December 11, by Sam Maher. The Hamilton Mixtape has opened up the world of showtunes to a lot of people who aren't into showtunes. Here are a few more tracks to add to your playlists to ease yourself into some more dope musical theater tracks. These are the kinds of songs that don't make you want to press "next". George Salazar delivers a master class in musical theater song performance in this song, which is one of the best showtunes of the past decade. Incredibly relevant, urgent, sad, and funny all at once. Hamilton is American history told through rap music and 's Bloody, Bloody does it through emo and alternative rock. David Byrne and Fatboy Slim wrote this biographical musical about Imelda Marcos and Filipino history and you can imagine that songs like this one made the show feel like a concert or a night out at a chill dance club.
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The idea behind this is to create a playlist that could be played at a dinner party where you want to have music in the background but a high soprano belt might be a little bit distracting while you're having a conversation. To give you an idea of what I mean: Some of the "Out of Oz" videos have pretty much that style I'm looking for, like "I'm not that girl" or "What is this feeling? Of course, if you can think of a song that is already on the show's cast recording in a more acoustic style, those are welcome as well for example "Only us" from Dear Evan Hansen or "You'll be back" from Hamilton. I'm excited for your recommendations. I don't think all tracks are showtunes, but Audra McDonald's "How Glory Goes" album is so beautiful and understated it just oozes elegance. Has a very 'eating at an unbelievably expensive restaurant' feeling. Audra has other albums that might even be more what you're looking for, but HGG is my favorite by a long shot. Billy Porter's Soul of Richard Rogers has some nice stuff.
Musicals, both theatrical, movie and video, have been a popular form of American entertainment for more than a century. Some people love it and others claim to hate it, but all agree that the emotional and entertainment content is high. Musicals have consistently been profitable forms of public entertainment demonstrating that Americans will financially support the arts that they like. Musical theater, for the purposes of this article, does not include opera. Opera is generally built around a musical work requiring the primary talents of operatic singer s.
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