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:
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!
“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
“I Think I Like Her” – Summer of ’42
“I’d Order Love” – First Date
“Purpose” – Avenue Q
“Warts and All” – Honk!
“Don’t Be the Bunny” – Urinetown
“Hephaestus” – Dear Edwina
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“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!
“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
“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➝
• “Sherlock Holmes & the … Elusive Ear” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Some People Are Bizarre” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝
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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
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.
“Waiting in the Dark”
“A Perfectly Lovely Surprise”
“Murray & Barb Flandon”
“It Was Her”
“Timmy, Yonkers, & Skid”
“A Lot Woise”
“He Needs a Partner”
“So What If I Did?”
“A Friend Like You”
“Process of Elimination”
“Steppin’ Out of the Shadows”
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.
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.