theatre: the bridges of madison county


Broadway musicals from 2013-2014 that have since closed

THE STORIES OF OUR LIVESThe American Identity in Musical Theatre 2016 EDITION

3 hours. 45 songs. A special 4th of July playlist that examines that various shades of the American experience in one of the few genuinely American art forms. UPDATED July 3, 2016.

Everybody’s Got the Right - Assassins / Cool, Cool, Considerate Men - 1776 / The Old Red Hills of Home - Parade / To Build a Home - The Bridges of Madison County / Lady’s Maid - Titanic / America - West Side Story / Carnaval Del Barrio - In the Heights / My Shot - Hamilton / Waitin’ For the Light to Shine - Big River / Molasses to Rum - 1776 / The Eagle and Me - Bloomer Girl (*only on 8tracks) / The Flagmaker, 1775 - Songs for a New World / Momma Look Sharp - 1776 / Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) - Hamilton / Life Story - Closer Than Ever / Back to Before - Ragtime / Oklahoma! - Oklahoma! / Goodbye/Boom Boom - Elegies / Me and the Sky - Come from Away (*only on Spotify) / The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) - Hair / Unlikely Lovers - Falsettoland / Will I? - Rent / Something Just Broke - Assassins / It’s In Your Hands Now - Road Show / Wheels of a Dream - Ragtime / The Saddest Song - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson / There is a Child - Giant  / Paciencia y Fe - In the Heights / Politics and Poker - Fiorello! / The House We Live In - Grey Gardens / Our Favorite Son - The Will Rogers Follies / A Normal, Healthy, American Boy - Bye Bye Birdie / What You Own - Rent / Second Nature - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson / Sarah - The Civil War / How Glory Goes - Floyd Collins / Gaman - Allegiance / Till We Reach That Day - Ragtime / Let It Sing - Violet / Free At Last - Big River / The Lynching Blues - Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk / Lot’s Wife - Caroline, or Change / I Know Where I’ve Been - Hairspray / Everybody Rejoice! - The Wiz / Ol’ Man River - Show Boat / Make Them Hear You - Ragtime

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musical theatre meme; 2/10 male performers - derek klena

“I think it’s important for kids and young ones to see theatre growing up and to experience it, just because you rarely get opportunities to see live performing and there’s just so much great theatre out there and I think it just opens up the mind and broadens the horizons.”

Jessie Mueller: “It’s harder to be yourself, though. There’s much more a chance of failure if you come across as unique, new.”

Kelli O’Hara: “But, Jessie, you’re the most individual person who has showed up in this town in a long time.”

2014 Tony Nominees; on their advice for their teenage selves, and Kelli O'Hara’s simple, but beautiful reminder to counteract Jessie’s self doubt. X


musicals that start with the letter B

All of my Broadway memorabilia. I usually get a T-Shirt, Magnet, and Souvenir Program at every show I see :) But I had to cut back as a poor college kid. But I thought I’d share my collection

time stood still - songs about time, countdowns, moments, and snapshots

stop time - 35mm: a musical exhibition // another day - rent // time stood still - women on the verge of a nervous breakdown // coffee’s on - murder ballad // here right now - ghost the musical // this time - // the world inside a frame - the bridges of madison county // countdown - the burnt part boys // 911! emergency! - bare: a pop opera // it’s been a year - lift // ten minutes ago - cinderella // suspended in time - xanadu // 30/90 - tick, tick… boom! // it won’t be long now - in the heights // time - a new brain // time and music - a new brain // the day after that - kiss of the spider woman // when it ends - the wild party // no time at all - pippin // say it to me now - once // when the sun goes down - in the heights // just another day - next to normal // one second and a million miles - the bridges of madison county


BEST WORST MISTAKE: a showtune-filled playlist for when your stomach is in knots and your heart is racing when they walk through the room. [listen]

01. the history of wrong guys- kinky boots 02. maybe this time- cabaret 03. best worst mistake- if/then: a new musical 04. i get a kick out of you- anything goes (2011 revival) 05. moving too fast- the last 5 years 06. gold- once: a new musical 07. singin’ in the rain- singin’ in the rain 08. the party goes with you- 35mm: a musical exhibition 09. pulled- the addams family 10. nothing short of wonderful- dogfight 11. here i go- if/then: a new musical 12. run away with me (live)- aaron tviet 13. fight for me- heathers: the musical 14. maria- west side story 15. changing my major- fun home 16. i can hear the bells- hairspray 17. my junk- spring awakening 18. gimme gimme- thoroughly modern millie 19. it all fades away- the bridges of madison county

Broadway Bootleg Masterlist

Haven’t traded in a while, so lets rage y’all. 

Show Wants - Anastasia (Broadway), Waitress w/ Besty Wolfe, Holiday Inn Proshot, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Into the Woods w/ Laura Benanti, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Thoroughly Modern Millie w/ Sutton Foster, Newsies w/ Corey Cott, Newsies w/ Mike Faist 

Performer Wants - Laura Benanti, Laura Osnes, Stephanie J. Block, Lesli Margherita, Laura Michelle Kelley, Betsy Wolfe, Kara Lindsay

Most Recent Additions - Bandstand OBC

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[The Varsouviana]

musical theatre songs for MBTI types
  • ESTJ: "It's Been a Long Day" - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • ESFJ: "To Build a Home" - The Bridges of Madison County
  • ISFJ: "You Should Be Loved" - Side Show
  • ISTJ: "Stars" - Les Misérables
  • ENTJ: "Spread a Little Sunshine" - Pippin
  • ENFJ: "C'mon Everybody" - All Shook Up
  • INFP: "In My Own Little Corner" - Cinderella
  • INFJ: "Bring Him Home" - Les Misérables
  • INTJ: "Almost There" - The Princess and the Frog
  • ENFP: "Try Me" - She Loves Me
  • ENTP: "A Little Priest" - Sweeney Todd
  • ISTP: "Finishing the Hat" - Sunday in the Park With George
  • ESFP: "H-A-P-P-Y/We'll Take a Glass Together" - Grand Hotel
  • ISFP: "Foolish to Think" - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
  • ESTP: "Live in Living Color" - Catch Me If You Can
  • INTP: "What's Next" - Big Fish

Head Voice Audition Songs: a musical theatre mix of songs using the head register [x]
**the playlist for the chest voice can be found here

in my own little corner - cinderella || follow your heart - urinetown || ribbons down my back - hello, dolly! || on the steps of the palace - into the woods || the light in the piazza - the light in the piazza || there’s a fine, fine line - avenue q || some things are meant to be - little women || i’m not that girl (reprise) - wicked || dyin’ ain’t so bad - bonnie & clyde || wishing you were somehow here again - phantom of the opera || you must love me - evita || to build a home - the bridges of madison county || whispering - spring awakening || raining - rocky || the beauty is - the light in the piazza || another life - the bridges of madison county || if i were a bell - guys and dolls || inside out - a gentleman’s guide to love and murder || green finch and linnet bird - sweeney todd || in my life - les mis || goodnight my someone - the music man || 

Oh the places you’ll go

Showtunes about places, cities, towns, homes and locations

[ In the Heights - In the Heights // Sal Tlay Ka Siti - The Book of Mormon // America - West Side Story // Santa Fe - Newsies // Ireland - Legally Blonde // On Broadway - Beautiful The Carole King Musical // Wicked Little Town - Hedwig and the Angry Inch // Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid // Buenos Aires - Evita // Beautiful City - Godspell // Santa Fe - Rent // State Road 21 - The Bridges of Madison County // Castle on a Cloud - Les Miserables // My House - Matilda // Avenue Q Theme - Avenue Q ]

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