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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Seussical 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 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.


Bird Girls

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


Gertrude McFuzz

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


JoJo

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


Mayzie LaBird

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…  [censor language]

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


Ensemble (Altos)

I Can Hear the Bells” – Hairspray

Periwinkle” – Dear Edwina

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q


Ensemble (Baritones)

Human Stuff” – The Little Mermaid

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger

Who I’d Be” – Shrek


Ensemble (Basses)

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

Me” – Beauty and the Beast

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Ensemble (Contras)

I’m Not That Girl” – Wicked

Just Like That” – A Christmas Story

Sweet Child” – The Little Mermaid


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Bride’s Lament” – The Drowsy Chaperone

I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Watch What Happens” – Newsies


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Morning Person” – Shrek

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger

The World Above” – The Little Mermaid


Ensemble (Tenors)

Positoovity” – The Little Mermaid

The Moon and Me” – The Addams Family

World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf


Ensemble (Trebles/Children)

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!


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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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Seussical.
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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