Do you have an upcoming audition for The Fantasticks? 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 The Fantasticksbroken down by character.
Since The Fantasticks is a post-golden age musical, the following songs are from musicals between 1960-1980. In addition, there is a classic musical theater vibe to many of the songs below 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.
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 Fantasticks cast album.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide which character you’d like to audition for. 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 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.
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!
“A Wonderful Day Like Today” – The Roar of the Greasepaint… Music➝
“Everybody Should Have a Maid” – A Funny Thing Happened… Music➝
“I Don’t Remember Christmas” – Starting Here Starting Now Music➝
“I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore” – Gigi Music➝
“Among My Yesterdays” – The Happy Time Music➝
“In My Own Lifetime” – The Rothschilds Music➝
“Melinda” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Music➝
“Never Will I Marry” – Greenwillow Music➝
“Beautiful Girls” – Follies Music➝
“Comedy Tonight” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Music➝
“Days Gone By” – She Loves Me Music➝
“Two a Day” – Parade Music➝
“I’ve Never Said I Love You” – Dear World Music➝
“Love Song” – Celebration Music➝
“Under the Tree” – Celebration Music➝
“What Makes Me Love Him?” – The Apple Tree Music➝
“Anne of Green Gables” – Anne of Green Gables Music➝
“She’s My Love” – Carnival! Music➝
“What Kind of Fool Am I?” – Stop the World – I Want to Get Off Music➝
“Wondrin’” – Anne of Green Gables Music➝
“A Little Gossip” – Man of La Mancha Music➝
“Big Fish, Little Fish” – Purlie Music➝
“I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight” – Camelot Music➝
“That’s Your Funeral” – Oliver! Music➝
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your voice type!
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Fantasticks:
• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men
• “Fifty-Two From Sixty-Four” from The Forced Marriage
• “Jealous” from The Romantic Young Lady (Barbarita)
• “Still Want to Kiss Me?” from King Arthur’s Socks
• “Where Is He?” from The Father Clock (Flub)
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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The Fantasticks Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Fantasticks, 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.
“Try to Remember” – El Gallo, Luisa, Matt, Hucklebee, Bellomy
“Much More” – Luisa
“Metaphor” – Matt, Luisa
“Never Say No” – Hucklebee, Bellomy
“It Depends On What You Pay” – El Gallo, Hucklebee, Bellomy
“Soon It’s Gonna Rain” – Matt, Luisa
“The Abduction Ballet / Happy Ending” – Company
“This Plum Is Too Ripe” – Matt, Luisa, Hucklebee, Bellomy
“I Can See It” – Matt, El Gallo
“Plant a Radish” – Bellomy, Hucklebee
“Round and Round” – El Gallo, Luisa, Company
“They Were You” – Matt, Luisa
“Try to Remember (Reprise)” – El Gallo
Which of these audition songs for The Fantasticks 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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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.