The Best Audition Songs for Peter Pan – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Peter Pan? 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 Peter Pan, broken down by character.

Since Peter Pan came out during the golden age, most of the songs below are also from golden age and post-golden age musicals. Additionally, many of the below songs have a hint of childlike whimsy in them 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 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 “Peter Pan 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 Peter Pan 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.


Captain Hook

I Am Aldolpho” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Reviewing the Situation” – Oliver!

Those Were The Good Old Days” – Damn Yankees

With a Little Bit of Luck” – My Fair Lady


Peter Pan

A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

Be Kind to Your Parents” – Fanny

Take It on the Chin” – Me and My Girl

The Deadwood Stage” – Calamity Jane


Wendy Darling

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – Finian’s Rainbow

It Might as Well be Spring” – State Fair

Little Lamb” – Gypsy

In My Own Little Corner” – Cinderella


Ensemble (Altos)

I Am Going to Like It Here” – Flower Drum Song

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

The Beast in You” – Goldilocks


Ensemble (Baritones)

The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream

There But For You Go I” – Brigadoon

Very Soft Shoes” – Once Upon a Mattress


Ensemble (Basses)

Once in Love With Amy” – Where’s Charley?

Once Upon a Time” – All American

Real Live Girl” – Little Me


Ensemble (Contras)

Lazy Afternoon” – The Golden Apple

Sensitivity” – Once Upon a Mattress

Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair?” – Goldilocks


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

Everybody’s Got a Home But Me” – Pipe Dream

Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream

The Next Time it Happens” – Pipe Dream


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Feed the Birds” – Mary Poppins

Goodnight My Someone” – The Music Man

He Was Tall” – Cinderella


Ensemble (Tenors)

Like a God” – Flower Drum Song

Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress

Wondrin’” – Anne of Green Gables


Ensemble (Trebles/Children)

Consider Yourself” – Oliver!

I’d Do Anything” – Oliver!

My Best Girl” – Mame

The Perfect Nanny” – Mary Poppins

Where is Love?” – Oliver!


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Peter Pan:

• “Flying” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

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

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

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

• “You Know What➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Patty)


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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Peter Pan Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Peter Pan, 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.


Tender Shepherd” – Mrs. Darling, Michael, John, Wendy

I Gotta Crow” – Peter Pan

Neverland” – Peter Pan, Wendy

“I’m Flying” – Peter Pan, John, Wendy, Michael

“Pirate Song / Hook’s Tango” – Captain Hook, Ensemble

Wendy” – Peter Pan, Ensemble

I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan, Ensemble

“Ugh-A-Wug” – Peter Pan, Tiger Lily

Distant Melody” – Peter Pan, Wendy

Captain Hook’s Waltz” – Captain Hook, Ensemble

“I Gotta Crow (Reprise)” – Peter Pan, Michael, Wendy, Ensemble

“Finale” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Peter Pan 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 Peter Pan.
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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