Musical Song Lists

28 Sizzling Musical Theatre Songs for Summer

This summer has been a hot one! But did you know that listening to showtunes is a scientifically-proven way to keep your cool throughout the heat? Here’s a list of musical theatre songs that perfectly capture the essence of summer, sorted by vocal type!

And here’s Theatre Trip’s Spotify playlist on the topic – “Showtunes for Summer”➝.

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A Summer in Ohio” – The Last Five Years

By the Sea” – Sweeney Todd

Island” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

It Might as Well Rain Until September” – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


Farmer Tan” – Pump Boys and Dinettes

Summertime Love” – Greenwillow

To Break in a Glove” – Dear Evan Hansen

Top of the World” – Tuck Everlasting


It’s a Lovely Day Today” – Call Me Madam

Later Than Spring” – Sail Away

Sunny Side Up” – Good News!

Too Darn Hot” – Kiss Me, Kate


Circle of Life” – The Lion King

Good Morning Starshine” – Hair

Lazy Afternoon” – The Golden Apple

Sunday in the Park with George” – Sunday in the Park with George


Blame it on the Summer Night” – Rags

Everything I Know” – In the Heights

Spread a Little Sunshine” – Pippin

The Girls of Summer” – Marry Me a Little


Ice Cream” – Anne of Green Gables

Summertime” – Porgy and Bess

Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me

Wonderful, Wonderful Day” – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula

I’m Too Hot for You” – School of Rock

Piragua” – In the Heights

The Flower Garden of My Heart” – Pal Joey

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Which of these musical theatre songs for summer is your favorite?

Feel free to share them in the comments below! Happy Listening!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Songs for Summer.
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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