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!
“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
“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
“Fear No More” – The Frogs
“It Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Marry Me a Little
“It’s In Your Hands Now” – Roadshow
“Love is in the Air” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [cut]
“With So Little To Be Sure Of” – Anyone Can Whistle
“A Parade in Town” – Anyone Can Whistle
“Anyone Can Whistle” – Anyone Can Whistle
“Last Midnight” – Into the Woods
“The Ballad of Booth” – Assassins
“The Story of Lucy and Jessie” – Follies
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“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
“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
“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:
• “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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
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.
“Invocation and Instructions”
“Putting It Together”
“Rich And Happy”
“Merrily We Roll Along”
“My Husband The Pig”
“Have I Got A Girl For You”
“Sooner Or Later”
“Unworthy Of Your Love”
“Back In Business”
“It’s Hot Up Here”
“There’s Always A Woman”
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.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.