Golden Age Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Looking for a great showtune from the golden age for an upcoming audition or project? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, you can go through these golden age audition songs, sorted by vocal type and age.

* The golden age songs below are from musicals between 1940 – 1959.


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First Step: 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 “Golden Age Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Golden Age Songs for Altos

Everybody’s Got a Home But Me” – Pipe Dream

Hello, Young Lovers” – The King and I

I’m Not At All In Love” – The Pajama Game

Ladies” – Destry Rides Again

The Beast in You” – Goldilocks

The Gentleman is a Dope” – Allegro

The Love of My Life” – Brigadoon


Golden Age Songs for Baritones

Goodbye, Old Girl” – Damn Yankees

I Met a Girl” – Bells are Ringing

Lonely Town” – On the Town

More I Cannot Wish You” – Guys and Dolls

Ridin’ on the Moon” – St. Louis Woman

The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream

There But For You Go I” – Brigadoon


Golden Age Songs for Basses

Come Along With Me” – Can-Can

Edelweiss” – The Sound of Music

Just in Time” – Bells are Ringing

My Time of Day” – Guys and Dolls

On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady

Once in Love With Amy” – Where’s Charley?

Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific


Golden Age Songs for Contras

Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home” – St. Louis Woman

I Never Know When” – Goldilocks

If You Hadn’t But You Did” – Two on the Aisle

I’ve Still Got My Health” – Panama Hattie

Lazy Afternoon” – The Golden Apple

The Boy Next Door” – Meet Me in St. Louis

Why Can’t You Behave?” – Kiss Me, Kate


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Golden Age Songs for Mezzos

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – Finian’s Rainbow

I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

Little Lamb” – Gypsy

Love, Look Away” – Flower Drum Song

Satin and Silk” – Silk Stockings

Shall We Dance?” – The King and I

Something Wonderful” – The King and I


Golden Age Songs for Sopranos

A Little Bit in Love” – Wonderful Town

I Am Loved” – Out of This World

I Could Have Danced All Night” – My Fair Lady

I Have to Tell You” – Fanny

No Other Love” – Me and Juliet

So Far” – Allegro

You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carousel


Golden Age Songs for Tenors

All I Need is the Girl” – Gypsy

Come to Me, Bend to Me” – Brigadoon

Like a God” – Flower Drum Song

Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress

Maria” – West Side Story

There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame” – South Pacific

Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific


Golden Age Songs for Trebles

Dites-Moi” – South Pacific

Gary, Indiana” – The Music Man

I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan

Let Me Entertain You” – Gypsy

So Long, Farewell” – The Sound of Music


Golden Age Songs for Teens

Distant Melody” – Peter Pan

How Can I Wait” – Paint Your Wagon

I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan

In My Own Little Corner” – Cinderella

Wendy” – Peter Pan


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Which of these golden age audition songs did you choose?

And what are you working on at the moment? Feel free to share in the comments below!


Stacy Karyn, author of Golden Age Audition Songs.
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.


 

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