Do you have an upcoming audition for The Scarlet Pimpernel? 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 Scarlet Pimpernel, broken down by character.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a pre-contemporary musical that’s set in the 1700s. Because of that, most of the songs below are from pre-contemporary/early contemporary musicals as well (1990-2010). In addition, there is a dark/timeless vibe to many of the following 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 listen to the Scarlet Pimpernel 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.
“Alive!” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre
“Hellfire” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“How Long Must This Go On?” – Beauty and the Beast
Marguerite St. Just
“A New Life” – Jekyll & Hyde
“I Wish I Could Forget You” – Passion
“Loving You” – Passion
“When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre
“I’m Martin Guerre” – Martin Guerre
“Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard
“This is the Moment” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Unsettled Scores” – Whistle Down the Wind
“Beautiful” – Marie Christine
“Someone Like You” – Jekyll & Hyde
“With One Look” – Sunset Boulevard
“In Every Age” – Titanic
“No One Has Ever Loved Me” – Passion
“To Be a Captain” – Titanic
“As Good As You” – Jane Eyre
“If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast
“The Greatest Star of All” – Sunset Boulevard
“As If We Never Said Goodbye” – Sunset Boulevard
“How Did I Get to Where I Am?” – Marguerite
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities
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“China Doll” – Marguerite
“How Many Tears?” – Martin Guerre
“Painting Her Portrait” – Jane Eyre
“Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood
“My True Love” – Phantom
“No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde
“I Need to Know” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“No Moon” – Titanic
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Scarlet Pimpernel:
• “Aguinaldo: Mark Twain in Purgatory” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝
• “How Can You Say That?➝” from Wild Honey (Anna)
• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence (Eliza)
• “Les Liasons Dangereuses” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
The Scarlet Pimpernel Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Scarlet Pimpernel, 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.
“Storybook” – Marguerite, Ensemble
“Madame Guillotine” – Chauvelin, St. Cyr, Ensemble
“You Are My Home” – Percy, Marguerite, Ensemble
“Prayer” – Percy
“Into the Fire” – Percy, Armand, Ozzy, Dewhurst, Elton, Farleigh, Hal, Ben
“Falcon In the Dive” – Chauvelin
“Scarlet Pimpernel Transition” – Percy, Marie, Marguerite, Ensemble
“When I Look At You” – Marguerite
“When I Look At You (Reprise)” – Percy, Marguerite
“Where’s The Girl?” – Chauvelin
“You Are My Home (Garden Reprise)” – Marguerite, Armand
“The Creation of Man” – Percy, Ozzy, Dewhurst, Elton, Farleigh, Hal, Ben
“The Riddle” – Chauvelin, Marguerite, Percy, Ensemble
“They Seek Him Here” – Percy, Marguerite, Chauvelin, Elton, Farleigh, Dewhurst, Ozzy, Ensemble
“Only Love” – Marguerite
“She Was There” – Percy
“Storybook (Bistro Reprise)” – Marguerite, Ensemble
“Where’s The Girl? (Reprise)” – Chauvelin
“Into The Fire (Reprise)” – Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh, Elton, Hal, Ben
“I’ll Forget You” – Marguerite
“When I Look At You (Reprise)” – Marguerite, Percy, Company
Which of these audition songs for The Scarlet Pimpernel 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.