October 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!


October 1st

Christian Borle’s Birthday: “It’s Hard to Be the Bard”➝

Julie Andrew’s Birthday: The Sound of Music (Original Soundtrack)➝

Lynn Ahren’s Birthday: Anastasia➝


October 2nd

International Day of Non-Violence: “In My Own Lifetime”➝

Sting’s Birthday: The Last Ship➝


October 3rd

Mean Girls Appreciation Day: Mean Girls➝


October 4th

Clifton Davis’s Birthday: “Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)”➝

Susan Sarandon’s Birthday: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Film Soundtrack)➝


October 5th

Brandon Jovanovich’s Birthday: “Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise”➝

Glynis Johns’s Birthday: “Send in the Clowns”➝

Heather Headley’s Birthday: “The Past is Another Land”➝


October 6th

Come and Take It Day: “Take the Moment”➝


October 7th

Alfred Drake’s Birthday: “Lonely Room”➝


October 8th

International Lesbian Day: “Just Breathe”➝


October 9th

Marin Mazzie’s Birthday: “And Eve Was Weak”➝

Tony Shalhoub’s Birthday: “Itgara’a”➝


October 10th

Ben Vereen’s Birthday: “Simple Joys”➝


October 11th

Jerome Robbins’s Birthday: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway➝


October 12th

Hugh Jackman’s Birthday: “The Greatest Show”➝


October 13th

Liliane Montevecchi’s Birthday: “Ah, Paree!”➝


October 14th

Lowercase Day: [title of show]➝


October 15th

Gavin Lee’s Birthday: “To Die For”➝


October 16th

Angela Lansbury’s Birthday: Gypsy (Original London Cast)


October 17th

Forgive an Ex Day: “Wunderbar”➝


October 18th

Lotte Lenya’s Birthday: “Pirate Jenny”➝


October 19th

New Friends Day: “Friend Like Me”➝


October 20th

Jerry Orbach’s Birthday: “Try to Remember”➝


October 21st

Aaron Tveit’s Birthday: “Aftershocks”➝

Ken Watanabe’s Birthday: “A Puzzlement”➝

Meg Bussert’s Birthday: “This Place is Mine”➝


October 22nd

Color Day: “The Colors of My Life”➝

Marc Shaiman’s Birthday: Catch Me If You Can➝


October 23rd

Maury Yeston’s Birthday: Death Takes a Holiday➝

Michael Rupert’s Birthday: “Blood in the Water”➝


October 24th

Raul Esparza’s Birthday: Tick, Tick … BOOM! (Original Cast)➝


October 25th

Adam Pascal’s Birthday: “Without You”➝


October 26th

Anthony Rapp’s Birthday: “Halloween”➝


October 27th

Nanette Fabray’s Birthday: “The First Lady”➝


October 28th

Animation Day: “Bikini Bottom Day”➝


October 29th

Fanny Brice’s Birthday: Funny Girl (Original Broadway Cast)➝


October 30th

Herschel Bernardi’s Birthday: Herschel Bernardi Sings Fiddler on the Roof➝


October 31st

Brian Stokes Mitchell’s Birthday: “Some Enchanted Evening”➝

Halloween: Captain Louie➝


–> November Holidays

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