moana JR. cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis. It would be helpful to watch the movie➝ as well.


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.


Chief Tui

Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen

Some Girls” – Once on This Island

Vows” – Freaky Friday


Gramma Tala

Daybreak” – Amazing Grace

I Know the Truth” – Aida

Shadowland” – The Lion King


Maui

Another Pyramid” – Aida

Lost in the Woods” – Frozen 2  [Disney/non-musical theatre]

Piragua” – In the Heights

Why Should I Worry?” – Oliver & Company  [Disney/non-musical theatre]


Moana

The Fire Within Me” – Little Women

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday

Waiting for Life” – Once on This Island

Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones


Sina

After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday

Someone’s Waiting for You” – The Rescuers  [Disney/non-theatre]

The Human Heart” – Once on This Island


Tamatoa

I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid

The Past Is Another Land” – Aida

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Altos)

No More Fear” – Freaky Friday

One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On

True Love” – Frozen


Ensemble (Baritones)

He Mele No Lilo” – Lilo & Stitch  [Disney/non-musical theatre]

Her Voice” – The Little Mermaid

One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid


Ensemble (Basses)

Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen

Reindeers are Better Than People” – Frozen

They Live in You” – The Lion King


Ensemble (Contras)

Delivery” – Working

Every Story is a Love Story” – Aida

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

Beyond My Wildest Dreams” – The Little Mermaid

Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen

Everything I Know” – In the Heights


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Part of Your World” – The Little Mermaid

The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen

The World Above” – The Little Mermaid


Ensemble (Tenors)

Endless Night” – The Lion King

In a Crowd of Thousands” – Anastasia  [Dmitry’s part]

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Moana JR:

• “Flying” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Heir Apparently Not” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝

• “I Intend to Be a Queen➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Lucy)

• “Spell” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “We’ll Figure It Out” in Monologues for Kids and Tweens➝


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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Moana JR. Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Moana JR., 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.


“In the Beginning/Tulou Tagaloa” – Ensemble

“Where You Are (Part 1 and 2)” – Chief Tui, Sina, Hei Hei, Pua, Moana, Gramma Tala, Ensemble

“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana, Pua, Hei Hei, Ensemble

“We Know the Way” – Ensemble

“Where You Are (Reprise)” – Gramma Tala

“How Far I’ll Go (Reprise)” – Moana, Gramma Tala, Ensemble

“You’re Welcome” – Maui, Ensemble

“Warrior Face” – Maui, Moana, Ensemble

“Shiny (Parts 1 and 2)” – Tamatoa, Ensemble

“Warrior Face (Reprise)/Logo Te Pate” – Moana, Maui, Ensemble

“Song of the Ancestors” – Gramma Tala, Moana, Ensemble

“Know Who You Are” – Moana, Ensemble

“Te Fiti Restored” – Ensemble

“Tulou Tagaloa (Reprise)” – Ensemble

“We Know the Way (Finale)” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Moana JR. 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 Moana JR.
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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