This summer has been a hot one! But did you know that there is a scientifically-proven way to keep your cool throughout the heat? By listening to sizzling hot showtunes of course! And guess what? We have carefully selected some of our favorite musical theatre songs for summer.
To enhance your experience, pop on Theatre Trip’s Spotify playlist – “Showtunes for Summer”➝.
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Golden Age/Post-Golden Age
“Good Morning Starshine” – Hair
“Ice Cream” – Anne of Green Gables
“It Might as Well Rain Until September” – Beautiful
“Later Than Spring” – Sail Away
“Lazy Afternoon” – The Golden Apple
“Too Darn Hot” – Kiss Me, Kate
“Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me
“By the Sea” – Sweeney Todd
“Circle of Life” – The Lion King
“Spread a Little Sunshine” – Pippin
“Sunday in the Park with George” – Sunday in the Park with George
“The Girls of Summer” – Marry Me a Little
“Tomorrow” – Annie
“A Summer in Ohio” – The Last Five Years
“Another Winter in a Summer Town” – Grey Gardens
“Everything I Know” – In the Heights
“I’m Too Hot for You” – School of Rock
“In Summer” – Frozen
“Out of the Sun” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Piragua” – In the Heights
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Which of these musical theatre songs for summer is your favorite?
Feel free to share them in the comments below! Happy Listening!
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.