Social Question

scandalousdan's avatar

What would be a good showtune to sing?

Asked by scandalousdan (35points) February 3rd, 2011

For my musical theater class, we have to sing songs in a couple weeks that come from the Golden Age of musical theater, so like 20s-40s showtunes (think Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, etc). I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I’m thinking of You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught from “South Pacific,” but I’m not so sure. Any input would be helpful! :)

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

22 Answers

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Title song from “Oklahoma”. Whip up the crowd.

tranquilsea's avatar

I like Oklahoma.

I see @Tropical_Willie got to it faster than I did.

Dog's avatar

@Tropical_Willie I always though “Poor Jed is Dead” was pretty special. ~ ;)

If you can pull it off the song from Cats “Touch me” is awesome too. Not an easy sing though.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I like this one (start at 7:20 to get to the song straightaway).

Supacase's avatar

I Got Rhythm
Toot, Toot, Tootsie Good Bye
That’s Entertainment

gailcalled's avatar

@Dog. (It’s Poor Jud is Dead)

Male or female?
Comedic, romantic or serious?
Voice range? Soprano, mezzo, alto, tenor, baritone, bass?
Solo or duet or small group?

scandalousdan's avatar

@gailcalled Sorry! I assumed rather stupidly that everyone knew my gender and voice range. I’m a male, and can comfortable sing baritone or tenor.

Very helpful answers!

6rant6's avatar

I once did “I Could Have Danced All Night” for an audition. I’m a bass.

Earthgirl's avatar

For a baritone “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific is a great song.
I also like “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera, and “So in Love” from Kiss Me Kate.

Brian1946's avatar

How about Somewhere, from “West Side Story”?

Wow, I just realized that WSS is now 50 years old.

breedmitch's avatar

We Kiss in the Shadow from the King and I.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Another vote for “Til There Was You.” And my original suggestion is Almost Like Being in Love from Brigadoon. It’s my #1 shower song.

twothecat's avatar

I don’t know the name of the song, but Fred Astaire sings it to Ginger Rogers.. words go…“Heaven, I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak, and I seem to find the happiness I seek, when we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek.

gailcalled's avatar

@twothecat: Cheek to Cheek

Ella and Louis singing.

Both the love and the cheeky songs from My Fair Lady.
Get Me to the Church on Time.
On the Street Where You Live starts at1:05
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome from Cabaret

Can you do accents and a little dancing to show skills other than vocal?

gorgeousgal3's avatar

’’ There’s no business like show business’’

gailcalled's avatar

@gorgeousgal3L I know.

Answer this question




to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther