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.
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.
“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
“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
“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
“Everybody’s Got a Home But Me” – Pipe Dream
“I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song
“The Beast in You” – Goldilocks
“The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream
“There But For You Go I” – Brigadoon
“Very Soft Shoes” – Once Upon a Mattress
“Once in Love With Amy” – Where’s Charley?
“Once Upon a Time” – All American
“Real Live Girl” – Little Me
“Lazy Afternoon” – The Golden Apple
“Sensitivity” – Once Upon a Mattress
“Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair?” – Goldilocks
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“I Am Going to Like It Here” – Flower Drum Song
“Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream
“The Next Time it Happens” – Pipe Dream
“Feed the Birds” – Mary Poppins
“Goodnight My Someone” – The Music Man
“He Was Tall” – Cinderella
“Like a God” – Flower Drum Song
“Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress
“Wondrin’” – Anne of Green Gables
“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.
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.