The Best Audition Songs for The Theory of Relativity – by Vocal Type

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Theory of Relativity? 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 Theory of Relativity, broken down by vocal type.

Since The Theory of Relativity is a contemporary musical, the songs below are from contemporary shows as well. In addition there are lots of pop 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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The Theory of Relativity 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 Theory of Relativity cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Altos

Joey is a Punk Rocker” – The Black Suits

Lying There” – Edges

On the Edge” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Say the Word” – The Mad Ones

The Girl Who Drove Away” – The Mad Ones


Baritones

Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days

I Think I Like Her” – Summer of ’42

It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger

Like Father, Like Son” – When Midnight Strikes


Basses/Bass-Baritones

1876” – The Story of My Life

I Like It Here” – The Story of My Life

Mrs. Remington” – The Story of My Life

Something About Her” – Pretty Woman

What Would You Do?” – If/Then


Contras

I’m Not Falling for That” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Kick Me” – Now. Here. This.

No Turning Back Now” – Circles

When I Go” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore


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


Mezzos/Sopranos

Anytime I Am There” – Elegies: A Song Cycle

Blue Hair” – The Black Suits

Losing Track of Time” – Summer of ’42

On and On and On” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Remember This” – The Mad Ones


Tenors

A Jerk Like Me” – When Midnight Strikes

Archer” – Now. Here. This.

As Good As I Get” – Next Thing You Know

Caralee” – 35mm

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Theory of Relativity:

• “It’s Best➝” from Elsewhere➝

• “Mom, Dad and a Bad Idea (#1)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Star Trek Convention➝” in Heart of Hearing➝  (Josh)

• “That’s All I Got➝” from Other Desert Cities  (Trip)

• “The Whiz” in Audition Arsenal for Women 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 Theory of Relativity Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Theory of Relativity. 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 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.


“Person A”

“Relativity”

I’m Allergic to Cats

“Pi (Part 1)”

“The End of the Line”

“Great Expectations”

“Relativity (Reprise 1)”

Footprint

“Pi (Part 2)”

“Lipstick”

“Apples & Oranges”

“Me & Ricky”

Promise Me This

Julie’s Song

“Pi (Part 3) / Relativity (Reprise 2)”

“Relative Pitch”

You Will Never Know

“Person A (Reprise)”

“Nothing Without You”


Which of these audition songs for The Theory of Relativity did you choose?

And how did your audition go? 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 Theory of Relativity.
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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