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“We’ve Got Magic To Do!”: Ensemble Music Number Suggestions for Dancer/Singers

Written by Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie

June 8, 2017

Are you a dancer/singer who loves to bound and leap across the stage while belting that high note? We’ve got nineteen numbers that are perfect for any musical theatre kid who’s itching to dance and sing simultaneously.

1. “Footloose” from Footloose



Ren dances in a club after he escapes his 8-hour workday.

2. “One (Reprise)/ Finale” from A Chorus Line



The chorus dancers perform together in the final number in A Chorus Line.

3. “Too Darn Hot” from Kiss Me Kate



The stagehands gather in the alley to lament the rising temperature.

4. “Magic to Do” from Pippin



The lead player breaks the fourth wall and invites the audience to give the players their attention.

5. “Anything Goes” from Anything Goes



Reno Sweeney does a roving song and dance number with her backup dancers on the spectacular ocean liner.

6. “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, Promises



A fun and funky number that’s fun for the entire cast.

7. “Step in Time” from Mary Poppins



A great number for guys who love to dance. You can’t go wrong with this hit!

8. “We’re in the Money” from 42nd Street



A rousing dance number that takes place in a dream sequence (ideally with a giant dime).

9. “A Musical” from Something Rotten



What happens when a mysterious guy suggests you do a musical in Elizabethan England? This happens! Hysterical references to other Broadway shows.

10. “Generations” from Children of Eden



The cast list the many descendants of Cain and Seth all the way down to Noah in this upbeat number.

11. “Dance of the Robe” from Aida



Aida accepts the responsibility of leading her people in a time of great crisis.

12. “Everybody Say Yeah” from Kinky Boots



The factory workers celebrate making their first pair of kinky boots.

13. “Who’s That Woman” from Follies



The dancers perform a routine in a line while they are met face to face with younger versions of themselves.

14. “Forget About the Boy” from Throughly Modern Millie



Millie tells the girls she’s over Jimmy but then realizes she’s still in love with him. In this number, the girls try to help her forget about them.

15. “It’s All Happening” from Bring it On



Campbell tells Danielle that a win at Nationals will earn every participating member of a squad a scholarship, so Danielle puts together a group to take to the competition.

16. “Life in Living Color” from Catch Me if You Can



Frank begs Hanratty to let him tell his story to the people of the airport before they board the flight.

17. “96,000” from In the Heights



Usnavi and the entire neighborhood fantasize about what they would do with $96,000.

18. “Slap That Bass” from Crazy for You



Billy gets the Cowboy dancers ready for the big show and makes sure their dancing is up to snuff.


Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie is the Director of Theatricals for PerformerStuff.com. She also serves as the Casting Director for The Imagination House.
Thumbnail image from Mary Poppins. Copyright Kyle Froman.