The Best Audition Songs for The Prom – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for The Prom? 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 Prom, broken down by character.
Since The Prom is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of youthful and comedic 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 (something uptempo, contemporary, 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 Prom 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.
“I See Stars” – Mean Girls
“My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief
“One Perfect Moment” – Bring It On
“What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13
“All Falls Down” – Chaplin
“Betsy’s Getting Married” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Jazz Time” – Marguerite
“Jenny’s Blues” – It Shoulda Been You
“Dancing Through Life” – Wicked
“Stop” – Mean Girls
“The Pants Song” – Be More Chill
“Whaddya Do” – Tootsie
Dee Dee Allen
“It’s a Sign” – If/Then
“It’s a Woman’s World” – The Full Monty
“Life With Harold” – The Full Monty
“The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland
“No More Fear” – Freaky Friday
“Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday
“Safer” – First Date
“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal
“I Miss the Music” – Curtains
“Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Love Who You Love” – A Man of No Importance
“Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance
“Be the Hero” – Big Fish
“Fight the Dragons” – Big Fish
“I’d Order Love” – First Date
“Who I’d Be” – Shrek
“After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday
“What Was a Woman to Do?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“You Can’t Be Everything You Want” – Next Thing You Know
“Everything to Win” – Anastasia
“My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs
“Vows” – Freaky Friday
“Everything About You” – Groundhog Day
“Out of the Sun” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can
“Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – The Full Monty
“What They Never Tell You” – It Shoulda Been You
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
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“I’ve Been Thinking” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Like Other Girls” – Daddy Long Legs
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
“No One Cared Like You” – Nunsense II
“Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish
“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin
“A Jerk Like Me” – When Midnight Strikes
“Hey, Kid” – If/Then
“Someone Else’s Skin” – Catch Me If You Can
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Prom:
• “At the Table” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Meet Me at the Gates, Marcus James” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “The Election Speech” in Magnificent Monologues for Teens➝
• “The Pact” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Trolling 101” 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 Prom Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Prom, 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.
“Changing Lives” – Barry, Dee Dee, Ensemble
“Changing Lives (Reprise)” – Barry, Trent, Dee Dee, Angie
“Just Breathe” – Emma
“It’s Not About Me” – Dee Dee, Ensemble
“Dance with You” – Emma, Alyssa
“The Acceptance Song” – Trent, Dee Dee, Ensemble
“You Happened” – Emma, Alyssa, Ensemble
“We Look to You” – Mr. Hawkins
“Tonight Belongs to You” – Barry, Emma, Mrs. Greene, Ensemble
“Zazz” – Angie, Emma
“The Lady’s Improving” – Dee Dee
“Love Thy Neighbor” – Trent, Ensemble
“Alyssa Greene” – Alyssa
“Barry Is Going to Prom” – Barry
“Unruly Heart” – Emma, Ensemble
“It’s Time to Dance” – Emma, Alyssa, Company
Which of these audition songs for The Prom 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.