January 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!

January 1

New Year’s Day: “Let’s Start the New Year Right”➝

January 2

Renée Elise Goldsberry: “My Home Court”➝

Science Fiction Day: Listen to a Sci-Fi Musical

Taye Diggs’s Birthday: The Wild Party (Original Off-Broadway Cast)➝

January 3

Festival of Sleep Day: “Sleepy Man”➝ or “Sleeping”➝

January 4

Dave Malloy’s Birthday: Preludes

Grace Bumbry’s Birthday: Carmen Jones (Studio Cast)➝

January 5

Bird Day: “Be Like the Bluebird”➝

January 6

Rowan Atkinson’s Birthday: Oliver! (2009 London Cast)➝

January 7

Kenny Loggins’s Birthday: Footloose

January 8

David Bowie’s Birthday: Lazarus➝

January 9

Imelda Staunton’s Birthday: Follies (National Theatre Cast)➝

January 10

Houseplant Appreciation Day: Little Shop of Horrors➝

January 11

Alexander Hamilton’s Birthday: “Alexander Hamilton”➝

January 12

Hot Tea Day: “Chrysanthemum Tea”➝

January 13

Gwen Verdon’s Birthday: New Girl in Town (Original Broadway Cast)➝

Make Your Dreams Come True Day: “I Have a Dream”➝

January 14

Alan Rickman’s Birthday: “Ladies in Their Sensitivities”➝

January 15

Dove Cameron’s Birthday: “Cooties”➝

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday: The Selma Album➝

January 16

Ethel Merman’s Birthday: Annie Get Your Gun (Original Broadway Cast)➝

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Birthday: 21 Chump Street➝

January 17

Eartha Kitt’s Birthday: The Wild Party (LaChiusa)➝

January 18

Jesse L. Martin’s Birthday: Bright Lights, Big City

January 19

Michael Crawford’s Birthday: The Phantom of the Opera (Original London Cast)➝

Dolly Parton’s Birthday: 9 to 5

January 20

Harold Gray’s Birthday: “I Always Knew”➝

January 21

Paul Scofield’s Birthday: Expresso Bongo

January 22

National Hot Sauce Day: “Too Darn Hot”➝

January 23

Pie Day – Listen to Waitress

Chita Rivera’s Birthday: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Original Cast)➝

January 24

Global Belly Laugh Day: “Schadenfreude”➝

January 25

Opposite Day: Freaky Friday

January 26

Spouse’s Day: I Do! I Do!

January 27

Punch the Clock Day: “Coffee Break”➝

Alan Cumming’s Birthday: Cabaret (New Broadway Cast)➝

January 28

Joey Fatone’s Birthday: “The Chipmunk Song”➝

January 29

Puzzle Day: “Crossword Puzzle”➝

January 30

Christian Bale’s Birthday: The Newsies (Film Soundtrack)➝

January 31

Carol Channing’s Birthday: Hello, Dolly! (Original Broadway Cast)➝

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day: “Children and Art”➝

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