Playbill Mixtape: Musical Theatre 101, 1960s Edition

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From Hello, Dolly! to Camelot, from Joseph... to Hair, these 37 songs will blast you back to Broadway of the ’60s.
Playbill Mixtape Musical Theatre 101 1960s Edition
Playbill Mixtape Musical Theatre 101 1960s Edition Graphic by Felicia Fitzpatrick

The ’60s was an explosive decade in the American musical theatre. Heavy-hitters and musicals that would later earn “classic” status debuted, including Fiddler on the Roof; She Loves Me; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Hello, Dolly!; Promises, Promises; Camelot; and Hair—to name a few. This week’s Playbill Mixtape features the lesser-known tunes from scores of 1960s musicals. Consider this your education.

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As a historical guide to accompany your listening:
“Willkommen” — Cabaret; John Kander and Fred Ebb
“It’s Today” — Mame; Jerry Herman
“Put On A Happy Face” — Bye Bye Birdie; Charles Strouse and Lee Adams
“The Sweetest Sounds” — No Strings; Richard Rodgers
“Hey, Look Me Over!” — Wildcat; Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
“Brotherhood of Man” — How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Frank Loesser
“To Life” — Fiddler on the Roof; Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
“Camelot” — Camelot; Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
“Make Someone Happy” — Do Re Mi; Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green
“As Long As He Needs Me” — Oliver!; Lionel Bart
“I Ain’t Down Yet” — The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Meredith Willson
“Comedy Tonight” — A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Stephen Sondheim
“Miss Marmelstein” — I Can Get It for You Wholesale; Harold Rome
“Raunchy” — 110 in the Shade; Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones
“Flash, Bang, Wallop!” — Half a Sixpence; David Heneker
“Anyone Can Whistle” — Anyone Can Whistle; Stephen Sondheim
“Don’t Rain on My Parade” — Funny Girl; Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
“Put On Your Sunday Clothes” — Hello, Dolly!; Jerry Herman
“Feeling Good” — The Roar of the Greasepaint; Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
“Do I Hear a Waltz?” — Do I Hear a Waltz?; Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim
“Sing Happy” — Flora the Red Menace; John Kander and Fred Ebb
“On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)” — On A Clear Day You Can See Forever; Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner
“Three Letters” — She Loves Me; Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
“The Diary of Adam and Eve: The Apple Tree (Forbidden Fruit)” — The Apple Tree; Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
“My Cup Runneth Over” — I Do! I Do!; Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones
“You’ve Got Possibilities” — It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman; Charles Strouse and Lee Adams
“Rich Man’s Frug” — Sweet Charity; Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields
“Being Good” — Hallelujah, Baby!; Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” — You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Clark Gesner
“Choo-Choo Honeymoon” — Dames at Sea; Jim Wise, George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
“Madeleine” — Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Jacque Brel, Mort Shuman and Eric Blau
“Close Every Door” — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
“Upstairs” — Promises, Promises; Burt Bacharach and Hal David
“Going Down” — Hair; Galt McDermott, James Rado and Gerome Ragni
“Sit Down, John” — 1776; Sherman Edwards
“I Am Free/Life Is - Reprise” — Zorba; John Kander and Fred Ebb
“Give My Regards to Broadway” — George M!; George M. Cohan and Mary Cohan


MUSICAL THEATRE 101, 1960S EDITION
Think “Three Letters” from She Loves Me. Think “Going Down” from Hair.

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