Show Tunes with Kate Botello - Episode 33

Jan 1, 2017

Episode 33: Happy New Year! It's a New Year's party, and the morning after.

Coming up: We’re throwing a New Year’s party, complete with cocktails, dancing, revelry...and regrets. If you’re auditioning for musical theatre these days, take notes at Intermission - we’ll have a list of songs that casting directors do NOT want to hear - and offer you a few alternatives. In Act Two - the Morning After.

Click through for this week's playlist!

Here's this week's playlist:

  • RENT (1996) - Happy New Year
  • STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET OFF (1962) - Gonna Build A Mountain
  • THE FROGS (2004) - Hymn to Dionysos
  • RAISIN (1973) - Booze
  • THE WILD PARTY (2000 - Lippa) - Let Me Drown
  • THE WILD PARTY (2000 - LaChiusa - Welcome to my Party
  • BYE BYE BIRDIE (1962) - A Lot of Livin'

INTERMISSION: We're featuring songs that casting directors are tired of hearing, as well as a few alternatives to try! (Based on an article at

  • BELLS ARE RINGING (1956) - The Party's Over
  • THE HANGOVER (2009) - Stu's Song
  • SWEET CHARITY (1966) - There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This
  • PROMISES, PROMISES (1968) - Promises, Promises
  • RENT (1996) - Happy New Year B

Click below to get your heart beautifully broken by Judy Holliday with, "The Party's Over," from the 1960 Vincente Minnelli movie of BELLS ARE RINGING.

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