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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