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The Best Audition Songs for Teens – by Vocal Type

Are you getting ready for an important audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, or if you’re just looking to expand your repertoire,  you can go through this list of audition songs for teens.

By the way, if you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal range yet, I would definitely recommend doing so!

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First Step: 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

“Audition Songs for Teens” Spotify Playlist

Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!


Alyssa Greene” – The Prom

Distant Melody” – Peter Pan

I Can Hear the Bells” – Hairspray

It’s Raining on Prom Night” – Grease

Kindergarten Boyfriend” – Heathers

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On


All That’s Known” – Spring Awakening

And You Don’t Even Know It” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Greased Lightnin’” – Grease

Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill

Role of a Lifetime” – Bare

Santa Fe” – Newsies

Stop” – Mean Girls


Aftershocks” – Next to Normal

Heartbeat” – Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Johanna” – Sweeney Todd

On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady

One Last Kiss” – Bye Bye Birdie

Reindeers Are Better Than People” – Frozen

Waitin’ For The Light to Shine” – Big River


All I Need Is an Angel” – Grease Live!

Bouncing Off the Walls” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

How Can I Wait?” – Paint Your Wagon

It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Just Breathe” – The Prom

Those Magic Changes” – Grease

Wait and See” – Fangirls

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


Dead Mom” – Beetlejuice

Hopelessly Devoted to You” – Grease

Killer Instinct” – Bring It On

Little Lamb” – Gypsy

My Grand Plan” – The Lightning Thief

The Lamest Place in the World” – 13

What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13


How Lovely to Be a Woman” – Bye Bye Birdie

Ice Cream” – Anne of Green Gables

In My Own Little Corner” – Cinderella

Love Makes the World Go ‘Round” – Carnival

Mabel’s Prayer” – Fame

One Boy” – Bye Bye Birdie

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger


Dreamer in Disguise” – Carrie

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

I Want to Make Magic” – Fame

Sandy” – Grease

Seventeen” – Tuck Everlasting

The Wall in My Head” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!

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Which of these audition songs for teens are in your book?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for Teens.
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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