Hey, kids! Let’s put on a show

I am brainstorming the program for MacKenna’s synchronized swim show. Yes, I realize MacKenna is a fictional character, going to a fictional high school, in a fictional town, and her synchro team is, in fact, fictional.

I still think compiling a list of songs on the fictional program for the fictional show lends a certain amount of verisimilitude.

Theme: movie music. This can be the obvious, like songs from a musical, or soundtrack music, as long as it’s fairly short (no seven minute numbers please). So far I have:

  • Stars and Stripes Forever ~ Sophomore number (ties into a joke re: typo in the printed program)
  • All That Jazz ~ MacKenna and Constance’s duet
  • Greased Lightin’ ~ Junior number
  • Surrey with the Fringe on Top ~ Freshman number
  • Lady Marmalade ~ Becca’s solo

I need ten more songs to round out the show! All suggestions considered and much appreciated.


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5 responses to “Hey, kids! Let’s put on a show

  1. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

    Guys and Dolls

    Steam Heat (Pajama Game)

    Big Spender (Sweet Charity)

    Diamonds are Forever

  2. I’m partial to “I Got Rythym” and “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” or… “Bless Your Beautiful Hide”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”… I’m doing Broadyway shows made into musicals. That’s probably not what you were looking for…

    But I could go on.

    I won’t.

    But I could.


  3. “June is Busting Out All Over” – Carousel
    “Moriah” – Paint Your Wagon
    “Give My Regards to Broadway”- George M!
    “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” – Annie Get Your Gun

    okay.. heading over to YouTube now…

  4. Abby

    The theme from Rocky-the first one
    Singing in the Rain
    Mission Impossible

  5. darcy

    Several of the songs I thought of were not, ahem, appropriate. Others have already been mentioned (btw, the Rocky theme is called Gonna Fly Now). How about these:

    James Bond Theme Music (or maybe Goldfinger?)
    Star Wars – but the main theme is probably too long
    Pink Panther
    Tara’s Theme (from GWTW but also, I think it’s the theme music they used for the Oscars?)
    It’s the Hard Knock Life – either from Annie- or Dr. Evil’s rendition from Goldmember ;^)
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    This was fun!

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