Musical-Specific Audition Songs

Audition Songs for The Spitfire Grill – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Spitfire Grill? 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 Spitfire Grill, broken down by character.

Since The Spitfire Grill is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from the 1990s-2010s as well. In addition, there are lots of folk and country 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.


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 while listening to the The Spitfire Grill 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 (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Caleb Thorpe

Fight From the Heart” – Rocky

Keep on Standing” – Rocky

My Nose Ain’t Broken” – Rocky

Say It To Me Now” – Once


Hannah Ferguson

Come Down Now” – Passing Strange

Here Alone” – Little Women

Stop, Time” – Big

Way Back in the Day” – Bright Star


Joe Sutter

Bright Star” – Bright Star

Disappear” – The Burnt Part Boys

How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins

It All Fades Away” – The Bridges of Madison County


Percy Talbott

Asheville” – Bright Star

At Long Last” – Bright Star

Lay Down Your Head” – Violet

On My Way” – Violet


Shelby Thorpe

How Bout a Dance?” – Bonnie & Clyde

I Just Might” – 9 to 5

I’m Gone” – Hands on a Hardbody

Remember Me” – Little Fish


Ensemble (Altos)

Annie’s Party” – Fugitive Songs

Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad” – Bonnie & Clyde

Surprised” – Violet


Ensemble (Baritones)

Temporarily Lost” – The Bridges of Madison County

The Wheel” – Tuck Everlasting

Wondering” – The Bridges of Madison County


Ensemble (Basses)

Look Around” – The Will Rogers Follies

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day  

Sleeping” – Once


Ensemble (Contras)

Dusty Plays the Saw” – The Burnt Part Boys

That’s What You Call a Dream” – Bonnie & Clyde

The Hill” – Once


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


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Another Round” – Bright Star

Everything Changes” – Waitress

That’ll Never Be Me” – Now. Here. This


Ensemble (Tenors)

Be the Hero” – Big Fish

Breeze Off the River” – The Full Monty

Heartbreaker” – Bright Star


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Spitfire Grill:

• “Bridge Partners” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Fun House Mirror” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Heaven in Your Pocket” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Lone Star Grace” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Wilderness of Mirrors” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝


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 Spitfire Grill Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Spitfire Grill, 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.


Act 1:

“A Ring Around the Moon” – Percy

“Something’s Cooking at the Spitfire Grill” – Company

“Out of the Frying Pan” – Percy

“When Hope Goes” – Shelby

“Ice and Snow” – Caleb, Joe, Effy

“The Colors of Paradise” – Percy, Shelby

“Digging Stone” – Caleb

“This Wide Woods” – Joe, Percy

“Forgotten Lullaby” – Hannah

“Shoot the Moon” – Hannah, Company


Act 2:

“Come Alive Again” – Hannah, Company

“Forest for the Trees” – Joe

“Wild Bird” – Shelby

“Shine” – Percy

“Way Back Home” – Hannah

“Finale” – Company


Which of these audition songs for The Spitfire Grill 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 Spitfire Grill.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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