Do you have an upcoming audition for The Story of My Life? 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 Story of My Life, broken down by character.
Since The Story of My Life is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are also some relationship themes and songs by Neil Bartram 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:
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 Story of My Life cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!
“A Jerk Like Me” – When Midnight Strikes
“As Good As I Get” – Next Thing You Know
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“I’m Not Falling for That” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Morning After Omelet” – Next Thing You Know
“Talent” – Road Show
“What Would You Do?” – If/Then
“Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“Footprint” – The Theory of Relativity
“Like Father, Like Son” – When Midnight Strikes
“Thin Air” – Amélie
“Whatever” – It Shoulda Been You
“You Will Never Know” – Theory of Relativity [first half]
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Story of My Life:
• “At the Table” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Mom, Dad and a Bad Idea (#1)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “That’s All I Got➝” from Other Desert Cities (Trip)
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 Story of My Life Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Story of My Life, 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.
“Write What You Know” – Thomas
“Mrs. Remington” – Alvin
“The Greatest Gift” – Alvin, Thomas
“1876” – Thomas
“Normal” – Thomas, Alvin
“People Carry On” – Alvin
“The Butterfly” – Thomas
“Saying Goodbye (Part 1)” – Thomas, Alvin
“Here’s Where It Begins” – Thomas, Alvin
“Saying Goodbye (Part 2)” – Thomas, Alvin
“Independence Day” – Alvin
“Saying Goodbye (Part 3)” – Thomas, Alvin
“I Like It Here” – Thomas
“You’re Amazing, Tom” – Alvin
“Nothing There” – Thomas, Alvin
“I Didn’t See Alvin” – Thomas
“This Is It” – Alvin Kelby, Thomas
“Angels in the Snow” – Alvin, Thomas
Which of these audition songs for The Story of My Life 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.