The Best Audition Songs for Murder for Two – by Vocal Type

Do you have an upcoming audition for Murder for Two? 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 Murder for Two, broken down by vocal type.

Since Murder for Two is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of comedy songs below in order to match the style of the show. I would also suggest preparing the piano accompaniment to your chosen audition piece in case they ask you to sing and play your song.


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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 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 “Murder for Two 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 Murder for Two cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Altos

Die Vampire, Die!” – [title of show]

I Am Playing Me” – [title of show]

Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q


Baritones

I Think I Like Her” – Summer of ’42

I’d Order Love” – First Date

Purpose” – Avenue Q

Warts and All” – Honk!


Basses/Bass-Baritones

Don’t Be the Bunny” – Urinetown

Hephaestus” – Dear Edwina

I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity

Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Contras

He Vas My Boyfriend” – Young Frankenstein

Just Around the Corner” – The Addams Family

Let Things Go” – Ordinary Days

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger


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


Mezzos/Sopranos

It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger

Please Don’t Touch Me” – Young Frankenstein

The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens


Tenors

Look at the Sky” – Urinetown

Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown

Together Again” – Young Frankenstein

Turn It Off” – The Book of Mormon


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Murder for Two:

• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝

• “I’ve Fallen Behind➝” from The Worker➝  (Man)

• “Sherlock Holmes & the … Elusive Ear” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Some People Are Bizarre” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝

• “Where Is He?➝” from The Father Clock➝  (Flub)


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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Murder for Two Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Murder for Two. 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 general research purposes.


“Prelude”

“Waiting in the Dark”

“Protocol Says”

“Dahlia Whitney”

“A Perfectly Lovely Surprise”

“Murray & Barb Flandon”

“It Was Her”

“Timmy, Yonkers, & Skid”

“A Lot Woise”

“Steph Whitney”

“He Needs a Partner”

“Barrette Lewis”

“So What If I Did?”

“A Friend Like You”

“Henry Vivaldi”

“Process of Elimination”

“Steppin’ Out of the Shadows”

“Finale”


Which of these audition songs for Murder for Two did you choose?

And how did your audition go? 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 Murder for Two.
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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