The Best Audition Songs for Tarzan – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Tarzan? 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 Tarzan, broken down by character.

Since Tarzan is a contemporary musical, most of the songs below are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there is a Disneyesque/classic vibe to many of the following songs 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:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Tarzan Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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 Tarzan 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.


Jane Porter

Better” – Little Women

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

Painting Her Portrait” – Jane Eyre

The Fire Within Me” – Little Women


Kala

Daybreak” – Amazing Grace

God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Shadowland” – The Lion King

The Gods Love Nubia” – Aida


Kerchak

A Chance For Me” – Amazing Grace

Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Still” – Anastasia

Testimony” – Amazing Grace


Tarzan

Everything to Win” – Anastasia

One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin

Some Girls” – Once on This Island


Terk

Don’t Let Me Go” – Shrek

Friend Like Me” – Aladdin

My Problem Right There” – Hands on a Hardbody

Never Ever Getting Rid of Me” – Waitress


Young Tarzan

A Letter From Charlie Bucket” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

In the Big Blue World” – Finding Nemo: The Musical

Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach

On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach


Ensemble (Altos)

Astonishing” – Little Women

Once Upon a December” – Anastasia

True Love” – Frozen


Ensemble (Baritones)

How I Am” – Little Women

Stranger” – Big Fish

Vows” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Basses)

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast

They Live in You” – The Lion King


Ensemble (Contras)

A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast

Close the Door” – Anastasia

Woman” – The Pirate Queen


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Finding Wonderland” – Wonderland

Tell Me Why” – Amazing Grace


Ensemble (Sopranos)

How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday

I Still Believe” – Amazing Grace

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula

Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen

My Petersburg” – Anastasia


Ensemble (Trebles/Children)

Everlasting” – Tuck Everlasting

It’s Possible” – Seussical

Think Positive” – Willy Wonka


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Tarzan:

• “Heir Apparently Not” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝

• “How Strange Everything Is➝” from The Three Sisters➝  (Vershinin)

• “I Intend to Be a Queen➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Lucy)

• “Ismene” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)


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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Tarzan Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Tarzan, 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.


Act 1:

“Two Worlds” – Kala, Kerchak, Tarzan, Mother, Father, Ensemble

“You’ll Be In My Heart” – Kala, Ensemble

“Who Better Than Me” – Young Tarzan, Young Terk

“No Other Way” – Kerchak

“I Need to Know” – Young Tarzan

“Son of Man” – Kala, Young Terk, Young Tarzan, Tarzan, Terk, Ensemble

“Sure As Sun Turns to Moon” – Kala, Kerchak

“Waiting for This Moment” – Jane, Ensemble

“Different” – Tarzan, Jane


Act 2:

“Trashin’ the Camp” – Terk, Ensemble

“Like No Man I’ve Ever Seen” – Jane, Porter

“Strangers Like Me” – Tarzan, Jane

“For the First Time” – Jane, Tarzan

“Who Better Than Me? (Reprise)” – Terk, Tarzan

“Everything That I Am” – Young Tarzan, Tarzan, Kala, Ensemble

“You’ll Be In My Heart (Reprise)” – Tarzan, Kala

“Sure As Sun Turns to Moon (Reprise)” – Kala, Tarzan

“Two Worlds (Finale)” – Tarzan, Jane, Ensemble


Which of these audition songs for Tarzan 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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Tarzan.
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.


 

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