“There’s a Moment You Know”: Audition Songs for Spring Awakening

Written by Tiffany Wilkie

October 18, 2018

If you’re auditioning for Spring Awakening, take a look at these audition numbers expertly chosen for every role!

Auditioning for Wendla (Mezzo-Soprano)


Innocent. With every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her and her changing body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. Explores her newly-found sexuality with Melchior.

1. “River” by Joni Mitchell



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2. “21 Guns” from American Idiot



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3. “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles



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Auditioning for Melchior (Baritone)


A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society’s rules. An atheist and radical student. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla and his awakening sexual urges.

4. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” from American Idiot



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5. “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain



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6. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley 



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Auditioning for Martha (Mezzo-Soprano)


A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz.

7. “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar



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8. “Never Again” by Kelly Clarkson



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9. “Uninvited” by Alanis Morrisette



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Auditioning for Moritz (Tenor)


Melchior’s best friend, a troubled student. He desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. His haunting sexual dreams and academic failures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts.

10. “I’m Not That Guy” from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson



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11. “She’s So High” by Tal Bachman



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12. “Creep” by Radiohead



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Auditioning for Thea (Mezzo-Soprano)


Wendla’s best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure.

13. “Perfect” by Alanis Morrissette



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14. “Brave” from Sara Bareilles



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15. “A Quiet Night at Home” from Bare



Auditioning for Hanschen (Baritone)


A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior’s. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst

16. “The Saddest Songs” from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson



17. “Lately” by David Gray



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18. “Alive” by Pearl Jam



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Auditioning for Ernst (Baritone)


A schoolmate of Melchior’s. Naive and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with Hanschen.

19. “Barely Breathing” by Duncan Sheik



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20. “Once Upon a Time” from Bare



21. “ The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice



Auditioning for Anna (Mezzo-Soprano)


A German schoolgirl and Martha’s best friend. Optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha’s trials.

22. “Beautiful Disaster” by Kelly Clarkson



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23. “I’m a Good Girl” from 13 the Musical



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Auditioning for Ilse (Mezzo-Soprano)


Martha’s sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists’ colony. She reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life.

24. “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan



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25 “Requiem” from Dear Evan Hansen



Auditioning for Georg (Tenor)


A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir’s. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher.

26. “Gethsemane” from Jesus Christ Superstar



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27. “Sex is on Fire” by Kings of Leon



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Auditioning for Otto (Tenor)


A classmate of Melchior’s. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate.

28. “Smash the Mirror” by The Who’s Tommy



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