Musical-Specific Audition Songs

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.

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 (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, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.

Alice Beane

Better” – Little Women

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Frederick Barrett

Confrontation” – Jekyll & Hyde

Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard

Harold Bride

A World Without You” – Children of Eden

How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins

Winter’s on the Wing” – The Secret Garden

Henry Etches

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

Thomas Andrews

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre

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

Ensemble (Altos)

Goodbye, My Love” – Ragtime

Sweet Liberty” – Jane Eyre

Tell Me” – Marie Christine

Ensemble (Baritones)

Gliding” – Ragtime

Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hardest Part of Love” – Children of Eden

Ensemble (Basses)

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

There’s Always One You Can’t Forget” – Dance a Little Closer

Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Ensemble (Contras)

As If We Never Said Goodbye” – Sunset Boulevard

My Child Will Forgive Me” – Parade

Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

The Flagmaker, 1775” – Songs for a New World

When I Look at You” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre

Ensemble (Sopranos)

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde

The Finer Things” – Jane Eyre

Ensemble (Tenors)

Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula

Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre

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

Ensemble (Trebles/Children)

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➝

• “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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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