Uptempo Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Are you looking for a fast and uptempo showtune 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, and if you have specifically been asked to prepare something uptempo, you can go through the list of uptempo audition songs below!


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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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

“Uptempo Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Altos

Always True to You in My Fashion” – Kiss Me, Kate

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gotta Get Out” – Ordinary Days

Here I Am” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

I Want to Go to Hollywood” – Grand Hotel

It’s a Perfect Relationship” – Bells are Ringing


Baritones

Come Back to Me” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

I’d Order Love” – First Date

Lucky to Be Me” – On the Town

Man About Town” – Young Frankenstein

Old Friends” – Merrily We Roll Along

Ridin’ on the Moon” – St. Louis Woman


Basses

Days Gone By” – She Loves Me

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

Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!

Luck be a Lady” – Guys and Dolls

Masculinity” – La Cage aux Folles

Put on a Happy Face” – Bye Bye Birdie


Contras

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” – Five Guys Named Moe

Blow, Gabriel, Blow” – Anything Goes

Brotherhood of Man” – How to Succeed in Business

Just One Step” – Songs for a New World

Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” – Guys and Dolls

When I Go” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore


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


Mezzo-Sopranos

I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

Long As I’m Here With You” – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Look At Me Now” – The Wild Party

My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music

Practically Perfect” – Mary Poppins

The Next Time it Happens” – Pipe Dream


Sopranos

Brand New You” – 13

Crossword Puzzle” – Starting Here, Starting Now

I Could Have Danced All Night” – My Fair Lady

Many a New Day” – Oklahoma!

The Lusty Month of May” – Camelot

The Tale of the Oyster” – Fifty Million Frenchmen


Tenors

Delivery” – Working

It Takes Two” – Hairspray

My Petersburg” – Anastasia

Something’s Coming” – West Side Story

What Do I Need With Love?” – Thoroughly Modern Millie

World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf


Trebles/Kids

Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!

Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

Neat to be a Newsboy” – Working

There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf

Whatcha Gonna Do?” – Chaplin

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


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Which of these uptempo audition songs is your favorite?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, author of Uptempo 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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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