Do you have an upcoming audition for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown? 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 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, broken down by character.
Since You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown came out during the Post-Golden Age in 1967, most of the songs below have been pulled from musicals from the 1960s-1970s. Also, the following songs have fewer romantic themes and more playful vibes 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 You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown 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.
“Look at the Sky” – Urinetown
“She Likes Basketball” – Promises, Promises
“Where Did That Little Dog Go?” – Snoopy!!!
“Your Eyes Are Blue” – Marry Me a Little
Linus van Pelt
“Alone in the Universe” – Seussical
“I’m Calm” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
“Lucky” – Lucky Stiff
“Wanting Things” – Promises Promises
Lucy van Pelt
“I Hate Musicals” – Ruthless!
“I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“Wherever He Ain’t” – Mack & Mabel
“You’ve Got Possibilities” – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman
“Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!
“My Friend, The Dictionary” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“My Party Dress” – Henry & Mudge
“Shy” – Once Upon a Mattress
“Beautiful City” – Godspell
“Corner of the Sky” – Pippin
“Going Down” – Hair
“Manchester, England” – Hair
“A Little Gossip” – Man of La Mancha
“Daisy Hill” – Snoopy!!!
“Extraordinary” – Pippin
“Morning Glow” – Pippin
“Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
“Poor Sweet Baby” – Snoopy!!!
“Times Like This” – Lucky Stiff
“Just One Person” – Snoopy!!!
“Real Live Girl” – Little Me
“Wondrin’” – Anne of Green Gables
“I Don’t Remember Christmas” – Starting Here Starting Now
“Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo! [censor language]
“No, Mary Ann” – The Thing of It Is [film/non-musical theatre]
“Dimples” – Little Me
“I Really Like Him” – Man of La Mancha
“Why Do the Wrong People Travel?” – Sail Away
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“A Quiet Thing” – Flora, the Red Menace
“Open the Window” – Anne of Green Gables
“Sing Happy” – Flora, the Red Menace
“I Can Do That” – A Chorus Line
“On the Willows” – Godspell
“She Touched Me” – Drat! The Cat!
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown:
• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “Eggs in a Basket” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Green Pepper➝” from Cocktails at Pam’s (Estelle)
• “Loyalty” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
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!
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 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 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.
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” – Company
“Schroeder” – Lucy
“Snoopy” – Snoopy
“My Blanket and Me” – Linus, Company
“The Kite” – Charlie Brown
“The Doctor is In” – Lucy, Charlie Brown
“Beethoven Day” – Schroeder, Company
“The Book Report” – Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Charlie Brown
“My New Philosophy” – Sally, Schroeder
“T-E-A-M / The Baseball Game” – Charlie Brown, Company
“Glee Club Rehearsal” – Company
“Little Known Facts” – Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown
“Suppertime” – Snoopy
“Happiness” – Company
Which of these audition songs for You’re a Good Man 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.