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➝


Here’s where you can find February’s Musical Theatre Holidays

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