Musical Song Lists

Jazz Age Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Looking for a great showtune from the jazz 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 jazz age audition songs (1920s-1930s musical theatre songs), sorted by vocal type.

* The jazz age songs below are from musicals between 1920 – 1939.

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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.


Can This Be Love?” – Fine and Dandy

My Funny Valentine” – Babes in Arms

Please Don’t Make Me Be Good” – The New Yorkers

Take It on the Chin” – Me and My Girl


A Kiss for Cinderella” – Of Thee I Sing

A Red-Headed Woman” – Porgy and Bess

September Song” – Knickerbocker Holiday

You’re Too Far Away” – Nymph Errant


Easy to Love” – Anything Goes

Oh, Lady Be Good!” – Lady, Be Good!

Sunday in the Park” – Pins and Needles

When I Grow Up (The G-Man Song)” – Pins and Needles


Blow, Gabriel, Blow” – Anything Goes

But Not For Me” – Girl Crazy

Little Girl Blue” – Jumbo

The Lady is a Tramp” – Babes in Arms

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


Chain Store Daisy” – Pins and Needles

Solomon” – Nymph Errant

Someone to Watch Over Me” – Crazy for You

What Good Is Love?” – Pins and Needles


All the Things You Are” – Very Warm for May

Falling in Love With Love” – The Boys from Syracuse

Just Imagine” – Good News!

Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love” – The New Yorkers


A New Love is Old” – The Cat in the Fiddle

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” – Blackbirds of 1928

Little Jazz Bird” – Lady, Be Good!

Starting at the Bottom” – Fine and Dandy

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Which of these musical theatre jazz standards did you choose?

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

Stacy Karyn, Author of Jazz 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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