“I Know Things Now”: Audition Songs for Into the Woods

Written by Tiffany Wilkie

June 26, 2018

If you’re auditioning for Into the Woods soon, check out these audition numbers perfect for every role!

Auditioning for Narrator/Mysterious Man (Baritone)


An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.

1. “Beautiful Girls” from Follies



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2. “More I Cannot Wish You” from Guys and Dolls



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Auditioning for Cinderella (Soprano)


A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.

3. “No One Else” from The Great Comet



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4. “Take Me to the World” from Evening Primrose



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Auditioning for Jack (Tenor)


The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.

5. “Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd



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6. “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin



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Auditioning for Jack’s Mother (Soprano)


Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

7. “Another Hundred People” from Company



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8. “Mother’s Gonna Make Things Finefrom A New Brain


Auditioning for The Baker (Baritone)


A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.

9. “Being Alive” from Company



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10. “Buddy’s Blues” from Follies



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Auditioning for The Baker’s Wife (Mezzo)


A determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.

11. “Where is the Warmth” from The Baker’s Wife



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12. “The Glamorous Life” from A Little Night Music



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Auditioning for Cinderella’s Stepmother (Mezzo)


The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

13. “Lucky” from A Little Princess


14. “Liaisons” from A Little Night Music



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Auditioning for Florinda And Lucinda (Mezzo)


Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.

15. “I’m Still Here” from Follies



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16. “Stepsister’s Lament” from Cinderella



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Auditioning Little Red Riding hood (Mezzo)


A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.

17. “Everybody Says Don’t” from Anyone Can Whistle



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18. “If Mama Was Married” from Gypsy



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Auditioning for the Witch (Mezzo)


Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.

19. “The Witch” from Big Fish



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20. “See What It Gets You” from Anyone Can Whistle



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Auditioning for Cinderella’s Mother (Soprano)


Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.

21. “Lay Down Your Head” from Violet



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22. “Without a Word” from A Tale of Two Cities



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Auditioning for the Wolf (Baritone)


Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.

23. “Pretty Women” from Sweeney Todd



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24. “Falcon on the Drive” from The Scarlet Pimpernel



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Auditioning for Rapunzel (Lyric Soprano)


A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.

25. “Green Finch and Linnet Bird” from Sweeny Todd



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26. “I’ll Follow My Secret Heart” from Conversation Piece


Auditioning for Cinderella’s Prince (Tenor)


Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

27. “In Praise of Women” from A Little Night Music



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28. “Johanna” from Sweeney Todd



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Auditioning for Rapunzel’s Prince (Tenor)


Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.

29. “C’est Moi” from Camelot



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Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie is the Director of Theatricals for PerformerStuff.com. She also serves as the Casting Director for The Imagination House.