“So Splendiferous”: Audition Song Ideas for Chicago

Written by Tiffany Wilkie

September, 10 2018

If you’re auditioning for Chicago, take a peek at these audition numbers perfect for every role!

Auditioning for Roxie (Mezzo-Soprano)


An aspiring vaudevillian and murderess who kills her lover after a spat and is sent to jail.

1. “City Lights” from The Act



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2. “The Life of the Party” from The Wild Party



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Auditioning for Velma (Mezzo)


A vaudevillian and murderess who is on trial for killing her cheating husband and sister. She is represented by Billy Flynn and competes with Roxie Hart for him.

3. “Don’t Tell Mama” from Cabaret



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4. “Kiss of the Spider Woman” from Kiss of the Spider Woman



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Auditioning for Billy Flynn (Baritone)


Velma and Roxie’s lawyer who has a perfect track record and makes celebrities of his clients to win sympathy and sway public opinion.

5. “Ya Got Trouble” from The Music Man



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6. “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute” from Barnum



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Auditioning for Amos Hart (Baritone)


Roxie’s faithful and good-natured but simple husband to whom nobody pays attention. He spends most of the show trying to make Roxie take an interest in him or even acknowledge his existence.

7. “Marry Me” from Return to the The Rink



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8. “If I Can’t Love Her” from Beauty and the Beast



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Auditioning for Matron “Mama” Morton (Mezzo)


The matron of the Cook County Jail who thinks all favors she gives should be returned.

9. “The Money Tree” from The Act



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10. “It’s a Business” from Curtains



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Auditioning for Mary Sunshine (Countertenor)


The newspaper reporter who follows the trials of both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. In most productions, Sunshine is revealed to be a male at the end of the show.

11. “I (Who Have Nothing)” from Smokey Jones Cafe



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12. “So in Love” from Kiss Me Kate



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Auditioning for the Cell Block Tango Women (mezzo)


The “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail.

13. “Ring Them Bells” from Liza with a Z



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14. “Mein Herr” from Cabaret



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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.