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, sorted by vocal type.

* The jazz age songs below are from musicals between the 1920s – 1930s.

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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.


Buddie Beware” – Anything Goes

Can This Be Love?” – Fine and Dandy

My Funny Valentine” – Babes in Arms

Take It on the Chin” – Me and My Girl


A Kiss for Cinderella” – Of Thee I Sing

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

September Song” – Knickerbocker Holiday

You’re Too Far Away” – Nymph Errant


Easy to Love” – Anything Goes

Oh, Lady Be Good!” – Lady, Be Good!

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” – Jumbo

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


Blow, Gabriel, Blow” – Anything Goes

Little Girl Blue” – Jumbo

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

Solomon” – Nymph Errant

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


Chain Store Daisy” – Pins and Needles

How Could We Be Wrong?” – Nymph Errant

Supper Time” – As Thousands Cheer

What Good Is Love?” – Pins and Needles


Falling in Love With Love” – The Boys from Syracuse

Just Imagine” – Good News!

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

The Man I Love” – Strike Up the Band


A Red-Headed Woman” – Porgy and Bess

It Take a Long Pull to Get There” – Porgy and Bess

Starting at the Bottom” – Fine and Dandy

The Gypsy in Me” – Anything Goes

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Which of these musical theatre jazz standards did you choose?

And do you have any other favorite musical theatre songs from the 1920s or 1930s? 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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