Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for The Toxic Avenger – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Toxic Avenger? 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 Toxic Avenger, broken down by character.

Since The Toxic Avenger is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of spooky, comedic, and rock 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 and listen to the music samples➝.


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!


Sarah

Friki-Friki” – Honeymoon in Vegas

The History of Wrong Guys” – Kinky Boots

No Reason” – Beetlejuice

What I Know Now” – Beetlejuice [in your natural accent]


Melvin/Toxie

In Love With You” – First Date

Kick Me” – Now. Here. This.

Man Up” – The Book of Mormon

Somebody Kill Me” – The Wedding Singer


* This is a very ensemble-heavy show with only five roles and lots of doubling. Every role is important! So just pick the song your most comfortable with below.


Ensemble (Altos)

Deep Love” – Young Frankenstein

Die Vampire, Die!” – [title of show]

Evil” – The Witches of Eastwick


Ensemble (Basses/Baritones)

Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Purpose” – Avenue Q

Please Send Me Someone” – Young Frankenstein


Ensemble (Contras)

Bouncing Off the Walls” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

He Vas My Boyfriend” – Young Frankenstein

Rise Above 1” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark


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Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Allison’s Theme #1” – First Date

It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown

Saturday Night In The City” – The Wedding Singer


Ensemble (Tenors)

I’m Too Hot for You” – School of Rock

It Ain’t Easy Being Me, Pt. 1” – Jerry Springer: The Opera

When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock” – School of Rock


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Toxic Avenger:

• “MacKenzie #1” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “Mayor of the 85th Floor (San Diego)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Office Hour” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “The Dead Deportee” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝


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 Toxic Avenger Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Toxic Avenger, 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:

“Who Will Save New Jersey?” – Melvin, Company

“Jersey Girl” – Mayor, Ensemble

“Get the Geek” –  Ensemble

“Kick Your Ass” – Toxie

My Big French Boyfriend” – Sarah

Thank God She’s Blind” – Toxie

Choose Me, Oprah!” – Ensemble

“Hot Toxic Love” – Toxie, Sarah


Act 2:

“The Legend of the Toxic Avenger” – Toxie, Ensemble

Evil is Hot” – Ensemble

You Tore My Heart Out” – Toxie

“All Men Are Freaks” – Ensemble

“Hot Toxic Love (Reprise)” – Sarah

“A Brand New Day in New Jersey” – Toxie, Sarah, Company


Which of these audition songs for The Toxic Avenger 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 Toxic Avenger.
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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