December Musical Theatre Holidays

Want to deepen your musical theatre knowledge in a fun and relaxed way? Just check in to this musical theatre holiday page daily and “open up” the album or song of the day! Each day will feature either a birthday, important event, or actual holiday, along with something musical theatre-related for you to do in order to celebrate it. It’s like a digital musical advent calendar for the whole year!

* It’s important that you use the exact links that are provided below, as there are many cast albums and versions of songs, and I have chosen the exact ones to go with the people we are celebrating.

* If there are two holidays listed, choose the one you are less familiar with or more interested in!


December 1st

Bette Midler’s Birthday: Hello, Dolly! (2017 Cast)➝

Mary Martin’s Birthday / Cyril Ritchard’s Birthday: Peter Pan (Original Broadway Cast)➝


December 2nd

Play Basketball Day: “Basketball”➝


December 3rd

Roof Over Your Head Day: “I Don’t Need a Roof”➝


December 4th

Santa’s List Day: “Nobody Cares About Santa”➝


December 5th

Larry Kurt’s Birthday: “Maria”➝


December 6th

Bobby Van’s Birthday: On Your Toes➝

James Naughton’s Birthday: “Razzle Dazzle”➝


December 7th

Stephanie D’Abruzzo’s Birthday: “There’s a Fine, Fine Line”➝


December 8th

Sammy Davis Jr.’s Birthday: Golden Boy➝


December 9th

Pastry Day: “The Parsee Cake Cake-Walk”➝


December 10th

Elizabeth Stanley’s Birthday: “Gussie’s Opening Number”➝

Mako’s Birthday: “The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea”➝


December 11th

International Mountain Day: “River Deep – Mountain High”➝


December 12th

Sound Check Day: “Tango Maureen”➝


December 13th

Christopher Plummer’s Birthday: Cyrano (Original Broadway Cast)➝


December 14th

Alice Ripley’s Birthday: “So Anyway”➝

Linda Hopkins’s Birthday: Me and Bessie➝


December 15th

Bill of Rights Day: “Washington on Your Side”➝


December 16th

LaChanze’s Birthday: “It’s a Sign”➝

Stephanie Lawrence’s Birthday: Blood Brothers (1995 London Cast)➝


December 17th

Eddie Perfect’s Birthday: Beetlejuice➝

Tommy Steele’s Birthday: “You Are My Lucky Star”➝


December 18th

“Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf” Day: “Just Like Him”➝


December 19th

Holly Day: “The Holly and the Ivy”➝


December 20th

Go Caroling Day: “Carol of the Bells”➝


December 21st

Humbug Day: “I Hate Christmas”➝


December 22nd

Andrew Lippa’s Birthday: Unbreakable➝


December 23rd

Roots Day: “Roots Dig Deep”➝


December 24th

Christmas Eve / Last Minute Shoppers Day: “Twelve Days to Christmas”➝


December 25th

Christmas Day: “Christmas Day”➝


December 26th

Candy Cane Day: “The Candy Cane Twist”➝


December 27th

Zoo Day: “What’s New at the Zoo”➝


December 28th

Malcom Gets’s Birthday: “Mrs. Remington”➝


December 29th

Inga Swenson’s Birthday: Baker Street (Original Broadway Cast)➝


December 30th

Bacon Day: “Canadian Bacon (Reprise)”➝


December 31st

Denee Benton’s Birthday: “What’d You Do This Time?”➝

Jule Styne’s Birthday: Two on the Aisle➝

New Year’s Eve: “New Year’s Eve”➝