Coffee Break! Show Tunes: The Standards Edition


I Could Have Danced All Night (“My Fair Lady” movie)


Close Every Door to Me (“Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”)

Good Morning Starshine (“Hair” movie cast)

What I Did For Love (“A Chorus Line”)

I’m a Brass Brand (“Sweet Charity”)

On My Own (“Les Miserables”)

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COFFEE BREAK Show Tunes: Animation Edition


A Whole New World (“Alladin”)

When You Believe (“Prince of Egypt”)


Reflection (“Mulan”)

Circle of Life (“Lion King” Broadway version with clips from movie)

Part of Your World (“The Little Mermaid”)

Will I (“Rent” with images from animated movies)

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Show Tunes: Barbra Streisand Edition


Before the Parade Passes By (“Hello Dolly”)


Papa Can Your Hear Me? (“Yentl”)

Evergreen (“A Star is Born”)

Don’t Rain on My Parade (“Funny Girl”)

Fight (“The Main Event”)

Get Happy/Happy Days are Here Again  (duet with Judy Garland)

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Show Tunes: Modern Classics Edition


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Wheels of a Dream (“Ragtime”)

Suddenly Seymour (“Little Shop of Horrors”)

No Day But Today (“Rent”) I refrained from including the entire “Rent” soundtrack.

I’ll Cover You (“Rent”)

I’ll Cover You Reprise (“Rent”) Get out your hankies!

Out Here On My Own (“Fame” original movie)

Defying Gravity (“Wicked” original Broadway cast) Lea Michele’s “Glee” version is pretty darn good, too.

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What’s the Deal with Show Tunes? A Tribute


My love of musical theater is not limited to the skillful recreations heard on “Glee.” I’ve been obsessed with movie musical and Broadway shows since I was 9 years old and happened to watch “On the Town”  on TV one rainy Saturday afternoon.

Show tunes can be cheesy. Overly dramatic. Clichéd. I get that. But a good musical number can also get to the emotional truth of a moment better than any other form of communication.

How many of us have felt the urge to dance in the streets when we get that job offer we’ve been waiting for? Whose heart doesn’t cry out when their child is sick or they loose a loved one? And how can you not want to click your heels and do a twirl when you fall in love?

For generations, the American (and British) stage has blessed us with countless geniuses lovingly giving the public their works, and their hearts. Here are a few of my many, many favorite musical numbers.

What’s the Deal with Show Tunes?

What are your favorite musical numbers and why?