The Best Audition Songs for Scrooge – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Scrooge? 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 Scrooge, broken down by character.

Since Scrooge is a musical from the 1990s, most of the following songs are from musicals of the 1990s and the early 2000s. . In addition there are lots of 1800s and 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.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Scrooge Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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 Scrooge cast album➝.


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.


Bob Cratchit

Does the Moment Ever Come?” – Just So

I Am My Own Invention” – Wonderland

I Was Here” – The Glorious Ones

Never the Luck” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood


Ebenezer Scrooge

A Man Could Go Quite Mad” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

I Don’t Understand the Poor” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin

Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin


Tiny Tim

Getting Tall” – Nine

Home Again” – Captain Louie

No Matter What” – Whistle Down the Wind

Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden


Ensemble (Altos)

A New Life” – Jekyll & Hyde

Days of Plenty” – Little Women

The Fire Within Me” – Little Women


Ensemble (Baritones)

How I Am” – Little Women

I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities

If I Left London” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Basses)

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre

The Christmas Box” – Nuncrackers


Ensemble (Contras)

A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast

God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Just Beyond the Stars” – Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Christmas Lullaby” – Songs for a New World

Look At All the People” – Chaplin

Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde


Ensemble (Sopranos)

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

A Bit of Earth” – The Secret Garden

At the Grand Hotel” – The Grand Hotel

Reflection” – A Tale of Two Cities


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Scrooge:

• “I Must Say” from The Importance of Being Earnest➝  (Lady Bracknell)

• “MacKenzie #1” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)

• “My Opinion” from Paul Pry➝  (Oldbutton)

• “Shadow” 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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Scrooge Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Scrooge, 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.


Act 1:

“A Christmas Carol” – Ensemble

“I Hate Christmas” – Scrooge

Christmas Children” – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Kathy Cratchit, Ensemble

“Father Christmas” – Tom Jenkins, Company

“Make the Most of This World” – Jacob Marley, Ensemble

“It’s Not My Fault!” – Scrooge

“Sing A Christmas Carol” (Reprise) – Scrooge and Children

“December the Twenty-Fifth” – Ensemble

“Happiness” – Ebenezer, Isabel, Scrooge, Christmas Past

You…You” – Scrooge, Young Ebenezer

“It’s Not My Fault (Reprise)” – Scrooge

I Like Life” – Christmas Present, Scrooge, Company


Act 2:

The Beautiful Day” – Tiny Tim, Ensemble

“The Minister’s Cat” – Ensemble

“A Better Life” – Scrooge

Thank You Very Much” – Scrooge, Tom, Company

I’ll Begin Again” – Scrooge

“Finale” – Scrooge, Company


Which of these audition songs for Scrooge 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 Scrooge.
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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