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:
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.
“Be the Hero” – Big Fish
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“How It Ends” – Big Fish
“In a Crowd of Thousands” – Anastasia [Dmitry’s part]
“All Hail the Brain” – 13
“Edwina” – Dear Edwina
“Get Me What I Need” – 13
“World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf
“For Forever” – Dear Evan Hansen
“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin
“Waving Through a Window” – Dear Evan Hansen
“Words Fail” – Dear Evan Hansen
“My House” – Matilda
“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago
“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
“Halfway” – Amélie
“Quiet” – Matilda
“The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act
“Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina
“After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday
“Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
“Everything to Win” – Anastasia
“Fight the Dragons” – Big Fish
“My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs
“Come Back” – Dogfight
“I Dreamed a Dance” – Next to Normal
“Thin Air” – Amélie
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“Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie
“The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs
“This Little Girl” – Matilda
“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
“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.
“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
“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.
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.