Musical Song Lists

32 Musical Theatre Songs About New Beginnings

The beginning of each year is such a great time to start thinking about new beginnings and fresh starts. And one unique way to do that is by finding some showtunes for inspiration! Here’s a big list of musical theatre songs about new beginnings, sorted by vocal type.

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Astonishing” – Little Women

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Let Things Go” – Ordinary Days

Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)” – Grease


After Today” – Doctor Dolittle

Do Something” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Dust and Ashes” – The Great Comet

I’ll Begin Again” – Scrooge!


It’s In Your Hands Now” – Roadshow

Jackie” – Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Thank You Very Much” – Scrooge!

When I’m Being Born Again” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever


Circle of Life” – The Lion King

If My Friends Could See Me Now” – Sweet Charity

Let It Sing” – Violet

Step One” – Kinky Boots

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I Am Changing” – Dreamgirls

I’m Not Afraid of Anything” – Songs for a New World

Let’s Start the New Year Right” – Holiday Inn

Now’s the Time” – Hallelujah, Baby!


Brand New You” – 13

How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday

Many a New Day” – Oklahoma!

The World Above” – The Little Mermaid


At the Grand Hotel” – The Grand Hotel

Morning Glow” – Pippin

Someone Else’s Skin” – Catch Me If You Can

We Gotta Get Out of this Place” – Beautiful


Consider Yourself” – Oliver!

Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach

Now I See” – Junie B. Jones

Opportunity” – Annie [2014 film]

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Which of these musical theatre songs about new beginnings is your favorite?

Or do you know of any other great showtunes about new beginnings? 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 New Beginnings.
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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