The Best Audition Songs for The Addams Family – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for The Addams Family? 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 The Addams Family, broken down by character.
Since The Addams Family is a contemporary musical, most of the songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are dark and/or humorous vibes 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.
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 The Addams Family 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.
“Get Out and Stay Out” – 9 to 5
“I’m Done” – Rocky
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“Woman” – The Pirate Queen
“Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc.” – Ragtime
“Gliding” – Ragtime
“Please Send Me Someone” – Young Frankenstein
“You Can Get Away With Anything” – The Woman in White
“Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – The Full Monty
“Nice” – It Shoulda Been You
“The Cake I Had” – Grey Gardens
“What They Never Tell You” – It Shoulda Been You
“Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers
“Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief
“When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
“Foolish to Think” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities
“Sibella” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“Why Does She Love Me?” – Love Never Dies
“I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid
“Love and Love Alone” – The Visit
“The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens
“They Don’t Know” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
“Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“Home Again” – Captain Louie
“It’s Possible” – Seussical
“Noah Down the Stairs” – Caroline, or Change
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger
“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin
“You Tore My Heart Out” – The Toxic Avenger
“Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday
“Invisible” – Beetlejuice
“Safer” – First Date
“Unruly Heart” – The Prom
“As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone
“Deep Love” – Young Frankenstein
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“Alone in the Universe” – Seussical
“Stop” – Mean Girls
“That Face” – The Producers
“I Wanna Be a Producer” – The Producers
“Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek
“Here Within These Walls” – Sister Act
“It’s Not About Me” – The Prom
“There Was John” – Tootsie
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“Home” – Beetlejuice
“Loud” – Matilda
“My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger
“No One Cared Like You” – Nunsense II
“Poor Monty” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland
“I’ll Be There” – The Pirate Queen
“Seventeen” – Tuck Everlasting
“There’s a World” – Next to Normal
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Addams Family:
• “Shadow” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “Slamp” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Spirit” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “The Swamp” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
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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The Addams Family Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Addams Family, 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.
“When You’re an Addams” – Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, Ensemble
“Pulled” – Wednesday, Pugsley
“Where Did We Go Wrong” – Morticia, Gomez
“One Normal Night” – Company
“Morticia” – Gomez, Ensemble
“What If” – Pugsley
“Full Disclosure (Part 1)” – Company
“Waiting” – Alice
“Full Disclosure (Part 2)” – Company
“Just Around the Corner” – Morticia, Ensemble
“The Moon and Me” – Fester, Ensemble
“Happy/Sad” – Gomez
“Crazier Than You” – Wednesday, Lucas
“Let’s Not Talk About Anything Else But Love” – Mal, Gomez, Fester
“Let’s Not Talk About Anything Else But Love (Reprise)” – Grandma, Fester, Gomez
“In the Arms” – Mal, Alice, Ensemble
“Live Before We Die” – Gomez, Morticia
“Move Toward the Darkness” – Company
Which of these audition songs for The Addams Family 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.
4 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for The Addams Family – by Character”
I did Dead Mom for my audition, and got Wednesday! 🙂
Dead Mom is an aaawesome choice for Wednesday! Since Beetlejuice is so new, I’m waiting a bit to add that one to the list, but I’ll probably slip it in there in the future. Thanks for letting us know what worked for you! 🙂
Do you have any recommendations for contras? I’m looking to be a part of the ensemble, and I’m not really sure what to sing…
Hey there! I just added a few song choices for contras above, and I’ll start adding more contra choices to the audition song pages over the coming weeks. If none of those three feel perfect on your voice, you can also try out: “I Want the Good Times Back”, “Thank God She’s Blind”, “Unruly Heart”, “Deep Love” and “They Don’t Know”. You’ll find links for all five of those songs under specific characters above. Just make sure to choose a song that you have fun singing, as this is a fun show. Hope this helps! 🙂