Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for The Book of Mormon – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Book of Mormon? 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 Book of Mormon, broken down by character.

Since The Book of Mormon is a contemporary musical, most of the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of comedic and high energy vibes 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 The Book of Mormon 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 (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.


Elder Cunningham

In Summer” – Frozen

Never Ever Getting Rid of Me” – Waitress

Purpose” – Avenue Q

When I Am Older” – Frozen 2 [2010s film/non-theatre]

World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf


Elder McKinley

Look At the Sky” – Urinetown

Love Thy Neighbor” – The Prom

Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


Elder Price

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin

Take a Chance on Me” – Little Women

Waving Through a Window” – Dear Evan Hansen

Words Fail” – Dear Evan Hansen


Nabulungi

Once More I Can See” – Wonderland

Something of My Own” – Dessa Rose

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q

Waiting for Life” – Once on This Island


Ensemble (Altos)

Are You a Believer?” – Ghost

Hell No!” – The Color Purple

Right Hand Man” – Something Rotten!


Ensemble (Baritones)

Alone in the Universe” – Seussical

Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity


Ensemble (Basses)

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

Reindeers are Better Than People” – Frozen

We Look to You” – The Prom


Ensemble (Contras)

Big Love” – Memphis

I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress

I Know Where I’ve Been” – Hairspray


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Come Down from the Tree” – Once on This Island

Princess” – A Man of No Importance

You Can’t Get to Heaven” – The Life


Ensemble (Tenors)

Archer” – Now. Here. This.

Say a Prayer” – Memphis

Unstoppable” – Tootsie


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Book of Mormon:

• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝

• “Maybe I’m Wrong” from The Genius➝  (Boy)

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Star Trek Convention➝” in Heart of Hearing➝  (Josh)

• “TV in My Bones” 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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The Book of Mormon Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Book of Mormon, 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.


Act 1:

“Hello” – Ensemble

“Two by Two” – Price, Ensemble

“You and Me (But Mostly Me)” – Price, Cunningham

“Hasa Diga Eebowai” – Mafala, Price, Cunningham, Ensemble

“Turn It Off” – McKinley, Ensemble

“I Am Here for You” – Cunningham, Price

“All American Prophet” – Price, Cunningham, Ensemble

“Sal Tlay Ka Siti” – Nabulungi

“I Am Here for You (Reprise)” – Cunningham

“Man Up” – Cunningham, Nabulungi, Price, Company


Act 2:

“Making Things Up Again” – Cunningham, Ensemble

“Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” – Price, Ensemble

“I Believe” – Price, Ensemble

“Baptize Me” – Cunningham, Nabulungi

“I Am Africa” – McKinley, Cunningham, Ensemble

“Joseph Smith American Moses” – Ensemble

“Hasa Diga Eebowai (Reprise)” – Nabulungi

“You and Me (But Mostly Me) (Reprise)” – Price, Cunningham

“Tomorrow Is a Latter Day” – Price, Cunningham, McKinley, Nabulungi, Company


Which of these audition songs for The Book of Mormon 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.


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Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for The Book of Mormon.
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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