Do you have an upcoming audition for Sister Act? 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 Sister Act, broken down by character.
Since Sister Act is a contemporary musical, most of the following songs are from musicals between the 1990s-2010s. In addition, there are lots of pop, gospel, and 70s 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:
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 Sister Act 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.
Deloris Van Cartier
“Are You a Believer?” – Ghost
“I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress
“It’s a Sign” – If/Then
“It’s a Woman’s World” – The Full Monty
“I’ll Be Here” – The Wild Party
“Nicky Machiavelli” – A Bronx Tale
“One of the Great Ones” – A Bronx Tale
“Vows” – Freaky Friday
“After All” – Ever After
“Days of Plenty” – Little Women
“Love and Love Alone” – The Visit
“Only One” – Elegies: A Song Cycle
Shank / Curtis Jackson
“Don’t Take Much” – The Life
“She’s My Sister” – Memphis
“That’s What He Said” – Parade
“Who’s the Man” – The Witches of Eastwick
Sister Mary Patrick
“I Am Playing Me” – Title of Show
“Look Ma, I Made It” – Nunsense II
“Morning Person” – Shrek
“The Lady’s Improving” – The Prom
Sister Mary Robert
“A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“The Fire Within Me” – Little Women
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
“Better” – Little Women
“I Am Here to Stay” – Nunsense II
“I’ve Got Pizazz” – Nunsense II
“A Little Luck” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Do Something” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“One Last Prayer” – Republic
“Heaven Help Me” – Footloose
“The Microphone” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
“We Look to You” – The Prom
“Don’t Wish Too Hard” – The Boy from Oz
“Gone, Gone, Gone” – Tootsie
“Unstoppable” – Tootsie
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“Brand New You” – 13
“Last Dance” – Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
“You Can’t Get to Heaven” – The Life
“Big Love” – Memphis
“My Problem Right There” – Hands on a Hardbody
“Say a Prayer” – Memphis
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Sister Act:
• “Agnes of God” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “All Kidding Aside” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “As Is” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “I Took the Long Way➝” from Footloose (Shaw)
• “Once a Catholic” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
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!
Sister Act Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Sister Act, 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.
“Take Me to Heaven” – Deloris, Ensemble
“Fabulous, Baby!” – Deloris, Ensemble
“Here Within These Walls” – Mother Superior, Ensemble
“It’s Good to Be a Nun” – Deloris, Mary Patrick, Mary Robert, Mary Lazarus, Ensemble
“When I Find My Baby” – Shank/Curtis, Ensemble
“Do the Sacred Mass” – Deloris, Mary Patrick, Mary Lazarus, Mary Robert, Ensemble
“I Could Be That Guy” – Eddie
“Raise Your Voice” – Deloris, Mary Patrick, Mary Robert, Mary Lazarus, Ensemble
“Take Me to Heaven (Reprise)” – Deloris, Mary Patrick, Mary Robert, Mary Lazarus, Ensemble
“Sunday Morning Fever” – Deloris, Mother Superior, Patrick, Robert, Lazarus, Eddie, Ensemble
“Lady in the Long Black Dress” – Ensemble
“I Haven’t Got a Prayer” – Mother Superior
“Bless Our Show” – Deloris, Mary Patrick, Mary Robert, Mary Lazarus, Ensemble
“The Life I Never Led” – Mary Robert
“Fabulous, Baby! (Reprise)” – Deloris, Ensemble
“Sister Act” – Deloris
“When I Find My Baby (Reprise)” – Shank/Curtis
“The Life I Never Led (Reprise)” – Mary Robert
“Sister Act (Reprise)” – Deloris, Mother Superior, Patrick, Robert, Lazarus, Ensemble
“Spread the Love Around” – Company
“Raise Your Voice (Finale)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Sister Act 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.