Non-Musical Theatre Songs

16 Audition-Friendly Rock Songs for Mezzos

Looking for new material to expand your vocal chops with? Or does your casting call specifically request non-musical theatre rock songs? With more pop/rock musicals entering the scene, it’s becoming increasingly common to keep a prepared rock song in your back pocket. And because of that, we’ve put together a list of amazing rock songs for mezzos, broken down by decade.

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1960s/1970s Rock Songs for Mezzos

Barracuda” – Heart

Heart of Glass” – Blondie

Problem Child” – AC/DC

Somebody to Love” – Jefferson Airplane

1980s Rock Songs for Mezzos

I Hate Myself for Loving You” – Joan Jett

Kiss Me Deadly” – Lita Ford

Listen to Your Heart” – Roxette

You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC

1990s Rock Songs for Mezzos

End It On This” – No Doubt

Erase / Rewind” – The Cardigans

I Can’t Catch You” – Sixpence None the Richer

Sunday Morning” – No Doubt

Contemporary Rock Songs for Mezzos

All Over Now” – The Cranberries

Head Above Water” – Avril Lavigne

Over” – Lindsay Lohan

Wake Up” – Hillary Duff

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Which of these mezzo rock songs is your favorite?

And what are you working on at the moment? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for specific musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Rock Songs for Mezzos.
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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