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:
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.
“Better” – Little Women
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“Painting Her Portrait” – Jane Eyre
“The Fire Within Me” – Little Women
“Daybreak” – Amazing Grace
“God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Shadowland” – The Lion King
“The Gods Love Nubia” – Aida
“A Chance For Me” – Amazing Grace
“Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Still” – Anastasia
“Testimony” – Amazing Grace
“Everything to Win” – Anastasia
“One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid
“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin
“Some Girls” – Once on This Island
“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
“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
“Astonishing” – Little Women
“Once Upon a December” – Anastasia
“True Love” – Frozen
“How I Am” – Little Women
“Stranger” – Big Fish
“Vows” – Freaky Friday
“As Good As You” – Jane Eyre
“If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast
“They Live in You” – The Lion King
“A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast
“Close the Door” – Anastasia
“Woman” – The Pirate Queen
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“Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia
“Finding Wonderland” – Wonderland
“Tell Me Why” – Amazing Grace
“How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday
“I Still Believe” – Amazing Grace
“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin
“Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula
“Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen
“My Petersburg” – Anastasia
“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➝
• “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➝
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.
“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
“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.
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.