Musical Song Lists

32 Memorable Musical Theatre Talent Show Songs

Are you getting ready for an upcoming talent show? Well, choosing the right song is a very important step in the preparation process. All of the following musical theatre songs are stand-alone songs, meaning that they can be sung and understood outside of the context of the musical that they’re in. There is also a very showy, wow-factor to many of the following, making them the perfect talent show songs!

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A Trip to the Library” – She Loves Me

Look Ma, I Made It” – Nunsense II

Never Get Married” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone


I Happen to Like New York” – The New Yorkers

Shouldn’t I Be Less in Love With You?” – I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Stop” – Mean Girls

The Microphone” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


A Marriage Proposal” – Falsettos

I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity

Stupid Things I Won’t Do” – The Royal Family of Broadway

We Look to You” – The Prom


Believe in Yourself” – The Wiz

Delivery” – Working

Heart to Hart” – 9 to 5

What They Never Tell You” – It Shoulda Been You

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Another Hundred People” – Company

Colored Lights” – The Rink

I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

I’m Breaking Down” – Falsettos


Crossword Puzzle” – Starting Here, Starting Now

Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” – How to Succeed in Business

Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me

Will You?” – Grey Gardens


Being Alive” – Company

Buddy’s Blues” – Follies

I Love Betsy” – Honeymoon in Vegas

The Phone Call” – Lucky Stiff

Trebles (Kids)

My Party Dress” – Henry & Mudge

Neat to Be a Newsboy” – Working

Sticks & Stones” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical

When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy From Oz

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Which of these talent show songs are you going to perform?

Or have you ever performed a different musical theatre song at a talent show? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Talent Show 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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