Audition Songs for & Juliet – By Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for & Juliet? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for & Julietbroken down by character.

Since & Juliet is a contemporary jukebox musical, none of the following songs are from musical theater repertoire. Instead, the following list is filled with pop/rock songs from between the 1990s-2010s in order to match the style of the show.


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Step 1: 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

• The “& Juliet Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Step 2: Get to know the show

In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to read through the synopsis while listening to the & Juliet cast album.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Keep in mind that just because you audition for a specific character doesn’t mean you will necessarily be chosen for that role.

There’s usually a spot on the audition form where you will be asked if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every The role is important, and being in a show provides you with valuable experience.

And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.


Francois

“Fire on Fire” – Sam Smith Music➝

“I Need You Tonight” – Backstreet Boys Music➝

“Nice to Meet Ya” – Niall Horan Music➝


May

“Dancing On My Own” – Calum Scott Music➝

“Say Something” – A Great Big World Music➝

“You Are the Reason” – Calum Scott Music➝


Juliet

“Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande Music➝

“Perfume” – Britney Spears Music➝

“Thunder” – Jessie J Music➝


Nurse

“I Love Me” – Demi Lovato Music➝

“Nightingale” – Demi Lovato Music➝

“Skyscraper” – Demi Lovato Music➝


Romeo

“In Case You Don’t Live Forever” – Ben Platt Music➝

“Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith Music➝

“Night Changes” – One Direction Music➝


Shakespeare

“Girlfriend” – NSYNC Music➝

“Incomplete” – Backstreet Boys Music➝

“Inconsolable” – Backstreet Boys Music➝


Ensemble (Altos)

“After the Afterparty” – Charli XCX Music➝

“Grand Piano” – Nicki Minaj Music➝

“What the Hell” – Avril Lavigne Music➝


Ensemble (Baritones/Basses)

“Grow As We Go” – Ben Platt Music➝

“Let It Be” – Labrinth Music➝

“Welcome to Wonderland” – Anson Seabra Music➝


Ensemble (Contras)

“90 Days” – Pink Music➝

“Glitter in the Air” – Pink Music➝

“The Boy is Mine” – Brandy Music➝


Ensemble (Mezzo-Sopranos)

“Because of You” – Kelly Clarkson Music➝

“Still Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding Music➝

“What About Us?” – Pink Music➝


Ensemble (Sopranos)

“Courage” – Celine Dion Music➝

“Flashlight” – Jessie J Music➝

“It’s My Party” – Jessie J Music➝


Ensemble (Tenors)

“No Matter What” – Calum Scott Music➝

“Rockstar” – A Great Big World Music➝

“You Run Away” – Barenaked Ladies Music➝


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Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for & Juliet:

• “How Can You Say That?” from Wild Honey (Anna)

• “I Can’t Trust Anything” from Watson Intelligence (Eliza)

• “Ladylike” from Quality Street (Phoebe)

• “Queer Theory” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019

• “The Drama Department” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019


Final Step: Prepare for your audit

After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always download our FREE audition prep checklist!


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& Juliet Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in & Juliet, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose any of the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.


Act 1:

“Larger Than Life” – Shakespeare, Company

“I Want It That Way” – Shakespeare, Anne, Company

“…Baby One More Time” – Juliet

“Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” – Juliet, Company

“Domino” – Juliet, Anne, Nurse, May

“Show Me Love” – Juliet, Anne, Nurse, May, Company

“Blow” – Juliet, Anne, Nurse, May, Company

“I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” – May, Juliet

“Overprotected” – Francois, Juliet

“Confident” – Juliet, Francois

“Teenage Dream/Break Free” – Nurse, Lance

“Oops!… I Did It Again” – Juliet, Nurse

“I Kissed a Girl” – May, Francois

“It’s My Life” – Romeo, Company


Act 2:

“Love Me Like You Do” – Romeo

“Since U Been Gone” – Juliet, Ensemble

“Whataya Want From Me” – May, Francois

“One More Try” – Juliet, Romeo

“Problem/Can’t Feel My Face” – Juliet, Romeo

“That’s the Way It Is” – Anne, Juliet

“Everybody” – Shakespeare, Romeo, May, Francois, Lance, Company

“As Long as You Love Me” – Francois

“It’s Gonna Be Me” – Francois, May

“Shape of My Heart” – Lance, Francois, May

“Stronger” – Juliet

“F*in’ Perfect” – Nurse

“Roar” – Juliet

“I Want It That Way (Reprise)” – Shakespeare, Anne, Juliet, Romeo, Company

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!”- Shakespeare, Anne, Company


Which of these audition songs for & Juliet did you choose?

And what role are you auditioning for? 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.


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Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for & Juliet.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theater Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theater, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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