BA (Hons) Musical Theatre auditions

If you're applying for our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre or BA (Hons) Musical Theatre with Foundation Year course you'll be asked to prepare two contrasting songs from the list below, as well as a short, contemporary monologue of your own choice.

If you are not able to send two songs from the list below please send us two of your choice and we’ll contact you if we need more.

You can use either a live accompanist or a backing track. Please email admissions-ahss@aru.ac.uk (home applications) or internationaladmissions@aru.ac.uk (international applications) with links to your videos or recordings of you performing your songs and monologue. Include your name, the course you are applying for and student ID number.

Please host the video on a video sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo - you can set it as 'unlisted' and send us just the link. If you are unable to share your video via a video sharing site please use a file sharing service such as Google Drive or Drop Box. To do this, you need to ensure your file is less than 1GB. If you use WeTransfer please send us the link from your email address as our servers sometimes block WeTransfer emails.

Check out our short video with Adam and Shaun for information you need to consider for your audition:

Soprano song choices

  • I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
  • Nothing Short of Wonderful - Dogfight
  • In Short - Edges
  • Never - On the 20th Century
  • I Hate Men - Kiss Me Kate
  • Pretty Funny - Dogfight
  • In My Life - Les Misérables
  • So Big/So Small - Dear Evan Hansen
  • Two Men in My Life - Big Fish
  • I Dreamed a Dream - Les Misérables
  • My Friend the Dictionary - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • My Most Beautiful Day - Tuck Everlasting
  • Home - The Wiz
  • Mister Snow - Carousel
  • A Lovely Night - Cinderella
  • Wonderful, Wonderful Day - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Bill - Showboat
  • On The Steps of the Palace - Into The Woods

Alto song choices

  • Woe is Me - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • It's a Business - Curtains
  • Everlasting - Tuck Everlasting
  • Funny Honey - Chicago
  • I Just Want to Be a Star - Nunsense
  • Somebody Older - Steel Pier
  • Time Heals Everything - Mack and Mabel
  • You Don’t Know This Man - Parade
  • Days of Plenty - Little Women
  • Maps - Fun Home
  • There’s a Fine, Fine Line - Avenue Q
  • If I Were a Bell - Guys and Dolls
  • Trolley Song - Meet Me in St Louis
  • The Miller’s Son - A Little Night Music
  • Wait A Bit - Just So
  • Times Are Hard For Dreamers - Amelie

Tenor song choices

  • It's Hard to Speak My Heart - Parade
  • Purpose - Avenue Q
  • Why God Why - Miss Saigon
  • Bui Doi - Miss Saigon
  • 'Till I Hear you Sing - Love Never Dies
  • One Track Mind - The Sweet Smell of Success
  • One More Beautiful Song - A Class Act
  • She Was There - The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Where in the World - The Secret Garden
  • What is it About Her? - The Wild Party
  • I'd Rather Be Sailing - A New Brain
  • All Good Gifts - Godspell
  • Kansas City - Oklahoma
  • Mr Cellophane - Chicago
  • All I Need is the Girl - Gypsy
  • Sunset Boulevard - Sunset Boulevard
  • Grow For Me - Little Shop of Horrors

Baritone Song Choices

  • It's Hard to Speak My Heart - Parade
  • Letter to the Governor - Parade
  • If I Can’t Love Her - Beauty and The Beast
  • Be the Hero - Big Fish
  • The Pinstripes Are All They See - Catch Me If You Can
  • When Words Fail - Shrek
  • Everything's Golden - Tuck Everlasting
  • Drink with Me - Les Misérables
  • Where is the Life That Last I Led? - Kiss me Kate
  • I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today - Avenue Q
  • Me - Beauty & The Beast
  • I Am What I Am - La Cage Aux Folles
  • What More Can I Say? - Falsettos
  • You Are Beautiful - Flower Drum Song
  • Almost Like Being In Love - Brigadoon
  • Fight the Dragons - Big Fish
  • The Surrey With a Fringe On Top - Oklahoma
  • Bless Your Beautiful Hide - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Get Me To The Church on Time - My Fair Lady
  • They Call The Wind Maria - Paint Your Wagon
  • Camelot – If Ever I Would Leave You
  • Hello Little Girl - Into The Woods
  • Make Them Hear You - Ragtime
  • It All Fades Away - The Bridges of Maddison County (goes up to a big top A)
  • Empty Chairs at Empty Tables - Les Misérables (maybe not a tenor song but it is a tenor role)