08 June 2006

Broadway 13

13 Songs from 13 Musicals
I love musical theatre, and have been fortunately enough to have been performing most of my life. Most of my friends are performers, in some capacity or another.
And nothing can express your mood better than a tune from a Broadway show! Here are some of my favourites (no, they aren’t always the most popular ones...and they are listed oldest to newest). Wouldn't it be great if people would break into song in the middle of the work day? Imagine a whole office or grocery store singing & dancing!)

1. Consider Yourself from Oliver!
2. You Gotta Get a Gimmick from Gypsy
3. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly? from My Fair Lady
4. Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music
5. This Plum is too Ripe from The Fantasticks
6. Better to Live & Die (Pirate King) from Pirates of Penzance
7. Turn Back O Man from Godspell
8. Another Suitcase, Another Hall from Evita
9. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Miserables
10. Tomorrow Belongs to Me from Cabaret
11. When You’re Good to Mama from Chicago
12. You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray
13. Defying Gravity from Wicked

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Heather/SHTEZQ said...

i have been trying to comment all morning it for some reason blogger would not let me. but i truely love your thirteen i am a huge musical buff i actually have benn in one happy TT

Laci said...

Hairspray is definitely my favorite musical -- all the songs are fantastic.

I haven't seen Wicked, but am dying to! :)

Great list and happy Thursday! :)

catherine said...

Interesting list and comment. The problem with the whole office breaking out in song is that lots of people (like me!) can't sing! It would sound godawful, really.... not at all like a musical. More like a nightmare!

Susan said...

Oooohhhh...I LOVE this list!!! I could so do this myself! I love #'s 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11. I don't know the others as well...some of my favorites that I would add to your list are: "Seasons of Love" from Rent, Memory from Cats, and "Nothing" from A Chorus Line. Oh there are so many, aren't there????

I hope you don't mind that I bookmarked your blog on my blogroll.

My TT is up here.

angela said...

Oh Kimba...I have had friends like you before...who knew lots of shows...those were always my favorite people. Always singing little snips from shows or saying lines from shows that fit a situation. This is a fun list...

I have not even checked back on your blog to see how the job is going. Hope it is going well, but I will be back later to see if I can tell anything from your blogs...

Happy0303 said...

My niece just performed as Ruth in Pirates of Penzance over the weekend. I loved the Pirate King song!

Heather Smith said...

Good list! The Sound of Music is one of my favorites all time! Thanks for stopping by my 13 yesterday!

Christine said...

I love musicals. My fav has to be Les Mis.Hope you have a great weekend! :P

Trish said...

Great list! Loved Chicago!! :)

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Cheeky said...

Oh these are wonderful - I am always singing something around my house....my last week's TT was full of music too.

I played (yesterday but blogger wouldn't let me comment...*sigh*)

Karen said...

I sing pieces of "loverly" all the time. except I sing very badly... Guys & Dolls is usually my fave, though. fun list!!

Froggie said...

I haven't seen alot of musicals... but I do have to say I loved watching Les Miserables and Oliver. :)

Thanks for visiting my TT.