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:
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 Moana 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.
“Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen
“Some Girls” – Once on This Island
“Vows” – Freaky Friday
“Daybreak” – Amazing Grace
“I Know the Truth” – Aida
“Shadowland” – The Lion King
“I Gotta Crow” – Peter Pan
“If I Wasn’t So Small” – Piglet’s Big Movie [film/non-musical theatre]
“Santa’s Little Teapot” – Nuncrackers
“When I Am Older” – Frozen 2 [film/non-musical theatre]
“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]
“The Fire Within Me” – Little Women
“Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday
“Waiting for Life” – Once on This Island
“Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones
“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
“I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid
“The Past Is Another Land” – Aida
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“No More Fear” – Freaky Friday
“One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On
“True Love” – Frozen
“He Mele No Lilo” – Lilo & Stitch [Disney/non-musical theatre]
“Her Voice” – The Little Mermaid
“One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid
“Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen
“Reindeers are Better Than People” – Frozen
“They Live in You” – The Lion King
“Delivery” – Working
“Every Story is a Love Story” – Aida
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
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“Beyond My Wildest Dreams” – The Little Mermaid
“Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen
“Everything I Know” – In the Heights
“Part of Your World” – The Little Mermaid
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“The World Above” – The Little Mermaid
“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.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
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.