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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Jazz Age Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Altos

How Long Has This Been Going On?” – Rosalie

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


Baritones

A Kiss for Cinderella” – Of Thee I Sing

A Red-Headed Woman” – Porgy and Bess

Little Jazz Bird” – Lady, Be Good

September Song” – Knickerbocker Holiday


Basses

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


Contras

Blow, Gabriel, Blow” – Anything Goes

But Not For Me” – Girl Crazy

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” – George White’s Scandals

Little Girl Blue” – Jumbo


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


Mezzo-Sopranos

Chain Store Daisy” – Pins and Needles

Someone to Watch Over Me” – Crazy for You

Ten Cents a Dance” – Simple Simon

What Good Is Love?” – Pins and Needles


Sopranos

All the Things You Are” – Very Warm for May

Delishious” – Nice Work If You Can Get It

Just Imagine” – Good News!

Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love” – Leave It to Me


Tenors

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

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

Starting at the Bottom” – Fine and Dandy

You’re Too Far Away” – Nymph Errant


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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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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