Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Putting It Together

Do you have an upcoming audition for Putting It Together? 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 Putting It Together, broken down by vocal type.

Since Putting It Together is a musical revue featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the songs below are from Sondheim shows. That said, the following songs do not appear in Putting It Together.


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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 read through the synopsis while listening to the Putting It Together cast album➝.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

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


Altos

Broadway Baby” – Follies

Children and Art” – Sunday in the Park with George 

In Buddy’s Eyes” – Follies

Liaisons” – A Little Night Music

Moments in the Woods” – Into the Woods


Baritones

Beautiful Girls” – Follies

If You Can Find Me I’m Here” – Evening Primrose

Love, I Hear” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Multitudes of Amys” – Company

Talent” – Road Show


Basses

Everybody Says Don’t” – Anyone Can Whistle

Fear No More” – The Frogs

It’s In Your Hands Now” – Roadshow

Love Is in the Air” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [cut]

Your Eyes Are Blue” – Marry Me a Little


Contras

A Parade in Town” – Anyone Can Whistle

Last Midnight” – Into the Woods

Sunday in the Park with George” – Sunday in the Park with George

The Ballad of Booth” – Assassins

The Story of Lucy and Jessie” – Follies


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


Mezzo-Sopranos

I Wish I Could Forget You” – Passion

Isn’t It?” – Saturday Night

So Many People” – Saturday Night

Take Me to the World” – Evening Primrose

There Won’t Be Trumpets” – Anyone Can Whistle


Sopranos

All For You” – Saturday Night

I Remember” – Evening Primrose

Soon” – A Little Night Music

Stay With Me” – Into the Woods

What More Do I Need?” – Saturday Night


Tenors

Finishing the Hat” – Sunday in the Park with George

Ladies in Their Sensitivities” – Sweeney Todd

Later” – A Little Night Music

Not a Day Goes By” – Merrily We Roll Along

Someone Is Waiting” – Company


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Putting It Together:

• “It’s Best➝” from Elsewhere➝

• “Johnny Talks Kids➝” from Frankie and Johnny…  (Johnny)

• “Right Place, Right Time #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Wormhole➝” from Ohio  (Zach)


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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Putting It Together Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Putting It Together. 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 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.


Act 1:

“Invocation and Instructions”

“Putting It Together”

“Rich And Happy”

Do I Hear A Waltz?

“Merrily We Roll Along”

“Lovely”

“Hello, Little Girl”

“My Husband The Pig”

Every Day A Little Death

Everybody Ought To Have A Maid

“Have I Got A Girl For You”

“Pretty Women”

“Sooner Or Later”

“Bang!”

“Country House””

“Unworthy Of Your Love”

Could I Leave You?


Act 2:

“Back In Business”

“It’s Hot Up Here”

The Ladies Who Lunch

The Road You Didn’t Take

Live Alone And Like It

“More”

“There’s Always A Woman”

Buddy’s Blues

Good Thing Going

Marry Me A Little

Getting Married Today

Being Alive

Like It Was

Old Friends


Which of these audition songs for Putting It Together did you choose?

And how did the 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 Putting It Together.
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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