re: Funny Musical Theater Songs

i*heart*fame
Broadway Star
joined:9/15/04
Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 11/23/08 at 01:12am
Hi--

I need a REALLY funny relatively obscure song for a cabaret performance. I am a mezzo/belter with a pretty wide range. The past two cabarets I have performed My Party Dress(Kerrigan and Lowdermilk) and The Alto's Lament. Sheet music doesn't need to be available. I was thinking of maybe doing Screw Loose from Cry Baby, but does anyone have any funnier suggestions?

Thanks!
"Don't thank your parents, if you were raised in a nurturing environment you wouldnt be in show business"--Conan O'Brien at the 2006 Emmy Awards
Mark_E
Broadway Legend
joined:1/26/06
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 11/23/08 at 07:40am
I hate musicals from Ruthless
2012 Shows!
The Railway Children, The Lion In Winter, The Comedy of Errors, Richard II, Pippin, The Ladykillers, Absent Friends, Shrek, Masterclass, Jersey Boys Rock Of Ages, Legally Blonde, Hay Fever, Singin' in the Rain, Abigail's Party, What the Butler Saw, Ragtime. [Booked] London Road, The Last of the Haussmans.
SamanthaisFierce
Stand-by
joined:9/20/08
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 11/23/08 at 11:30am
Vodka from Song of the Flame by Gershwin.

The sheet music is available.


Madcap Maisie
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/08
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 11/23/08 at 08:20pm
its not from a musical...but Taylor the Latte boy is great!
"You know what really makes me mad? When girls think they can sing just because they are on the Disney Channel."
bwaylvsong
Broadway Legend
joined:7/28/05
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 11/23/08 at 08:59pm
If (you hadn't but you did)
I Hate Men
100 Easy Ways (to lose a man)
I'm Easily Assimilated
Oklahoma (from DRS)
As We Stumble Along
Jerry Likes My Corn
The Swamps of Home
Raunchy (from 110 in the Shade)
JIJane
Stand-by
joined:7/30/07
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 11/24/08 at 06:03am
"The boy from..." from The Mad Show (Sondheim)
KathyGriffinLovesYou
Broadway Star
joined:9/19/08
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/4/08 at 09:41pm
I was just about to say that.
xoangel2789xo
Broadway Star
joined:11/3/07
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/5/08 at 12:19am
Hm...maybe you could do Taylor's response (Taylor the Latte Boy for males.)
skb2010
Broadway Legend
joined:12/24/07
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/5/08 at 01:02am
You could do "I know things now" from Into the Woods. Not a very well known show (well, to the general public)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I? I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
SamanthaisFierce
Stand-by
joined:9/20/08
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/5/08 at 10:05am
'I know things now' is one of the most overdone songs from Into the Woods...I would suggest going with something like

-'When the Music Played' from How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes or Less
-"All The Men In My Life Keep Getting Killed By Candarian Demons" from Evil Dead the Musical
-"Anything" from Triumph of Love
-"Everybody's Girl" from Steel Pier
-"Rita's Confession" from Lucky Stiff

Madcap Maisie
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/08
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/5/08 at 01:27pm
Taylors response is hilarious if you can find a girl to do the first half!
"You know what really makes me mad? When girls think they can sing just because they are on the Disney Channel."
WOSQ
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/03
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/5/08 at 03:22pm
"Give Him The OO-La-La" by Cole Porter

It ought to be done rather fast and the lyrics which are very clever need to be enunciated within an inch of their life. There are many jokes within the song and many double entendres. The audience deserves them all.

Another thing, no one will know the song. Okay maybe a few, but not very many at all. You could stop a show with it and everyone will think its new when it was written in the late 30s-early 40s.

"If my life weren't funny, it would just be true. And that would be unacceptable." --Carrie Fisher
NeoNormal
Stand-by
joined:10/25/09
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/1/09 at 06:47pm
"If You Got It, Flaunt It" from the Producers.

dg22894
Broadway Legend
joined:2/22/08
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/21/09 at 01:09pm
Blue Hair by Joe Iconis
MusicalTheatre2
Swing
joined:12/14/09
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 12/22/09 at 03:29am
"All I've Got" from "Silver's Ghost" - hypochondria at its best! There's a version on a CD called "Showtrain", and I've added a link to a website which sells this CD (or download from i-Tunes).
CDs -> Showtrain -> All I've Got
Larcen26
Understudy
joined:5/21/04
re: Funny Musical Theater Songs
Posted: 1/5/10 at 05:25pm
It's written for a man, but
"Everybody Wants to be Sondheim" is pretty funny...somewhat blasphemous...but funny.
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