the occasional thoughts of a theater fan
So I got to thinking that if you wanted to mix your Fourth of July celebration with your love of musical theater, you might want to create a playlist that features songs from the stage that actually "set the stage."
While we are celebrating a particular event in American history on July 4, it really is "Independence Day;" a day we honor freedom. I like to think that this "freedom" is, at its core, the freedom to be yourself, and the gift we give others in letting others be themselves alongside us!
So, for this eclectic mix of musical theater songs, I didn't go for the traditional July 4th Broadway tunes, but the ones I picked do that for me (sometimes in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way :)): they celebrate America's freedom, the freedom that living in America gives us as individuals and the wonderful things about taking this day to celebrate "home."
The songs are in no particular order (pretend the playlist is on "shuffle" :)), and I provided the links to the iTunes listing for the cast recording for each show. Be sure to comment below with any you'd add to the list! And if you haven't seen some of these shows, you can add them to your list of shows to see in the future :).
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!