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Nice musical theatre songs for DD14?

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QueenofQuirkiness Sun 01-May-16 10:38:21

Hi all, I'm not quite sure where to post this but I am looking for suggestions for some musical theatre songs for my DD to learn, she is 14 years old and a soprano. She's previously enjoyed singing Whistle Down the Wind and Memory, but she would like a new song to sing for a local music festival next month. Any suggestions?

MrsJayy Sun 01-May-16 10:42:08

On my own from Les Miserable is a lovely song

NeverTalksToStrangers Sun 01-May-16 10:52:14

I'm not sure if all of these are necessarily soprano appropirate but;
I dreamed a dream - les mis
Don't cry for me Argentina - evita
Defying gravity - wicked

A lot of the best ones are duets..

NeverTalksToStrangers Sun 01-May-16 10:56:28

Popular from wicked is fun and probably soprano suited.

NeverTalksToStrangers Sun 01-May-16 11:04:19

Oh also I see the light from tangled. It's gorgeous and not as well known as frozen songs. My niece sang that at a concert a few years ago.

Winterbiscuit Sun 01-May-16 11:04:43

I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady
I Feel Pretty - West Side Story
Do Re Mi - The Sound of Music
My Favourite Things - The Sound of Music
I Sing the Body Electric - Fame
Summertime - Porgy & Bess

leonardthelemming Sun 01-May-16 12:04:59

A lot of the best ones are duets..

And so won't be much use for the festival. If, on the other hand, she wanted to learn a duet in addition (and could find a suitable boy to sing the male part) there's lots of good stuff out there.

No longer fashionable, but about 130 years ago Gilbert and Sullivan wrote some very catchy songs. "I have a song to sing, O!" is a love song which might just appeal to today's teens. There's a YouTube video available if you Google it.

QueenofQuirkiness Sun 01-May-16 17:13:08

Thanks for all the suggestions, I will show DD this thread and I'm sure she will find something she likes smile

dodobookends Sun 01-May-16 17:23:43

As long as he needs me, from Oliver

NewLife4Me Sun 01-May-16 17:25:53

Whistle Down The Wind. Lovely for this age.

NewLife4Me Sun 01-May-16 17:27:12

whoops, just read the OP properly now. grin

BertrandRussell Sun 01-May-16 17:31:26

My dd won a prize with "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins......

Oakmaiden Sun 01-May-16 17:34:50

My daughter is a little younger, but has done "In my own little corner", "When She Loved Me" (lovely song) and "Quiet" (from Matilda, but at least not "naughty" like every other child seems to be singing at the moment).

Youarentkiddingme Sun 01-May-16 17:36:53

Id give my life for you - Miss Saigon

MiddleClassProblem Sun 01-May-16 17:40:39

I love anything from phantom but they may not be festival pleasers. Can you feel the love tonight? Lion king
I think people like Wicked songs but I've not seen it

Youarentkiddingme Sun 01-May-16 17:42:03

someone like you from Jekyll and Hyde. I suspect it's less well know but I love it!

bruffin Sun 01-May-16 18:02:01

Good morning Baltimore or I can hear the Bells from Hairspray.

NewLife4Me Sun 01-May-16 21:54:48

How about "Home" from beauty and the Beast.
The problem at this age is being able to pull off mature lyrics for situations you haven't experienced. It's not that the lyrics are bad, just unsuitable.
We have found this with dd and when you finally find one it's been done to death.
I've spent hours trawling youtube for something original and posted on several forums, you have my sympathy.
Have a look at some of the Broadway versions of Disney, sometimes there's a hidden added gem.

cdtaylornats Sun 01-May-16 21:58:38

Some of those might be suitable

I always liked Don't Cry for me Argentina

Balletgirlmum Sun 01-May-16 21:59:23

Agree with Newlife over the maturity issue.

Dd is 14 & trains in musical theatre.

She's currently learning On My Own.

Another favourite of hers (& it's not very well known) is Easy to Say from Zombie Prom

She sang Quiet for her school audition (it's technically difficult & needs stronger acting than Naughty) but she feels she's a bit old for that now.

Balletgirlmum Sun 01-May-16 22:01:13

I heard a child recently sing don't cry for me Argentina. Fabulous voice & musicality but zilch feeling & understanding of the situation (a woman whose gone through a lot in life towards the end of her days). Another suitcase would be a better choice (supposed to be sung by a teenage mistress)

Ledkr Sun 01-May-16 22:06:49

Dd 14 is singing in a festival this Wednesday. She is singing flashlight from pitch perfect 2.

NewLife4Me Sun 01-May-16 22:09:21

I think we needs lots of 16 going on 17 songs.
The worst one I heard an examiner speak about was young girls singing "I can't say no". I can't remember what grade it is but just because you can sing at that level doesn't mean you can or should attempt all on the syllabus.
There are lots of alternative titles, but like the OP is finding it can be hard with festival/comp pieces.

My dd has done Reflection from Mulan.
What about The earth and other Minor Things from Gigi. It used to be a grade 7 piece many moons ago so shows what level it is, iyswim.

Merrylegs Sun 01-May-16 22:25:19

Dd is same age. She has been doing 'My House' from Matilda in her singing lesson.

NewLife4Me Sun 01-May-16 22:29:38


Wow, just looked at this and am really surprised at some of them that I had thought a teen couldn't manage. The main being Tuptim, I'm shock
I could still only just look at say Bye bye Birdie or The Boyfriend for dd, but ideas I wouldn't have thought of.
I also would have had the age range for Johanna from 15 not 17, my perspective is a bit out grin

Thanks, I'll keep this, very helpful thanks

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