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32 Musical Theatre Songs About Dreams – by Vocal Type

Are you specifically looking for a showtune about dreams for an upcoming audition or project? Well, if it’s for an audition, you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, you can go through the following musical theatre songs about dreams, sorted by vocal type.

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I Could’ve Gone to Nashville” – Nunsense

It Won’t Be Long Now” – In the Heights

Listen” – Dreamgirls

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess


I Am My Own Invention” – Wonderland

I’d Rather Be Sailing” – A New Brain

Our Time” – Merrily We Roll Along

Santa Fe” – Newsies


Half As Big As Life” – Promises, Promises

The Impossible Dream” – Man of La Mancha

Waitin’ For The Light to Shine” – Big River

Wheels of a Dream” – Ragtime


An Occasional Flight of Fancy” – Skyscraper

King of the World” – Songs for a New World

Never Never Land” – Peter Pan

Step One” – Kinky Boots

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Colored Lights” – The Rink

Dreamgirls” – Dreamgirls

In L.A.” – Fame

These Palace Walls” – Aladdin


Much More” – The Fantasticks

Out of My Dreams” – Oklahoma!

Simple Little Things” – 110 in the Shade

There’s Music in You” – Cinderella


Corner of the Sky” – Pippin

Dreamer in Disguise” – Carrie

One Knight” – Wonderland

The Moon and Me” – The Addams Family

Trebles (Kids)

Castle on a Cloud” – Les Misérables

I Know It’s Today” – Shrek

Picture Show” – Bonnie & Clyde

Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden

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Which of these musical theatre songs about dreams is your favorite?

Or do you know of any other great showtunes about dreams? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Songs About Dreams.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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