the-fantasticks

badass soprano songs [x]
a list of songs with notes that go up into the stratosphere (requested by rocioolayab​)

many a new day (oklahoma!) // a little bit in love (wonderful town) // i could be happy with you (the boy friend) // waitin’ for my dearie (brigadoon) // i could have danced all night (my fair lady) // my white knight (the music man) // when did i fall in love (fiorello!) // before i gaze at you again (camelot) // much more (the fantasticks) // one boy (bye bye birdie) // i feel pretty (west side story) // far from the home i love (fiddler on the roof) // i loved (jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris) // take care of this house (1600 pennsylvania avenue) // green finch and linnet bird (sweeney todd) // unexpected song (song and dance) // how could i ever know (the secret garden) // children of the wind (rags) // he plays the violin (1776) // if i were a bell (guys & dolls) // vanilla ice cream (she loves me) // ribbons down my back (hello, dolly!) // bill (show boat) // lovely (a funny thing happened on the way to the forum) // christmas lullably (songs for a new world) // in his eyes (jekyll & hyde) // glitter and be gay (candide) // your daddy’s son (ragtime) // cry like the wind (do re mi) // follow your heart (urinetown) // on the steps of the palace (into the woods) // popular (wicked) // love, look away (flower drum song) // the beauty is (the light in the piazza) // simple little things (110 in the shade) // come home (allegro) // cute boys with short haircuts (vanities) // goodbye, little dream, goodbye (anything goes) // think of me (phantom of the opera) // sweet thursday (pipe dream) // not a day goes by (merrily we roll along) // rosa’s confession (the mystery of edwin drood) // in my own little corner (cinderella) // climb ev'ry mountain (the sound of music) // i don’t know what i’d do (a gentleman’s guide to love and murder) // never (on the twentieth century) // getting to know you (the king and i)

alto | tenor | bass
You wonder how these things begin. Well, this begins with a glen. It begins with a season which, for want of a better word we may as well call- September. It begins in a forest where the woodchucks woo, and the leaves wax green, and vines intertwine like lovers; try to see it. not with your eyes, for they are wise, but see it with your ears: the cool green breathing of the leaves. And hear it with the inside of your hand: the soundless sound of shadows flicking light. Celebrate sensation. Recall that secret place. You’ve been there, you remember: That special place where once- Just once- in your crowded sunlit lifetime, you hid away in shadow from the tyranny of time. That spot beside the clover where someone’s hand held your hand and love was sweeter than the berries, or the honey, or the stinging taste of mint. It is September- before a rainfall- a perfect time to be in love.
—  The Fantasticks
  • Phantom of the Opera:(bangs gavel) This musical fandom meeting will come to order.
  • Les Misérables:Hey, who made you our leader? We object, this isn't rule by the people!
  • Phantom of the Opera:We're the longest running Broadway musical!
  • Les Misérables:Well, by that logic, we should be in charge, we're the longest running musical in the world and—
  • The Fantasticks:AHEM.
  • Les Misérables:.... See, that's our point!
  • Bonnie and Clyde:DO YOU GUYS KNOW HOW LUCKY YOU ARE STILL BE RUNNING AT ALL?
  • The Last 5 Years:At least you were actually on Broadway!
  • Next to Normal:You guys make the characters in our show look downright sane.
The kind of September


September comes-
bringing me to this place, 
where everything has the feel
of yesterday.

“Try to remember” …
played, with my sore unaccustomed fingers
on the vibrant strings 
of a reluctant violin.

My third grade perception- grasping,
at this confusing world, all around.
Burgeoning with an adolescent crush,
on the perplexing girl, who played viola so sweetly
in the front row seat.

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Hadley singing “Try to Remember”… i can’t with this man… he’s trying to kill me with those unbuttoned buttons.