Rock On! Audition Song Suggestions for American Idiot

Written by Tiffany Wilkie

July 6, 2018

If you’re auditioning for American Idiot soon, check out these audition numbers perfect for every role!

Auditioning for Johnny (Bari-Tenor)


The self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia.” Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.

1. “Move Along” by All American Rejects



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2. “All That’s Known” from Spring Awakening



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Auditioning for Tunny (Tenor)


Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny’s ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.

3. “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind



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4. “Exquisite Corpse” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch



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Auditioning for Will (Tenor)


Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.

5. “Creep” by Radiohead



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6. “Midnight Radio” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch



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Auditioning for St. Jimmy (Tenor)


Johnny’s alter ego. Known as the “city badass.” An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.

7. “Tear Me Down” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch


8. “She’s So High” by Tal Bachman



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Auditioning for Heather (Mezzo)


A girl in Suburbia and Will’s girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.

9. “Right Through You” by Alanis Morissette



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10. “Angels, Punks And Raging Queens” from Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens



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Auditioning for Whatsername (Mezzo)


A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.

11. “Mary Jane” by Alanis Morissette



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12. “The Dark I Know Well” from Spring Awakening



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Auditioning for Extraordinary Girl (Mezzo)


A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.

13. “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” by Sophie B. Hawkins



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14. “The Great Compromise” from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson



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Tiffany Wilkie is the Director of Social Media, Analytics, and Content for Performer Stuff.