NEW! Musical Theatre Songs for Competition from New Musicals

Written by Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie

June 13, 2017

Looking for a musical number from a newer musical? We’ve got song suggestions for all types of competition, from solos, duets, and small and large groups. Dig in!

1. “Playing Nancy” from Groundhog Day

(Female Solo)

Another Groundhog Day Ceremony happens, and Nancy Taylor contemplates her behavior and how she acts toward other people.

2. “Nobody Cares” from Groundhog Day

(Male Small Group)

Phil and two drunks drive recklessly on train tracks and escape the police before they are caught and Phil is arrested.

3. “Welcome to the Rock” from Come From Away

(Large Group)

The townspeople of Gander describe life in Newfoundland and how they learn of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC.

4. “Me and the Sky” from Come From Away

(Female Solo)

Beverley Bass reflects on how her once optimistic view of the world has suddenly changed in light of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

5. “38 Planes/Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere” from Come From Away

(Large Group)

The attacks on September 11th result in US airspace being closed. 38 planes international aircraft to be diverted and land unexpectedly at the Gander airport in Newfoundland.

6. “Dust and Ashes” from Natasha Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

(Male Solo)

Pierre reflects on his life.

7. “Letters” from Natasha Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

(Male/Female Duet)

Anatole and Natasha make plans to elope, and Natasha breaks off her engagement with Andrey.

8. “No One Else” from Natasha Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

(Female Solo)

Natasha leaves the home of Mary and Bolkonsky missing her fiancee Andrey more than ever.

9. “For Forever” from Dear Evan Hansen

(Male Solo)

After being asked about his friendship with Connor, Evan tells a fictional story about the day he broke his arm and Connor was there with him.

10. “Requiem” from Dear Evan Hansen

(Small Group)

Zoe, Connor’s sister, who was never close to Connor, cannot mourn him because she hates and reviles Connor’s abusive behavior toward her while he was alive.

11. “Sincerely, Me” from Dear Evan Hansen

(Small Group)

Evan needs to prove his email correspondence with Connor and enlists the help of Jared to create fake, backdated emails.  

12. “Waving Through a Window” from Dear Evan Hansen

(Male Solo)

Evan expresses his sadness at having social anxiety and wonders if he’ll ever truly be seen by others.

13. “Only Us” from Dear Evan Hansen

(Male/Female Duet)

When Evan begins to mention Connor while they talk, Zoe stops him, telling him that she doesn’t want their relationship to be about Connor…but about them.

14. “The Negative” from Waitress

(Small Group)

When Jenna thinks she might be pregnant, she has to take a pregnancy test at the diner. The girls bustle around her hoping for a negative test result.

15. “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress

(Female Solo)

Jenna’s husband, Earl, leaves and takes the money she has been saving for the pie contest. When he leaves, Jenna breaks down, upset that she has lost control of her own life.

16. “You Matter to Me” from Waitress

(Male/Female Duet)

When Dr. Pomatter hasn’t shown up to Jenna’s appointments, Jenna confronts him when he returns, suggesting that their affair and a relationship is a mistake. But they agree that they matter to each other. 

17. “Belmont Ave” from A Bronx Tale

(Large Group)

A rousing opening number that introduces the Bronx.

18. “Journey to the Past” from Anastasia

(Female Solo)

Anya, Vlad, and Dmitry arrive in France, and Anya hopes that she will finally discover who she is

19. “Who I Was” from Bandstand

(Female Solo)

Julia sings about her past.

20. “This is Life” from Bandstand

(Male/Female Duet)

Donny and Julia sing together after the band plays in New York City.

21. “Into Your Hands” from The Boy Who Danced on Air

(Male Solo)

The Boy Who Danced On Air is a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys’ chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality and the strength of the human spirit.” – Abingdon Theatre Compnay 

22. “A Boy of My Own” from The Boy Who Danced on Air

(Male/Male Duet)

A beautiful duet for two friends about imagining the future in which they have dancing boys when they are grown. They’ll treat them with respect and protect them like family.

Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie is the Director of Theatricals for She also serves as the Casting Director for The Imagination House.
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