It’s really unfortunate that so many great TYA shows don’t have sheet music easily available. Of course MusicalTheaterSongs.com is a great resource to find places where songs are available. I’ve included links below to the songs found in the database on this site. Still, there is so much out there and yet even many of the most popular appear to only offer sheet music through a fully licensed production. If you’ve seen a TYA show you loved, I encourage you to find contact information and ask the writing team for hard to find sheet music. Some of my all time favorites aren’t on this list because the sheet music isn’t easily available.
This list is some suggestions of great TYA songs that ARE easily available. Don’t stop here though, there’s so much good stuff out there. Take a look at other works by these composers. Reach out for that unpublished sheet music. Find something you love!
And remember, you can also just sing your normal audition songs at a TYA audition, as long as the content would be ok to sing in front of your 7 year old niece. But just in case your entire book is pulled from Oh! Calcutta:
“All for You” from Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
“The Age of Not Believing” from Bedknobs and Broomsticks by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
“My Party Dress” from Henry & Mudge by Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan
“Captain Louie” from Captain Louie by Stephen Schwartz
“Play With Your Food” from Honk! by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
“Madness of King Scar” from The Lion King by Elton John and Tim Rice
“Middle of a Moment” from James and the Giant Peach by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“Sing Your Own Song” from Dear Edwina by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler