Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for The Big One-Oh! (Online Edition)

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.

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 Big One-Oh! cast album➝.

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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or 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

Maybe He Likes Me” – The Man in the Ceiling

When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy From Oz


My Grand Plan” – The Lightning 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

The Lamest Place in the World” – 13

Ensemble (Altos)

I’d Rather Be Me” – Mean Girls

Say No Thank You” – Dear Edwina

What’s Wrong With Me?” – Mean Girls

Ensemble (Baritones)

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger

Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill

Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones

Ensemble (Contras)

It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Just Breathe” – The Prom

Wait and See” – Fangirls

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

Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Home” – Beetlejuice

Saturday Alone” – Calvin Berger

Pulled” – The Addams Family

Ensemble (Tenors)

Get Me What I Need” – 13

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief

Here I Come” – 13

Ensemble (Trebles)

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!

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Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for The Big One-Oh!.
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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