The Best Audition Songs for Seussical – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Seussical? 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 Seussical, broken down by character.
Since Seussical is an early contemporary musical, the songs below are from pre-contemporary and early contemporary musicals as well (1990-2010). In addition, there is an energetic/family-friendly vibe to most of the following 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 Seussical 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.
“Shadowland” – The Lion King
“The Gods Love Nubia” – Aida
“The Past Is Another Land” – Aida
General Genghis Kahn Schmitz
“I Am Aldolpho” – The Drowsy Chaperone
“I Don’t Understand the Poor” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek
“Home” – Wonderland
“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks
“Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina
Horton the Elephant
“Different” – Honk!
“Love Who You Love” – A Man of No Importance
“Now I’ve Seen You” – Honk!
“Wonderful” – Wicked
“In the Big Blue World” – Finding Nemo: The Musical
“Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach
“On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach
“Life With Harold” – The Full Monty
“Mi Tierra” – On Your Feet!
“What Was a Woman to Do?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Cat in the Hat
“Magic Foot” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee [censor profanity]
“Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones
“Together Again” – Young Frankenstein
The Sour Kangaroo
“Brand New You” – 13
“Big, Blonde and Beautiful” – Hairspray
“It’s a Woman’s World” – The Full Monty
The Wickersham Brothers
“Another Pyramid” – Aida
“Don’t Let Me Go” – Shrek
“Here I Come” – 13
“I Can Hear the Bells” – Hairspray
“Periwinkle” – Dear Edwina
“There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q
“Human Stuff” – The Little Mermaid
“It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger
“Who I’d Be” – Shrek
“Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family
“Me” – Beauty and the Beast
“Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance
“I’m Not That Girl” – Wicked
“Just Like That” – A Christmas Story
“Sweet Child” – The Little Mermaid
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“Bride’s Lament” – The Drowsy Chaperone
“I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“Watch What Happens” – Newsies
“Morning Person” – Shrek
“Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger
“The World Above” – The Little Mermaid
“Positoovity” – The Little Mermaid
“The Moon and Me” – The Addams Family
“World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf
“Abigail” – Dear Edwina
“Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story
“Top Secret Personal Beeswax” – Junie B. Jones
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Seussical:
• “Bloom” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Living Large” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Loyalty” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Spell” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “You’re a Very Crabby Person➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder)
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!
Seussical Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Seussical, 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.
“Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!” – The Cat in the Hat, Company
“Horton Hears a Who!” – Horton, Bird Girls
“Biggest Blame Fool” – Sour Kangaroo, Horton, Wickersham Brothers, Bird Girls, Cat, Gertrude, Mayzie, Ensemble
“Here on Who” – The Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, Cat, Horton, The Grinch, Ensemble
“A Day for the Cat in the Hat” – Cat, Ensemble
“It’s Possible (in McElligot’s Pool)” – JoJo, Ensemble
“How to Raise a Child” – The Mayor, Mrs. Mayor
“The Military” – General Schmitz, JoJo, Ensemble
“Alone in the Universe” – Horton, JoJo
“The One Feather Tail of Miss Gertrude McFuzz” – Gertrude
“Amayzing Mayzie” – Mayzie, Gertrude, Bird Girls
“Amazing Gertrude” – Gertrude, Cat, Bird Girls
“Monkey Around” – Wickersham Brothers, Horton
“Chasing the Whos” – Horton, Kangaroo, Bird Girls, Wickersham Brothers, Cat, Ensemble
“How Lucky You Are” – Cat, Horton, Ensemble
“Notice Me, Horton” – Gertrude, Horton, Mayzie
“How Lucky You Are (Reprise)” – Mayzie, Cat, Horton
“Horton Sits on The Egg” – Horton, Bird Girls, Gertrude, Cat, Ensemble
“Egg, Nest, and Tree” – Kangaroo, Bird Girls, Wickersham Brothers, Cat, Ensemble
“Mayzie in Palm Beach” – Mayzie, Horton
“Alone in the Universe (Reprise)” – Horton
“Solla Sollew” – Horton, The Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, JoJo, Ensemble
“Havin’ a Hunch” – Cat, JoJo, Ensemble
“All for You” – Gertrude, Horton, Cat, Jojo, Bird Girls
“Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (Finale)” – Company
“Green Eggs and Ham” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Seussical 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.