Do you have an upcoming audition for Zombie Prom? 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 Zombie Prom, broken down by character.
Zombie Prom is a pre-contemporary 1990s musical that’s set in the 1950s. Because of that, the songs below are either from the 90s musicals or musicals set in the 50s/60s. In addition, there’s a light and youthful vibe to many of these songs 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 read through the synopsis or libretto➝ while listening to the Zombie Prom cast album➝.
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.
“It’s a Business” – Curtains
“Rookie in the Ring” – My Favorite Year
“Surabaya-Santa” – Songs for a New World
“Teaching Third Grade” – Ruthless!
“Ain’t It the Truth” – A Bronx Tale
“Don’t Break the Rules” – Catch Me If You Can
“Nicky Machiavelli” – A Bronx Tale
“One of the Great Ones” – A Bronx Tale
“Alone at the Drive-In Movie” – Grease
“I Don’t Want To” – All Shook Up
“It Hurts Me” – All Shook Up
“Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger
“Fools Fall in Love” – All Shook Up
“Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)” – Grease
“One Night With You” – All Shook Up
“Screw Loose” – Cry Baby
“Frank Mills” – Hair
“Funny” – My Favorite Year
“Thinking of Him” – Curtains
“Beauty School Dropout” – Grease
“I Miss the Music” – Curtains
“Who’s Sorry Now?” – Return to the Forbidden Planet
“Coffee Shop Nights” – Curtains
“Don’t Be Cruel” – All Shook Up
“Grow for Me” – Little Shop of Horrors
“All I Need is an Angel” – Grease Live!
“Let Yourself Go” – All Shook Up
“Maybe (Baby)” – Grease Live!
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Freddy, My Love” – Grease
“My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger
“There’s Always Me” – All Shook Up
“It Takes Two” – Hairspray
“Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown
“You Tore My Heart Out” – The Toxic Avenger
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Zombie Prom:
• “Brains” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “It Isn’t Easy” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Slamp” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Spirit” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “The Drama Department” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “Trolling 101” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
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!
Zombie Prom Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Zombie Prom, 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.
“Enrico Fermi High” – Toffee, Jonny, Miss Strict, Ensemble
“Ain’t No Goin’ Back” – Toffee, Jonny, Ensemble
“Jonny Don’t Go” – Toffee, Ensemble
“Good As it Gets” – Toffee, Ensemble
“The C Word” – Toffee, Miss Strict, Ensemble
“Rules, Regulations and Respect” – Miss Strict, Ensemble
“Blast From The Past” – Jonny, Ensemble
“That’s The Beat For Me” – Eddie, Josh, Ensemble
“The Voice In The Ocean” – Jonny, Toffee
“It’s Alive” – Jonny, Miss Strict, Ensemble
“Where Do We Go From Here?” – Jonny, Toffee, Ensemble
“Trio (Case Closed)” – Eddie, Miss Strict, Jonny
“Then Came Jonny” – Miss Strict, Jonny, Toffee, Eddie, Ensemble
“Come Join Us” – Eddie, Jonny, Ensemble
“How Can I Say Good-Bye?” – Jonny, Ensemble
“Easy To Say” – Toffee, Ensemble
“Exposé” – Eddie, Miss Strict
“Isn’t It?” – Ensemble
“Forbidden Love” – Toffee, Jonny, Ensemble
“The Lid’s Been Blown” – Eddie, Miss Strict, Ensemble
“Delilah’s Confession” – Miss Strict, Eddie, Ensemble
“Zombie Prom” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Zombie Prom 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.