Tricky Audition Songs for Pianists

Song TitleShowComposer
I Can Cook TooOn The TownBernstein
Glitter And Be GayCandideBernstein
Miss ByrdCloser Than EverMaltby & Shire
This Is Not Over YetParadeJason Robert Brown
I’m Not Afraid Of AnythingSongs For A New WorldJason Robert Brown
Moving Too FastThe Last Five YearsJason Robert Brown
Shiksa GoddessThe Last Five YearsJason Robert Brown
They Just Keep Moving The LineSmashMarc Shaiman
Life Of The PartyThe Wild PartyAndrew Lippa
Look At Me NowThe Wild PartyAndrew Lippa
I’ll Be HereThe Wild PartyAndrew Lippa
Double TalkCity Of AngelsCy Coleman
You’re Nothing Without MeCity Of AngelsCy Coleman
What You Don’t Know About WomenCity Of AngelsCy Coleman
Another Hundred PeopleCompanySondheim
Marry Me A LittleCompanySondheim
I Know Things NowInto The WoodsSondheim
On The Steps Of The PalaceInto The WoodsSondheim
Franklin Shepherd IncMerrily We Roll AlongSondheim
The Millers SonA Little Night MusicSondheim
Sunset BoulevardSunset BoulevardAndrew Lloyd Webber
Art Is Calling For MeThe EnchantressVictor Herbert
The KiteYou’re A Good Man Charlie BrownClark Gesner
MeadowlarkThe Bakers WifeStephen Schwartz
Proud LadyThe Bakers WifeStephen Schwartz
Don’t Rain On My ParadeFunny GirlJule Styne
The Greatest StarFunny GirlJule Styne
Light On The PiazzaThe Light In The PiazzaAdam Guettel
The Beauty IsThe Light In The PiazzaAdam Guettel
My White NightThe Music ManMeredith Wilson
Vanilla Ice CreamShe Loves MeBock and Harnick
In A Very Unusual WayNineMaury Yeston


Songs are listed for various reasons. Most obvious are:

1) It’s just a hard/fast play (i.e. Art Is Calling For Me, The Beauty Is, Franklin Shepherd Inc)

2) Some random tempo changes that you need to be familiar with (i.e. Proud Lady and The Millers Son).

3) Sometimes the harmony doesn’t go where you expect it (i.e. My White Knight and Vanilla Ice Cream)

4) Songs where you JUST have to get to grips with the chords (i.e. any of City Of Angels, Moving The Line)

Thank you to Jimmy Brockie for putting together a Spotify playlist of the tunes.