Playlist Thursday – And all that Jazz

 

It’s a balmy -15 here in Cranbrook today – and mostly cloudy to boot. My original plan was for some showtunes here on Playlist Thursday as a way to boost our spirits on a cold day. After discussing this theme with some of my favourite showtune experts (my mom and my soul friend, B) I realized that all of my favourites of this genre make me weepy. True to form, I put this playlist together anyway. It turns out most of my favourite songs of all genres are the ones that touch my heart…no avoiding it.

For Good from Wicked

Sunrise Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof (try hearing this song after your kid starts first grade…)

All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera (this is a beautiful version by Sarah Brightman and Michael Ball)

No Day But Today from Rent (for B, with love)

Oh What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma! (Poor Jud is dead!)

Eidelweiss from Sound of Music (Lainey of laineygossip.com referenced what a beast Christopher Plummer was in this film. So true. Love him)

Sisters from White Christmas (I don’t know if we strictly-speaking consider this a showtune but I’m sending this one out to my sister/cousin, Lisa)

Sister Suffragette from Mary Poppins (I adore this song. It’s not sad!)

Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (it wasn’t super easy to find a version of this featuring Donny Osmond in eyeliner)

I Don’t Know How to Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar

On My Own from Les Miserables (Samantha Banks breaks my freaking heart)

Tonight from West Side Story (this was my foray into musical theatre on stage. I was a Jet girl because, in the director’s words, “There’s just no making this girl look Puerto Rican)

There's a Place for Us!
There’s a Place for Us!

So…sorry for not uplifting you with happy lyrics. Hopefully the beauty of the songs will suffice?? Forgive??

It’s too early for a Christmas playlist, but only just. Stay tuned for next week…

Sing along,

Er

Erin McDonald
Writer, Yoga Teacher, Dream Chaser Coach at ClumsyGrace

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole


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About the author : Erin McDonald

Erin McDonald

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole