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

Somebody to Love” – Jefferson Airplane

Turtle Blues” – Janis Joplin

Woodstock” – Joni Mitchell

1980s Rock Songs for Mezzos

Like a Prayer” – Madonna

Bad Reputation” – Joan Jett

Separate Ways” – Journey

Who Will You Run To?” – Heart

1990s Rock Songs for Mezzos

All I Really Want” – Alanis Morissette

Pretty” – The Cranberries

You Can Do It” – No Doubt

Contemporary Rock Songs for Mezzos

Howl” – Florence + the Machine

Over” – Lindsay Lohan

Wake Up” – Hilary Duff

What the Water Gave Me” – Florence + the Machine

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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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