The Best Audition Songs for Sunday in the Park with George – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Sunday in the Park with George? 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 Sunday in the Park with George, broken down by character.
Since Sunday in the Park with George is a pre-contemporary musical, the following songs are from pre-contemporary shows as well (1970s-1990s). In addition, the Sondheim songs have been marked below for your convenience, in case your audition calls for that!
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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: 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 synopsis or libretto for Sunday in the Park with George➝ while listening to the Sunday in the Park cast album➝.
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.
Dot / Marie
“Children Will Listen” – Into the Woods [Sondheim]
“Could I Leave You?” – Follies [Sondheim]
“In Buddy’s Eyes” – Follies [Sondheim]
“Tell Me on a Sunday” – Song and Dance
“Where is the Warmth?” – The Baker’s Wife
Georges Seurat / George
“Being Alive” – Company [Sondheim]
“If I Have to Live Alone” – The Baker’s Wife
“Later” – A Little Night Music [Sondheim]
“Multitudes of Amys” – Company [Sondheim/cut]
“Not a Day Goes By” – Merrily We Roll Along [Sondheim]
“Liaisons” – A Little Night Music [Sondheim]
“Losing My Mind” – Follies [Sondheim]
“Moments in the Woods” – Into the Woods [Sondheim]
“Guido’s Song” – Nine
“Now” – A Little Night Music [Sondheim]
“You Must Meet My Wife” – A Little Night Music [Sondheim]
“Marry Me” – The Rink
“My Friends” – Sweeney Todd [Sondheim]
“The Road You Didn’t Take” – Follies [Sondheim]
“Chanson” – The Baker’s Wife
“I’m Still Here” – Follies [Sondheim]
“Like It Was” – Merrily We Roll Along [Sondheim]
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“Anything But Lonely” – Aspects of Love
“Loving You” – Passion [Sondheim]
“Take Me to the World” – Evening Primrose [Sondheim]
“Happiness” – Passion [Sondheim/solo version]
“I Never Do Anything Twice” – Side by Side by Sondheim [Sondheim]
“Soon” – A Little Night Music [Sondheim]
“Good Thing Going” – Merrily We Roll Along [Sondheim]
“Proud Lady” – The Baker’s Wife
“Someone Is Waiting” – Company [Sondheim]
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Sunday in the Park with George:
• “I Must Say” from The Importance of Being Earnest➝ (Lady Bracknell)
• “Jealous➝” from The Romantic Young Lady➝ (Barbarita)
• “My Opinion” from Paul Pry➝ (Oldbutton)
• “The Man I Could Bind Myself To➝” from A Doll’s House➝ (Nora)
• “Tommy Has Proposed” from An Ideal Husband➝ (Mabel)
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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Sunday in the Park with George Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Sunday in the Park with George, 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.
“Sunday in the Park with George” – Dot, George
“No Life” – Jules, Yvonne
“Color and Light” – Dot, George
“Gossip” – Old Lady, Jules, Yvonne, Ensemble
“The Day Off” – George, Ensemble
“Everybody Loves Louis” – Dot
“The One on the Left” – George, Ensemble
“Finishing the Hat” – George
“The Day Off (Reprise)” – Company
“We Do Not Belong Together” – Dot, George
“Beautiful” – Old Lady, George
“Sunday” – Company
“It’s Hot Up Here” – Company
“Putting It Together” – Company
“Children and Art” – Marie
“Lesson #8” – George
“Move On” – George, Dot
“Sunday (Reprise)” – George, Dot, Company
Which of these audition songs for Sunday in the Park with George 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.