BA Musical Theatre Auditions

If you're applying for our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre course, you'll be asked to prepare the following for your audition:

  • One monologue of your own choice - either classical or contemporary (20th century to present day)
  • Two contrasting songs from the list below

Please ensure your sheet music is printed clearly and either placed in a folder or taped. If your music is edited in places, please mark this clearly on the score so your accompanist can follow with ease. If you are using a backing track instead, please bring a USB with your downloaded track on to use in the audition. A computer and sound system will be provided for you on the day.

NB For the time being, all our auditions will be digital only. Please see the main auditions page for instructions on how to provide your materials. You can use either a live accompanist or a backing track for the sung element of your audition.

If you have any questions regarding the audition process, or would like to request copies of sheet music, please contact the Course Leader, Ryan Murphy.

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

The Madhatter - Wonderland


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

She Used to be Mine - Waitress

There’s a Fine, Fine Line - Avenue Q


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


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

It All Fades Away - The Bridges of Maddison County

The Pinstripes Are All They See - Catch Me If You Can

When Words Fail - Shrek

Everything's Golden - Tuck Everlasting

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables - Les Misérables

Drink with Me - Les Misérables

Where is the Life That Last I Led? - Kiss me Kate

Make Them Hear You - Ragtime

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