Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for They’re Playing Our Song

Do you have an upcoming audition for They’re Playing Our Song? 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 They’re Playing Our Song, broken down by character.

Since They’re Playing Our Song is a 1970s musical, the following songs are from between the 1970s – 1990s. There are also lots of pop selections below to match the musical’s style.

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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: Study the show

Before auditioning, you should get familiar with the show, and listening to the cast album is a great way to do that. Here’s where you can learn more about They’re Playing Our Song.

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!

Sonia Walsk

Dream Babies” – The Me Nobody Knows

Lonely Lady” – I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It on the Road

Put in a Package and Sold” – I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It on the Road

Strong Woman Number” – I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It on the Road

Vernon Gersch

Captain Jack” – Movin’ Out

Easier to Love” – Baby

Once Before I Go” – The Boy From Oz

Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage” – The Boy From Oz

Ensemble (Altos)

Miss America” – I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It on the Road

Old Friend” – I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road

Take That Look Off Your Face” – Tell Me on a Sunday

Ensemble (Baritones/Basses)

I’d Rather Be Sailing” – A New Brain

If I Sing” – Closer Than Ever

The Mason” – Working

Ensemble (Contras)

Poor Everybody Else” – Seesaw

Millwork” – Working

Nobody Tells Me How” – Working

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

Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Autumn” – Starting Here, Starting Now

Happy Birthday” – I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It on the Road

Patterns” – Baby

Ensemble (Tenors)

I Chose Right” – Baby

Knowing Me, Knowing You” – Mamma Mia!

Not a Day Goes By” – Merrily We Roll Along

Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for They’re Playing Our Song:

• “Hear That Song?➝” from Ohio  (Cat)

• “It’s Best➝” from Elsewhere➝

• “Right Place, Right Time #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

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

• “Well, We Were Doing This➝” from A Chorus Line  (Paul)

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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They’re Playing Our Song Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in They’re Playing Our Song, 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:

Fallin’” – Vernon

“Workin’ It Out” – Vernon, Sonia, Ensemble

“If He Really Knew Me” – Sonia, Vernon

“They’re Playing My Song” – Vernon, Sonia

“If He Really Knew Me (Reprise)” – Vernon, Sonia

“Right” – Sonia, Vernon, Ensemble

“Just for Tonight” – Sonia

Act 2:

“When You’re in My Arms” – Vernon, Sonia, Ensemble

I Still Believe in Love” – Sonia

“Fill in the Words” – Vernon, Ensemble

“They’re Playing Our Song (Finale)” – Company

Which of these audition songs for They’re Playing Our Song 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 They're Playing Our Song.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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