The Best Audition Songs for The Wild Party (Lippa) – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party? 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 Wild Party, broken down by character.
Since The Wild Party is a contemporary musical, most of the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of jazzy/1920s vibes below in order to match the style of the show.
* Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party is not to be confused with LaChiusa’s The Wild Party. There are some audition song suggestions from LaChiusa’s show below, as it has a very similar vibe.
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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 while listening to the The Wild Party cast album➝.
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.
“I Cannot Hear the City” – Sweet Smell of Success
“Out of the Sun” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can
“The Pinstripes Are All That They See” – Catch Me If You Can
“How Many Women in the World” – The Wild Party (LaChiusa)
“Intoxication” – Marguerite
“The Devil You Know” – Side Show
“What’s Left of Love?” – Marguerite
“All Falls Down” – Chaplin
“Here I Am” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“It’s a Woman’s World” – The Full Monty
“Jenny’s Blues” – It Shoulda Been You
“As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone
“I Want to Go to Hollywood” – Grand Hotel
“Only in New York” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
“Zazz” – The Prom
“Jazz Time” – Marguerite
“This is What It Is” – The Wild Party (LaChiusa)
“Welcome to My Party” – The Wild Party (LaChiusa)
“What Was a Woman to Do?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Black Is a Moocher” – The Wild Party (LaChiusa)
“Not for the Life of Me” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
“That’s What You Call a Dream” – Bonnie & Clyde
“A Little Luck” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Don’t Break the Rules” – Catch Me If You Can
“Don’t Take Much” – The Life
“Come to an Agreement” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Who’s the Man” – The Witches of Eastwick
“Love and Love Alone” – The Visit
“My Body Wasn’t Why” – The Glorious Ones
“They Don’t Know” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
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“How the Other Half Lives” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
“Lost and Found” – City of Angels
“You Can Always Count on Me” – City of Angels
“A Miracle Would Happen” – The Last Five Years
“Drift Away” – Grey Gardens
“One Track Mind” – Sweet Smell of Success
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Wild Party:
• “Al Capone and Me” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝
• “How Can You Say That?➝” from Wild Honey (Anna)
• “I Don’t Know➝” from Sun Dried➝ (Mary Louise)
• “Marriage” from Sweet and Twenty➝ (The Agent)
• “You’re Quite a Girl➝” from 42nd Street (Julian)
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 Wild Party Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Wild Party, 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.
“Queenie Was a Blonde” – Queenie, Burrs, Company
“Out of the Blue” – Queenie, Burrs
“What a Party” – Company
“Raise the Roof” – Queenie, Company
“Look at Me Now” – Kate
“Poor Child” – Black, Burrs, Kate, Queenie
“An Old-Fashioned Love Story” – Madeline
“By Now the Room Was Moving” – Company
“The Juggernaut” – Queenie, Black, Kate, Burrs, Company
“A Wild, Wild Party” – D’Armano Brothers, Queenie, Burrs, Company
“Two of a Kind” – Eddie, Mae
“Maybe I Like it This Way” – Queenie
“What Is It About Her?” – Burrs, Queenie
“The Life of the Party” – Kate
“I’ll Be Here” – Black
“Let Me Drown” – Burrs, Kate, Company
“Tell Me Something” – Queenie, Black
“Come With Me” – Black, Queenie, Company
“Make Me Happy” – Burrs, Black, Queenie
“How Did We Come to This?” / “Queenie was a Blonde (Reprise)” – Queenie, Company
Which of these audition songs for The Wild Party 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.