It’s official, we just can’t get enough of Disney musicals, ever since the first staged production of Beauty and the Beast opened at the Palace Theatre in April 1994. Yes, we all love the films from our childhood but there is something incredibly magical about watching these wonderful stories live on stage. As a wonderful bonus, Disney musicals are ripe for picking when it comes to audition choices. Just maybe don’t go for another belted version of “Let It Go” eh?!

Shoba Narayan as Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway. Photo by Matthew Murphy. (c) Disney

So, without further ado, here is our pick of the top ten Disney audition songs for women. Altos, mezzos, sopranos, we’ve got you covered!

1. Home – Belle in Beauty and the Beast

A beautiful, heartfelt ballad, “Home” is a great choice for mezzo-sopranos who want to show off their emotional range. It also has great opportunities for 32 bar cuts.

2. Poor Unfortunate Souls – Ursula in The Little Mermaid

Ooh if you want to unleash your cheeky, comedic side, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is a belter of an audition song for altos. There is nothing sweet about this tentacled villain!

3. That’s Rich – Medda in Newsies

After a sassy, flirtatious vaudeville-style song? Look no further, Medda’s brash, belting solo is a winner.

4. Easy As Life – Aida in Aida

Wow, “Easy As Life” is a powerhouse of a song. If you have the lungs and one heck of a powerful stage presence, this could be a knock-out alto audition piece. Warning: if you don’t, maybe don’t try.

5. For the First Time in Forever – Anna in Frozen

Ok, we couldn’t not have a Frozen song in here but let’s think outside the “Let It Go” box. This sweet song is fun, quirky, and joyous, allowing you to highlight your vocal technique and your infectious energy. Perfect!

6. Feed the Birds – Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins

While this may not be the most obvious choice from this much-loved musical, “Feed the Birds” offers the perfect opportunity to showcase your voice, simply and beautifully, without the distraction of any vocal acrobatics.

7. Beauty and the Beast – Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast

Mrs Potts’ touching solo offers another opportunity to showcase vocal perfection, without messing around with a family classic. The bridge’s ascending lines can highlight vocal strength, while the song as a whole requires strong, yet understated acting skills.

8. Watch What Happens – Katherine in Newsies

It’s back to Newsies but with a very different style of song. “Watch What Happens” is a great opportunity to act your socks off – just watch your diction and remember to breathe!

9. Parents Lie – Katherine (Ellie) Blake in Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday may not have made it to Broadway (yet) but that doesn’t stop one of its songs from sneaking into our top ten list! Ellie’s stuck in her mom’s body (Katherine) and she’s had her fill. Time to deliver some home truths to her little brother in “Parents Lie”!

10. The World Above – Ariel – The Little Mermaid

Ariel’s first solo of the show is short, sweet and hopeful. It sets the scene, confirming that Ariel belongs on land, long before she meets Prince Eric. If you’re after a joyous and optimistic audition piece, this could be it!

But of course, there are so many more wonderful songs! What else would you include?

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