The Best Audition Songs for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers? 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 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, broken down by character.
Since Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a pre-contemporary remake of a 1950s film, the songs below are from golden/post-golden age musicals as well. In addition, there is a classic/light-hearted romantic 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 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 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.
“My Defenses Are Down” – Annie Get Your Gun
“Soliloquy” – Carousel
“There Never Was a Woman” – Goldilocks
“Wand’rin’ Star” – Paint Your Wagon
“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” – Oklahoma!
“Shall I Take My Heart” – Goldilocks
“You Are Never Away” – Allegro
“Young and Foolish” – Plain and Fancy
“A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific
“Honey Bun” – South Pacific
“I Got Lost in His Arms” – Annie Get Your Gun
“Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream
“Everybody’s Got a Home But Me” – Pipe Dream
“It Might as Well be Spring” – State Fair
“Ladies” – Destry Rides Again
“I Am in Love” – Can-Can
“If I Knew” – The Unsinkable Molly Brown
“To My Wife” – Fanny
“A Fellow Needs a Girl” – Allegro
“I Still See Elisa” – Paint Your Wagon
“The Surrey With the Fringe on Top” – Oklahoma!
“How Can I Wait?” – Paint Your Wagon
“If You Hadn’t But You Did” – Two on the Aisle
“I’ve Still Got My Health” – Panama Hattie
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“A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific
“Doin’ What Comes Naturally” – Annie Get Your Gun
“The Next Time it Happens” – Pipe Dream
“Many a New Day” – Oklahoma!
“So Far” – Allegro
“The Pussy Foot” – Goldilocks
“That’s for Me” – State Fair
“They Call the Wind Maria” – Paint Your Wagon
“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – South Pacific
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers:
• “Goin’ North” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝
• “How Can You Say That➝?” from Wild Honey (Anna)
• “The Ideal Man!” from A Woman of No Importance➝ (Mrs. Allonby)
• “Tommy Has Proposed” from An Ideal Husband➝ (Mabel)
• “Wilderness of Mirrors” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝
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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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 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.
“Bless Yore Beautiful Hide” – Adam
“Wonderful, Wonderful Day” – Milly, Ensemble
“One Man” – Milly
“Goin’ Co’tin'” – Milly, Ensemble
“Love Never Goes Away” – Adam, Milly, Gideon
“Sobbin’ Women” – Adam, Ensemble
“The Townsfolk’s Lament” – Ensemble
“A Woman Ought To Know Her Place” – Adam
“We Gotta Make It Through The Winter” – Ensemble
“We Gotta Make It Through The Winter (Reprise)” – Milly, Ensemble
“Spring, Spring, Spring” – Ensemble
“A Woman Ought To Know Her Place (Reprise)” – Adam, Gideon
“Glad That You Were Born” – Milly, Ensemble
“Love Never Goes Away (Reprise)” – Milly, Adam
“Wedding Dance / Finale” – Milly, Adam, Company
Which of these audition songs for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 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.