Do you have an upcoming audition for The Full Monty? 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 Full Monty, by character.
Since The Full Monty is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of comedic and pop/rock 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. 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 read through the synopsis or libretto➝ while listening to the The Full Monty 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, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
“Nicky Machiavelli” – A Bronx Tale
“One of the Great Ones” – A Bronx Tale
“Unchained Melody” – Ghost/The Righteous Brothers
“It’s a Sign” – If/Then
“It’s Not About Me” – The Prom
“What You Got” – Freaky Friday
“Coffee Shop Nights” – Curtains
“I Cannot Hear the City” – Sweet Smell of Success
“I Miss the Music” – Curtains
“Nice” – It Shoulda Been You
“The Cake I Had” – Grey Gardens
“What They Never Tell You” – It Shoulda Been You
“Ain’t It the Truth” – A Bronx Tale
“Butter Outta Cream” – Catch Me If You Can
“Great Big Stuff” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day
“Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones
“You Never Know” – If/Then
Noah “Horse” T. Simmons
“Big Love” – Memphis
“Don’t Let Me Go” – Shrek
“My Problem Right There” – Hands on a Hardbody
“Here I Am” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“The Lady’s Improving” – The Prom
“Time Stood Still” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
“Betsy’s Getting Married” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Jet Set” – Catch Me If You Can
“What Was a Woman to Do?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Come to an Agreement” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Don’t Break the Rules” – Catch Me If You Can
“I’d Order Love” – First Date
“Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Out of the Sun” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can
“Gone, Gone, Gone” – Tootsie
“Heart to Hart” – 9 to 5
“Live in Living Color” – Catch Me If You Can
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“I’ve Been Thinking” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger
“The History of Wrong Guys” – Kinky Boots
“Caralee” – 35mm
“Someone Else’s Skin” – Catch Me If You Can
“When You Say Vegas” – Honeymoon in Vegas
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Full Monty:
• “At the Table” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Bread and Circuses” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “Bridge Partners” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “Mom, Dad and a Bad Idea (#2)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Playing With Fired” 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 Full Monty Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Full Monty 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.
“Scrap” – Jerry, Dave, Malcolm, Ethan, Ensemble
“It’s a Woman’s World” – Georgie, Ensemble
“Man” – Jerry, Dave
“Big-Ass Rock” – Jerry, Dave, Malcolm
“Life With Harold” – Vicki, Ensemble
“Big Black Man” – Horse, Ensemble
“You Rule My World” – Dave, Harold
“Michael Jordan’s Ball” – Jerry, Ensemble
“Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – Jeanette, Ensemble
“Breeze Off the River” – Jerry
“The Goods” – Jerry, Horse, Georgie, Vicki, Pam, Ensemble
“You Walk with Me” – Malcolm, Ethan
“You Rule My World (Reprise)” – Georgie, Vicki
“Let It Go” – Company
Which of these audition songs for The Full Monty 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.