Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Smokey Joe’s Cafe – by Vocal Type

Do you have an upcoming audition for Smokey Joe’s Cafe? 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 Smokey Joe’s Cafe, broken down by vocal tyope

Since Smokey Joe’s Cafe features songs from the 1950s and 1960s, the following songs are from those eras as well. There are also lots of pop/rock selections included below.

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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: Study the show

Before auditioning, you should get familiar with the show, and listening to the cast album is a great way to do that. Here’s where you can learn more about Smokey Joe’s Café.

Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Be Anything” – Connie Francis

Don’t Make Me Over” – Dionne Warwick

I Only Want to Be With You” – Dusty Springfield


Because” – The Dave Clark Five

Little Sister” – Elvis Presley

Multiplication” – Bobby Darin


Crackin’ Up” – Bo Diddley

Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer” – The Four Lads

Three Steps to Heaven” – Eddie Cochran


Build Me Up Buttercup” – The Foundations

I Wish It Would Rain” – Ain’t Too Proud

The Look of Love” – Dusty Springfield

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


Ain’t Nothin’ But a Kiss” – Memphis

I’m Ready for Love” – Martha and the Vandellas

Somebody to Love” – Jefferson Airplane


Am I the Same Girl?” – Dusty Springfield

Band of Gold” – Freda Payne

My Boyfriend’s Back” – Jersey Boys


Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat” – Herman’s Hermits

I’m Into Something Good” – Herman’s Hermits

Lucille” – Jerry Lee Lewis

Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for :

• “Album” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “Harvey and I➝” from Harvey  (Elwood)

• “Hear That Song?➝” from Ohio  (Cat)

• “Green Pepper➝” from Cocktails at Pam’s  (Estelle)

• “Johnny Talks Kids➝” from Frankie and Johnny…  (Johnny)

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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Which of these audition songs for Smokey Joe’s Cafe did you choose?

And how did your audition go? 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 Smokey Joe's Cafe.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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