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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Wedding Singer 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 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.


George

Charlie’s Soliloquy” – Kinky Boots

Forever” – Kenny Loggins  [80s pop/non-theatre]

Heaven” – Bryan Adams [80s rock/non-musical theatre]

Lost in Love” – Air Supply  [80s pop/non-theatre]


Glen Guglia

Great Big Stuff” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Heart to Hart” – 9 to 5

Soul of a Man” – Kinky Boots

Whaddya Do” – Tootsie


Holly

All Through the Night” – Cyndi Lauper  [80s pop/non-musical theatre]

Let’s Hear It for the Boy” – Footloose

The History of Wrong Guys” – Kinky Boots

What’s Gonna Happen” – Tootsie


Julia Sullivan

Cute Boys With Short Haircuts” – Vanities

Fly Into the Future” – Vanities

I’ll Be Here” – Ordinary Days

Once You See” – Carrie


Linda

Kiss Me Deadly” – Lita Ford  [80s rock/non-musical theatre]

Magic” – Xanadu

There Was John” – Tootsie

What About Love?” – Heart  [80s rock/non-musical theatre]


Robbie Hart

*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


Rosie

Grandma’s Song” – Billy Elliot

Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – The Full Monty

Nice” – It Shoulda Been You

The Cake I Had” – Grey Gardens


Sammy

All Night Long” – Lionel Richie  [80s R&B/non-musical theatre]

Man” – The Full Monty

Mama Says” – Footloose

Michael Jordan’s Ball” – The Full Monty


Ensemble (Altos)

I’ve Been Thinking” – Honeymoon in Vegas

On Monday” – 35mm

One Moment in Time” – The Bodyguard


Ensemble (Baritones)

Barry Is Going to Prom” – The Prom

Settle for Me” – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend   [TV/non-musical theatre]

You Will Still Be Mine” – Waitress


Ensemble (Basses)

Deep Into the Ground” – Billy Elliot

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

Something About Her” – Pretty Woman


Ensemble (Contras)

Born to Boogie” – Billy Elliot

Gone, Gone, Gone” – Tootsie

Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper  [80s pop/non-musical theatre]


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


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

I’m Alive” – Tootsie

Out Here On My Own” – Fame

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger


Ensemble (Tenors)

Breeze Off the River” – The Full Monty

In Love With You” – First Date

Two Less Lonely People in the World” – Air Supply  [80s pop rock/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!


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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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for The Wedding Singer.
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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