Apr 2, 2020

Feel Good Broadway Tunes

It’s no secret that our staff is full of some of Broadway’s biggest fans and showtune lovers. With the difficult times we are currently facing, we thought we would share some of the showtunes that never fail to put a smile on our face!

Here are some of our staff’s favorite “Feel Good” Broadway hits. We hope you enjoy this pick-me-up playlist, from our staff to you!

"Extraordinary" from Pippin
“In addition to being ridiculously catchy, this song always reminds me to not settle for being who or what others expect, instead to be defiantly extraordinary because that is our true destiny.” - Jason, Marketing

"You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray
“It's such an upbeat song it's impossible not to sing/dance along to it! It's also the show that my now-husband and I bonded over when we first started dating, so I have great memories associated with it.” - Kaitlin, Ticket Sales and Service

"Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl
“A song that makes you feel like you're on cloud 9 and nothing can bring you down.” - Megan, Marketing

"Beautiful" from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
“This song is a nice reminder that your kindness can positively impact those around you. Plus, it's fun to sing along with!” - Kristen, Marketing

"It's Hard To Speak My Heart" from Parade
“As an actor who could sing (not a trained singer), it was one of the songs I worked on all the time. It wasn't about sounding perfect, but about acting. So sometimes instead of being pretty you got to choke off words, but it still had some big notes to flex your vocal muscles.” - Tony, Production

“Seize the Day” from Newsies​​​​​​​
"’Minute by minute, that's how you win it,' ‘Courage is when we face our fears,’ ‘All for one and one for all,’ I mean come on.” - David, Programming​​​​​​​

"Defying Gravity" from Wicked​​​​​​​
“Because it’s amazing, uplifting, and who doesn’t love that tune? You can take on anything and no one can pull you down.” - Katie, Season Ticket Services​​​​​​​

“Raise You Up / Just Be” from Kinky Boots
“It's a great song about not only believing in yourself, but also the power of friendship and how important it is to have a support system in your life when you're having trouble keeping your head above the rough waters.” - Stephanie, Marketing​​​​​​​

"Happy Talk" from South Pacific​​​​​​​
“Mine's an old chestnut... It says ‘You've got to have a dream...if you don't have a ya gonna make a dream come true!’ (We have to start dreaming of a virus-free globe & work to make it a reality by each of us doing his/her part!)” - Jeannie, Marketing​​​​​​​

“Freak Flag” from Shrek The Musical​​​​​​​
“In addition to being a song that you really can’t not dance to, I love the message that what makes each and every one different is what makes us STRONG! And also some of the most hilarious lyrics in Musical Theatre (in my opinion), sung by dancing fairy tale characters—what’s not to love!” - Antoinette, Ticket Sales and Service​​​​​​​

“Opening Up” from Waitress​​​​​​​
“Come on, it’s so real, genuine and catchy! Plus, brings back great memories of that season for us—that is a special show all around.” - Renee, Ticket Sales and Service​​​​​​​

Ready to listen to them all? We’ve compiled a playlist of the songs mentioned (and a few more of our favorites) below!​​​​​​​