Musical-Specific Audition Songs

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 is a 1950s musical, the following songs are from shows between the 1940s – 1960s. There are also lots of whimsical selections below to match the musical’s style.

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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.

Step 2: Study the show

Before auditioning, you should get familiar with the show, and listening to the cast album is a great way to do that. Here’s where you can learn more about Peter Pan.

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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or 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)

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

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music

Ensemble (Baritones)

The Big Black Giant” – Me and Juliet

There But For You Go I” – Brigadoon

Very Soft Shoes” – Once Upon a Mattress

Ensemble (Basses)

Once Upon a Time” – All American

Real Live Girl” – Little Me

The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream

Ensemble (Contras)

Sensitivity” – Once Upon a Mattress

The Beast In You” – Goldilocks

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

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

Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

He Was Tall” – Cinderella

Look to the Rainbow” – Finian’s Rainbow

You Don’t Know” – Here’s Love

Ensemble (Sopranos)

Goodnight My Someone” – The Music Man

Love Makes the World Go ‘Round” – Carnival

There’s Music in You” – 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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