Do you have an upcoming audition for Spookley the Square Pumpkin? 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 Spookley the Square Pumpkin, broken down by character.
Since Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from 1990-2020 as well. In addition the songs below are family-friendly 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 read through the libretto for Spookley➝ and listen to the Spookley song clips on MTI➝.
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.
“Cool Kid” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“I Know It’s Today” – Shrek
“Top Secret Personal Beeswax” – Junie B. Jones
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“Top of the World” – Tuck Everlasting
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
“In the Big Blue World” – Finding Nemo: The Musical
“On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach
“Think Positive” – Willy Wonka
“Say No Thank You” – Dear Edwina
“Sing Your Own Song” – Dear Edwina
“Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina
“A Day for the Cat in the Hat” – Seussical
“Now I’ve Seen You” – Honk!
“Warts and All” – Honk!
“Hephaestus” – Dear Edwina
“Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo! [censor language]
“The Military” – Seussical
“Every Tear a Mother Cries” – Honk!
“I’m Not That Girl” – Wicked
“Just Like That” – A Christmas Story
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“I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“One Pal” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Periwinkle” – Dear Edwina
“Blue Hair” – The Black Suits
“Morning Person” – Shrek
“Sticks & Stones” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Beautiful” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Edwina” – Dear Edwina
“Hugo’s First Case” – Tuck Everlasting
“Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“Naughty” – Matilda
“Now I See” – Junie B. Jones
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Spookley:
• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “Bigfoot” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Showtime for Jesus” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “The Ghost” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “You’re a Very Crabby Person➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder)
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!
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Spookley the Square Pumpkin, 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.
“It’s Halloween” – Jack, Bobo, Big Tom, Little Tom, Mimi, Lala
“Look at Spookley” – Little Tom, Big Tom, Bobo, Mimi, Lala, Jack, Spookley
“Don’t Go Near the River” – Bobo, Mimi, Lala, Little Tom, Big Tom
“If I Was Round” – Spookley
“The Boo Song” – Edgar, Allen, Poe, Mimi, Lala, Spookley
“I’m Gonna Try” – Spookley, Edgar, Allen, Poe, Mimi, Lala, Jack
“She’s Bobo” – Jack, Bobo, Mimi, Lala, Big Tom, Little Tom
“This Way to the Well” – Company
“The Transylvania Twist” – Company
“Look at Me” – Jack, Big Tom, Little Tom, Bobo, Mimi, Lala, Edgar, Allen, Poe
“I’m Gonna Try (Reprise)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Spookley the Square Pumpkin 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.