Do you have an upcoming audition for Six? 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 Six, broken down by character.
Since Six is a contemporary pop musical, the songs below are contemporary songs as well. In addition there are lots of non-musical theatre pop songs included 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 Six cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide which character you’d like to audition for. 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 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.
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.
Anna of Cleves
“5 in the Morning” – Charli XCX [pop/non-theatre]
“After the Afterparty” – Charli XCX [pop/non-theatre]
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – Lorde [pop/non-theatre]
“Fly” – Nicki Minaj [pop/non-theatre]
“Foundations” – Kate Nash [pop/rock/non-theatre]
“The Fear” – Lily Allen [pop/rock/non-theatre]
“We Are Warriors” – Avril Lavigne [pop/rock/non-theatre]
“What the Hell” – Avril Lavigne [pop/rock/non-theatre]
Catherine of Aragon
“A Woman Like Me” – Beyoncé [R&B/pop/non-theatre]
“Empire” – Shakira [pop/non-theatre]
“It’s My Party” – Jessie J [pop/non-theatre]
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé [R&B/pop/non-theatre]
“Blue Lights” – Jorja Smith [pop/non-theatre]
“Good Job” – Alicia Keys [pop/non-theatre]
“The One” – Jorja Smith [pop/non-theatre]
“Where Did I Go?” – Jorja Smith [pop/non-theatre]
“Breathing Underwater” – Emeli Sandé [pop/non-theatre]
“Courage to Change” – Sia [pop/non-theatre]
“Helium” – Sia [pop/non-theatre]
“Read All About It” – Emeli Sandé [pop/non-theatre]
“Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande [pop/non-theatre]
“Perfume” – Britney Spears [pop/non-theatre]
“Piano” – Ariana Grande [pop/non-theatre]
“shut up” – Ariana Grande [pop/non-theatre]
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Six:
• “How Can You Say That?➝” from Wild Honey (Anna)
• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence (Eliza)
• “I Intend to Be a Queen➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy)
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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Six Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Six, 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.
“Ex-Wives” – Company
“No Way” – Catherine of Aragon, Company
“Don’t Lose Ur Head” – Anne Boleyn, Company
“Heart of Stone” – Jane Seymour, Company
“Haus of Holbein” – Company
“Get Down” – Anna of Cleves, Company
“All You Wanna Do” – Katherine Howard, Company
“I Don’t Need Your Love” – Catherine Parr, Company
“Six” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Six 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.