The Best Audition Songs for Titanic – by Character

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:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Titanic 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 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.


Alice Beane

“Better” – Little Women   Music➝

“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess   Music➝

“Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel   Music➝


Frederick Barrett

“Confrontation” – Jekyll & Hyde   Music➝

“Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel   Music➝

“Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard   Music➝


Harold Bride

“A World Without You” – Children of Eden   Music➝

“How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins   Music➝

“Winter’s on the Wing” – The Secret Garden   Music➝


Henry Etches

“If I Left London” – Chaplin   Music➝

“The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin   Music➝

“The Morning Report” – The Lion King   Music➝


J. Bruce Ismay

“Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame   Music➝

“She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel   Music➝

“You…You” – Scrooge   Music➝


Kate (McGowan, Mullins, & Murphey)

“If I Had a Fine White Horse” – The Secret Garden   Music➝

“Tell Me Why” – A Man of No Importance   Music➝

“The Burden of Life” – A Man of No Importance   Music➝


Murdoch

“Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde   Music➝

“The Longer I Live” – Dracula   Music➝

“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin   Music➝


Thomas Andrews

“As Good As You” – Jane Eyre   Music➝

“Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre   Music➝

“The Man I Used to Be” – The Count of Monte Cristo   Music➝


Ensemble (Altos)

“Back to Before” – Ragtime   Music➝

“Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame   Music➝

“Tell Me” – Marie Christine   Music➝


Ensemble (Baritones)

“Gliding” – Ragtime   Music➝

“Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame   Music➝

“The Hardest Part of Love” – Children of Eden   Music➝


Ensemble (Basses)

“Falcon in the Dive” – The Scarlet Pimpernel   Music➝

“How Long Must This Go On?” – Beauty and the Beast   Music➝

“Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre   Music➝


Ensemble (Contras)

“As If We Never Said Goodbye” – Sunset Boulevard   Music➝

“Goodbye, My Love” – Ragtime   Music➝

“My Child Will Forgive Me” – Parade   Music➝


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen   Music➝

“When I Look at You” – The Scarlet Pimpernel   Music➝

“When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre   Music➝


Ensemble (Sopranos)

“How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden   Music➝

“No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde   Music➝

“The Finer Things” – Jane Eyre   Music➝


Ensemble (Tenors)

“Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula   Music➝

“Race You to the Top of the Morning” – The Secret Garden   Music➝

“The Court of Miracles” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame   Music➝


Ensemble (Trebles/Children)

“Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden   Music➝

“The Beautiful Day” – Scrooge   Music➝

“The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden   Music➝


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

• “Jealous” from The Romantic Young Lady  (Barbarita)

• “My Shares Are Worthless” from A Little Princess  (Miss Minchin)

• “Tommy Has Proposed” from An Ideal Husband  (Mabel)

• “When the Crash Came” from Thirst  (The Gentleman)


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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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.


Act 1:

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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Titanic.
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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