Do you have an upcoming online audition for The Big One-Oh!? 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 Big One-Oh!, broken down by character.
Since The Big One-Oh! is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there is a youthful/energetic vibe to most of the songs below 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 watch The Big One-Oh!➝ on YouTube.
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.
“Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story
“It’s Possible” – Seussical
“Think Positive” – Willy Wonka
“When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy from Oz
“My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief
“One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On
“Stupid with Love” – Mean Girls
“Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones
“I See Stars” – Mean Girls
“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks
“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal
“What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13
“Brand New You” – 13
“Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones
“Opportunity” – 13
“I’d Rather Be Me” – Mean Girls
“Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina
“What’s Wrong With Me?” – Mean Girls
“A Little More Homework” – 13
“Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill
“Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones
“For the First Time in Forever” – Frozen
“No More Fear” – Freaky Friday
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen
“Periwinkle” – Dear Edwina
“Pulled” – The Addams Family
“Get Me What I Need” – 13
“Magic Foot” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“The Kevin I Used to Be” – In Between
“Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach
“Now I See” – Junie B. Jones
“Top Secret Personal Beeswax” – Junie B. Jones
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Big One-Oh!:
• “House Rules” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “I’ll Never” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “It Isn’t Easy” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Seven, Eight, Nine” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Trouble in History Class” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Wanted: A Superhero Sister” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
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 Big One-Oh! Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Big One-Oh!, 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.
“Happy Birthday From Scotland” – Dad
“Monsters & Maniacs – Part 1” – Charley, Ensemble
“Monsters & Maniacs – Part 2” – Charley, Ensemble
“Some Sort Of Celebration” – Charley
“So Lame – Part 1” – Lorena
“So Lame – Part 2” – Lorena
“Can You Call This Person A Friend? (Part 1)” – Donna
“Can You Call This Person A Friend? (Part 2)” – Darryl
“Can You Call This Person A Friend? (Part 3)” – Cougar
“Can You Call This Person A Friend? (Part 4)” – Jennifer
“This Is Big” – Ensemble
“That Could Be Me” – Jennifer
“Finale” – Company
Which of these audition songs for The Big One-Oh! 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.