The Best Audition Songs for She Loves Me – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for She Loves Me? 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 She Loves Me, by character.
Since She Loves Me is a post-golden age musical set in the 1930s, the following songs are either from golden age/post-golden age musicals or from 1930s musicals. In addition, there are lots of comedic and light-hearted 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.
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 the synopsis while listening to the She Loves Me cast album➝. Or you can watch the live recording of the show➝.
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.
“Show Me” – My Fair Lady
“So in Love” – Kiss Me, Kate
“Somebody, Somewhere” – The Most Happy Fella
“There’s Music in You” – Cinderella
“Warm All Over” – The Most Happy Fella
“Brotherhood of Man” – How to Succeed in Business
“I Believe in You” – How to Succeed in Business
“Miracle of Miracles” – Fiddler on the Roof
“Singin’ in the Rain” – Singin’ in the Rain
“Old Devil Moon” – Finian’s Rainbow
“Sweet Charity” – Sweet Charity
“That’s For Me” – State Fair
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” – Crazy for You
“Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
“If My Friends Could See Me Now” – Sweet Charity
“On the Other Side of the Tracks” – Little Me
“Where Am I Going?” – Sweet Charity
“Come Back to Me” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
“I Love My Wife” – I Do! I Do!
“My Wish” – Here’s Love
“That Man Over There” – Here’s Love
“All I Need is the Girl” – Gypsy
“Broadway Baby” – Dames at Sea
“Starting at the Bottom” – Fine and Dandy
“Upstairs” – Promises, Promises
“Among My Yesterdays” – The Happy Time
“She Likes Basketball” – Promises, Promises
“This Is a Great Country” – Mr. President
“Wanting Things” – Promises Promises
“Miss Marmelstein” – I Can Get It for You Wholesale
“Sadie, Sadie” – Funny Girl
“The Usher from the Mezzanine” – Fade Out – Fade In
“It Only Takes a Moment” – Hello, Dolly!
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” – Nice Work If You Can Get It
“Real Live Girl” – Little Me
“Her Face” – Carnival!
“Not Mine” – Hallelujah, Baby!
“Why Should I Wake Up?” – Cabaret
“Before I Kiss the World Goodbye” – Jennie
“Go Home, Train!” – Fade Out – Fade In
“The Sailor of My Dreams” – Dames at Sea
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“A Quiet Thing” – Flora, the Red Menace
“I’ve Never Said I Love You” – Dear World
“Who Are You Now?” – Funny Girl
“A Little Bit in Love” – Wonderful Town
“Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” – How to Succeed in Business
“Would You?” – Singin’ in the Rain
“I’ve Just Seen Her” – All American
“Too Many Tomorrows” – Sweet Charity
“Wondrin’” – Anne of Green Gables
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for She Loves Me:
• “Green Pepper➝” from Cocktails at Pam’s (Estelle)
• “I’ve Fallen Behind➝” from The Worker➝ (Man)
• “Playing With Fired” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Very Well➝” from Enemies➝ (She)
• “You Won’t Misunderstand Me” from The Goal➝ (Sir Stephen)
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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She Loves Me Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in She Loves Me 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.
“Good Morning, Good Day” – Arpad, Sipos, Ritter, Kodaly, Georg
“Sounds While Selling” – Kodaly, Sipos, Georg, Ensemble
“Days Gone By” – Maraczek
“No More Candy” – Amalia
“Three Letters” – Georg, Amalia
“Tonight at Eight” – Georg
“I Don’t Know His Name” – Amalia, Ritter
“Perspective” – Sipos
“Goodbye, Georg” – Amalia, Georg, Sipos, Kodaly, Arpad, Ritter, Ensemble
“Will He Like Me?” – Amalia
“Ilona” – Kodaly, Sipos, Arpad
“I Resolve” – Ritter
“A Romantic Atmosphere” – Headwaiter, Ensemble
“Mr. Nowack, Will You Please…” – Amalia, Georg, Headwaiter
“Dear Friend” – Amalia
“Try Me” – Arpad
“Where’s My Shoe?” – Amalia, Georg
“Vanilla Ice Cream” – Amalia
“She Loves Me” – Georg
“A Trip to the Library” – Ritter
“Grand Knowing You” – Kodaly
“Twelve Days to Christmas” – Amalia, Georg, Arpad, Sipos, Ritter, Ensemble
“Finale” – Georg, Amalia
Which of these audition songs for She Loves Me 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.