The Best Audition Songs for The Count of Monte Cristo – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Count of Monte Cristo? 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 Count of Monte Cristo, broken down by character.

Since The Count of Monte Cristo is a musical from the 2000s, the following songs are from shows between the 1990s-2000s as well. In addition, there are lots of epic/dramatic 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 read through the synopsis while listening to The Count of Monte Cristo 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 (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, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Dantès/The Count

Alive!” – Jekyll & Hyde

Reflection” – A Tale of Two Cities

She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Mercédès

A New Life” – Jekyll & Hyde

Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Please Don’t Make Me Love You” – Dracula

Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame


Mondego

The Longer I Live” – Dracula

Intoxication” – Marguerite

Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

What’s Left of Love?” – Marguerite


Ensemble (Altos)

Once More I Can See” – Wonderland

Someone Like You” – Jekyll & Hyde

The Face I See” – Marguerite


Ensemble (Baritones)

Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities

Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre


Ensemble (Basses)

Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre

Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde

The Greatest Star of All” – Sunset Boulevard


Ensemble (Contras)

How Did I Get to Where I Am?” – Marguerite

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities


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Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

How Many Tears?” – Martin Guerre

Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde

When I Look at You” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Believe” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde

The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen


Ensemble (Tenors)

Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula

I’ll Be There” – The Pirate Queen

Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Count of Monte Cristo:

• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence  (Eliza)

• “I Trust No Man➝” from Danton➝  (Robespierre)

• “Personal➝” from Always Ridiculous➝

• “Shadow” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “The Grace of Mary Traverse” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝


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 Count of Monte Cristo Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Count of Monte Cristo, 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:

“Prologue” – Ensemble

“When Love is True” – Dantès. Mercédès

“A Story Told” – Mondego, Danglars, Villefort

“I Will Be There” – Dantès. Mercédès

“Everyday a Little Death” – Dantès, Mercédès, Mondego

“Lesson’s Learned” – Abbé Faria, Dantès

“When We are Kings” – Abbé Faria, Dantès

“Pirates (Truth or Dare)” – Luisa Vampa, Dantès, Ensemble

“When the World Was Mine” – Mercédès

“Hell to Your Doorstep” – Dantès


Act 2:

“Ah, Women” – Dantès/The Count, Albert

“I Know Those Eyes” / “This Man is Dead” – Dantès/The Count, Mercédès

“Pretty Lies” – Valentine de Villefort

“All This Time” – Mercédès

“The Man I Used to Be” – Dantès/The Count

“Finale” – Dantès, Mercédès


Which of these audition songs for The Count of Monte Cristo 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 Count of Monte Cristo.
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.


 

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