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

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “She Loves Me 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 the synopsis while listening to the She Loves Me cast album➝. Or you can watch the live recording➝.


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.


Amalia Balash

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


Arpad Laszlo

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


Georg Nowack

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


Ilona Ritter

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


Ladislav Sipos

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


Steven Kodaly

All I Need is the Girl” – Gypsy

She Touched Me” – Drat! The Cat!

Upstairs” – Promises, Promises

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – South Pacific


Zoltan Maraczek

Among My Yesterdays” – The Happy Time

She Likes Basketball” – Promises, Promises

This is a Great Country” – Mr. President

Wanting Things” – Promises Promises


Ensemble (Altos)

Miss Marmelstein” – I Can Get It for You Wholesale

Sadie, Sadie” – Funny Girl

The Usher from the Mezzanine” – Fade Out – Fade In


Ensemble (Baritones)

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


Ensemble (Basses)

Her Face” – Carnival!

Not Mine” – Hallelujah, Baby!

Why Should I Wake Up?” – Cabaret


Ensemble (Contras)

Before I Kiss the World Goodbye” – Jennie

Go Home, Train!” – Fade Out – Fade In

The Sailor of My Dreams” – Dames at Sea


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

A Quiet Thing” – Flora, the Red Menace

I’ve Never Said I Love You” – Dear World

Who Are You Now?” – Funny Girl


Ensemble (Sopranos)

A Little Bit in Love” – Wonderful Town

Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” – How to Succeed in Business

Would You?” – Singin’ in the Rain


Ensemble (Tenors)

Broadway Baby” – Dames at Sea

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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for She Loves Me.
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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