The Best Audition Songs for The Wedding Singer – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for The Wedding Singer? 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 Wedding Singer, broken down by character.
The Wedding Singer is a contemporary musical that’s set in the 1980s. Because of that, most of the songs below are also from contemporary musicals. There are also a few rock songs and jams from the 1980s mixed in, in case your audition calls for that!
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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 listen to the The Wedding Singer 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.
“Charlie’s Soliloquy” – Kinky Boots
“Forever” – Kenny Loggins [1980s/non-theatre]
“Heaven” – Bryan Adams [1980s/non-theatre]
“Lost in Love” – Air Supply [1980s/non-theatre]
“Great Big Stuff” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Heart to Hart” – 9 to 5
“Soul of a Man” – Kinky Boots
“Whaddya Do” – Tootsie
“All Through the Night” – Cyndi Lauper [1980s/non-theatre]
“Let’s Hear It for the Boy” – Footloose
“The History of Wrong Guys” – Kinky Boots
“What’s Gonna Happen” – Tootsie
“Cute Boys With Short Haircuts” – Vanities
“Fly Into the Future” – Vanities
“I’ll Be Here” – Ordinary Days
“Once You See” – Carrie
“Kiss Me Deadly” – Lita Ford [1980s/non-theatre]
“Magic” – Xanadu
“There Was John” – Tootsie
“What About Love?” – Heart [1980s/non-theatre]
*It’s often a bonus if you can play the guitar while singing*
“All Out of Love” – All Out of Love
“Jeff Sums It Up” – Tootsie
“Say It To Me Now” – Once
“See Her Smile” – Tick, Tick … Boom!
“You Tore My Heart Out” – The Toxic Avenger
“Grandma’s Song” – Billy Elliot
“Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – The Full Monty
“Nice” – It Shoulda Been You
“The Cake I Had” – Grey Gardens
“All Night Long” – Lionel Richie [1980s/non-theatre]
“Man” – The Full Monty
“Mama Says” – Footloose
“Michael Jordan’s Ball” – The Full Monty
“I’ve Been Thinking” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“On Monday” – 35mm: A Musical Exhibition
“One Moment in Time” – The Bodyguard
“Barry Is Going to Prom” – The Prom
“I Could Be That Guy” – Sister Act
“You Will Still Be Mine” – Waitress
“Deep Into the Ground” – Billy Elliot
“Everything About You” – Groundhog Day
“Something About Her” – Pretty Woman
“Born to Boogie” – Billy Elliot
“Gone, Gone, Gone” – Tootsie
“Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper [1980s/non-theatre]
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“I’m Alive” – Tootsie
“Out Here On My Own” – Fame
“My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger
“Breeze Off the River” – The Full Monty
“In Love With You” – First Date
“Two Less Lonely People in the World” – Air Supply [1980s/non-theatre]
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Wedding Singer:
• “A Girl’s Guide to Chaos” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Aunt Dan and Lemon” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Bridge Partners” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝
• “Postcards” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Speechless” 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!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
The Wedding Singer Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Wedding Singer, 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.
“It’s Your Wedding Day” – Robbie, Sammy, George, Ensemble
“Someday” – Julia, Ensemble
“A Note from Linda” – Linda
“Pop!” – Holly, Angie, Julia, Glen, Ensemble
“Somebody Kill Me” – Robbie
“A Note from Grandma” – Rosie
“Casualty of Love” – Robbie, Ensemble
“Come Out of the Dumpster” – Julia, Robbie
“Today You Are a Man” – Robbie, George, Sammy
“George’s Prayer” – George
“Not That Kind of Thing” – Robbie, Julia, Ensemble
“Saturday Night in the City” – Holly, Julia, Glen, Sammy, Ensemble
“All About the Green” – Glen, Robbie, Ensemble
“Someday (Reprise)” – Julia
“Right in Front of Your Eyes” – Holly, Robby
“All About the Green (Reprise)” – Robbie, Bum, Ricky
“Single” – Sammy, Ricky, Bum, George, Robbie, Ensemble
“If I Told You” – Robbie, Julia
“Let Me Come Home” – Linda, Robbie
“If I Told You (Reprise)” – Rosie, Robbie, Julia
“Move That Thang” – Rosie, George
“Grow Old With You” – Robbie, Julia
“It’s Your Wedding Day (Finale)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for The Wedding Singer 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.