Broadway songs for 12-15 year old boys

My studio suddenly has a handful of younger boys, several with recently-changed voices, and one who is not there yet.

I’m building a list of songs that are appropriate for them, both vocally and temperamentally.  I’m looking for texts that are also age-appropriate.

Here goes, with what I’ve taught in the last few months (song, show):

  • Just one person, Snoopy
  • Giants in the sky, Into the Woods
  • Wonderful day like today, Roar of the Greasepaint
  • That kind of a day, Sheldon Harnick song book
  • Leaning on a lamppost, Me and My Girl
  • If I ruled the world, Pickwick
  • Love I hear, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • There’s me, Starlight Express
  • If the world only knew, Scott Evan Davis
  • Edwina, Edwina
  • I’m home, Captains Courageous
  • When I get my name in lights, The Boy from Oz
  • Just wasn’t meant to happen, Calvin Berger (or any of Calvin’s songs)
  • Sara Lee, Kander and Ebb songbook
  • Try me, She Loves Me
  • Rhyme for Angela, Firebrand of Florence
  • It’s not where you start, Seesaw
  • The kite, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Suppertime, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Put on a happy face, Bye Bye Birdie
  • All my devices, Stephanie Salzman
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About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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