Do you have an upcoming audition for Titanic? 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 Titanic, by character.
Titanic is a pre-contemporary musical that’s set in the early 20th century. Because of that, the songs below are from pre-contemporary/early contemporary musicals as well (1990s-early 2000s). There’s also a timeless/dramatic vibe to many of the following 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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:
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 Titanic 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.
“Better” – Little Women
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“Confrontation” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard
“A World Without You” – Children of Eden
“How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins
“Winter’s on the Wing” – The Secret Garden
“If I Left London” – Chaplin
“The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin
“The Morning Report” – The Lion King
J. Bruce Ismay
“Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“You…You” – Scrooge
Kate (McGowan, Mullins, & Murphey)
“If I Had a Fine White Horse” – The Secret Garden
“Tell Me Why” – A Man of No Importance
“The Burden of Life” – A Man of No Importance
“Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde
“The Longer I Live” – Dracula
“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin
“As Good As You” – Jane Eyre
“Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre
“The Man I Used to Be” – The Count of Monte Cristo
“Back to Before” – Ragtime
“Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Tell Me” – Marie Christine
“Gliding” – Ragtime
“Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“The Hardest Part of Love” – Children of Eden
“Falcon in the Dive” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“How Long Must This Go On?” – Beauty and the Beast
“Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre
“As If We Never Said Goodbye” – Sunset Boulevard
“Goodbye, My Love” – Ragtime
“My Child Will Forgive Me” – Parade
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“When I Look at You” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre
“How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden
“No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde
“The Finer Things” – Jane Eyre
“Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula
“Race You to the Top of the Morning” – The Secret Garden
“The Court of Miracles” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden
“The Beautiful Day” – Scrooge
“The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Titanic:
• “Bernhardt/Hamlet (#1)” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “My Shares Are Worthless➝” from A Little Princess (Miss Minchin)
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!
Titanic Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Titanic 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.
“In Every Age” – Andrews
“How Did They Build Titanic?” – Barrett
“There She Is / Loading Inventory” – Barrett, Bride, Fleet, Pitman, Stevedore, Ensemble
“The Largest Floating Object in The World” – Ismay, Andrews, Smith
“I Must Get On That Ship” – McGowan, Mullins, Murphey, Company
“The 1st Class Roster” – Pitman, Alice
“Godspeed Titanic” – Pitman, Company
“Barrett’s Song” – Barrett
“What A Remarkable Age This Is!” – Etches, Ensemble
“To Be A Captain” – Murdoch
“Lady’s Maid” – McGowan, Mullins, Murphey, Company
“The Proposal / The Night Was Alive” – Barrett, Bride
“God Lift Me Up (Hymn)” – Ensemble
“Doing The Latest Rag” – Hartley, Ensemble
“I Have Danced” – Alice, Edgar
“No Moon” – Fleet, Company
“Autumn / Finale” – Hartley, Company
“Wake Up, Wake Up!” – Etches, Ensemble
“Dressed In Your Pyjamas In the Grand Salon” – Company
“The Staircase” – McGowan, Mullins, Murphey, Farrell, Barrett
“The Blame” – Ismay, Andrews, Smith
“To the Lifeboats” – Company
“We’ll Meet Tomorrow” – Barrett, Clarke, Company
“To Be A Captain (Reprise)” – Etches
“Still” – Ida, Isidor
“Mr. Andrews’ Vision” – Andrews
“The Foundering” – Bride, Ensemble
“In Every Age / Godspeed, Titanic (Reprise)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Titanic 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.