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"School" Theme in musical?

Inigomontoya
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"School" Theme in musical?#1
Posted: 11/27/09 at 4:26pm
Hey guys,
I'm looking for some songs that can relate to the subject of School and studying, it's not suppose to be obvious like high school musical songs, it's for a cabaret were doing that have a different theme every month and this month is school theme.
songs like the internet are for porn and speaking french from lucky stiff are some examples for what I'm looking for, do you have anything else to add to the list?:)

Thanks
Tal.
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#2
Posted: 11/27/09 at 4:35pm
"I'm Not That Smart"-Spelling Bee
"The Book Report"-Charlie Brown
"All That's Known"-Spring Awakening
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#2
Posted: 11/27/09 at 4:57pm
"Nothing" from A Chorus Line (acting school, obviously)

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#3
Posted: 11/27/09 at 5:25pm
These suggestions are a little less direct, but could add a dimension of "study" and "schooling" to a "thinking outside the box" feel to the show.

"Father and Son Chat" from "Once Upon a Mattress" (the mute king explains the birds and bees to his son... I guess you could call it home schooling)

If you wanted to go into "what we've learned from others" as a darker moment, you could always use "Carefully Taught" from "South Pacific".

"You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" from "Oliver!"

"Carnegie Hall (Do-Do-Re-Do)" the "singing teacher sequence" from "On The Town"

The Sondheim-Wheeler version of "Best of All Possible Worlds" includes a lot of stuff Pangloss is teaching in the Westphalian School.

"Ya Gotta Get A Gimmick" from "Gypsy" (The school of hard knocks, bumps, and grinds)

"War is a Science" from "Pippin" (Pippin is his father's student in the number)

"I Won't Grow Up" from "Peter Pan"


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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#4
Posted: 11/27/09 at 5:27pm
This is a little more indirect, but "A Little More Homework" from 13 comes to mind.
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#5
Posted: 11/27/09 at 5:51pm
What about the school scene in Candide?
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#6
Posted: 11/27/09 at 6:47pm
Edgar Allen Poe from Snoopy. If you're unfamiliar with the song it's about students not wanting to be called on in class. "Please don't let call on me today".

The video is very poor but I didn't want to post a link to an actual production and have it be deleted.
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#7
Posted: 11/27/09 at 9:29pm
Pray I Make P.A/ Hard Work from Fame might work.
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#8
Posted: 11/27/09 at 9:39pm
"Back to School" from GREASE 2
"Reproduction" from GREASE 2
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#9
Posted: 11/27/09 at 10:24pm
re: 'School' Theme in musical?

Way to class up the list, Capn!!! Awesome.
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#10
Posted: 11/27/09 at 10:26pm
Breathe from In the Heights

Blood in the Water and Chip on My Shoulder from Legally Blonde

Dear Old Shiz and Dancing Thru Life from Wicked

I Wish I Could Go Back to College from Avenue Q

Our Prayer from Color Purple (the part where Nettie wants to go to college and become a teacher)


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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#11
Posted: 11/27/09 at 11:16pm
"An English Teacher"-Birdie
"Green Eggs & Ham"-Seussical
"Come on Everybody"-"All Shook Up"
"Mama Who Bore Me (Normal & Reprise)"- Spring Awakening
"Song of Purple Summer"- Spring Awkening
"Nicest Kid's In Town"- Hairspray
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#12
Posted: 11/28/09 at 10:08pm
"These Are My Children" from Fame is a good one from a teacher's point of view.
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#13
Posted: 11/28/09 at 10:26pm
"What Do You Do With a B.A. In English?/It Sucks To Be Me" from Avenue Q

Many of the songs from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
"How bout a little black dress?"~hannahshule "I have a penis, not a vagina." ~munkustrap178
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#14
Posted: 11/28/09 at 11:50pm
"Academic Fugue" from "Henry, Sweet Henry"
"Our Children" and "It's Fun to Think" from "All American"
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re: 'School' Theme in musical?#15
Posted: 11/29/09 at 12:04am
How about the Math Song from the rare musical video game, Nightmare Ned?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTANtO9QEyA