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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “The Prom 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 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.


Alyssa Greene

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


Angie Dickenson

All Falls Down” – Chaplin

Betsy’s Getting Married” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Jazz Time” – Marguerite

Jenny’s Blues” – It Shoulda Been You


Barry Glickman

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


Emma Nolan

No More Fear” – Freaky Friday

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday

Safer” – First Date

Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal


Mr. Hawkins

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


Trent Oliver

Be the Hero” – Big Fish

Fight the Dragons” – Big Fish

I’d Order Love” – First Date

Who I’d Be” – Shrek


Ensemble (Altos)

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


Ensemble (Baritones)

Everything to Win” – Anastasia

My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs

Vows” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Basses)

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

Out of the Sun” – Honeymoon in Vegas

The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can


Ensemble (Contras)

Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – The Full Monty

What They Never Tell You” – It Shoulda Been You

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

I’ve Been Thinking” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Like Other Girls” – Daddy Long Legs

Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie


Ensemble (Sopranos)

No One Cared Like You” – Nunsense II

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for The Prom.
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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