Musical Song Lists

Upbeat Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Are you getting looking for a happy musical theatre song for an upcoming project or audition? 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 upbeat audition songs, sorted by vocal type.

To enhance your research, pop on our “Happy Musical Theatre Songs➝” Spotify playlist!

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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.


A Trip to the Library” – She Loves Me

I Put My Hand In” – Hello, Dolly!

Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

I Get a Kick Out of You” – Anything Goes

Say Yes” – 70, Girls, 70

There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers” – Nunsense II


Be Like the Bluebird” – Anything Goes

Give a Man Enough Rope” – The Will Rogers Follies

Second Chance” – Steel Pier

Singin’ in the Rain” – Singin’ in the Rain

Try Me” – She Loves Me

With Anne on My Arm” – La Cage Aux Folles


Everybody Says Don’t” – Anyone Can Whistle

Heart” – Damn Yankees

I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” – Porgy and Bess

I Like Life” – Scrooge!

It’s a Lovely Day Today” – Call Me Madam

Slide Some Oil To Me” – The Wiz


Good Morning Starshine” – Hair

If My Friends Could See Me Now” – Sweet Charity

Live in Living Color” – Catch Me If You Can

One Hundred Easy Ways” – Wonderful Town

Simple Joys” – Pippin

Step One” – Kinky Boots

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


A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific

Change It” – 9 to 5

Johnny One-Note” – Babes in Arms

Sing Happy” – Flora, the Red Menace

Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream

You’ve Got Possibilities” – It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman


A Spoonful of Sugar” – Mary Poppins

Gee I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me” – Anne of Green Gables

Getting to Know You” – The King and I

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

I Could Have Danced All Night” – My Fair Lady

Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me


All I Need Is the Girl” – Gypsy

Be Our Guest” – Beauty and the Beast

Butter Outta Cream” – Catch Me If You Can

Ladies’ Choice” – Hairspray

Miracle of Miracles” – Fiddler on the Roof

Sara Lee” – The World Goes ‘Round


Expressing Yourself” – Billy Elliot

It’s Possible” – Seussical

Lunch Box” – Junie B. Jones

Sparkle and Shine” – Nativity!

Tomorrow” – Annie

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Reprise)” – Annie

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Which of these upbeat audition songs did you choose?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below! And if you need help putting together your audition rep book, check out our DIY packages!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Upbeat 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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