The Best Audition Songs for The Little Mermaid – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Little Mermaid? 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 Little Mermaid, broken down by character.

Since The Little Mermaid is a contemporary musical adaptation of a 1980s film, the songs below are from a mix of musicals between the 1980s-2010s. In addition, there are lots of high-energy and Disney 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:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Little Mermaid Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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 Little Mermaid 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 (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.


Ariel

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Journey to the Past” – Anastasia

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act

Wait a Bit” – Just So


Chef Louis

Be Our Guest” – Beauty and the Beast

Chimp in a Suit” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

R.S.V.P.” – Dear Edwina

Like Zis / Like Zat” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Flotsam and Jetsam

Charming” – The Great Comet

Last Midnight” – Into the Woods

Play With Your Food” – Honk!

The Smell of Rebellion” – Matilda


Flounder

In the Big Blue World” – Finding Nemo: The Musical

It’s Possible” – Seussical

On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach

Think Positive” – Willy Wonka


King Triton

If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast

Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Nowhere Left to Run” – Amazing Grace

Testimony” – Amazing Grace


Mersisters

Belle (Reprise)” – Beauty and the Beast

Never Fall in Love (With an Elf)” – Elf

Someday” – The Wedding Singer

These Palace Walls” – Aladdin


Prince Eric

Everything to Win” – Anastasia

In a Crowd of Thousands” – Anastasia  [Dmitry’s part]

Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen

Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones

Some Girls” – Once on This Island


Sebastian

Bella Notte” – The Lady and the Tramp  [film/non-theatre]

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

Hygge” – Frozen

Ziggy” – Dear Edwina


Scuttle

A Day for the Cat in the Hat” – Seussical

How Lucky You Are” – Seussical

Hugo’s First Case” – Tuck Everlasting

The Moon and Me” – The Addams Family


Ursula

Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice By Heart

Just Around the Corner” – The Addams Family

Surabaya-Santa” – Songs for a New World

Waiting” – The Addams Family


Ensemble (Altos)

Once More I Can See” – Wonderland

The Fire Within Me” – Little Women

True Love” – Frozen


Ensemble (Baritones)

Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen

Top of the World” – Tuck Everlasting

Vows” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Basses)

Reindeers are Better Than People” – Frozen

The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Ensemble (Contras)

A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast

Close the Door” – Anastasia

I’m Not That Girl” – Wicked


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Home” – Beauty and the Beast

In My Dreams” – Anastasia

Once Upon a December” – Anastasia


Ensemble (Sopranos)

I Still Believe” – Amazing Grace

Morning Person” – Shrek

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

My Petersburg” – Anastasia

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin

Still” – Anastasia


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Little Mermaid:

• “Heir Apparently Not” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝

• “I Intend to Be a Queen➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Lucy)

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “You Know What➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Patty)


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 Little Mermaid Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Little Mermaid, 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.


Act 1:

“Fathoms Below” – Prince Eric, Grimsby, Ensemble

“Daughters of Triton” – Mersisters

The World Above” – Ariel

Human Stuff” – Scuttle, Ensemble

I Want the Good Times Back” – Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam, Ensemble

Part of Your World” – Ariel

“Storm at Sea” – Ensemble

“Part of Your World (Reprise)” – Ariel

“She’s in Love” – Mersisters, Flounder

Her Voice” – Prince Eric

“The World Above (Reprise)” – King Triton

“Under the Sea” – Sebastian, Ensemble

“Under the Sea (Reprise)” – Sebastian, Ensemble

“Sweet Child” – Flotsam, Jetsam

Poor Unfortunate Souls” – Ursula, Ariel


Act 2:

Positoovity” – Scuttle, Ensemble

Beyond My Wildest Dreams” – Ariel, Ensemble

Les Poissons” – Chef Louis

“Les Poissons (Reprise)” – Chef Louis, Ensemble

One Step Closer” – Prince Eric

“I Want the Good Times Back (Reprise)” – Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam

“Kiss the Girl” – Sebastian, Ensemble

“Sweet Child (Reprise)” – Flotsam, Jetsam

“If Only (Quartet)” – Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, King Triton

“The Contest” – Grimsby, Ensemble

“Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)” – Ursula

“If Only (Reprise)” – King Triton, Ariel

“Finale” – Prince Eric, Ariel, Ensemble


Which of these audition songs for The Little Mermaid 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 Little Mermaid.
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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