Classical IPR in Concert: Kate's Showtune Singalong Soiree!

Jun 17, 2020

It's a Showtune Singalong Soiree on Classical IPR!
Credit Singalong Jubilee Halifax 1968 Jubilee (Flickr: Ross Dunn)

Welcome to another Singalong Soiree on Classical IPR! This time, we've pulled together a collection of popular showtunes for you to show off your pipes!

Many of our songs come from IPR's Vinyl Vault, which contains original vinyl pressings of many classic Tony-nominated musicals, but we've got a couple of recent hits, too.

SHOWTUNES IN THE SOIREE

  1. Surrey with the Fringe on Top/OKLAHOMA
  2. Wouldn't it be Loverly/MY FAIR LADY
  3. Brush Up Your Shakespeare/KISS ME KATE
  4. If Ever I Would Leave You/CAMELOT
  5. Ya Got Trouble/THE MUSIC MAN
  6. The Schuyler Sisters/HAMILTON
  7. Maybe this Time/CABARET
  8. Oklahoma!/OKLAHOMA (Plus bonus snippet from "The Alto's Lament" by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich)
  9. Anything You Can Do/ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
  10. Don't Cry for Me Argentina/EVITA
  11. Music of the Night/PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
  12. Cell Block Tango/CHICAGO
  13. Don't Rain on My Parade/FUNNY GIRL
  14. One/A CHORUS LINE
  15. You're the One That I Want/GREASE
  16. Defying Gravity/WICKED
  17. To Dream the Impossible Dream/MAN OF LA MANCHA
  18. Home/THE WIZ

As usual, we've included a recipe for a snack and a drink to go with our Soiree. Our theme is "Musical Theatre Cast Party" - so here are a couple of simple recommendations for snacking and sipping:

PIGS IN A BLANKET FOR HUNGRY ACTORS

- Mini pre-cooked sausages
- Tube of crescent roll dough (the type that pops open in a startling way when you press on it with a spoon)

Cut the crescent roll triangles in half. Wrap mini-sausage in each triangle. Place on foil on cookie sheet, bake according to manufacturer's directions for crescent rolls. Repeat all night - they go fast!

JUNGLE JUICE - VERY PRETTY BUT FULL OF HIDDEN DANGERS

- Jug of tropical fruit punch (optional - something fancy, like guava, papaya or mango)
- Tail ends of whatever half-drunk bottles of alcohol you have lying around
- Tail ends of whatever half-drunk bottles of alcohol your friends bring with them
- Fruit garnish, if you want to be cute

Mix all ingredients in large punch receptacle. Add fruit juice throughout the night to offset the increasing amount of alcohol that others pour into the punch bowl on arrival. Proceed with caution.