The Best Audition Songs for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? 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 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, broken down by character.

Since Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a contemporary musical with lots of older/classic songs mixed in, the following songs are from a wide range of musicals. In addition, there are lots of holiday vibes below 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.). Some casting calls for Rudolph may even just request that you prepare your favorite holiday song. In that case, make sure to do that! Always 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 and character descriptions➝.


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, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Hermey

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Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

Friend” – Snoopy!!!

Just One Person” – Snoopy!!!

Sparklejollytwinklejingley” – Elf


Rudolph

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A Christmas Song” – Elf

Alone in the Universe” – Seussical

Different” – Honk!

Just Like Him” – Elf


Sam

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Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year” – Catch Me If You Can

That Man Over There” – Here’s Love

The Christmas Box” – Nuncrackers

White Christmas” – Holiday Inn


Santa

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Days Gone By” – She Loves Me

More I Cannot Wish You” – Guys and Dolls

Nobody Cares About Santa” – Elf

Wonderful” – Wicked


Ensemble (Altos)

Never Fall in Love (With an Elf)” – Elf

Let Me Sing and I’m Happy” – White Christmas

Camping for Christmas” – In Between


Ensemble (Baritones)

Don’t Be Anything Less” – Snoopy!!!

The Candy Man” – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Wonders of the World” – The Wizard of Oz


Ensemble (Basses)

Christmas Children” – Scrooge

Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen

Reindeers are Better Than People” – Frozen


Ensemble (Contras)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Meet Me in St. Louis

Never Never Land” – Peter Pan

Tender Shepherd” – Peter Pan


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Let’s Start the New Year Right” – Holiday Inn

Nothing More to Say” – Holiday Inn

Turkey Lurkey Time” – Promises, Promises


Ensemble (Tenors)

In Summer” – Frozen

Just Like Him” – Elf

Something Was Missing” – Annie


Ensemble (Trebles)

Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

The Beautiful Day” – Scrooge

There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:

• “A Pony for Christmas” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝

• “Loyalty” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

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

• “The Not-So-Nice List” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝

• “Unite” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝


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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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 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.


Act 1:

“A Holly Jolly Christmas” – Sam

“Jingle, Jingle, Jingle” – Santa, Rudolph, Donner

“When Santa Gets Your Letter” – Ensemble

“We’re a Couple of Misfits (Intro)” – Hermey

“We’re a Couple of Misfits (Continued)” – Rudolph

“There’s Always Tomorrow” – Clarice, Ensemble

“We Are Santa’s Elves” – Ensemble

“We’re a Couple of Misfits” – Hermey, Rudolph

“Fame and Fortune” – Yukon, Hermey, Rudolph


Act 2:

“Silver and Gold” – Sam

“The Most Wonderful Day of the Year” – Ensemble

“There’s Always Tomorrow (Reprise)” – Rudolph

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Santa, Mrs. Claus, Ensemble

“We Are Santa’s Elves (Reprise)” – Ensemble

“A Holly Jolly Christmas (Reprise)” – Sam, Company

“A Merry, Merry Christmas to You” – Santa, Rudolph, Ensemble

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 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 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
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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