Mayflower Theatre Staff Spotify playlist
We are living in unprecedented times and what better way is there to lift community spirits than with music. Our staff love a good show tune, whether it be from their favourite West End Production, Broadway show, touring shows or their favourite Disney spectacular.
If you are looking for some show tunes to put a spring in your step or to help adjust to working from home, look no further than the Mayflower Theatre Staff Spotify Playlist.
And here are just a few of the reasons we love these songs so much!
Everybody say yeah! from Kinky Boots: "This is one of my favourites because it’s just one of those songs you can’t help but tap your foot along to. It’s so upbeat and energetic and could put a smile on any musical lovers face! Always puts me in a good mood!!"
Defying Gravity from Wicked: "Cheesy as it may be, it’s got to be Defying Gravity from Wicked. When I first saw the show in London with Alice Fearn as Elphaba – the hairs on the back of my neck went up, I got goosebumps and was glued to my seat in absolute awe. There’s nothing like singing the lines ‘…and you can’t bring me down!’ at the top of your lungs. When the show came to Mayflower Theatre in 2018 I must have seen this song performed a good 20 times…"
"As cliché as my choice might be, you can’t argue with the greatest of musical theatre classics. Every time I hear this song, I get a chill down my spine. It’s electric, powerful and uplifting. I remember watching Wicked with my mum and squeezing her hand so hard when I finally got to hear this song live. It makes me feel like I can achieve anything"
Bare from Bare: A Pop Opera: "In the context of the show it’s a bit of a weepy one, but I love it so much because it’s just an outpouring of love from the two main characters! It also brings back lots of fun memories of doing the show in my final year of university."
She Used to Be Mine from Waitress: "This is one of my absolute favourites from the show. I've cried multiple times whilst listening to this performed live and it is such a powerful and moving song"
It’s a Business from Curtains "is a song written in a traditional Broadway style and yet featuring an unusual message. Most songs about musicals in shows are about how great the creative side of them are (as Show People from the same musical is) but this one is a complete reverse of that. Carmen is a forceful character and this song befits her personality perfectly."
42nd Street from 42nd Street – "This is one of the greatest openings to a show there could possibly be. An opening of any story needs to do a lot of things, but particularly establish the tone of the rest of the story. 42nd Street does this fantastically with the big band sound and the partial raising of the curtain to reveal the tap dancing legs. The musical is a fun-filled show-within-a-show and the scale of the opening sets the audience up perfectly for what they’re about to see. There’s also the small fact that you can’t help but move when you hear the music!"
Sue Me from Guys and Dolls – "One of the quieter songs from this musical, it is an argument between two of the main characters. My favourite aspect of it is Nathan’s falling, lilting melody that so encapsulates his heart, being cut short by everything around him. Not every number has to be fast and exciting and this song is proof of that."
Bad Idea from Waitress - " You can't help but carried away with this catchy tune! Sung by Dr Pomatter and Jenna. This is a lighthearted and fun duet which is always at the top of my karaoke singing list."
Gethsemane from Jesus Christ Superstar - " I cannot think of a more powerful or personal song in musical theatre, having seen many versions of the show, this is a moving masterpiece in storytelling and getting inside the head of the title character"
Six from Six - " This musical has so much female empowerment, you can't help but sing along! Plus it feels a little educational as well"
Welcome to the 60s from Hairspray – This song is a fun listen as it has many different aspects to it; it has comedy aspects as well as a nice message of Tracy getting her mother Edna to embrace the new 60s world. Additionally the musical hook at the end of the verses gets stuck in your head for hours!
To hear these and many more head over to Spotify!