The Best Audition Songs for Tuck Everlasting – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Tuck Everlasting? 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 Tuck Everlasting, broken down by character.

Since Tuck Everlasting is a contemporary musical, the songs below are all contemporary selections. Also, many of the below songs have a wholesome/magical vibe or a hint of a country twang to them 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 “Tuck Everlasting 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 Tuck Everlasting 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.


Angus Tuck

Be the Hero” – Big Fish

Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days

How It Ends” – Big Fish

In a Crowd of Thousands” – Anastasia  [Dmitry’s part]


Hugo

All Hail the Brain” – 13

Edwina” – Dear Edwina

Get Me What I Need” – 13

World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf


Jesse Tuck

For Forever” – Dear Evan Hansen

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin

Waving Through a Window” – Dear Evan Hansen

Words Fail” – Dear Evan Hansen


Mae Tuck

My House” – Matilda

Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland

The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen

When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago


Miles Tuck

Heartbreaker” – Bright Star

It All Fades Away” – The Bridges of Madison County

The World Inside a Frame” – The Bridges of Madison County

When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie


The Man In The Yellow Suit

How Lucky You Are” – Seussical

It Must Be Believed to Be Seen” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story

What’s Up, Duloc?” – Shrek


Winnie Foster

Halfway” – Amélie

Quiet” – Matilda

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act

Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina


Ensemble (Altos)

After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie


Ensemble (Baritones)

Everything to Win” – Anastasia

Fight the Dragons” – Big Fish

My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs


Ensemble (Contras)

Come Back” – Dogfight

I Dreamed a Dance” – Next to Normal

Thin Air” – Amélie


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs

This Little Girl” – Matilda


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish

What Do You Call a Man Like That?” – The Bridges of Madison County

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

Bright Star” – Bright Star

Enjoy the Trip” – Bring It On

Stranger” – Big Fish


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Tuck Everlasting:

• “Ismene” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Moon Man Walk” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “We’ll Figure It Out” in Monologues for Kids and Tweens➝

• “Wilderness of Mirrors” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝


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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Tuck Everlasting Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Tuck Everlasting, 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:

“Live Like This” – Winnie, Mae, Angus, Jesse, Miles, Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble

Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Winnie

“Good Girl Winnie Foster (Reprise)” – Winnie

Top of the World” – Jesse, Winnie, Ensemble

Hugo’s First Case” – Hugo

“The Story of the Tucks” – Mae, Miles, Jesse

My Most Beautiful Day” – Mae, Angus, Ensemble

“The Attic” – Winnie

“Join the Parade” – Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble

“Join the Parade (Reprise)” – Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble

“Partner in Crime” – Winnie, Jesse, Ensemble

Seventeen” – Jesse, Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble


Act 2:

Everything’s Golden” – Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble

“Seventeen (Reprise)” – Winnie

Time” – Miles

“Time Quartet” – Miles, Mae, Angus, Jesse

“Everything’s Golden (Reprise)” – Man in the Yellow Suit

You Can’t Trust a Man” – Constable Joe, Hugo

“The Wheel” – Angus, Winnie

“The Story of the Man in the Yellow Suit” – Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble

Everlasting” – Winnie

“The Wheel (Finale)” – Mae, Angus, Miles, Jesse, Ensemble


Which of these audition songs for Tuck Everlasting 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 Tuck Everlasting.
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.


 

2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Tuck Everlasting – by Character

  • April 17, 2020 at 6:45 am
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    What’s your go-to audition song? There’s a 19 song I sing sometimes called “Again.” It’s a little obscure, but I kind of like it because it’s not super overdone. For my 16 bars—you know, when I first moved to the city and that was all they would let you do—I used to sing a song called “Golden Rainbow,” because it ends with lots of belt-y high notes, and when you’re singing 16 bars you want to get as many loud, belting notes in as you can. And sometimes, if I need something a little more comedic, I’ll sing “A Trip to the Library” from “She Loves Me.”

    • April 17, 2020 at 9:15 am
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      Wow – these are GREAT tips and suggestions. I love that you mentioned getting in lots of belty high notes. You’re so right that it’s important to pack in as much magic as you can, especially in those tricky 16-bar auditions! I just looked up “Golden Rainbow” and loove the choice. “A Trip to the Library” is also gold. But I’m a total sucker for everything related to She Loves Me! Keep rocking it out there! 🙂

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